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"Dense Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 11 am EST this morning. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less. * Timing...until 11 a.M. * Impacts...hazardous driving conditions due to reduce visibility. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. 12 , "Special Statement" ...Areas of dense fog tonight... South winds continue to transport unusually mild and moist air north across the area as high pressure moves out to sea. Areas of fog will continue developing and become locally dense, restricting visibilities to 1/4 mile or less mainly from New York City north and east across southern Connecticut and Long Island. This fog is forecast to persist through Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert while driving into rapidly reduced visibilities. Remember to slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Gc 955 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017 ...Areas of dense fog tonight... South winds continue to transport unusually mild and moist air north across the area as high pressure moves out to sea. Areas of fog will continue developing and become locally dense, restricting visibilities to 1/4 mile or less mainly from New York City north and east across southern Connecticut and Long Island. This fog is forecast to persist through Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert while driving into rapidly reduced visibilities. Remember to slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Gc -- Saturday Feb.25 17,01:48 AM

Suffolk County SPCA Offers Hot Weather Tips for Your Pet

The Suffolk County SPCA has released the following tips.

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Suffolk County, NY - September 2, 2014 - Hot weather can spell danger for your pets. New York is under a hot weather advisory. Just like you, your pet can suffer from from dehydration and heat stroke.
 
Pets enclosed in parked vehicles are at great risk. The temperature inside a parked car can reach dangerous levels of 120° in just a matter of minutes. Just 15 minutes can be enough for an animal's body temperature to climb from a normal 102.5°, according to Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA. Pet owners should never leave their animals unattended in a parked car for any period of time, cautions Chief Gross, even with the car windows partially open. "Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke when trapped in these high temperatures," said Chief Gross. Dogs can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads.
 
Your pet can become dehydrated quickly, so provide them with clean fresh water. Make sure they have a shady areas to keep out of the sun.  
 
Know the warning signs. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing with excessive panting, weakness and possible seizures. Finally, if your pet exhibits any unusual symptoms, take your pet directly to a veterinarian - it could save his/her life.
 
Remember, if you see a pet in a vehicle on a hot day, take immediate action:
  • Note the car make, model, color and plate number, then go to the nearest stores and ask the managers to page the owner.
  • Call the police or the Suffolk County SPCA who have the authority to enter the vehicle and rescue the pet.
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