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

 

MTA LIRR Beach Getaways Are the Hot Ticket This Summer

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August Is Your Last Chance to Hop Aboard Bargain Day Trips to Fire Island, Long Beach, Jones Beach and Robert Moses

New York, NY - August 7, 2014 - It just may be the Long Island Rail Road’s hottest ticket. Sales of the LIRR’s “Beach Getaways” are up 11% this summer over 2013 and with August upon us there is still time for you take advantage of these bargain excursions to the area’s spectacular oceanfront.
 
Long Island is home to miles of pristine beaches including Fire Island, Long Beach, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park. And the Long Island Rail Road’s day-trip packages – available through September 1 - have all the ingredients for a truly unforgettable summer day filled with sun bathing, swimming, waterfront restaurants, fishing and more. 
 
All LIRR Beach Getaways packages include round-trip rail as well as bus, taxi and ferry travel and  beach admission where necessary. 
 
Fire Island Getaway Packages:
 
To Bay Shore Station: Take the train to Bay Shore Station and board a David Brother Taxi to the Fire Island Ferries and your choice of the following Fire Island beaches: 
  • Kismet/Fire Island Lighthouse: $36.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $36.25 from Jamaica; $20 for children ages 5-11.
  • Ocean Beach: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica; $16 for children ages 5-11.
  • Ocean Bay Park: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica; $16 for children ages 5-11.

​To Sayville Station: Take the train to Sayville Station and board a Colonial Taxi to the Sayville Ferry and your choice of the following Fire Island Beaches:

  • Cherry Grove: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica.
  • Fire Island Pines: $32.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $32.25 from Jamaica.
  • Sunken Forest at Sailor’s Haven  (Fire Island National Seashore Park) $30.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $30.25 from Jamaica; $17 for children 5-11.

​To Patchogue Station: Take the train to Patchogue Station and board Lindy’s Taxi to the Davis Park Ferry or to Watch Hill (no taxi ride necessary).

  • Davis Park: $36 from New York and Brooklyn; $35.50 from Jamaica; $26 for children ages 5-11.
  • Watch Hill: $30.25 from New York and Brooklyn; $24.25 from Jamaica; $16 for children 5-11.

​Long Beach Getaway Package

Take the train to Long Beach Station. The beach is a short walk or bus ride away. $22 from New York and Brooklyn; $18.75 from Jamaica. The Long Beach Package includes:

  • Discounted one day round trip rail to Long Beach Station, discounted admission to the beach.
  • Participating vendors coupon for a round-trip ride on the Long Beach bus
  • Discount at participating vendors throughout Long Beach.
Jones Beach Getaway Package
Take the train to Freeport Station and walk downstairs for the N88 NICE bus direct to Jones Beach.
$18.75 from New York and Brooklyn; $15.25 from Jamaica
 
Robert Moses State Park Getaway Package
Take the train to Babylon Station and walk downstairs for the S-47 Suffolk Bus direct to Robert Moses.
$23 from New York and Brooklyn; $18 from Jamaica.
 
For More Information:
To find out more, pick up a copy of the LIRR’s Beach Getaways Brochure at LIRR terminals and stations or go to www.info/lirr and click on “Deals and Getaways.”

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