Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey... * hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 18 to 23 degrees below zero due to temperatures around zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Cold impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite Jmc , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,10:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

When to Watch California Chrome and the Belmont Stakes

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California Chrome will attempt to take home the Triple Crown in Elmont on Saturday.

All eyes are still on California Chrome heading into Saturday’s Belmont Stakes race. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion was afforded the right to wear a breath-assisting nasal strip last week and is now a 3-5 favorite to sweep the Triple Crown.

The Alan and Art Sherman-trained horse will be running out of the gates from the #2 position. His closest competitor in pre-race gambling,  Wicked Strong, will be in the #9 position and was given 6-1 odds as of Wednesday.

“I feel better about this race than I have any other race, to be honest with you, just looking at the horse and saying, 'wow,' ” said Art Sherman. “I see how far he's advanced. I know it'll be tougher going a mile and a half, but this horse is a good horse. I think he's the real McCoy. They better worry about me, I can tell you that.”

If California Chrome can win the Belmont Stakes he will be the first horse in 36 years to place first in all three Triple Crown races.

Coverage of the race, and several others which will take place beforehand, will be aired by NBC and the NBC Sports Network. The post time for the 146th Running of the Belmont is 6:35 PM on Saturday, June 7th. After the race NBC is also scheduled to air the second game in the Stanley Cup finals between the Rangers and the Kings at 7:00 PM.

For those heading to Belmont Park in Elmont on Saturday, the MTA has added 18 extra trains from Penn Station, and the LIRR will be running trains back to Penn and Jamaica until at least 10 PM depending on the number of passengers looking to catch a ride. The Jamaica to Belmont connection (a 12-14 minute ride) may be the best route for Long Islanders coming from points east via train as well.

An Elmont Shuttle will also be running to Belmont Park on Plainfield Avenue across Hempstead Turnpike and on to Elmont Road. It will turn east at Dutch Broadway, north on Mecham Avenue, and across Hempstead Turnpike toward Covert Avenue. Once at Tulip Avenue, the bus will turn west and return to Belmont Park. This shuttle will be stopping at all MTA LI Bus stops along its path.

Alcohol will be prohibited on both LIRR trains and at Belmont Park, and bags will be subject to searches by MTA police.

[Source: Belmont Stakes, MTA]
Image by Maryland GovPics via Wikimedia under Creative Commons 2.0

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