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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch 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, 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 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for 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. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible 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. * TORNADOES: Prepare for 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.

Signature Event: 13th Annual Winterfest

The 13th Annual Winterfest is about to get started on Long Island’s East End. This five-week, mid-winter festival will take place on both the North and South Forks of Long Island, showcasing the region’s unique ...

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The 13th Annual Winterfest is about to get started on Long Island’s East End. This five-week, mid-winter festival will take place on both the North and South Forks of Long Island, showcasing the region’s unique wineries, breweries, hotels, arts organizations, and other cultural venues.

New this year: You can now join the Winterfest Founders Club that gives you a VIP Passport to special offers from participating partners. From a complimentary bottle of wine at your hotel to discounts from your meals, this card will give you the ultimate Winterfest experience.


February 7: Kick-Off Party

Hotel Indigo will host the Winterfest kick-off party that will begin the five weeks of exclusive experiences on the North and South Forks. The party will feature two floors of entertainment with performances, craft vendors, food, drinks and more. You can also talk with Winterfest venues and hotels to find out what they have planned during the event.

February 28-March 1: Hamptons Bedside Reading Authors Weekend

Calling all book lovers! The second annual Hamptons Bedside Reading Authors Weekend will feature cocktail parties, brunch and book signings at several Hamptons Inns, including Topping Rose, White Fences Inn, The 1770 House, The Bake House 1650 and The Maidstone Hotel. Tickets will get you entry to all five book events and a book at each event.

February 28-29: Food & Wine Pairing Event

Make sure to come to Desmond’s at East Wind Long Island hungry for a delicious Food & Wine Pairing Event. Enjoy a four-course dinner with each course carefully paired with a complimentary glass of wine.


February 29: Harborfrost

Head to Sag Harbor for the return of HarborFrost. Celebrate all things winter with live ice carving demonstrations, ice sculptures along Main Street, live music performances, indoor children’s activities, and a new Laser Light Show.

Every Friday

Welcome each weekend during Winterfest at Jamesport Farm Brewery. Grab your friends for Pints, Flights, & Trivia Night each Friday at 6:30 PM where you can test your trivia skills over a tasty beverage and compete for prizes.

Every Saturday

Every Saturday from 10 AM-2 PM, the Riverhead Farmer’s Market will be open for you to explore over forty vendors offering everything from local produce and dairy to spirits and handmade gifts.

Every Sunday

From 2-6 PM every Sunday during Winterfest, Long Ireland Beer Company with be hosting a series of Live Music performances. Head out for some great beer and a variety of music for every musical taste.

Art and Culture

Winterfest is the perfect time for you to explore the rich artistry and culture of Long Island’s East End. Don’t miss special performances, events, and exhibitions that will showcase the very best of the region.

Parrish Art Museum: Discover and connect with artists and art, with 15 temporary exhibitions presented each year, including new installations drawn from the museum’s world-class collection of more than 3,000 works, special exhibitions, and group exhibitions. Make sure to stop by March 7 for Two Forks and a Cork, a fun and appetizing event that features food and wine from the East End with live music and the opportunity for gallery exploration.

The Suffolk Theater: Experience diverse performing arts, from live entertainment, music and plays to movies and catered affairs. Shows during the event will include an Eagles tribute band, Valentine’s Weekend dinner and a show, and a hillbilly burlesque.

Peconic Ballet Theatre: Enjoy a wine tasting from Kontokosta Winery and a gallery viewing followed by the Theatre’s professional dance company performing pieces of work from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern.

Southampton Cultural Arts Center: Attend a variety of programming that combines art, education, dance, music, and theater that engages you and the rest of the community with the arts.