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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 17,01:36 AM

The Search for Missing Avonte Oquendo Has Reached its Fourth Week

The 14-year-old mute and autistic teen was last seen running out of his school in Long Island City on October 4.

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Friends, family, classmates, and the New York City police department, have been on the lookout for Avonte Oquendo for four weeks now. The missing autistic and mute 14-year-old teen was last seen running out from his Long Island City school early last month on October 4. 
 
Police and crews were out searching for Oquendo again on Friday night. The NYPD has received more than 600 tips and 460 videos from the public thus far. This week authorities thought they were close to finding Oquendo when a 13-year-old boy approached a teenager wearing a beige jacket and green khaki pants who was sitting alone and looking ahead. The teenager took a photo of him and asked if he was Avonte. The boy didn’t answer. Shortly after reviewing the photo New York City police confirmed it wasn’t him. 
 
The Oquendo family has been reeling in hopes they find their child alive. 
 
"It's tough, it's just a tough situation right now," his father, Daniel Oquendo told ABC news. "But we're hoping for the best."
 
The reward for finding young Avonte Oquendo is $95,000. The NYPD’s Chief of Detectives Phillip Banks is hopeful that Avonte is still alive out there. 
 
"We're still pretty optimistic and hopeful that we will find Avonte and deliver him back home to his family," Banks told NBC news.
 
Avonte Oquendo is 5 foot 3 and 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans, and black sneakers. Anyone with information about Oquendo's whereabouts is asked to call the Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
 
[Source: ABC]
 
 

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