The number of New York’s farm-based beverage licenses for distilleries, wineries, breweries and cideries has risen a whopping 72% after 2011. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo took office, legislation has been enacted to help these businesses open new markets across the state, and additional agricultural businesses have been created as a result of new licenses signed into law by the Governor. Existing farm-based beverage businesses have also grown exponentially as a result of policies and initiatives put in place by the Administration at the request of industry leaders.
Showers are expected to end this afternoon. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 73. East wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 58. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Baseball is America's favorite pastime and tonight is the first game of the series between to teams which have not won in years. The Cubs are getting lots of attention during this series, but today's the very best day to live in Cleveland.
Not only is Cleveland hosting Game 1 at Progressive Field, but next door at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers will receive their NBA championship rings.
Remember, the Cleveland Indians will host Game 1 of the World Series on Fox TV @8P against the Chicago Cubs.
The New York City Departments of Sanitation, Transportation, and Emergency Management have issued a Weather Update. Black ice may create travel hazards into Sunday.
As temperatures drop below freezing areas of black ice are possible on walk ways and untreated surfaces. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling tonight and drive slowly. Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.
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COLD AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR SUNDAY.
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE ELEVATED ON SUNDAY DUE TO STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS.
Big chill tonight as arctic front approaches and passes this evening. High pressure builds in through early next week. TODAY-Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 mph.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Windy, with a northwest wind 22 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Forecasters say that Old Man Winter is not finished with his delivery of snow yet.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.
* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.
* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
HR 4038 bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives now looks to the Senate to uphold the best principles and practice of American leadership in refugee resettlement.
The bill would overturn a system that has been working. It compromises the lives of people who are already some of the most victimized people in the world. It would set back US humanitarian leadership and provide an excuse for those who wish to argue that the U.S. does not live up to the values it proclaims.
Over the past eight days, three airplanes have gone down as aviation suffers one of its worst weeks in recent memory.
Safety experts and industry analysts are now shaking their heads in disbelief at these unrelated tragedies and although they say there is no obvious common theme it does not mean flying is less safe.
Meanwhile there are reportedly no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 crash in Mali: BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28479681
City Island Images has some advice for elected officials and public servants everywhere. Pay more attention to individuals and companies operating illegally and show some flexibility to those law abiding citizens and licensed establishments, who are doing the best they can to play by established rules.
Stay alert and be on the look out for those bad people, concentrate your activities and do more investigative work going after anyone and everyone braking our laws, or those operating illegally by including confiscating their vehicles and equipment.