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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to midnight EST Tuesday night... * 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 18 to 24 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph....strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin this morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many 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 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. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday night/early Tuesday morning high tide... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........11.5-12.1.......moderate... Stamford CT.........436 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Bridgeport CT.......433 am........10.6-11.0.......moderate... New Haven CT........432 am.........9.5-10.1.......moderate... -- Monday Jan.26 15,05:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Simple Recipes Made of Freshly Fallen Snow

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

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!

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.

After the Holidays: Tips to Removing & Recycling the Christmas Tree

The pine needles from the Christmas tree are beginning to fall. Find out how to remove and recycle your real Christmas tree.

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.

New 934 Area Code Announced for Suffolk County

Its official, the North American Numbering Plan Administrator has assigned a new area code for Suffolk County.

Easy Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

Check out these simple starters for your holiday gathering that won’t have you spending extra hours in front of the stove!

Non-Traditional Treats to Leave Out For Santa This Year

Surprise Santa this year with some non-traditional treats!

Winter Break Staycation Fun & Festivities

Make your upcoming Winter Break that much better by engaging in some Winter Break staycation fun on and around Long Island!

Celebrate the Season With These Perfect for Your Holiday Soiree Christmas Cocktails

Give your guests something seasonal, and sensational, to sip on at your holiday bash!

Cheerful Christmas Themed Party Ideas - Ugly Sweater Party, Cookie Exchange Party & More!

Get your friends and family together, and in the holiday spirit, for a fun Christmas themed bash!

Festive Table Setting Ideas for Your Holiday Gathering

Wow your guests with these festive holiday table settings!

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.

Not Home for the Holidays? Find a Great Place for the Pets to Stay While You're Away!

If you're going away for the holidays make sure your beloved pets are well taken care of with these Long Island pet services!

Keep Your Family Safe this Holiday Season: Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Here are tips to selecting, setting up and decorating your Christmas tree safely in the home.

Thinking of Giving a Pet for the Holidays?

Please adopt, don't shop!

Wonderfully Simple Winter Craft for Kids

Check out these quick and easy Winter-themed crafts, great for keeping the kids busy on a Winter day!

Rebuilding Together & NAFRA Partner to Launch Celebrate Safely Campaign to Improve Holiday Fire Safety

Campaign Offers Five Tips to Families on Protecting their Homes from Fire during the Holidays.
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