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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday 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, Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London. In northeast New Jersey, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), Nassau, New York (manhattan), Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond (staten island), Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. * From Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon * low pressure approaches the tri-state area tonight and passes through on Thursday. Rain tonight becomes potentially heavy at times Thursday morning with the potential of heavy downpours into early afternoon. A total of 1.25 to 2.25 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts possible in any stronger convection on Thursday. Flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as small streams will therefore be possible Thursday. 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. Maloit , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect from 9 am to 6 PM EST Thursday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 am to 6 PM EST Thursday. * Winds...southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing...mid Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph, or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use extra caution. Maloit -- Wednesday Jan.23 19,07:34 PM

DEC: Free Fishing Weekend February 18 & 19

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The first of several free fishing days in New York State for 2017 will take place next weekend on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.

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During these designated days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.

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Albany, NY - February 10, 2017 - The first of several free fishing days in New York State for 2017 will take place next weekend on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.

During these designated days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.

Anglers are reminded that fishing regulations remain in effect during these days.

Free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for both beginning anglers that want to learn more about fishing and also those interested in getting back into the sport. Of New York’s 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, exceptional fishing opportunities aren’t far away!

Additional free fishing days slated for 2017 include:

  • June 24-25
  • September 23 (National Hunting and Fishing Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

Those new to ice fishing are encouraged to download the Introduction to Ice Fishing chapter of DEC’s new I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing for information on how to get started with ice fishing. Additional information, including tips on ice fishing safety and a list of waters open to ice fishing, can be found at DEC’s ice fishing web page.

For Governor Cuomo’s press release on the upcoming Free Ice Fishing Weekend visit here