Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and most of northeastern New Jersey...most of coastal Connecticut...western Bergen and southern Westchester counties. * Hazard types...dangerous to potentially life threatening wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...18 below to 24 below due to temperatures as low as 4 below...and winds northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be extremely dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure will 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. 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. 356 PM 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. 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. 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. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,03:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Governor Cuomo Announces Increase in State Park and Campground Attendance

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Park system welcomes 36 million visitors during peak summer season, a 700,000-visitor increase over 2013.

Albany, NY - September 4, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State parks, historic sites and campgrounds hosted another successful season with nearly 36 million visits from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, representing a two percent increase in attendance over the same summer period in 2013. Gains in day use and campground visitors helped increase State revenue and continue a trend of record tourism across New York State.

“New York is home to some of the most breathtaking natural settings in the country, and as today’s numbers show, more people are coming to appreciate all that the Empire State has to offer,” Governor Cuomo said. “When people see the tremendous natural beauty of New York’s parks and outdoor spaces, they fall in love and spend both time and money here, and that translates to jobs and new opportunities for New Yorkers. I am thrilled that we have had a banner year for summer tourism at New York State parks, and I encourage people to get out and explore more of our great outdoors this fall.”

Nearly 35 million people visited facilities operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day 2014, compared to 34.2 million visitors during the same period in 2013. State campgrounds were also busy, with 470,334 overnight stays at campgrounds operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, up 2 percent from 460,315 overnight stays during the 2013 season.

Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, said, “We had a great summer filled with swimming, camping, golfing, hiking and sightseeing at our parks and historic sites. New York is fortunate to have such high-quality State Parks and historic sites across the state, and these visitation numbers reflect Governor Cuomo’s strong efforts to improve and promote the state’s tremendous outdoor recreation facilities.”

The Department of Environmental Conservation-run facilities in the Adirondacks and Catskills also experienced a substantial growth in attendance this season, with more than 1 million visitors. Campers spent 1.06 million nights on land operated by the Department of Environmental Conversation this season, up 1.3 percent from 1.05 million in 2013. In addition, day-use area attendance jumped 8.9 percent from 319,000 in 2013 to nearly 350,000 during this year’s summer period. Over all, Department of Environmental Conversation facilities experienced a 3.1 percent increase in attendance over the 2013 season.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said, “Governor Cuomo is committed to highlighting New York’s tremendous outdoor recreation opportunities. Over the past two years, DEC’s campgrounds and day use areas drew more visitors, allowing more people to experience some of the most beautiful natural areas in New York. DEC's 52 facilities located the Adirondack and Catskill Parks provide vast array outdoor opportunities for the entire family to enjoy including hiking, fishing, paddling, island camping and boat launching facilities.”

The summer attendance figures underscore Governor Cuomo’s commitment to improving State parks, expanding access to outdoor recreation, and promoting the State’s vast tourism and recreational attractions. At a May Tourism Summit, the Governor announced the State’s commitment of $45 million to promote tourism, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. The 50 percent increase in State funding over the last year gives New York one of the largest state-funded tourism programs in the nation.

Additionally, the Governor included a third round of $90 million in New York Works funding for improvements to State parks and historic sites in the 2014-15 State Budget. Launched by the Governor in 2012, New York Works is advancing repair and improvement projects at 109 State parks and historic sites.

Outdoor recreation has a significant impact on the New York’s economy. A study by the Outdoor Industry Association found that outdoor recreation generates $33.8 billion in consumer spending in New York, directly supporting 305,000 jobs.

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