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"Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, southern Fairfield, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, eastern Bergen, eastern Essex, eastern Passaic, eastern Union, Hudson, western Essex, and western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), New York (manhattan), northeastern Suffolk, northern Nassau, northern Queens, northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (staten island), southeastern Suffolk, southern Nassau, southern Queens, southern Westchester, and southwestern Suffolk. * Until 1 PM EST this afternoon * moderate to locally heavy rain will continue through early this afternoon. Total amounts of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches are possible, which may result in flooding of urban areas, and flashy streams. * Any fresh water flooding will be exacerbated by coastal flooding during the Sunday morning high tide. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. 554 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019 ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 6 am to 1 PM EST Sunday... * locations...vulnerable coastal locations along Long Island Sound, the East River, Peconic and gardiners bays. * Tidal departure...around 2 ft above astronomical tides. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, Parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * Shoreline impacts...breaking waves of 2 to 4 ft will result in beach erosion with minor damage possible to dune structures along the Connecticut shoreline. * Timing...around the times of high tide Sunday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Bridgeport CT MLLW categories - minor 8.9 ft, moderate 10.4 ft, major 11.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.6 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.8/10.3 2.5/ 3.0 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 min-mod Stamford CT MLLW categories - minor 9.4 ft, moderate 11.0 ft, major 12.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.5/11.0 2.6/ 3.1 2.0/ 2.5 2-4 min-mod New Haven CT MLLW categories - minor 8.6 ft, moderate 9.2 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.5 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.1/ 9.6 2.3/ 2.8 1.9/ 2.3 2-4 moderate New London CT MLLW categories - minor 5.0 ft, moderate 6.0 ft, major 7.8 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.7 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 5.2/ 5.7 2.1/ 2.6 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 minor Kings Point NY MLLW categories - minor 10.0 ft, moderate 10.5 ft, major 13.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.5/11.0 2.7/ 3.2 1.8/ 2.2 1-2 min-mod Piermont NY MLLW categories - minor 6.4 ft, moderate 7.4 ft, major 8.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.4 ft, moderate 3.4 ft, major 4.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 5.1/ 5.6 1.1/ 1.6 1.2/ 1.7 0 none Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.7/10.2 2.4/ 2.9 1.8/ 2.3 1-2 minor Glen Cove NY MLLW categories - minor 10.1 ft, moderate 11.1 ft, major 13.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 3.2 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.3/10.8 2.3/ 2.8 1.5/ 2.0 1-2 minor Montauk NY MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.3 ft, major 7.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.0 ft, moderate 2.8 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 4.7/ 5.2 2.2/ 2.7 1.9/ 2.3 1-2 minor Riverhead NY MLLW categories - minor 5.6 ft, moderate 6.3 ft, major 7.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.3 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/11 am 5.7/ 6.2 2.5/ 3.0 2.1/ 2.6 0-1 min-mod Orient Point NY MLLW categories - minor 4.7 ft, moderate 5.7 ft, major 6.7 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 3.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 5.1/ 5.6 2.2/ 2.7 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 minor -- Sunday Jan.20 19,08:04 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News  |  School Closings

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Fun Festivals, Musical Excitement, Events Cal, News & More in May 4th's Newsletter!

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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
May 4th, 2012
Dear Long Islander,


April breezed on by, and we begin the first weekend of May with the exciting celebration of Cinco de Mayo  - the holiday celebrating Mexican Freedom & Independance. There will be plenty of lively exciting happening to celebrate, including dining experiences, traditional festivities, and more. As the weather warms up, there are also more nightlife happenings, and outdoor fun. In just a few short weeks, the class of 2012 will be graduating college, and in a mere week from now, we'll be celebrating Mother's Day. With all the reasons to celebrate this May, make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun, and check our Events Calendar regularly for the hottest happenings all around Long Island.
Hosts Their Annual Water Safety Awareness Day This Weekend!
This Saturday, May 5th from 11 AM - 2 PM, Saf-T-Swim, New York's #1's Swim School hosts their annual Water Safety Awareness Day at their Nassau & Suffolk locations. There will be informative presentations from local Police and Fire Departments, US Coast Guard, Red Cross, and Saf-T-Swim Staff, including a special message at the Bohemia location from Saf-T-Swim President, Jim Hazen. Mr. Hazen founded the school in 1984 and has grown the school include 10 locations with over 10,000 students taking classes each week! Mr. Hazen’s #1 priority is to educate every parent and child about water safety, and he states, "What people learn on May 5th could someday save a life." This fun filled family event will also feature raffles, face painting, balloons, contests, prizes, and more! Participants will also recieve $100 off of future swim classes if they sign up the day of the event.

For a full list of locations & more information, visit their website, or call 1-866-723-3794.

Hot Off the Presses
Saving Long Island's Oysters
Odds are, if you've picked up a large oyster shell on a Long Island beach recently, you were holding a century-old underwater relic. In the late 1800's, there were twenty five oyster-packing hosues along the Great South Bay. By the 1950's oyster harvesting was virtually suspended due to the combonation of several factors, not the least of which was over-harvesting, which was exacerbated by changes to barrier inlets, habitat destruction, predation, water quality degradation, and pollution, as well as the introduction of oyster diseases. Long Island's most valuable bivalve was functionally extinct by the 1900's. Fast forward half a century. May still begins Oyster Season, and Long Islanders are still adding extra notches to their belts to celebrate oysters the best way they know how - by deliciously savoring them, something made possible by years of concervation efforts. 
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Local Headlines
Glen Cove Man Nabbed for Unemployment Theft
Three Marine Mammals Found On LI Beaches
East Meadow Man Charged with Hempstead Slay
Man With 64 License Suspensions Arrested
LIU's Valedictorian Celebrates Tough Road To Graduation Day
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They have an endless variety for you to pick from, or you can custom design the perfect arrangement yourself.

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This Week's Best Long Island Events 

The Jazz Caravan at Mirelle's - Series Kick Off!
This Friday, May 4th, Mirelle's of Westbury kicks off their Jazz Caravan with Holli Ross. The doors open at 7 PM, and event runs from 8-10:30 PM with 2 sets, and tickets are $15. Each Friday from now, through the end of June, there will be a different exciting Jazz Performance. Check out their event listing for the full line up!

Mystery Wine Tasting at Waters Crest Winery
If you're a wine enthusiast, then you won't want to miss out on this event. The Waters Crest Winery will be presenting a blind taste test of 6 of their wines with winemaker Jim Waters this Saturday from 2 - 4 PM. Tickets are $30, and you can call to RSVP. Prizes will be awarded to those who can correctly guess the wines, and cheese & cracker plates will be available.

Bethpage Street Fair & Craft Show
This Sunday, May 6th, make sure to come out to the Bethpage Street Fair & Craft Show! It's an all day event with free admission, and will be fun for the whole family. There will be numerous craft vendors, food vendors, and rides! Make sure to check out Nassau County Craft Show's website for a full calendar of their upcoming Shows & Events!


29th Annual Dutch Festival
This Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM, Hofstra University is hosting their 29th Annual Dutch Festival featuring rides, vendors, fun, food, their annual plant sale and a day of excitement for the whole family that you won't want to miss. Tickets are $6 per person, $4 for senior citizens, and admission is free for children 12 & under. 


Psychic Night Fundraiser to Benefit Save-A-Pet
This Friday Night at the Port Jefferson Village Center from 6 - 9:30 PM, come out to get a glimpse into your future as psychics and clairvoyants of Long Island come together to help raise money for Save-A-Pet. The cost is $25 per reading, and there will be Tarot Card Readings, Astrology Readings, and more! One thing is for certain -  fun is in your future if you attend this charitable event! 

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