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"Winter Storm Watch" ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon... * what...heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible. * Where...portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * When...from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. * Additional details...travel could be very difficult at any point during the storm. Rapidly falling temperatures Sunday afternoon into the evening could cause any standing water to quickly freeze over. Strong wind gusts Sunday afternoon into the night could bring down tree limbs and power lines. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Special Statement" Light snow will continue to fall across the area through much of the morning commute, except east of NYC, where light snow may continue into the mid morning hours. Total snowfall amounts should generally be an inch or less. Motorists should be prepared for the possibility of slippery roads and use caution while driving. 451 am EST Fri Jan 18 2019 Light snow will continue to fall across the area through much of the morning commute, except east of NYC, where light snow may continue into the mid morning hours. Total snowfall amounts should generally be an inch or less. Motorists should be prepared for the possibility of slippery roads and use caution while driving. -- Friday Jan.18 19,08:04 AM

Town of Hempstead

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Founded in 1643, the Village of Hempstead is one of the oldest towns in New York state. 

The Town of Hempstead occupys the southwestern portion of Nassau County, New York. Twenty-two incorporated villages are entirely or partially within the Town of Hempstead. There is also a village of Hempstead located within the town.  The Town of Hempstead is 191.3 square miles, 71.4 square miles of which is water.

The town of Hempstead was founded in 1644, and named after Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, the birthplace of town founder John Carman.  During the American Revolution, the supporters of the Crown, the Tories, and American sympathizers, the Yankees, caused a split between Hempstead and North Hempstead.  In 1899, when Queens County was split to become part of New York City and form Nassau County, some portions of Hempstead were absorbed by Queens.

Hempstead's total combined population, according to the 2010 census, is 759,757.  If the town were to be incorporated as a city, it would be the second largest in the state behind New York City and ahead of Buffalo.  The estimated median household income of the town is $84,362.  Hempstead Lake State Park, Valley Stream State Park and Jones Beach State Park are all located within the Town of Hempstead.  Jones Beach is considered the most popular beach on the east coast of the United States.  Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines have their United States headquarters in East Meadow.  Hofstra University, New York University and Nassau Community College all have campuses in the Town of Hempstead.

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