Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Suffolk County, Long Island

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Suffolk County, named after the English county from which its earliest settlers came, is today one of the wealthiest counties in New York State, and offers both a diverse economic and geographic landscape.

Suffolk County is composed of the enitre eastern end of Long Island, and is surrounded by four different major bodies of water, the Long Island Sound, the Peconic Bay, the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  
 
Suffolk is the largest of the four counties on Long Island, and along with Nassau County composes what it generally referred to as “Long Island.”  According to the 2010 census, the population of Suffolk is approximately 1,493,350 people, making it the fourth most populous county in the state.  
 
Suffolk was one of the original counties in the Province of New York, an English crown territory, and was formed in 1683.  The political boundaries remain almost the same as they were over 300 years ago, with only slight alterations along the Nassau-Suffolk border stemming from the division of Nassau and Queens counties in 1898.
 
The county boasts itself as New York’s leader in agriculture, which it attributes to both the bounty of natural resources, including rich soil and an abundant water source, as well as conscientious development and planning.

Ten towns are located within Suffolk County, as well as Long Island’s only Native American reservations.  The Shinnecock reservation is located within Southampton village, Tuckahoe and Shinnecock Hills.  The smaller Poospatuck reservation is enclaved within the Town of Brookhaven.

Population
Total Population (2010)
( in housing units unless noted )
1,493,350

 

Housing Status
Total 569,985
Occupied 499,922
Owner-occupied 393,507
Population in owner-occupied ( number of individuals )
1,192,016
Renter-occupied 106,415
Population in renter-occupied ( number of individuals )
271,928
Households with individuals under 18 188,048
Vacant 70,063
Vacant: for rent 6,778
Vacant: for sale 6,138

 

Population by Sex/Age
Male 734,668
Female 758,682
Under 18 357,670
18 & over 1,135,680
20 - 24 90,371
25 - 34 166,685
35 - 49 341,800
50 - 64 295,539
65 & over 201,793

 

Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 246,239
Non Hispanic or Latino 1,247,111

 

Population by Race
White 1,206,297
African American 111,224
Asian 50,972
American Indian and Alaska Native 5,366
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 495
Other 82,965
Identified by two or more 36,031


List of Towns in Suffolk County

 

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