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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Blizzard Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs...Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 3 to 4 ft of surge above astronomical tide. A low probability of 4 to 4 1/2 ft surge above astronomical tide. * Timing...during the times of high tide between 3 am and 6 am late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 ft waves and high storm tide will cause beach erosion along north facing shorelines open to Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Several shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. -- Sunday Jan.25 15,05:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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The economy on Long Island is unique – with countless small businesses and corporations alike making home here, Long Island is a center of industry with its own unique heartbeat. If you're interested in local business and financial advice specifically for Long Islanders, then make sure to never miss an article in the Business & Finance section.

LI Spots for Birthday Freebies: Free Food, Fun, and More

Get ready for your birthday by getting on the email lists of these businesses, then watch the freebies pour in!

Getting Life Back in Order after the Holidays

The high of the holidays and the New Year has simmered down. Now it's time to get life back in order with these tips.

Best Deals to Catch after the Holidays

If you think you saw savings around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can catch even bigger deals on certain items in January and the upcoming months.

Ten Terrific 2015 New Year's Resolutions for Kids

Adults aren't the only ones who make New Year's resolutions!

Fifteen Ways to Start 2015 Off on a Frugal Foot

Save some money in the upcoming New Year by following these tips!

Taking the Hassle Out of Holiday Returns

'Tis the season, for holiday returns!

Save Energy at Home this Winter

The arrival of the Winter means cooler temperatures and more energy use to keep the home warm, but with a few tips you can save on the utility bill.

NYS Public Service Commission Approves New Area Code for Suffolk County

The New York State Public Service Commission today announced that they have approved the establishment of a second area code for Suffolk County, as 631 telephone numbers are being used up at a record pace.

Oceanside Business Owner Busted for Stealing Customer Credit Card Info, Buying Steroids

The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of an Island Park man for incidents that occurred during the months of November and December 2014.

Suffolk County Legislators File Legislation to Terminate School Speed Zone Cameras

Five Suffolk County Legislators have filed legislation to put an end to Suffolk County’s controversial proposed move to install school speed zone cameras.

32-Count Indictment Unsealed, Six Arrested In Illegal Dumping Of Construction Debris

Illegal dumping of toxic New York City construction and demolition debris at four locations in western Suffolk.

Scammers Prey on Consumers around the Holidays: What to Watch Out For

The holidays bring around good spirits in most of us, but that is also reason why so many fall victim to holiday scams. Know what to look out for.

Christmas Themed Haunted House in Hauppauge has Commercial Banned from TV Santa and a Chainsaw

Chambers of Horror NY, a local haunt located in Hauppauge, recently had their commercial for their Christmas-themed Haunted House banned from cable TV.

Trio Nabbed for Armed Robbery of Hempstead T-Mobile Store

The Major Case Bureau and the Third Squad reports the details of three arrests for Robbery that occurred on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm in Hempstead.

Get Crafty With This Year's Gift Giving: 2014 Holiday Craft Fairs

If you still need to get some holiday shopping done make your way over to a holiday craft fair on the Island!

Massapequa's 1st Restaurant Week Launches December 7th, 2014

Massapequa Restaurant Week (MRW) kicks off on December 7, 2014 offering seven days of local dinner specials at 14 restaurants and growing.

Bank of America Awards More Than $160,000 in Grants to Long Island Nonprofits

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced $160,000 in grants to five Long Island nonprofits providing critical services to individuals and families in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

SCPD Crime Alert: Man Wanted for Using Stolen Credit Card for East End Shopping Spree

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and detectives from the Quogue Village Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the person who used a stolen credit card at several locations in Suffolk County this month.

Garden City Senior Arrested for Stealing Over $230k from Employer

The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Florida man for Grand Larceny that occurred on Monday, December 01, 2014 at 6:50 am in Garden City.
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