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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am EDT Thursday... * what...heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. * Where...New Haven, Middlesex and northern New London counties in southern Connecticut and western Suffolk County in New York. * When...until 6 am EDT Thursday. * Additional details...snow this morning will become heavy by afternoon and into the evening. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times. A combination of the heavy snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph could bring down tree limbs and power lines, creating power outages. Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially during the evening commute. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest Road conditions. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening... ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 4 am EDT Thursday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 4 am EDT Thursday. * Locations...vulnerable locales along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departure...1 1/2 to 2 1/2 ft today and tonight. * Timing...widespread minor coastal flooding expected with the high tide cycles today and tonight. * Coastal flood impacts...about 1 to 2 ft of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * Shoreline impacts...breaking waves of 2 to 4 ft along the north and east facing shorelines will result in beach erosion with only minor damage possible to shoreline structures. 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 21/03 PM 8.7/ 9.2 1.4/ 1.9 1.7/ 2.2 2-3 minor 22/03 am 9.0/ 9.5 1.7/ 2.2 1.4/ 1.9 2 minor 22/04 PM 7.2/ 7.7 -0.2/ 0.3 0.4/ 0.9 1-2 none 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 21/03 PM 9.2/ 9.7 1.3/ 1.8 1.8/ 2.2 3 minor 22/03 am 9.6/10.1 1.7/ 2.2 1.6/ 2.0 2 minor 22/04 PM 7.7/ 8.2 -0.2/ 0.2 0.5/ 1.0 1-2 none 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 21/03 am 9.5/10.0 1.7/ 2.2 1.4/ 1.9 2 none 21/03 PM 10.0/10.5 2.2/ 2.7 2.2/ 2.7 2-3 minor 22/03 am 9.5/10.0 1.7/ 2.2 1.1/ 1.6 2 none 22/04 PM 7.8/ 8.4 0.1/ 0.6 0.5/ 1.0 1 none 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 21/01 PM 5.1/ 5.6 1.1/ 1.6 1.9/ 2.3 0 none 22/01 am 5.6/ 6.1 1.6/ 2.0 2.1/ 2.6 0 none 22/02 PM 4.0/ 4.5 0.0/ 0.5 0.9/ 1.4 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 21/03 PM 8.8/ 9.3 1.5/ 2.0 1.9/ 2.3 4-5 none 22/03 am 9.1/ 9.6 1.8/ 2.2 1.6/ 2.0 4 minor 22/04 PM 7.1/ 7.6 -0.2/ 0.2 0.4/ 0.9 2-3 none 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 21/03 PM 9.4/ 9.9 1.5/ 2.0 1.5/ 2.0 3 none 22/03 am 9.7/10.2 1.8/ 2.2 1.2/ 1.7 3 none 22/04 PM 8.1/ 8.6 0.2/ 0.7 0.4/ 0.9 2 none -- Wednesday Mar.21 18,05:04 AM

Weekend Road Trip Destinations in NJ, PA, CT, MA & Upstate NY - Just a Short Drive Away from Long Island!

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Living here on Long Island can truly be a ton of fun, but if you're looking for something new and exciting to enjoy, you won't have to travel far! There's plenty of great fun in our neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, as well as in Upstate New York! From skiing, tubing, and snowboarding, to amusement parks, and historical landmarks, to fine dining, casinos, shopping, and everything in between, your next big getaway could be just a short car drive away from Long Island!

If you love Road Trips as much as you love living here on Long Island, then you're in luck - LI is close to fun no matter what you're interested in, and we're only a short car drive away from some of the East Coast's beloved destinations.

Here's what topped our Weekend Road Trip List:

New York Road Trip Destinations


Long Islanders are very lucky to neighbor the City That Never Sleeps. It truly doesn’t matter what your tastes are or  how much time you have to spend, Manhattan has got you covered.

The Adirondacks
Take the New York State Thruway north, and then keep going.  A super simple morning drive will bring you to the nation’s largest park in the lower 48.  The “forever wild,” six million acre forest preserve can be your home away from home.

The Catskills
Even closer than the Adirondacks, the Catskill Park has so much to offer.  Regional cuisine, outdoor sports, apple picking, antiquing and all variety of relaxation, the Catskills offer a majestic backdrop to your dream weekend getaway.

The Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes region of Central New York is prized for its stunning glacier-carved scenery, as well as the unique microclimate that makes the local wine world renowned. 

Niagara Falls
Ever the perfect destination for a romantic retreat, Niagara Falls should be on every Long Islander’s bucket list.  Visit the falls and turn your weekend getaway into an international adventure with a quick jump over the Canadian border.

Pennsylvania Road Trip Destinations

The Poconos

A few hours from Long Island, the Pocono region of Pennsylvania offers year-round seasonal fun and all classes of accommodation.  The Poconos are a perfect destination whether you are on a tight budget, or you are really looking to treat yourselves and your loved ones to a luxurious getaway.

A spoon full of sugar helps the history go down!  Hershey-Harrisburg offers the perfect balance of entertainment and education.  Check out Hershey Park and explore the local Pennsylvania Dutch Country. This weekend retreat is sure to offer memories to last a lifetime.

Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg is the perfect place to celebrate America.  Whether you are looking to tour a Civil War battlefield, appreciate stunning architecture or spend time with your family enjoying some traditional American cuisine, this weekend getaway is sure to impress.

Bucks County, PA
Home of the beloved Sesame Place, Bucks County offers fun activities for the whole family, a happening nightlife, plenty of entertainment and a rich history.


New Jersey Road Trip Destinations

Atlantic City
Known for its stunning beaches, boardwalk and casinos, Atlantic City has something to offer visitors of all ages.  Getting there is easy by booking a ticket on a direct bus from Long Island.

Connecticut Road Trip Destinations

Mystic, Connecticut
The name says it all.  Explore Long Island from a new perspective, and while you’re there, check out the Mystic Seaport, the aquarium and historic sites.  Save time by taking a ferry across the Sound.


Massachusetts Road Trip Destinations

Boston, Massachusetts
At the heart of New England, Boston has been a happening place for over 400 hundred years. This is the place to go if you want to combine the cutting edge of American culture while also appreciating our historic identity. Cut the drive in half by taking a ferry.

Cape Cod
A peninsula jutting out of the easternmost point of Massachusetts, Cape Cod is rich in maritime character and seasonal attractions.

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