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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 6 PM EST Monday... * locations...the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas...northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties...and southeastern coastal Connecticut. * Hazard types...snow...sleet and freezing rain. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches...along with 1 to 2 tenths of an inch of ice. Highest snow and ice amounts will be across northern portions of the New York City and New Jersey Metro and northern portions of Long Island. * Timing...tonight through Monday. Heavy snow late tonight into early Monday morning...changing to heavy rain and/or freezing rain...then changing back to a wintry mix in the afternoon. Snowfall range could be 1 to 2 inches higher or lower based on timing of changeover in the morning. * Winds...east winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the morning. Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph late Monday. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times late tonight into early Monday morning. * Snowfall rates...occasionally 1 to 2 inches per hour late Sunday night into early Monday morning. * Impacts...hazardous travel due to reduced visibilities and significant snow and ice accumulations for the early Monday morning commute. Untreated roadways will likely become icy for the Monday evening commute. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. -- Sunday Feb.01 15,09:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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If you're actively involved in the community, or you care about local Long Island charities and causes, make sure to keep in the know with Long Island's Community articles. Focusing on issues that matter most to the local community at large, these articles provide you with information about the good works of local charities, as well as the issues that matter to Long Islanders most.

Governor Cuomo Urges Caution with Winter Storm Linus Expected to Impact Communities Across New York State

Storm is Anticipated to Complicate Commutes during Monday Morning Rush Hour.

Where to Earn Girl Scout and Boy Scout Badges on Long Island

Looking for places for your scouts to earn their badges? Check out these businesses and museums and book your scouting event today!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Neil Young, Led Zeppelin Music, Ballroom Dance Fun & Other Performances

Feeling cabin fever from all the snow? Check out the hot spots for end-of-the-week entertainment!

NCPD Officers Walk Parents Through Birthing Baby During Blizzard

The Emergency Ambulance Bureau reports the details of a childbirth that occurred on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Manhasset.

Upcoming Groundhog’s Day Events on LI

Groundhog's Day is Monday, February 2nd! Catch Long Island's groundhogs Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal and check out the other upcoming Groundhog's Day events.

Stuck Indoors, Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning

Now's the perfect time to get a jump start on spring cleaning when you're stuck indoors and the kids are home with school closed.

Free Family Fun Across LI this February

From free movies to free art classes, there is plenty to do on a budget in February!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Tribute Concerts, Mummenschanz, Psychic Readings & More

Making weekend plans on the Island is made easy with all these great shows and performances happening!

Suffolk SPCA Announces Happy Ending to a Sad Story

The Suffolk County SPCA announced today that "Bean" has found his forever home.

Build, Tinker, and Create: Hands-on Fun Events for Kids

Exercise your child’s body and mind this winter through some hands-on fun activities!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for 80s Music, Laughter, Theater & Dancing

Find entertainment all weekend long on the Island, from music, comedy, theater to dancing!

Farmingdale Trooper Saves Choking Boy

On January 3, 2015 at about 6:35 PM, the New York State Police in Farmingdale received an emergency call from woman screaming hysterically.

No Parents Allowed: Kids Clubs & Organizations on Long Island

Keep your kids busy working towards positive goals during their down time by enrolling them into a club/organization for kids on Long Island!

Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Month 2015: Upcoming Events

Join in on the numerous events honoring and commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month!

Take the Plunge this Winter! Long Island’s Polar Plunges

Brave the cold water this year for a good cause.

Get Up, Get Out, and Get Moving with an Indoor Sports League

Don't forget about your New Year's Resolution! Get fit while making new friends at one of Long Island's great indoor sports leagues!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Theater, Music of the 60s, Elvis, Ice Skating Show & Movies

Too cold for outdoor play, but there's plenty of indoor play and entertainment to enjoy the end of this week! Find everything from theater, movies, music to a winter ice skating show.

January is National Blood Drive Month: Give the Generous Gift of Life This 2015

Although the season of giving may be over, now is a great time to start your New Year off right, by doing something good, giving back to those in need and potentially helping save lives.

Guide to Hiking the Greenbelt Trail System

Take your New Year's resolutions seriously when you take a hike on the Long Island Greenbelt Trail, or the other trails in the greenbelt system.

Kid-Friendly Museums to Explore on Long Island

Follow your child's passions and let them grow by exploring the many educational and inspiring museums that Long Island has to offer!
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