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*TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST* This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut ***TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST*** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Orange and Putnam - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * STORM INFORMATION: - About 830 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 900 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 29.7N 79.9W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, coastal Connecticut, and the New York City Metro. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * SURGE: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - There is potential for widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding across the Lower New York Harbor and South Shore Back Bays, with localized minor flooding impacts elsewhere. - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

LI Wines Shine Big in 2009 Wine Report

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Long Island Wines Shine Big in Internationally Acclaimed Wine Report 2009!
I was excited to receive the newest copy of Tom Stevenson1/2s Wine Report. In reviewing this book below, I was ...

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Long Island Wines Shine Big in Internationally Acclaimed Wine Report 2009!



I was excited to receive the newest copy of Tom Stevenson1/2s Wine Report. In reviewing this book below, I was elated that Long Island wines received notable praise! Considering that the North Atlantic region consists of New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Long Island wines rated extremely high.



The 100 Most Exciting Wines-Global

This is a list of the author1/2s favorite wines all over the world. Two LI wines made the list.


-Bedell 2005 Reserve Merlot, North Fork Long Island $48


-Channing Daughters 2006 Sauvignon, Hamptons $24



Atlantic Northeast Region Best Vintages

2005 Vintage Rating: Red 92, White 90
2002 Vintage Rating: Red 90, White 94



Greatest Wine Producers-Top Ten List North East Region (40%)

-Wolffer #2
-Bedell #3
-Lenz #4
-Paumanok #5



Greatest-Quality Wines Top Ten List North East (50%)

#1-Grapes of Roth, 2002 Merlot (Roman Roth, winemaker at Wolffer)
#2-Bedell, 2005 Reserve Merlot
#3-Wolffer, 2003 Estate Selection Merlot
#4-Lenz, 2001 "Old Vines" Cabernet Sauvignon
#5-Paumanok, 2005 "Assemblage" Bordeaux-Style Blend


Long Island wines did not make the Best-Value Producers List. That was not surprising, as the region does not produce enough volume of wine to compete on price.




Wine Report 2009


Author: Tom Stevenson
Rating: Excellent
Publisher: DK Books
Format: Soft Cover, 432 pages
Price: $15.00
Web Page: http://us.dk.com
ISBN 9780756639839


Tom Stevenson is one of the world's most respected wine authors. He is best known for overseeing the Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia. His latest version of the Wine Report provides aficionados with valuable inside information about all of the world's significant wine regions. Stevenson has assembled an impressive group of regional experts who feed him updates on vintage quality, best value producers, up and comers, most exciting or unusual finds.


Each addition of the Wine Report is reborn with fresh information, regional news and developments through its grapevine category. Stevenson provides the reader with just enough information to high spot through a tasting of unfamiliar wines. Are you planning to travel to Israel for the first time? Here is your solution to prevent looking like a neophyte when the waiter hands you the wine list. This book is small enough to fit in your jacket. You can secretly look up top producers, indigenous grape varietals and best vintages. Then order a bottle of Golan Heights 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, without looking stupid!

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