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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bronx, Eastern Essex, 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, and Southwestern Suffolk * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, 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, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 370 miles south of New York City NY or about 420 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 35.5N 74.9W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located along North Carolina Outer Banks will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * WIND: Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * 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. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Low probability of minor coastal flooding in vulnerable coastal areas during the high tide on Friday night.

What makes Santoku knife different ?

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Seemingly overnight the Santoku Knife has become a extremely popular item in the kitchen. The use of this knife by many of the chefs on the food tv network has added to the hoopla surrounding ...

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Seemingly overnight the Santoku Knife has become a extremely popular item in the kitchen. The use of this knife by many of the chefs on the food tv network has added to the hoopla surrounding this knife. The question is why do all of these professional chefs use this unique knife in their kitchen? More importantly what you should know about a santoku knife before you purchase this piece of cutlery.

So What makes a Santoku knife different?

First, thing that you will notice is that shape of the blade is distinctly different that a traditional kitchen knife. Unlike traditional knifes the santoku knife blade is flat. You cannot rock this knife back and forth to cut items, a chef must use the santoku knife in either a slicing or chopping motion. This flat blade makes the knife much quicker to use when chopping items and making precision cuts.

Second, many of the Santoku knife blades are hollowed out having the granton edge. The hollowed out blade will reduce friction when cutting starchy and wet foods like potatoes and onions. The reduced friction helps the items to fall away from the blade as the chef cuts the food, allowing for more precise cuts and faster cutting. The only negative feature about the granton edge is that they can be tricky to sharpen. Make sure you use a high quality knife sharpener when sharpening your Santoku knife.

Third, most of the Santoku Knife are shorter and smaller than a traditional piece of cutlery. This makes the knife perfect to use for people with smaller hands. The lighter weight and size will reduce hand fatigue when performing large jobs. In addition, the smaller blade makes the knife more nimble than a traditional chef knife.

Purpose of all knifes is to cut, slice and chop items. The traditional chef knife is slightly rounded and somewhat heavy allowing the knife to slice by rocking the knife back and forth. All knifes are designed to work better when the blade is slicing through not pushing against the item. The flat blade of the Santoku allows the knife to slice with a straight up and down chopping motion allowing the chef more versatility in the kitchen. The versatility of this knife allows a chef to replace many pieces of cutlery in the kitchen and more times than not it becomes the chef's favorite knife in the drawer. Santoku knifes have become popular for many reason, but perhaps the best reason is that they are just a great piece of cutlery

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