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"Fire Weather Warning" ...Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for the tri-state area... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a red flag warning for the tri-state area...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * Affected area...northeast NJ...NYC Metro...Long Island... southern CT...and lower Hudson Valley. * Winds...sustained winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30 mph. * Relative humidity...20 to 30 percent. * Timing...12 PM to 8 PM today. * Impacts...rapid fire spread if ignition occurs. A wind shift is expected by this evening that may create additional hazards for any ongoing fires. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry fuels will create a significantly elevated fire growth potential. -- Saturday Apr.18 15,11:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Snow Falls on Long Island, Coastal Flood Warning in Effect

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

Snow has begun blanketing the Island as predicted, and several weather warnings are in effect.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood statement, warning that areas of the Long Island coast may flood during the Sunday morning high tide cycle. Tidal departures up to three feet higher than normal high tide levels can be expected.

Yesterday’s Winter Weather Advisory also remains in effect as snow has begun to blanket the Island, and snow is still expected to fall until around 10 PM Saturday night before turning into sleet and rain. Winds up to 30 MPH will be blowing, and several inches of snow will accumulate. A Hazardous Weather Outlook has also been issued by the NWS.

The LIRR has said it has taken measures, including salting station platforms, in order to help keep trains running on schedule, and newer more snow-resistant train cars will be in use.

For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.

[Source: National Weather Service, MTA]

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