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552 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties...
in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.
Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground Level
Ozone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy way
to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher
the AQI value...the greater the health concern.
When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Department
of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous
outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health
effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of
elevated levels of pollutants include the very young...and those
with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart
disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their
A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York
residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll
free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.
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921 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018
The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a
* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for...
Southern Fairfield County in southern Connecticut...
Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey...
Southeastern Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey...
Southern Westchester County in southeastern New York...
Queens County in southeastern New York...
Richmond County in southeastern New York...
Bronx County in southeastern New York...
West central Suffolk County in southeastern New York...
Kings County in southeastern New York...
New York (Manhattan) County in southeastern New York...
Nassau County in southeastern New York...
* Until 1045 PM EDT.
* At 919 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms which will be moving into the region between 930 and
1000 PM. This will cause minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage
areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Jamaica, Yonkers, Stamford, Flatbush, Norwalk, New Rochelle,
Flushing, White Plains, Mott Haven, Levittown, Hoboken, East
Tremont, Freeport, Valley Stream and Long Beach.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
LAT...LON 4050 7427 4064 7420 4067 7408 4113 7385
4114 7344 4105 7343 4100 7361 4099 7363
4086 7376 4085 7376 4092 7357 4090 7349
4095 7349 4093 7342 4068 7339 4060 7345
4054 7394 4060 7404 4052 7413
$$Special Weather Statement
Hudson-Eastern Union-Eastern Essex-Western Bergen-Western
Union-Western Passaic-Western Essex-Eastern Bergen-Eastern
Passaic-Rockland-Kings (Brooklyn)-Orange-Northern Queens-Southern
Queens-Bronx-Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Northern
Westchester-Richmond (Staten Is.)-
858 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT HUDSON...PASSAIC...
BRONX...KINGS...ROCKLAND...WESTCHESTER AND NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)
At 857 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from Unionville to Parsippany to near Far
Hills to Hopewell. Movement was east at 40 mph.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph and half inch hail are possible with these
These storms will be near...
Summit and Millburn around 905 PM EDT.
Orange and Union around 910 PM EDT.
Plainfield and Bloomfield around 915 PM EDT.
Newark and Passaic around 920 PM EDT.
Bayonne and Linden around 925 PM EDT.
Jersey City and Elizabeth around 930 PM EDT.
Mott Haven and Todt Hill around 935 PM EDT.
Flatbush and Crown Heights around 940 PM EDT.
Flushing and Coney Island around 945 PM EDT.
Jamaica and New City around 950 PM EDT.
Ossining and Nyack around 955 PM EDT.
Tarrytown around 1000 PM EDT.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.
These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
LAT...LON 4050 7427 4051 7426 4060 7422 4060 7446
4066 7440 4067 7446 4076 7436 4090 7434
4090 7427 4097 7428 4105 7445 4104 7450
4120 7437 4134 7467 4141 7469 4127 7387
4083 7378 4083 7380 4068 7372 4057 7383
TIME...MOT...LOC 0057Z 287DEG 33KT 4132 7457 4084 7440 4064 7460 4039