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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

 

Update: Police Search Identify Missing Kayaker on Lake Ronkonkoma

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Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives and Fourth Squad detectives found the body of a kayaker who was reported missing in Ronkonkoma.

Update - August 23, 2014 - Suffolk County Police, with assistance from troopers with the New York State Police, today recovered the body of the kayaker who went missing in Lake Ronkonkoma on August 14. The body was recovered at approximately 12 p.m. and transported to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Kevin Conley, 40, of Sound Beach, has been identified as the kayaker whose body was discovered in Lake Ronkonkoma this afternoon.

Below is the original release and update.

Ronkonkoma, NY - August 14th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives and Fourth Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a kayaker was reported missing in Ronkonkoma this afternoon.

Witnesses called 911 after they observed a distressed kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma, located off of Lake Shore Drive, at approximately 3:30 p.m.  The man was calling for help and several good Samaritans attempted to help but they lost sight of him.

Officers from the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, Emergency Service Section, Aviation Section and Parks Police responded to the scene, along with members of numerous fire departments.  A search was conducted and was suspended hours later due to darkness.  The search will resume in the morning.

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