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"Special Statement" Temperatures were in the lower to mid 20s early this morning...and will be slowly rising to above freezing around midday. Expect snow to remain on untreated surface...along with patchy black ice. Please exercise caution when traveling. 256 am EDT sun Mar 29 2015 Light snow has ended with some light snow across areas of western Suffolk County. Temperatures will remain in the mid 20s into early this morning...rising above freezing around midday. Expect snow to remain on untreated surface...with patchy black ice on surface where melting occurred earlier and refroze...into Sunday morning. Please exercise caution when traveling. -- Sunday Mar.29 15,08:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued from 6 AM Friday Morning to 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday Morning to 2 AM Saturday.

Going for a Ride: The Best Bike Paths on Long Island

Bikers on Long Island have no trouble find great scenic paths.

Spring Nature Programs at Local Parks and Preserves

Get outside and open your mind with these educational experiences to learn about creatures ranging from seals to bats!

Schumer: At Least 95,000 Utility Poles on Long Island Treated with Highly Toxic Chemical

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately investigate the specific use of pentachlorophenol, a toxic wood preservative, on utility poles throughout Long Island and urged PSEG Long Island ...

DEC Releases Revised Mute Swan Management Plan for Public Comment

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a revised mute swan management plan with significant changes after considering the diverse public comments received on a first draft released in January 2014. DEC is ...

Grab Your 2015 Empire Passport and Enjoy the Best Parks and Beaches Year-Round!

Get your hands on this year’s Empire Pass for year-round access to some of the best parks and recreation facilities.

How Much Snow Has Your Town Received? Snow Totals for Long Island During Winter Storm Thor

Did your town get the most snow or the least? Check out the snow totals all across the island!

Are You Prepared? Take Sustainable Long Island's Storm Readiness Assessment

Sustainable Long Island has been awarded a $10,000 grant from State Farm to develop and launch a Disaster Preparedness Program.

PSEG Long Island Prepared for the Approaching Storm

PSEG Long Island is preparing for the upcoming storm system, forecasted to bring rain, sleet and snow across the service territory tonight through Thursday evening.

Winter Storm Warning Issued: 4-8 Inches of Snow Expected Tonight into Thursday Morning

With up 8 inches possible tonight into tomorrow, the NWS has upgraded the Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday into Thursday.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Parts of Long Island Tuesday into Wednesday

Right on the heel's of Sunday's surprise snow storm, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Nassau & Western Suffolk, which will go into effect tomorrow afternoon.

Suffolk County Police Warn of Dangers of Melting Ice

With warmer temperatures in the forecast, the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau is reminding the public of ice safety tips.

Winter Storm Sparta Surprises Long Islanders with 6+ Inches of Snow

Long Islanders woke up to yet another snowy morning today after Sunday night's snow storm, which buried parts of the Island under another half a foot of snow.

Wintry Weather Predicted For First Day Of March 2015

Long Island predicted to get anywhere from 4 - 8 inches of snow tonight.

Embrace Nature by Joining Outdoor Clubs and Societies

Whether you are looking to take a hike or spot seals and whales, there is an outdoor group for you!

Springing Forward for Daylight Savings Time

Go in to Daylight Savings Time prepared with these tips so that you can readjust your body's natural clock and get back on task for spring!

Get Out, Get Active & Get Some Fresh Air: Long Island Winter Hiking Events

Get some fresh air and stay active this Winter by participating in a hiking event on Long Island!

Start Indoor Gardening for the Arrival of Spring

You don't need to wait for spring to arrive to begin planting. Start with these indoor planting options!

Simple Ways to Start Transitioning into Spring

The first day of Spring is March 20th! Time to start thinking about your transition from season to season!

Winter 2015: How Does it Compare to Long Island’s Past Winters?

Winter storms seem to be non-stop this year, but it’s still not the worst Long Islanders have death with.
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