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

 

LIRR Commuters, Community Leaders and Local Businesses to Join Islip Officials to Discuss Economic Impact of Threatened Rail Road Strike

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Officials to unveil plans for commuters and parking to be affected by walkout.

Islip, NY - July 10, 2014 - Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr. and Long Island Road Commuter Council President Mark Epstein will join LIRR commuters and officials from the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce at a press conference, Friday July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am, Ronkonkoma LIRR station, to discuss the economic impact of the threatened LIRR strike. Local merchants and business owners who would be affected by the walkout will also be present. The Ronkonkoma station is one of the busiest transportation hubs on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan area. Tens of thousands of commuters will be affected by the strike, as well as those taking the train from NYC and other points west to Long Island MacArthur Airport.
 
Officials from Long Island Tourism and Hospitality Association will be discussing the economic impact of a strike on Long Island and NYC's summer tourism industry. Thousands of visitors to the region use the LIRR for passage to the Hamptons, Fire Island and other tourist destinations. Hotel occupancy in NYC is expected to be overflowing with commuters seeking to avoid massive traffic jams on their commute to work.   Islip officials will unveil contingency plans for commuters including parking options in the event of a strike, which could commence July 20 if no agreement is reached between LIRR workers and the MTA.
 
The LIRR is the of the nation's busiest commuter rail lines, serving over 335,000 passengers daily. The LIRR has 124 stations and more than 700 miles of track. It has branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.
 
 
WHEN:    Friday July 11, 2014 at 11 am
 
WHERE:  Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road Entrance-South Side
 
WHO:       Islip Town Councilman John P. Cochrane Jr.
                 LIRR Commuter Council President Mark Epstein
                 Greater Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce Officials
                 Long Island Tourism and Hospitality Association Officials
                 Local Business Owners, Merchants and Employees
                 Islip Town Public Safety Officials
                 Islip Town MacArthur Airport Officials
                 Long Island MacArthur Airport Business Alliance

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