Saturday, January 21, 2017

NWS - Coastal Storm Briefing #2

NWS Coastal Storm Briefing #1

NWS issues High Wind Watch




URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
520 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR FROM MID MORNING
  MONDAY INTO MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE LIKELY, WITH NUMEROUS
  POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE. TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY
  FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES, AND ON ELEVATED ROADS AND BRIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH, OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR HIGHER, MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

Friday, January 20, 2017

NWS - Potential for a Significant Coastal Storm


NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook [Updated]


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
442 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

CTZ009>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-212145-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN ESSEX-
EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
442 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

STRONG EASTERLY WINDS ARE LIKELY FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY NIGHT AS AN INTENSIFYING STORM MOVES UP THE COAST.

POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LOCALLY MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING DURING THE
MONDAY EVENING HIGH TIDES. THE HIGHEST THREAT FOR COASTAL IMPACTS
WILL BE FOR FLOOD PRONE LOCALES ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF
LI/NYC...EASTERN BAYS OF LI...LOWER NY/NJ HARBOR INCLUDING TIDALLY
AFFECTED RIVERS...AND WESTERN LI SOUND.

HIGH SURF WILL BRING POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD DUNE EROSION AND
LOCALIZED WASHOVERS FOR THE ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED.

Contractors will be working on W11th and 12th Road, Saturday, January 21, 2017



WORK ON WEST  11TH AND 12TH ROADS
 THIS WEEKEND 


I HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY DDC THAT EIC ASSOCIATES WILL BE WORKING ON WEST 11TH AND 12TH ROADS TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017.

PLEASE REFER TO THE BELOW EMAIL...


**********
Hello Peter,

This Saturday Jan 21, 2017, E.I.C. Associates plan on working on both West 11th and West 12th Roads.  Hope you have a good weekend.

Michelle Singh, OE
The Liro Group

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NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook [Updated]

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
452 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

CTZ009>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-211100-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN ESSEX-
EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
452 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR LONG ISLAND...NEW YORK
CITY...COASTAL CONNECTICUT...AND URBAN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

STRONG EASTERLY WINDS ARE LIKELY FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY NIGHT AND POSSIBLY TUESDAY MORNING...AS AN INTENSIFYING
STORM MOVES UP THE COAST. LOCALLY MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING MAY
ALSO BE POSSIBLE DURING THE MONDAY MORNING AND TUESDAY MORNING
HIGH TIDE CYCLES.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook [Updated]

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
417 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

CTZ009>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-202130-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN ESSEX-
EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
417 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN
CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

STRONG EASTERLY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY NIGHT AS AN INTENSIFYING STORM MOVES UP THE COAST.

POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING
DURING THE MONDAY AND TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDES. HIGH SURF WILL
BRING POTENTIAL FOR DUNE EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASHOVERS FOR THE
ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES.

NWS - Strong winds and moderate coastal flooding possible Sunday night through Tuesday morning


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
434 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

CTZ009>012-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-201100-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-EASTERN ESSEX-
EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
434 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN
CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

STRONG EASTERLY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY NIGHT AS AN INTENSIFYING STORM MOVES UP THE COAST. THE
STORM COULD ALSO PRODUCE MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IF THE HIGHEST
SURGE COINCIDES WITH THE HIGHER OF THE DAILY ASTRONOMICAL HIGH
TIDES MONDAY MORNING OR TUESDAY MORNING. THE GREATER POTENTIAL FOR
THESE IMPACTS AT THIS TIME APPEARS TO BE ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE
BACK BAYS OF LONG ISLAND...JAMAICA BAY...PECONIC BAY...AND THE
SHORELINES OF LOWER NEW YORK BAY.

Between the Bridges in Broad Channel


Between the Bridges in Broad Channel
by
Peter J. Mahon
January 19th,  2017

HOLIDAY MALADY

It is sometimes said that if it wasn't for bad luck, there would be no luck at all.  After this past holiday season I am starting to think that there might be something to that old adage after all!

During the wee hours of  Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve),  my wife, Grace (aka: "she who must be obeyed") stumbled and fell onto the hard stone tiles on our brand new kitchen floor injuring her shoulder.  Worried that she may have sustained a fracture or dislocation and hoping to avoid spending hours awaiting treatment in a hospital emergency room, we set out by car in search of an urgent care center.   The several urgent care centers we initially visited in Queens were a bust as each had waiting times of 3 or more hours and, to our dismay, we realized that neither of us had the foresight to ensure we brought along our cell phone.  We decided to head out Sunrise Highway to our regular physician's office located in Valley Stream stopping along the way at two other urgent care centers along the way, finding one closed and the other with a waiting room overflowing with patients.  When we finally arrived at our family physician's office we found it closed which was not at all surprising given the fact that it was Christmas Eve. As we continued east, Grace, now becoming really annoyed with her shoulder pain, began suggesting loudly that we seek treatment at a veterinarian's office.  Thankfully, before it became necessary to spend any time in an animal hospital waiting room noshing on kibbles and bits,  we came across an urgent care center on Merrick Boulevard with 2 physicians on duty who were able to examine Grace right away and determined that she had sustained an injury to the tendon connecting her clavicle and shoulder bone. They placed her arm in a sling and prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and sent us on our way to seek a follow up appoint with an orthopedic specialist the following week.

Christmas morning dawned found everyone in the family gathered around the tree exchanging gifts and enjoying their morning coffee. (Obviously Grace was not multi-tasking as her arm was in a sling and still in considerable pain!) On the other hand, I was on my knees, praying to the porcelain gods, dealing with a stomach virus that basically left me with no memory of Christmas Day 2016! All I could think of was that my myriad visits to the packed waiting rooms of the multiple urgent care centers I had visited the day prior with Grace had left me with my own personal viral Christmas gift!  

Exacerbated, both Grace and myself threw up our hands and surrendered to our fates thinking to ourselves, "What else can go wrong?"  As it turned out, the Gods of infelicitous illness were not yet finished with the family.

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, my oldest daughter Amy became seriously ill and was transported by ambulance and admitted to St. John 's Episcopal Hospital over in Far Rockaway where she underwent emergency surgery to remove a rather large ovarian cyst.  Thankfully, the offending mass was benign but its size precluded the use of laproscopic surgery and she is now sporting a scar that both a battled hardened Marine or a Mom who has underwent a C-section to deliver her child could be proud of!  Amy was discharged from the hospital on New Year's Eve and returned home to join the rest of her afflicted clan.

New Year's Day was a quiet one at the household with the exception of my youngest daughter Vicky who remained in her room all day armed with a crucifix, holy water, garlic and a silver necklace warning the rest of us to stay well away from her lest she too fall victim to some paranormal holiday season malady!

As I pen this column, Amy is recovering nicely, Grace's shoulder is healing and I no longer require a reserved sign on the toilet in our bathroom.  Vicky has left her room and now interacts with rest of the family but I suspect she still is carrying a flask of garlic infused holy water in her purse - just in case!   

In closing I would like to pass along a special thank you to Tom Moss and Joe Nocerino of the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department as well as Dr. Anita Holman and all the rest of the staff at St. John's Hospital, whose prompt, courteous and professional care saw my daughter Amy returned safely home to myself and Grace. Our family has a lot to be thankful for as we begin our voyage through this new year!  

Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?