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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 19,06:34 AM

Fall 2018 - Your Guide to The Season's Best Fun!

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Hayrides are one Fall Fun Activity that has been a family favorite for generations here on Long Island!

While spring might be celebrated from the blooming of flowers and all the colorful foliage that comes along with it, autumn is full of its own variety of pretty plants and scenery. Though there might not be very many flowers to admire the leaves on the trees turn to beautiful shades of yellow and orange, and apple trees bear plenty of bright red apples. As the season progresses you’re sure to find many Long Islanders covering their homes and yards with all manner of festive Halloween decorations.

The fall season is full of fun things to do, from picking apples and taking brisk hikes to braving haunted houses and preparing Thanksgiving dinner. There will be plenty of holiday celebrations and festivals, and when the weather gets cold you can be sure that there will be plenty of fun things to do indoors. Follow the 2018 Fall Season Guide to find all the best places to go and things to do on Long Island and get the most out of your autumn! 

Best Bets for Enjoying The Fall
Unfortunately the swimming season comes to an end when fall arrives, but you don’t have to stop having fun just because it’s no longer warm enough to swim! You can visit a local orchard and pick your own apples, then coat some with a candy or caramel shell and bake a tasty apple pie out of the others! Halloween means there will be plenty of festive frightful fun all across the Island, and you’ll be grateful for all the great food on Thanksgiving. There are also many other activities to enjoy besides the usual holiday traditions!

Pumpkin Patches Apple Picking Haunted Houses
Hay Rides Corn Mazes Halloween Festivals
Real Haunts Fall Foliage Hiking Spots Fall Farmers' Markets
Peaceful Trails Fall Festivals Local Parks

A Season's Worth of Rainy Day Fun
There are a lot of fun outdoor activities to enjoy during the fall, but when the temperature gets a little too cold or the skies start pouring rain there are still a ton of ways to have fun on Long Island. Indoor haunted houses are a safe bet throughout October no matter the weather, most museums are open year-round, and you can always count on a local theater or cinema to show a good play or movie. If you’re looking for something on the quieter side, head to the library and pick out a new book or two!

Laser Tag Roller Skating Rinks Museums
Local Libraries Indoor Play Areas Bowling Alleys

Fall's Bountiful Holiday Happenings
The beautiful, leaf-strewn months of autumn kick off the start of the holiday season with a bang! Or should I say, a BOO! First off is the frightfully fun night of tricks and treats, All Hallows' Eve, where you get to have a howling good time dressed up as someone else for the night then gorge yourself with candy, whether you’re a kid or not! In November comes Thanksgiving, an extra special time for all to reflect on the people and things in life they are grateful for, and share that love and appreciation with their family and friends over a delicious meal.

Halloween

Halloween Haunted House Reviews

Take a look at these haunted house reviews so you have an idea of what you're getting yourself into for this Halloween!

Thanksgiving

Black Friday

Cyber Monday

  • 2018 Cyber Monday Shopping Guide


Group posing together on a beautiful autumn day outdoors at a Long Island pumpkin patch. Photo by Staffer John via LongIsland.com's Fall Fun 2016 Photo Gallery.

More Holiday Fun
Now that you've gotten the scoop on the biggest holidays of the season, check out these smaller celebrations and observances, and make the most of the Fall Season!


Massive pumpkin sculptures on display at Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns. Photo by LongIsland.com Staffer Chris via LongIsland.com's 
2015 Fall Fun & Halloween Happenings Photo Gallery

Get into the Swing of Things this Season
This autumn is sure to be full of many fun activities for you to enjoy with your friends and family. In addition to our great resources and Monthly Guides, we have assembled numerous special features on things to do, local entertainment, family fun, and much more!

Entertainment & Fall Fun

Just for Kids

Fall Fun for Adults

Sweet Fall Treats - Recipes & Recommendations!

This Season's Monthly Family Fun Guides
Make the most out of every month here on Long Island by checking out our Monthly Family Fun Guides! Packed with the best upcoming events & entertainment for the month, these are guides you won't want to miss!

Have a Suggestion for our Fall Fun Page? Let Us Know!