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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * 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. 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 , "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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,12:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Don’t Miss the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower This Week

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The meteor shower will be active until August 23, with the peak viewing time occurring on Tuesday.

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is active as of this weekend. There are plenty of chances to get a peak at this meteor shower, which will remain active until August 23. However, the peak viewing time for the shower will be on Tuesday, so be sure to get to one of the great stargazing spots on Long Island to check it out.
 
The new moon was on Saturday, the dark sky gives the best chance to view the meteor shower. When the moon returns, visibility will be down but you will still have the chance to see these shooting stars until around August 23, according to EarthSky.org.
 
This is not the only meteor shower that you can view this summer. In fact, another shower will be visible at the same time in August. The even more famous Perseid meteor shower will overlap with the Delta Aquarid, with peak times occurring August 11, 12 and 13.
 
These meteor showers occur when the Earth crosses paths with the orbital path of a comet. As the comets get closer to the sun, they shed debris that fall towards Earth and burn up in the atmosphere. The burning debris are what we see as shooting stars.
 
It is not known with certainty which comet causes the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, but it is believed by some to be caused by the Comet 96P Machholz, which was discovered in 1986.
 
So when should you check out the upcoming shower? It is not know with certainty when the exact best time will be, however July 29 should be your best bet, between the hours of midnight and dawn. Of course, clouds could get in the way, but if not the shower will be visible across the entire Earth, assuming you are in a dark area and far away from artificial lights.
 
[Source: EarthSky.org]

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