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Flood Advisory For This Morning in Bergen, Essex, Hudson,and Passaic

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Bergen County .

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY

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Ridgewood NJ, heat index values in the mid to upper 90s expected. Eastern Passaic, Hudson, Western Bergen, Eastern Bergen, Western Essex, Eastern Essex, Western Union and Eastern Union Counties. Until 8 PM EDT Wednesday. High temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. The Heat Advisory may be extended to Thursday.

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The National Weather Service warns: “A dangerously cold air mass has settled over the region this morning.” 

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Ridgewood N J, the National Weather Service warns of Below Zero Wind Chills Friday night into Saturday Morning. “A dangerously cold air mass has settled over the region this
morning.” 

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Gardner’s Beware ,The Nation Weather Service Warns of Late Frost Tonight

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a FREEZE WATCH . The FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

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Expect Light Snow Turning to a Wintery Mix this Evening

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service reports a weak low pressure system will bring a light snowfall to the region on Wednesday. Locally hazardous road conditions are possible.

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Wintery Mix Leading to Slippery Road Conditions Today

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON. Expect mixed precipitation with mainly freezing rain. Ice accumulations of a light glaze, with little to no snow accumulation. Effecting portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. Today until 3 PM EST this afternoon. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact  commute.

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Expect 4-7 inches of Snow Through Tomorrow Evening

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Ridgewood NJ, a strong storm system will bring moderate to heavy snowfall and strong winds to much of the area tonight through Saturday. Winter Storm Warnings are now in effect for most of the area. Blizzard Warnings in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast CT. Winter weather advisories for Lower Hudson Valley. Storm Warning now in effect for the ocean waters and eastern LI Sound for Saturday .

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Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Bergen County

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service  has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for… Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey… Essex County in northeastern New Jersey… Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey… Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey.

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory till 8 PM EDT Tuesday

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY.

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Heavy Rain and Flooding with Wind Gusts of 35 to 45 mph Saturday

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service is reporting a hazardous weather outlook is for southern Connecticut, Northeast New Jersey and Southeast New York.

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The National Weather service has issued a coastal hazard message ,saying there is a high risk of “rip currents”

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Wyckoff NJ , the National Weather service has issued a coastal hazard message ,saying there is a high risk of “rip currents” . Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers.

Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted signs and swim in life guarded areas.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float, and do not swim against the current.  If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

from the desk of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney:

TIP: What to do if You Get Pulled into a Riptide

When you’re at the beach, you need to be aware of the dangers of the sun and surf, even as you enjoy the beautiful weather, so that your beach day is as safe and perfect as possible! That’s why it’s important to protect your health and life by being aware of one of the big hidden risks of the ocean: unexpected riptides that come up out of nowhere.
So what exactly is a riptide? The name itself is a bit deceptive, because it’s not a tide at all, it’s a strong current. According to the United States Lifesaving Association: “Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves.” These kinds of currents can occur in a large body of water with waves that break, even large lakes.
Here are some tips on how to avoid, escape, and survive if you are stuck in a riptide:
Watch the waves: Your best assurance of staying safe from riptides is simply knowing that the risk is out there. That way, you can stay aware of dangerous conditions, and know when the possibility of a riptide is highest. Naturally, you need to keep an eye out for storms coming in, but it’s also important, even during nice weather, to notice if waves are breaking hard in one spot and gently in another: the perfect conditions for a riptide to develop.
Don’t go out over your head: In general, one of the best ways to stay safe in a large body of water is to keep from going out over your head. You should make sure that you can always put both feet on the ocean floor and still breathe with your nose and mouth above water. That way, you have a bit of an assurance that, even if you are caught in a current, you’ll be able to anchor yourself in place.
Keep your feet down: If you do find yourself caught in a strong current that feels like a riptide, make sure to keep your feet firmly grounded. Having this point of connection to the ground helps to stabilize your body and keeps the waves from yanking your feet out from under you. If your feet do get swept away, do your best to reconnect to the ground as quickly as possible and dig your feet in.
Call attention to yourself: Even if you’re a strong swimmer, a riptide can conquer you immediately if you’re taken unaware. That’s why it’s important that you call out for help as soon as you feel that you’ve lost control. Get the attention of a lifeguard or another beachgoer by shouting, “Help!” rather than screaming, which might go unnoticed at a busy, noisy beach.
SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORE: If you can swim, try to break free of the current by swimming in a line parallel to the shore. Don’t try to turn around and swim straight back to shore, because then you’ll be struggling straight against the current. Swimming parallel can help you break free from the flow of the current, which tends to be quite narrow.
Don’t fight it: By the same token, you shouldn’t fight against the flow of the water. The water is immeasurably larger and stronger than you are, and trying to fight the current directly will simply exhaust you. If you can’t swim sideways to break free, simply allow yourself to be pulled in the hopes that you’ll swing free in the process.
Keep calm: This one is tricky, but extremely important to remember: if you’re stuck in a riptide, you need to stay calm. Stay mellow, float along, and try to breathe deeply and normal. If you panic, your breathing will pick up and you may exhaust yourself, pass out, or even inhale water by mistake.
Float on your back: If all else fails, roll yourself onto your back and push your hips up to create a pocket of air at the small of your back. This is the easiest way to survive in the ocean, especially if you aren’t a strong swimmer, and your best bet if you find yourself caught far out at sea, away from shore. By floating, you stop expending the energy of struggling and swimming, and give yourself the necessary rest to break free of the current or grab onto something when it gets weaker or you have an opportunity. That way, you have a much better chance of getting yourself free from a scary situation!

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Blizzard Warning……………………

Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

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…Major Winter Storm Late Tonight into Tuesday Evening…

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT
EDT TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight EDT
Tuesday night. The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* Locations...Portions of northeastern New Jersey, Northern
  Westchester, Northern Fairfield, and Northern New Haven
  counties.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions.

* Snow Accumulations...18 to 24 inches.

* Snowfall Rates...2 to 4 inches per hour early Tuesday morning
  into Tuesday afternoon.

* Timing...Late Tonight through Tuesday evening.

* Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times.
  Several roads may become impassable. Power outages possible.

* Winds...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph on
  Tuesday.

* Temperatures...In the mid 20s.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded...stay with your vehicle.