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"Special Statement" ...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. 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. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,02:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Rainfall Totals: How Wet Did Your Town Get

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

The August 13th rainstorm dumped as much 13 inches of rain in some areas.

This morning, Long Islanders woke up to incredible flooding - last night's torrential downpour drenched the Island, damaging countless homes and cars, making many local roadways impassable, and causing at least one fatal accident. At Islip's MacArthur Airport, rainfall totals exceeded a foot - the official reading from the National Weather Service was a whopping 13.27 inches. Islip's rainfall was the highest recorded total for the day, although many coastal towns in both Nassau and Suffolk reported rainfall totals of over half a foot.
 
The heavy flooding prompted the Town of Islip to declare a state of emergency, and Governor Cuomo to dispatch emergency recovery responders to assist with the clean up and recovery post-storm. This morning, there were closures on eleven major roadways on Long Island, including the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, Sunrise Highway, and the Wantagh State Parkway. Although the rain has stopped, and roadways are once again becoming drivable, there is still major flooding across Long Island, and Islip, as well as other hard-hit areas, will likely continue to recover from today's storm for days to come.
 
Here are the current reported rainfall totals for Long Island for August 13th, 2014:
 
Nassau County
  • Massapeuqa - 8.2"
  • Wantagh - 7.84"
  • Merrick - 6.81"
  • Lido Beach - 5.3"
  • Old Bethpage - 5.27"
  • Bellmore - 5.2"
  • Garden City - 4.75" 
  • Plainview - 4.7"
  • Long Beach - 4.64"
  • Syosset - 4.01"
  • Muttontown - 3.41 
  • East Hills - 3.16"
  • Floral Park - 2.8"
  • Bayville - 2.63"  
  • Malverne - 0.98"
Suffolk County
  • Islip Airport - 13.27"
  • Holbrook - 12.57 "
  • West Islip - 11.50"
  • Bay Shore - 11.35"
  • Islip - 10.20"  
  • Deer Park - 8.40"
  • Ronkonkoma - 8.20"
  • Farmingville - 7.73 "
  • Centereach - 6.71"
  • St. James - 6.11"
  • Smithtown - 5.17"
  • Port Jefferson Station - 5.10"
  • East Farmingdale - 4.93"
  • Medford - 4.45"
  • Mount Sinai - 4.40"
  • East Northport - 4.40"
  • Centerport - 3.18"
  • Upton - 1.75"
  • Stony Brook - 1.59"
  • Shirley Airport - 1.15"
  • Southampton - 0.70"
  • Westhampton Airport - 0.68"
  • Orient - 0.62"
  • 1 NNE Montauk - 0.14"

Although the rain has stopped, and the sun is shining, some local roads may still be experiencing serious flooding and closures. Before you hit the road, be sure to check out LongIsland.com's Traffic Center, which features traffic updates in real time. You can also take a peek at the current traffic conditions over in our Traffic Cam Center, and get the latest transit updates over at our LIRR Schedule & Trip Planning Guide.

If your home has suffered flood damage, be sure to check out "What to Do After a Flood" - our Guide to proper clean up and sanitation post-flood. Flood waters can cause serious damage to homes, and proper post-flood clean up can help to prevent mold, and other serious problems down the line.

Have a photo of flooding in your neighborhood?
Email it to us, and we'll add it to our Floodageddon Photo Gallery.

How much rain did your neighborhood have? Let us know, and we'll update our list.

[Source: The National Weather Service.]

Pictured in the Feature Photo: Flooding on Union Avenue in Bay Shore.

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