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"Flash Flood Warning" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 PM EDT. * At 635 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Islip, Brentwood, Commack, Huntington Station, Centereach, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Stony Brook, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Northport and Holbrook. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Lat...Lon 4094 7347 4091 7341 4095 7338 4091 7322 4094 7316 4097 7316 4097 7304 4071 7307 4069 7315 4070 7323 4066 7336 4065 7337 4065 7321 4067 7321 4067 7308 4066 7308 4060 7342 Maloit 635 PM EDT Tue Sep 25 2018 The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 PM EDT. * At 635 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Islip, Brentwood, Commack, Huntington Station, Centereach, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Stony Brook, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Northport and Holbrook. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Lat...Lon 4094 7347 4091 7341 4095 7338 4091 7322 4094 7316 4097 7316 4097 7304 4071 7307 4069 7315 4070 7323 4066 7336 4065 7337 4065 7321 4067 7321 4067 7308 4066 7308 4060 7342 Maloit , "Areal Flood Advisory" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * flood advisory for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... eastern Nassau County in southeastern New York... * until 800 PM EDT. * At 604 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Babylon and Farmingdale. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. Lat...Lon 4084 7353 4094 7334 4094 7329 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7317 4097 7314 4069 7315 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4065 7321 4067 7321 4067 7318 4066 7315 4064 7315 4058 7366 Maloit -- Tuesday Sep.25 18,07:19 PM

New “Camelopardalids” Meteor Shower Predicted for Friday Night

LongIsland.com

A never-before-seen meteor shower may light up the skies between Friday, May 23 and the morning of Saturday, May 24.

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Stargazers could be in for a rare treat on the night of Friday, May 23 if predictions hold true. A never-before-seen meteor shower is expected to peak tomorrow night into Saturday morning, with the best viewing times likely to be between 2:00 and 4:00 AM EDT on May 24.

The potential shower stems from Comet 209P/LINEAR, which was discovered in 2004 and has an orbit that brings it near the sun every five years. Earth is expected to pass through a debris trail left behind by the comet on Friday, and as we pass through debris will burn up, creating a potentially strong meteor shower.

209P completed its last perihelion passage just a couple weeks ago, on May 6; however, the debris we will pass through is not actually from this recent flyby but a stream of cometary materials left behind in the 19th century.

Tomorrow’s possible shower was first predicted in 2012 by Esko Lyytinen of Finland and Peter Jenniskens at NASA’s Ames Research Center have since confirmed the possibility. Though early expectations were for a shower that could see up to 400 meteors per hour during its peak, and some even left for the possibility of a larger meteor storm, more recent predictions place the number at a still-impressive 100-200 meteors per hour under ideal conditions.

It is also possible that this shower could be the first occurrence of what will become an annual event, which has led some to already begin referring to it as the May Camelopardalids (so named for the constellation from which the meteors will appear to radiate).

Long Island is well positioned for a prime view of the celestial show, as experts have stated the meteors will likely be most visible in mid-latitude areas in North America, namely southern Canada and the continental US. Unfortunately, as of Thursday afternoon weather forecasts were still calling for rain showers and overcast skies from Friday into Saturday, which would obscure the view of the meteors.

Fortunately, if there are too many clouds in the way above LI there will still be a way to see the show: the Slooh Space camera will be feeding a livestream of the event to YouTube, and you will be able to watch it at the bottom of this page!

[Source: EarthSky]
Right video and image via NASA
Left Video via Slooh YouTube Page

 

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