Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. 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. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. -- Friday Feb.12 16,07:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Long Island Rail Road Kicks Off the Summer Season with Lifeguards, Surfers and Great LIRR Getaway Deals

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Special packages will be offered over the summer.

New York, NY - June 18, 2014 - Learn about our money-saving getaway deals at Long Island Rail Road’s Summer Kick-off Event on Wednesday, June 18, at Penn Station (34th Street-7th Avenue corridor entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Representatives from some of the best summer destinations on Long Island, including surfers and lifeguards from Long Beach, will be on hand to remind you of the abundance of fun summer activities that can be reached easily via the LIRR. Whether you’re looking to go to Fire Island, Jones Beach, Splish Splash, Long Beach, Montauk or the Hamptons, there are plenty of money-saving LIRR deals and packages available. “Long Island has some of the most desirable beaches in the world. And the LIRR can get you where you want to go while saving you time and money,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.
 
“Coming out to Long Island on the Long Island Rail Road is a wonderful way to travel and it’s quick and easy. There are several stops in or near tourist destinations and most times if you let your hotel or B&B know, they’ll pick you up at the station. Otherwise, it’s a quick cab ride,” said Kristen Matejka, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Long Island Convention Visitors Bureau.
 
This year’s kick-off event at Penn Station features exhibitors from the New York Mets, the Long Island Convention Visitors Bureau (LICVB), NY Cosmos soccer club and the city of Long Beach.
 
“Long Beach draws thousands of visitors each summer from New York City and from other parts of Long Island and we’ve been working closely with the LIRR to make sure visitors know that one of the best ways to get to Long Beach is via the LIRR. The LIRR Station puts you just steps away from the beach and the boardwalk,” said Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo.
 
"This year will be special in Long Beach for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that this will be our first full summer where our residents and visitors can access our brand-new 2.2-mile oceanfront boardwalk that runs adjacent to our beautiful 3.5-mile beach,” Eramo said.
 
The special Long Beach package fare is $22.00 from New York and Brooklyn, and $18.75 from Jamaica. Hourly service is available from Penn Station, Brooklyn and Jamaica with direct weekend service from Penn Station. LIRR weekday service begins June 21 and continues through Labor Day, September 1.
 
The LIRR offers other beach packages including Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Captree Fishing and eight Fire Island beaches. For more information on Beach Getaways, visit  here.
 
In addition to the many informative tables and displays, this year’s attendees at Penn Station can enjoy pretzels and lemonade from Auntie Anne’s or smoothies from Jamba Juice. There’s also a chance to win prizes on the big wheel or in raffle drawings -- including tickets to a NY Cosmos or NY Lizards game, a Broadway show, Gray Line sightseeing tour and more.
 
For more information on Long Island Rail Road Getaways, click here.

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