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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 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 this morning... * temperatures this morning range from near zero to 10 degrees below during this time...coupled with strong...gusty winds...are expected to produce life threatening wind chills as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures today 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 16,09:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


Famed Actor and Comedian, Robin Williams, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Music, Movies & Entertainment, Crime, National & World News

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday due to an apparent suicide.

To many people’s shock, Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian was found dead in his home in Northern California on Monday.

Williams died at the age of 63 in an apparent suicide attempt, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. His death appears to be “due to asphyxia.”

An investigation is ongoing and a forensic examination and toxicology testing is going to be conducted for the final determination of death.

Williams shared the home he was found dead in with his wife, Susan Schneider. Williams was last seen alive at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

While Williams was a character that exuded high energy with the ability to bring a smile to many people’s faces, he faced personal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction according to a representative for the actor. He was also battling severe depression.

Many remember Williams when he began his career with the television comedy “Mork & Mindy.” His career in acting and comedy continued to grow with star roles in films like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “The Birdcage.” Other films he’s remembered in include, “Awakenings,” “Insomnia,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and many others.

Williams’ wife offers the statement: “As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

[Source: Marin County Sheriff’s Office; The Wall Street Journal.]

Photo by Eva Rinaldi, via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

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