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The National Weather Service has put into effect a blizzard warning on Long Island start on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, at 4 a.m. until Sunday, Jan. 24 noon. Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Saturday night at 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

The snow begins Saturday morning could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 2 p.m. High near 30. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Windy, with a northeast wind 29 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.  . New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
On Saturday night  snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing. Low around 23. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Windy, with a north wind 23 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.  New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday there is a chance of snow, mainly before 7 a.m. The sun will come out in the afternoon.
Precautions:
Residents are advised to prepare for the upcoming storm.
  • If you are caught in the storm in a car, make sure the exhaust pipe of the vehicle is clear so that the carbon monoxide does not poison the passengers.
  • If you are shoveling snow, take smaller loads and bend with your knees to protect your back.
  • Check on elderly neighbors.
  • Keep extra wood inside for burning in the fireplace. Wet wood smokes creating a hazardous condition.
  • Charge up cellphones and keep list of emergency phone numbers readily accessible.
  • Clear fire hydrants of snow so that emergency vehicles can get to water in an emergency. It can save your life.
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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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