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"High Wind Watch" ...High wind watch in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * Impacts...downed trees and power lines are likely, with numerous power outages possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and on elevated roads and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or higher, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Storm Watch" ...Storm watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... * winds and seas...east winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A storm watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of 48 to 63 kt has significantly increased...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,08:12 AM

Update: Motorcyclist Killed in East Islip Crash

The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Sunrise Highway in East Islip on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

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Update - 3:30 PM - Christopher Gonzalez, the motorcyclist who was critically injured in a crash last night on Sunrise Highway in East Islip, has died.
 
East Islip, NY - July 21, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a crash that critically injured a motorcyclist who drove into the back of a car yesterday evening.
 
Christopher Gonzalez and a female passenger were travelling eastbound on Sunrise Highway just west of Exit 46 on a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle when they crashed into a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant that was also travelling eastbound. Gonzalez, 21 of Medford, suffered serious head injuries and was transported by ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The passenger on the motorcycle, Samantha Negron, 21, of Patchogue, was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious physical injuries.
 
The driver of the Mitsubishi, Mary Paniccia, 63, of Shirley and her 13-year-old grandson were not injured in the crash.
 
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with any information on this incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.