Weather Alert(1)!
"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday. The coastal Flood Advisory for this evening remains in effect. * Locations...shorelines along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 feet above astronomical tide heights. * Timing...around the times of high tide between 10 PM and 2 am tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1147 PM.......10.4-10.8/2.6-3.0.....Moderate.. Stamford CT........1155 PM.......10.2-10.7.............Minor..... Bridgeport CT......1152 PM....... 9.7-10.1.............Minor..... New Haven CT.......1151 PM....... 8.5- 8.9.............Minor..... Glen Cove NY.......1125 PM.......10.4-10.8.............Minor..... Old Field NY.......1153 PM....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor..... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Sat night... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1239 am.......10.0-10.4/2.2-2.6.....Minor.... Stamford CT........1245 am....... 9.5- 9.9.............Minor.... Bridgeport CT......1242 am....... 9.0- 9.4.............Minor.... New Haven CT.......1239 am....... 8.1- 8.5.............None..... Glen Cove NY.......1249 am.......10.3-10.7.............Minor.... Old Field NY.......1244 am....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor.... -- Friday May.06 16,08:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Update: Lake Ronkonkoma Cleared for Swimming

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Contact with surface water that appears discolored should still be avoided.

Update - September 9, 2014 - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has removed Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park from its list of water bodies that may contain toxic levels of blue-green algae. Residents who wish to wade or engage in recreation in these waters are advised to proceed and to use caution if they observe discolored water.
 
Original Release - Brookhaven, NY - September 2, 2014 - State and local government officials have confirmed the presence of a localized cyanobacteria bloom in Lake Ronkonkoma at the Brookhaven Park (former Brookhaven Town Beach). 
 
Though cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue–green algae, are naturally present in lakes and streams in low numbers, they can become abundant, forming blooms in shades of green, blue-green, yellow, brown or red. They may produce floating scums on the surface of the water or may cause the water to take on paint-like appearance.  Because blue-green algae can become toxic, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the affected area. 
 
Contact with surface water that appears discolored should be avoided. If contact does occur, rinse off with clean water immediately, and if symptoms occur, such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation, allergic reactions or breathing difficulties, seek medical attention.   
 
To report a suspected blue-green algae bloom at a body of water that contains a Suffolk County permitted bathing beach, contact the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 852-5760.
 
To report a suspected blue-green algae bloom that is in a body of water that does not contain a Suffolk County permitted bathing beach, contact the Division of Water at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: (518) 402-8179.
 
For more information about blue-green algae, visit the Suffolk County website.

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