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Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does! [Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
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NWS issues Heat Advisory for our Area

Wed, 2018-08-15 06:15

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
318 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

NYZ072>075-176-178-152200-
/O.NEW.KOKX.HT.Y.0008.180815T1600Z-180816T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
318 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Mid to upper 90s.

* TIMING...This afternoon and Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

A major makeover for Sunset Cove in Broad Channel

Sat, 2018-08-11 09:57

The 15 acres in Broad Channel will be worked on until 2019 or 2020
by Anna Sackel, Associate Editor  Thursday, August 9Construction at Sunset Cove in Broad Channel has begun. The project entails two phases of work.The first will create an elevated walking trail, maritime forest, restored wetlands and wetlands creek.The second phase will create a boardwalk out over the wetlands constructed out of the salvaged Rockaway Boardwalk lumber. The boardwalk will lead to a covered viewing and outdoor classroom area.“This project, at the southern end of Broad Channel, will provide access and views that do not exist anywhere in the city. The area will also host an Eco dock for local school children to visit and conduct studies,” Dan Mundy Jr., longtime Broad Channel resident and environmental activist, said in an email. “Big thanks to Borough President Melinda Katz, Dan Brown, Assemblywoman Amato, Senator Addabbo, and Councilman Ulrich for all of your support on this project and to [Mayor de Blassio] for the commitment of the additional and crucial funds of 7 million dollars.”The project will cost about $17 million and will not be completed for more than a year.Phase one is expected to be finished by next June while phase two won’t be completed until at least the fall of 2019 and possibly the start of 2020.Although the project will take some time and a lot of money, Mundy says the benefits it will bring to the environment and the community are worth it.“It’s going to give people an amazing view and the section of the boardwalk will serve as a place for people to really get up close and personal with the wetlands, something that you normally can’t do,” said Mundy. “I find that kids don’t get out as much and we’re losing future environmentalists, so once the kids come out here and get their hands dirty the questions and curiosity starts so it generates additional interest from students.”The project is being paid for by a combination of city and state funding, and multiple grants and environmental groups.

NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:28

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
344 AM EDT Fri Aug 10 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut,
northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop
along a stalling frontal boundary late tonight through Saturday.
There is potential for torrential downpours to move over the same
areas, bringing rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, and
presenting a localized threat for flash flooding.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed.

Minor Coastal Flooding expected with tonight's 8:24 pm high tide

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:17

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
416 AM EDT Fri Aug 10 2018

...Localized Minor Flooding Tonight...

NYZ178-179-110300-
/O.NEW.KOKX.CF.S.0028.180810T2300Z-180811T0300Z/
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
416 AM EDT Fri Aug 10 2018

...Localized Minor Flooding Tonight...

* LOCATIONS...Vulnerable locales along the south shore bays of
Nassau and Queens counties
.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...[1 1/2 ft above tonight's 6.9 foot astronomical
tides...
]

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline.

* TIMING...During times of high tide between 7pm and 11 pm.

NWS - Heat Advisory Extended Through Wednesday Evening...

Tue, 2018-08-07 08:43

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
338 AM EDT Tue Aug 7 2018

NYZ072>075-176-178-072000-
/O.EXT.KOKX.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-180808T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
338 AM EDT Tue Aug 7 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 101.

* TIMING...In the afternoon and into the early evening through
Wednesday.


* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

NWS - Heat Advisory Remains in Effect.....

Mon, 2018-08-06 16:02

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
332 PM EDT Mon Aug 6 2018

NYZ072>075-176-178-070930-
/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-180808T0000Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
332 PM EDT Mon Aug 6 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT TUESDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 101.

* TIMING...In the afternoon and into the early evening through
Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

NWS - Heat Advisory issued for our area

Mon, 2018-08-06 06:34

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
341 AM EDT Mon Aug 6 2018

NYZ072>075-176-178-062000-
/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-180808T0000Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
341 AM EDT Mon Aug 6 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT TUESDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 100.

* TIMING...Each afternoon and early evening through Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may
cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook

Fri, 2018-08-03 23:57

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
804 PM EDT Fri Aug 3 2018

A FlAsh Flood Watch remains in effect with an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm with damaging wind gusts or even a weak tornado possible through early Saturday afternoon.

NWS issues Flood Advisory for our area

Fri, 2018-08-03 14:34


Flood Advisory
National Weather Service New York NY
219 PM EDT FRI AUG 3 2018

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a

* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for...
Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey...
Eastern Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey...
Union County in northeastern New Jersey...
Southeastern Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey...
Essex County in northeastern New Jersey...
Queens County in southeastern New York...
Richmond County in southeastern New York...
Bronx County in southeastern New York...
Kings County in southeastern New York...
New York (Manhattan) County in southeastern New York...

* Until 415 PM EDT.

* At 217 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding. Rainfall rates
between 1 and 2 inches per hour can be expected at times with the
heavy rain before 415 PM. Overflowing poor drainage areas will
result in minor flooding in the advisory area.

NWS Weather Summary

Fri, 2018-08-03 08:59


Weather Summary for the Local Tri-State Region
National Weather Service New York NY
400 AM EDT Fri Aug 3 2018
Bermuda high pressure will continue to influence the region into
the beginning of the weekend with a tropical-like airmass in
place. Showers and thunderstorms are possible today with the best
chances north and west of New York City. Highs will be in the
middle and upper 80s with muggy conditions continuing.

Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread tonight into
Saturday as a weak frontal boundary moves into the region.
Temperatures may only rise into the upper 70s and lower 80s east
of New York City due to clouds and precipitation with highs in
the upper 70s and lower 80s. Further west, some sunshine is
possible in the afternoon leading to highs in the middle 80s.

With plenty of moisture available, any storms could contain heavy
rainfall. This could lead to localized flooding of poor drainage
and low lying areas, especially in places that see multiple rounds
of storms.

NWS issues Tornado Warning for our area

Thu, 2018-08-02 22:39

Alert issued 08-02-2018 at 10:30 PM.
The National Weather Service has issued the following:What: Tornado WarningWhere: Queens, The BronxWhen: until 10:45 PMHazards: Tornadoes can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, & cause power outages.Preparedness Actions: IMMEDIATELY go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter. Stay away from windows.
During an Outage-Stay clear of downed power lines-Turn off all appliances-Keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage-Do not use generators indoors-If you have a disability/access needs, or use life sustaining equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911.

NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook

Thu, 2018-08-02 22:05

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
909 PM EDT Thu Aug 2 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Atlantic coastal waters,
southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Scattered thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rain, gusty
winds and lightning strikes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

There is a low chance of flash flooding from late Friday night
through Saturday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed.