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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: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Orange and Putnam - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union * 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 Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * STORM INFORMATION: - About 830 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 900 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 29.7N 79.9W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve 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, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, coastal Connecticut, and the New York City Metro. 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 expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against 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: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential 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: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - There is potential for widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding across the Lower New York Harbor and South Shore Back Bays, with localized minor flooding impacts elsewhere. - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots. - 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: Protect against 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. 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Holiday Happenings, Festive Family Fun, News & More in December 6th's Newsletter!

Get the scoop on all of the hottest holiday happenings & seasonal fun this weekend here on Long Island!

 

 

 



This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
December 6th
, 2013
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Doc's Millenium
Holiday Spectacular

Long Island Singles - you won't want to miss Doc's/Millenium Parties Holiday Spectacular #2, happening this Saturday from 7:30PM - 1AM
at the Metropolitan Club in Glen Cove.

The night is sure to be a blast, and will include a dinner buffet, a live band, DJ dancing, and of course the opportunity to meet lots of locals!

Tickets are $24 per person, and capacity attendance is expected, so be sure to arrive early!

This holiday season ditch the mistletoe, and join Doc's/Millenium Parties for their next big bash!

For more information,
please visit their website,
or call 718-279-8596.
Dear Long Islander,
Thanksgiving & Hannukah have both come and gone, and December is well under way - it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here on Long Island, where locals and businesses are getting into the spirit of the season with festive lights, decorations, and celebrations. This weekend is supposed to be a cold one with a fair chance of snow, but don't let the cold scare you - there is still plenty of seasonal fun happening! From Holiday Craft Fairs, to meet & greet events with Santa, and of course the opening weekend of the GSSC's 10th Annual Holiday Light Show, there is plenty to do this weekend!
The GSSC's 10th Annual Holiday Light Show
Don't Miss Out on LI's Largest Light Show's Spectacular 10th Year!
This December, you won't want to miss the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County's 10th Annual Holiday Light Show - Long Island's largest and brightest holiday light spectacular! Drive through a mile-long wooded trail filled with dazzling light displays and holiday vignettes, and start a new Holiday Tradition with your family. After the show, warm up at the Holiday Village, where you can take photos with Santa, visit the Hall of Trees, and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks. Now through December 30th, the Light Show will be open daily from 5PM - 9PM (closed Dec 24th & 25th), and admission is just $12 per carload on weekdays, and $15 per carload on weekends - making it the perfect way to celebrate the holiday without breaking the bank! Proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs and outreach services, so come out and celebrate the holiday season while supporting a great cause this year.
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-472-1625.
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Where to Meet the Man in Red This Holiday Season
Find Out Where You Can Meet Santa Here on LI!
This year, you better not pout, and you better not cry - Santa Claus is coming to town, and he'll be making appearances right here on Long Island all season long! And, as you already know, he is going to find out if you are naughty or nice - so it's best to be on your best behavior this holiday season. Not long after Thanksgiving has come and gone, Santa will be coming to Long Island this year meet all the good girls and boys that have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to share their Christmas Wishes. Who can forget the excitement and the great photo opportunity?
Local Headlines
LI's Big Shot Billy Joel Taking Residency at MSG for Monthly Concert Series
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Seasonal Scams: What to Watch Out for This Holiday When Shopping
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Seiskaya Ballet's Nutcracker
Coming to SBU's Staller Center December 20th - 23rd
This season, you won't want to miss out on LI’s premiere holiday favorite, Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker,  happening December 20th - 23rd for six performances at SBU’s Staller Center. Praised by Newsday as “ENCHANTING,” “Polished” and the New York Times as “lavish,” the cast includes former New York City Ballet principal Stephen Hanna and Seiskaya principals Alexandra Palma and Danielle Lovetro. Weekend performances are: Friday 7 PM, Saturday 2 & 7PM, Sunday 1 & 6PM and Monday 7 PM.  Prices: $40 adults, $34 children and seniors, and $30 for groups of 20 or more.
For more information & tickets,
please visit their website, or call 631-632-ARTS.
 
This Week's Best Long Island Events 
 
Santa Day and Tree Lighting
Are you ready to get into the Christmas cheer? If so, The Santa Day & Tree Lighting is a fun, family event you don't want to miss! Head out to the Mattituck Shopping Center on December 7th where Starbucks will be giving out free hot chocolate to keep you warm as you watch the tree light up! Also enjoy caroling in front of CVS with the Mattituck School Chorus. Children will get to take a free photo with Santa as well to take home with them as a festive souvenir! Free hot chocolate and photos will take place at 4 PM, followed by the tree lighting shortly after at 4:30 PM.

55th Annual Candlelight House Tour
Get the whole family into a festive mood by attending The 55th Annual Candelight House Tour at the Three Village Historical Society in Setauket. If you're a fan of architecture, come on down December 6th or 7th from 6-11 PM to attend our annual tour. Learn about the historical details of each home from staff that will be present to answer any of your questions while the children enjoy the radiant view of the beautifully lit up, select homes. Each home will be dressed in holiday decorations, done successfully by a team of local decorators.

Pet Meet & Greet with Santa
Pets are a huge part of the family, so bring yours down to the Talmage Farm Agway on December 7th anytime between 10 AM & 2 PM to have their photo taken with Santa! We welcome all kinds of pets to join us including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs, pet chickens... we've even taken photos with donkeys! Dress your pet up in a Santa hat or a festive bandana for their holiday photo shoot which is free of charge. After the photos are taken, each pet will receive a free Christmas stocking to hang up with the rest of the families at home!

Santa Visits the Railroad Museum of Long Island Greenport Location
Meet with Santa at the Greenport's Railroad Museum of Long Island on December 7th & 8th and also visit our museum's displays. Our free event will begin at 11:30 AM, with Santa arriving at Noon. Shop around at our gift shop for the holidays while enjoying light refreshments that will be served. Also, don't miss out on our raffle for a chance to win a "Lionel" Polar Express, "O" Gauge Toy Train Set! The drawing will be held at the museum on December 15th at 3:00 PM. It is just $1.00 for a chance, or $5.00 for a book of six chances! Winners do not need to be present to win.

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