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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * SURGE: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Affordable Family-Fun Days at Museum Row on Long Island

LongIsland.com

Looking for a place to keep the kids entertained during these cold winter days? Check out what's in store at Museum Row in February with “$5 February Fest”!

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Book your calendar to head over to Museum Row on Long Island in February! During a week when kids will be out from school – from Saturday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 23, Nassau County and the Cradle of Aviation Museum will host “$5 February Fest.”

“$5 February Fest” is an opportunity to enjoy films and other showings at the Cradle of Aviation’s IMAX Giant Screen Dome Theater where children ages 2-12 only have to pay $5.

$5 February Fest “provides families a wonderful opportunity to enjoy educational films at an affordable price,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano.

Showings scheduled for the week include:

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure
  • Back to the Moon for Good
  • Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
  • Air Racers: The Ultimate Air Show Experience
  • Jerusalem
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System
  • Cosmic Collisions

Expect a unique experience of motion, sound and sight at the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Each planetarium show also includes a short Your Night Sky presentation where you visually travel through the seasonal night sky to learn about the constellations, hear mythical stories of gods and goddesses, locate and identify planets and stars, and observe the Long Island sky like you’ve never seen before.

Reach the box office by calling (516) 572-4111.

Museum Row is home to several of Long Island’s finest museums, located on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City.

[Source: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano]