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"Special Statement" ...Enhanced risk of fire spread today... The combination of strong northwest winds and a drying air mass will result in conditions favorable for the rapid spread of brush fires...especially this afternoon. Relative humidity will be lowest this afternoon...dropping to 35 to 40 percent and winds will gust up to 40 mph. These conditions would likely aid fire spread if ignition occurs. If you spot a fire or smoke plume...please report it to the authorities immediately. , "Fire Weather Watch" ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for high winds and low relative humidity for the entire tri-state region... * affected area...the entire tri-state region. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Relative humidity...as low as 18 percent. * Timing...late Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * Impacts...rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings. -- Wednesday Apr.23 14,10:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News





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During Earth Week, AG Schneiderman Offers Easy Steps New Yorkers Can Take to Join Fight Against Climate Change

Simple Ways To Reduce Energy Use, Cut Climate Change Pollution And Save Money.

Governor Cuomo Launches Initiative to Improve Water Quality and Resiliency on Long Island

Intensive Review with Community Stakeholders of Long Island Wastewater Management and Clean Water Infrastructure Public Meetings to Be Held to Obtain Input on Solutions.

Governor Cuomo Announces $90 Million to Improve State Parks and Historic Sites Across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State will advance 69 projects to improve and repair 53 State parks and historic sites.

William Floyd to Honor 2014 Distinguished Alumni Recipients

The William Floyd School District, in collaboration with the William Floyd Alumni Association, is set to honor its sixth class of distinguished alumni for their great contributions to society in their chosen careers.

SCPD Looking for Commack Bike Thieves

Two men are wanted for stealing a bicycle from a Sports Authority store.

Commack School District Names Five Teachers to the New York State "Master Teacher Cohort"

The Commack School District is proud to announce that five of our teachers were named to the New York State "Master Teacher Cohort" in the areas of math and science. Congratulations to: Amy Cappiello, Kristin Holmes, Stephanie ...

Art for Conservation - "Let it Rain"

Welcome spring & the showers it brings with a hand created design on your very own umbrella from Conservation District of Nassau's annual fundraiser, Art for Conservation, entitled "Let it Rain".

Animal Rescue Group, Guardians of Rescue, Speaking Out Against Puppy Mills

A puppy mill is a commercially operated dog breeding facility with emphasis on profit, not the welfare of the animal.

Suffolk Crime Stoppers Searching for Lake Grove Thief

An unidentified woman is wanted for stealing from an Old Navy store.

New Hyde Park Woman Arrested for Using Illegally Obtained Handicap Parking Permit

Crimes Against Property Squad detectives report the arrest of a New Hyde Park woman for possession of a forged instrument that occurred in Uniondale from 1/01/10 through 04/10/14.

Woman Arrested in Westbury for Vehicular Assault, Heroin Possession

The Third Squad reports the details of an arrest for Vehicular Assault that occurred on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM in Westbury.

SCPD: Silver Alert Issued for Potentiall Suicidal Port Jefferson Man

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Port Jefferson man who may be suicidal.

Bayville Man Sentenced for Sexual Intercourse with Teenager in Glen Cove

Ruiz-Hernandez met his victim on Facebook.

DEC Earth Day Free Fishing Clinic And Shoreline Cleanup To Be Held In Prospect Park, Brooklyn

I FISH NY will be offering a free fishing clinic at Prospect Park, Brooklyn on Sunday, April 27th.

Save-A-Pet Urges Suffolk Residents to Support Stricter Laws for Puppy Stores

Bill No. 1047-2014 To Protect Companion Animals Being Sold in Suffolk County Pet Stores Will Be Discussed on April 29

One Dead, One in Critical Condition After Albertson House Fire

Two elderly victims were found inside the home.

NCPD: Fatal Vehicular Accident in Levittown

A senior pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on the north side of Hempstead Turnpike.

Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Testing Solar-Powered Kiosks with Real-Time Service Information

Earth-Friendly Kiosks Will Provide Real-Time Arrival Estimates for Trains, Subways and Buses.

Former LIRR Employee Sentenced for Stealing Copper From Railroad

Eric Axelson, 52, stole copper wire and sold it for scrap.

Mangano & NICE Bus Win Green Award

This Earth Day, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and NICE Bus were recognized for their efforts in reducing Nassau County’s Carbon footprint through the green purchasing of natural gas.
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