Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NWS issues Heat Advisory for our Area


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.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

This week's Rockaway Times

A major makeover for Sunset Cove in Broad Channel


The 15 acres in Broad Channel will be worked on until 2019 or 2020

Construction 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.

Friday, August 10, 2018

NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


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


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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

NWS - Heat Advisory Extended Through Wednesday Evening...


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.

Monday, August 6, 2018

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


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


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.

Friday, August 3, 2018

NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


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.