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"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 16,11:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

A Day of Rain Gives Way To a Night of Music and Community Service

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Legislator Kennedy attended a summer concert in Nesconset this Tuesday.

August 15, 2013 - Nesconset, NY - Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr., Minority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature and the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce continued their 2013 Free Summer Concert Series Tuesday night with “Just Groovin’” playing the best dance songs from the 1970s to the present. As the rainy day turned in to a clear night, over 250 music lovers turned out to hear their favorite dance songs and classic rock ballads. This year has featured the largest Concert Series to date and has presented such musical acts as “45 RPM”, “Minute by Minute”, “That 70s Band”, and “Songs in the Attic” who kicked off this year’s wonderful series. 
 
Legislator Kennedy eagerly participated in the events at the concert. In addition to his Master of Ceremony duties, he collected food for Long Island residents in need on behalf of Long Island Cares, while he danced to the fabulous tunes that were played at the concert.
 
Furthermore, Green Homes in Smithtown attended the concert to promote sustainable living. While educating concertgoers about making their homes more energy efficient, they gave out biodegradable pens and penholders, and informed the attendees how homeowners can make their homes more energy-efficient. County residents can sign up to get their homes evaluated and to find out how they can promote a cleaner environment. If you want to find out more, you can contact the Smithtown Planning Department at 631-360-7540 or visit their website at longislandgreenhomes.org.
 
Legislator Kennedy would like to thank all those who have worked tirelessly to make this a safe and exciting concert series. The series would not be so successful without the efforts of Ron Schneider and his men and women from the Auxiliary Police and the Nesconset Fire Department. Legislator Kennedy would also like to thank the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce led by Gina Coletti, Norma Dispenza and Jim Delahanty. We are confident that these organizations will continue to help us make this another exciting summer concert series. 
 
Be sure to attend the next show featuring “That 70s Band”. Long Island Cares will also be there to collect more donations for Long Island residents who are in need. The concert is on August 20, and it will surely be a great show as we continue the 2013 Nesconset Free Summer Concert Series. 

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