This week’s Noreaster

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After completely failing to report last week’s “surprise” noreaster, which I found out about by driving through Island Park at high tide, no ones missing this one. As I drove on Austin blvd just before 8am, The canal looked at level with the street an inch away from flowing over into Starbucks parking lot.

Fast forward to this week and it’s quite a different story. I see all the “news outlets” have sent their “star reporters” down to the beaches so I guess we’re in for some kind of spectacle.

Anyway, I’m going to head down to Long Beach and help keep the cable news channel’s reporter from being swept away into the ocean by the hurricane force winds, meteorites and Sea monsters.
Just be safe, ill update if any of these watches become warnings.

Also, key info: tides courtesy of Mobile Geographics

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Meanwhile, here’s the latest National Weather Service update for Point Lookout and vicinity ( southern nassau)

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY

REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT

TIDAL DEPARTURES

BETWEEN 2.5 AND 3.5 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.
BEACH EROSION

8 TO 14 FT BREAKING WAVES WILL RESULT IN MODERATE TO SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION ALONG ATLANTIC FACING COASTLINES.
TIMING

DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
IMPACTS

WHILE MOST LOCATIONS WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING

THERE MAY BE LOCALIZED MODERATE FLOODING IN SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM TIDE OR WAVE SPLASH OVER. MAJORITY OF ROADS REMAIN PASSABLE WITH ONLY ISOLATED CLOSURES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE. A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS

AND TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY

WESTERN AND CENTRAL LONG ISLAND.
HAZARD TYPES

WET SNOW.
ACCUMULATIONS

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.
WINDS

NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
TEMPERATURES

IN THE LOW TO MID 30S.
TIMING

A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON. MODERATE SNOW IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
IMPACTS

ACCUMULATING SNOW ON ROADWAYS COULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVELING CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. THE HEAVY

WET SNOW

COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS COULD LEAD TO DOWNED TREE BRANCHES

AND POWER LINES AS WELL. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW

SLEET

OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES

AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING

WIND ADVISORY

REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY

LOCATIONS

THE FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY

LONG ISLAND

COASTAL PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT

HUDSON COUNTY

AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY.
HAZARDS

STRONG WINDS.
WINDS

NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
TIMING

THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
IMPACTS

THESE WINDS COULD BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND LIMBS

AS WELL AS DAMAGE POWER LINES

ESPECIALLY COMBINED WITH ANY ACCUMULATING WET SNOW THROUGH TOMORROW. DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT

ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH

OR GUSTS OF 46 TO 57 MPH

ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT

ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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