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"Winter Storm Watch" ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon... * locations...the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas...Long Island...and southeastern coastal Connecticut. * Hazard types...snow...sleet...freezing rain and rain. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches...with a tenth to a quarter inch of ice across northern portions of the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas and northwestern Long Island. Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches and a few hundredths of an inch of ice across southern portions of the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas and southeastern portions of Long Island and coastal Connecticut. * Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Temperatures...in the upper 20s to lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...late Sunday night through Monday. * Impacts...hazardous travel due to reduced visibilities and significant snow...sleet and ice accumulations. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. -- Saturday Jan.31 15,05:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.

Second Winter Storm Set to Hit Long Island Sunday Evening into Monday Afternoon

It looks like all this snowfall isn't over yet for Long Island!

There's No Fun Like Snow Fun - Different Ways to Have a Blast in the Snow

Ban boredom with these fresh ideas for snow fun!

LongIsland.com’s 2015 February Family Fun Guide: Celebrating the Super Bowl, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day & more!

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is certainly not a month with nothing to do! Check out all of the great things to do this February on Long Island!

Ten Things To Do On Super Bowl Sunday That Have Nothing To Do With Football

Not a big football fan and looking for something to do on Super Bowl Sunday? Here are some fun non-Super Bowl events going on all across L.I.!

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.

Simple, Sweet Ways to Show Your Spouse You Care

Spouse’s Day is January 26th! Find simple, sweet ways to show you care and appreciation them on this day and every day!

Free Family Fun Across LI this February

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

Tips for Building the Perfect Snow Fort

Here’s a few good ideas for building a snow fort this winter.

Simple Recipes Made of Freshly Fallen Snow

Check out these food and beverage recipes you can make using snow as a main ingredient!

Wonderful Must-See Winter 2015 Art Exhibits

Don't miss out on these opportunities to view great art all around Long Island this Winter!

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!

Fun Crafts & Activities Perfect for a Snowed In Afternoon

We haven’t been hit with very much snow yet this season, but that doesn’t mean we won’t! Check out these great crafts & activities for when we do!

Independent Bookstores on Long Island to Visit for an Afternoon of Fun

Looking for something fun to do on a cold Winter’s day? Why not browse the bookshelves at your local independent bookstore!

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!

Winter Break Part II: Fun February Winter Break Camps for Kids

It’s time for Winter Break...Part II!

Indulge Yourself: Where To Go To Ditch Those New Year’s Resolutions

It’s good to indulge yourself every once in awhile!

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!
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