What’s with this wild weather? Blame an ‘extreme’ jet stream pattern.

Simulation of jet stream pattern July 22. (VentuSky.com) BY MATTHEW CAPPUCCI AND JASON SAMENOW JULY 25 AT 4:35 PM Is it July or March? A rare and steep summer dip in the jet stream has brought an incredibly wacky week of weather to the Lower 48. Usually, this fast-moving air current along which storms track […]

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July 25, 2018

This is why you shouldn’t be near a beach while storm

Although walking on the beach during Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane may seem like a good idea at first – It is not! We highly recommend against it. Ocean waters are treacherous and very unpredictable. Here is a another example of why you should not. The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), a national non-profit organization, and […]

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July 19, 2018

Earth had its third-warmest June amid sizzling global records

Global average temperature anomalies during June 2018, based on NASA data. Credit: NASA GISS. Andrew Freedman JUL 16, 2018 Earth had its third-warmest June on record this year, according to NASA data on Monday. The month saw numerous heat milestones set worldwide, from the U.S. to the Middle East. Why this matters: The planet is […]

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July 16, 2018

2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #2

Week #2 … recap We have two Saturdays to go (7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM. The sessions are free. Parents should arrive at 9:45 AM and fill out a waiver. Without a waiver, your child cannot participate in the S.P.J.L.P. One of the […]

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July 14, 2018

2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #1

Each Saturday, (7/14/18, 7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM. The sessions are free. Parents should arrive at 9:45 AM and fill out a waiver. Without a waiver, your child cannot participate in the S.P.J.L.P. Week #1 Introduction: beach safety 1K beach run, three dunnies […]

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July 8, 2018

Heat exhaustion or heat stroke?

The heat wave is still here. Little relief is expected at night, so the effects on the human body may build up, especially targeting the young and elderly. The attached chart will help you recognize the signs of a heat related emergency. source: https://www.weather.gov

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July 3, 2018

What is a “rip current”?

Did you know? Rip currents are the DEADLIEST ocean hazzard and account for over 80% of rescues performed by lifeguards. Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of gulf and the Great Lakes. Moving at speeds of […]

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June 29, 2018

“Heat Wave”?

1) w18z GFS heat index outlook for Sunday, July 1st Lots of people have been asking lately, “Where is summer? It hasn’t been hot at all”…Well, buckle up because the blast furnace is about to get crankin’. It looks like things really heat up this Friday with the potential for a major heat wave across […]

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June 26, 2018

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists Warn

By Dominique Mosbergen The planet’s largest ice sheet is losing more than 240 billion tons of ice every year — a threefold increase from what it was less than a decade ago. The Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than at any previously recorded time, according to a comprehensive new study. The planet’s […]

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June 13, 2018

DAMAGING BROWN TIDE EMERGES ACROSS GREAT SOUTH BAY

Early outbreak mimics timing of record-setting 2017 event Stony Brook, NY, May 29, 2018–– An intense and potentially damaging brown tide has emerged across Great South Bay on the south shore of Long Island. Monitoring by The Gobler Laboratory of Stony Brook University has revealed that a brown tide that began to develop earlier in […]

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May 30, 2018