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"Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM EST Saturday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM EST Saturday. * Locations...southeast New York...northeast New Jersey and southern Connecticut. * Hazards...strong winds. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph. * Timing...tonight into Saturday afternoon. * Impacts...the strong winds may down some tree limbs and power lines...and make driving high profile vehicles difficult...especially on elevated roadways and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph... or gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. -- Friday Jan.30 15,06:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Up to Two More Inches of Snow Expected for Long Island by Friday Morning

Right on the heels of Winter Storm Juno, Long Island's Blizzard of 2015, the National Weather Service is predicting additional snowfall of 1 - 2 inches for Long Island Thursday night into Friday morning.

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.

Travel Ban Lifted in Nassau, Blizzard Warning Remains in Effect in Suffolk

The National Weather Service declared “white out conditions” expected throughout Tuesday.

Snow Totals for Long Island: Juno Leaves Almost Two Feet of Snow from Nassau to the East End

Snow is still falling this morning, adding to the almost two feet of snow Long Island experienced during the night!

Governor Cuomo Issues Tuesday Morning Storm Update

Travel Ban for Hudson Valley, Nassau County, and New York City Lifted Effective 7:30AM.

State of Emergency Declared for Long Island as Locals Brace for the Worst

In a press conference at 2 PM today, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for all Downstate Counties Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island

Tractor Trailer Ban on Select Roadways to Begin at 4PM; State Considering Full Travel Ban on Roads and Bridges and Suspension of Public Transit in Affected Areas at 11PM.

Local Schools Plan Early Releases Today, Closures Tomorrow in Preparation for "Historic Storm"

With tonight's road conditions being described as "life threatening", and "extremely dangerous" by the NWS, numerous schools across Long Island have opted to dismiss students early today, and close tomorrow.

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Major Snowstorm Forecasted to Hit Downstate Areas on Monday and Tuesday

Blizzard Forecasted to Bring 2+ Feet of Snow to NYC, LI, Lower Hudson Valley Between Monday and Tuesday.

Governor Cuomo Urges Commuters to Stay Home if Possible on Monday

Roads and Public Transportation Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island Could be Closed as a Result of Historic Blizzard Conditions with Significant Snow Accumulation.

Blizzard Warning in Effect for Winter Storm Juno - NWS Warns of "Life Threatening" Conditions

The storm's conditions are now being described as "Life-Threatening" by the NWS, who is warning travelers to stay off the road due to "extremely dangerous" conditions.

NWS Blizzard Watch: Potentially Historic Winter Storm Juno to Effect Long Island Monday into Tuesday

It looks like a big Winter storm will be heading to Long Island Monday night into Tuesday.

The Hazards of Using Rock Salt

Rock salt can pose potential risks to people, pets and the environment.

Snowfall Totals for Saturday's Storm: Iola Dropped Over 5 Inches on Parts of Nassau and Suffolk

Snowfall totals mostly hovered around 2-3 inches, but the North Shore beared the brunt of the storm, receiving nearly half a foot of snow.

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!

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Nassau & Western Suffolk for Saturday

3-5 inches of snow is expected for Nassau County & Western Suffolk County on Saturday.

NWS: 3 - 6 Inches of Snow on the Horizon This Weekend for Long Island

Time to get ready for a potentially snowy weekend here on Long Island!

Slight Snowfall Expected Tonight, Nor'Easter to Hit NY Metro Area this Weekend

Although tonight's snowfall is predicted to leave an inch or less of snow on Long Island, a Nor'easter is headed toward the area this weekend.

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Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!
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