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"Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * flood advisory for... southern New London County in southern Connecticut... southern Middlesex County in southern Connecticut... central Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 am EST. * At 454 am EST, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain moving into the region. Isolated thunderstorms with heavy rain are also possible. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Around one-half inch of rain has fallen in the last 3 hours and additional rainfall of around one inch is expected over the area. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Lat...Lon 4142 7180 4141 7184 4134 7183 4133 7190 4109 7190 4108 7186 4104 7187 4087 7235 4063 7319 4075 7289 4071 7310 4071 7312 4097 7290 4100 7260 4113 7237 4131 7259 4137 7256 4145 7240 4152 7179 Met 337 am EST sun Jan 20 2019 ...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 19,06:04 AM

What's Brewing in NY? Bay Fest Demonstrates LI's Craft Beer Might

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Your humble craft beer guide is joined by a friend, NYC's own Beer Maiden, for a trip to the Great South Bay Brewery's first annual Bay Fest.

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Long Island is spoken of in grand overtures as a slumbering brewing giant slowly coming to life. From the smallest nanobrewers on the shores of the Sound to the massive breweries opening up shop not far from where tourists load onto ferries and beach umbrellas are rented by the hour, the island truly finds itself in the midst of a craft beer renaissance. This is clearly evidenced by the burgeoning of both the craft beer scene and its loyal adherents on our “old stomping grounds" – both of us are native islanders, and this is the stretch of land on which the two of us came into our own. The embodiment of this explosion came on this past Saturday, in the form of Bayfest at the Great South Bay Brewery. Both a kickoff to Long Island Craft Beer Week, and a new seasonal event, Bayfest is the Great South Bay Brewery's commemoration of the finely crafted beer which hails from Strong Island itself.

Though smaller than some of the festivals one might come across in the city or upstate, the intimate setting turned out to be optimal for the discerning beer drinker, curious about Long Island breweries. The smaller number allowed one to linger and really savor each beer, rather than attempting to play "beat the clock" to try each and every beer. Each attending brewery was represented by the brewers themselves, rather than a sales representative who may or may not have been schooled properly on the creation of each particular beer. The people who stood before us were humbly delighted to share their product as well as their extensive knowledge of and passion for brewing with any and all who came out to the festival. We met the folks behind Blind Bat, Barrier, Barrage, Greenport Harbor, Port Jeff, Spider Bite,Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts, The Brewer's Collective, Empire Brewing, Blue Point, Rocky Point, Outer Lands, and of course Great South Bay, among a very thorough listing of the island’s numerous new and existing breweries.

The brewers weren't the only stars at the festival. Many of craft beer's new talking heads came out for the event in style. We met the Beer Amigos, with their signature sombreros, as well as Beer Loves Company, Drunk and Unemployed – the list goes on and on. Also in attendance, of course, were the brilliant folks behind both In The Name of Beer and The Beer Maiden. Oh wait - that was us. Thanks for welcoming us with open arms, Long Island!

The space itself, at GSB’s massive new facility in Bay Shore, couldn't have been more conducive for the event. The brewery backdrop, complete with acres of stainless steel and a myriad of pipes and miscellaneous equipment, set the scene and there was more than enough room for all of the attendees with some to spare. Worth noting is the fact that the brewing system at Great South Bay has just come online in the past few weeks, and their first batches made 100% on the premises will be following soon.  As the afternoon wore on, a dance floor even appeared as the crowd was serenaded with The B-52s and Journey. This is beer festival 101. Congratulations to the planners for getting so many of the small details right.

Not everything was perfect, though. Waiting on the inevitable bathroom line was a high and low point of the day. Both of us took the opportunity to say some passing words to the various other attendees. Greg complained about the lack of bathrooms. Jeanine took a more civil approach and opted to interview some of the good people who were in attendance on what they thought about the first annual Bay Fest. "It's fabulous" Mike from Lindenhurst said. "We've been waiting for so long, and now great beer is happening all over the place. Makes you proud to be from Long Island." She followed up by asking if there was anything that needed improving for next year.  Jim from Commack mentioned, "I could have used a few more food stands. You know, when people are drinking - they're eating." We tend to agree, although with beers like Blind Bat's Long Island Potato Stout, and Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiast's Peaches and Scream, our food happily came in a glass.

Sadly, the end of the day came too soon, as it tends to do when we’re having fun with new friends and a steady supply of new and exciting craft beer to try. The air was alive with the promise of a newly forged tradition, and it would appear that next year will only be bigger and more successful. And please, can someone tell us where to find the wet-hopped Blood Orange Pale Ale? Thanks.


Greg Back is a brewer, blogger, and adventurous spirit hailing from Albany. His pint-by-pint quest across the state continues as he seeks to visit every brewery in New York. He has returned to Long Island for Bay Fest at the Great South Bay Brewery, and he also hopes to visit a few new breweries, brewpubs, and bars on the journey. Follow him at inthenameofbeer.com, on twitter @inthenameofbeer, and at facebook.com/newyorkcraftbeer.


 Jeanine Amella is known as The Beer Maiden. She's also been referred to as "Get out of the way," "Lovely collar bones," and "Ai Mami" on the streets of New York, where she has lived, loved and written for almost a decade. She is a blogger, entertainer and enthusiast of all things craft beer. She's traveled far and wide and plans to travel farther and wider in search of great breweries, bars, beers, and the people that make them. She is also an advanced hula hooper. Follow her at www.thebeermaiden.com, on twitter @JeanineAmella, and at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beer-Maiden/350679565043455.

 

 

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