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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft Sat PM into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Saturday evening high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Spring Fishing Adult Education School In Session

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It will soon be time for adults to head to fishing school and sharpen their angling skills for the plethora of angling opportunities awaiting anglers this spring. Believe it or not with this weather we've ...

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It will soon be time for adults to head to fishing school and sharpen their angling skills for the plethora of angling opportunities awaiting anglers this spring. Believe it or not with this weather we've been having...it really is a lot closer than you think and how it feels. I'll be entering my 17th season as an adult education teacher and this spring we're back at West Islip High School. We start on Tuesday night March 14th, so please arrange your schedules so you can attend.

These sessions starts Tuesday March 14 in West Islip High School for Inshore Fishing Secrets to striped bass, weakfish, fluke, flounder and blackfish. These classes run for three weeks only on 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. all just in time for the flounder and weakfish runs. We've had anglers from as far away as Manhattan and Westchester County attending. These classes run three (3) consecutive weeks and last 1-1/2 hours per night.

They're open to all including children over 16 years of age and cost is nominal at $35 for both residents and for non-residents...not bad for three weeks of private fishing tutelage and video presentations. For information on these special Inshore Fishing classes call Larry Kazmier at 631-893-3330 and leave a message if no one is there E-mail Larry Kazemier at l.kazemier@wi.k12.ny.us.

On Tuesday March 14, it's Flounder and Blackfish. This covers everything on fishing from beginner to expert including tackle choices, spring bait, rigging, anchoring and chumming. Special Guest Experts included. Tuesday March 21 it will be fluke and weakfish and again areas to fish, how to fish, rigging, tackle, live bait, artificials, chumming for both and video presentations where applicable.

On Tuesday March 28 we'll cover striped bass and bluefish with clam bellying, bunker fishing, trolling, tackle requirements, fishing and techniques on anchoring, chumming, tolling and how to really catch fish! Guests to include local party & charter boat captains. For information on these special Inshore Fishing classes call 631-893-3330 and leave a message if no one is there E-mail Larry Kazemier at l.kazemier@wi.k12.ny.us.