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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM Monday 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 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary 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 15,01:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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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.

The Nassau County SPCA Offers Blizzard Pet Tips

The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Blizzard Watch...which Is In Effect From Monday Afternoon Through Tuesday Evening.

The Suffolk County SPCA Urges Long Islanders To Remember Pets During The Winter Storm Watch

With Blizzard-like Conditions Possible, the Suffolk SPCA Urges Locals to remember their pets.

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.

Make Their Heart Sing & Their Stomach Swoon: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

While cards, flowers, and jewelry for Valentine’s Day are all great, often the swiftest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!

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!

Wonderful Must-See Winter 2015 Art Exhibits

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

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!

Wine Bars to Visit to Wet Your Whistle in Winter

Don't whine about the weather this Winter! Go out and enjoy some wine this Winter at a Long Island Wine Bar instead!

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!

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.

Show Birds Some Love on Valentine's Weekend!

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!

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!

Tricks to Help Your Car Get Past Winter

Being proactive about winter car car can help you avoid the chance of landing in an unpleasant situation on the road.

Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter can be rough on your skin, use these tips to get through the season.

Long Island Singles Events: New Year, New You, How About Meeting Someone New!

Get out there this Winter at a fun singles event on Long Island!
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