Weather Alerts for Nassau

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
NASSAU

Areas Affected:
Kings (Brooklyn) - Southern Nassau - Southern Queens
Effective: Fri, 5/25 8:00am Updated: Fri, 5/25 5:57pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 5/25 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.
* LOCATIONS...The ocean beaches of New York City and Nassau
County.
* TIMING...This afternoon and evening.
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

Information:
A high rip current risk means dangerous and potentially life
threatening conditions exist for all people entering the surf.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the high surf.
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.
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.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
NASSAU

Areas Affected:
Northeast Suffolk - Northern Nassau - Northwest Suffolk - Southeast Suffolk - Southern Nassau - Southwest Suffolk
Effective: Fri, 5/25 8:00am Updated: Fri, 5/25 5:57pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Fri, 5/25 11:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM Friday TO 11 PM Friday...
The New York Sate Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...
Suffolk...Nassau.
Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an air quality index value of 100 for 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
pre existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease.
Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal
physician.
For additional information, please visit the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation website at, https://on.ny.gov/nyaqi, or call
the Air Quality Hotline at 800-535-1345.