Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Satellite image of winter storm hitting Long Island this weekend. (Photo: National Weather Service)The light snow Long Islanders woke up to Saturday morning could pick up in intensity later in the day, possibly dropping up to 5 inches of snow on the area, forecasters said.A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday as the winter storm moves across Long Island. Expect heavier storm to fall late in the afternoon before mixing with sleet and freezing rain and then eventually turning to only rain, said National Weather Service forecasters in Upton. But the snow could be heavy at times in the early evening, meteorologists said.Forecasters predicted snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches Saturday. Temperatures will be in the low 30s during most of the day and wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible, meteorologists said.In a special weather statement, the NWS noted that visibility could drop to as low as half a mile at times during the day. Up to 2 inches of snow could accumulate before the afternoon.The weather service also warned of possible coastal flooding Sunday morning along the Long Island Sound, South Shore and Peconic Bay.In response to the winter storm, Suffolk County opened its emergency operations center at 7 a.m.“Suffolk County Department of Public Works will monitor County road conditions and begin salting roads when appropriate to allow for the least amount of snow accumulation,” the county said.Temperatures across LI are expected to rise to the high 30s overnight.
The Cape Sharp tidal turbine has started showing signs of life following some month and a half of being disengaged after the liquidation of OpenHydro. However, this is only in terms of environmental monitoring, while the turbine is still disconnected from the electricity grid.According to Emera, a shareholder which is in the process of withdrawing from the Cape Sharp Tidal partnership, all environmental monitoring devices required for regulatory compliance are now working and transferring data to shore.The company – which invested $12 million in OpenHydro – emphasised that, even though it is withdrawing from the joint venture, it will continue to work closely with the Cape Sharp Tidal team, OpenHydro Technology Canada, Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment and Department of Energy and Mines and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to ensure environmental monitoring and operational control of the turbine.The 2MW OpenHydro tidal energy turbine was installed on the seabed of the Bay of Fundy in Canada in the last week of July 2018.After it was disconnected from the grid, the turbine’s environmental equipment also stopped operating, although the turbine was still spinning, according to earlier reports. Nevertheless, the turbine was being monitored weekly with a backup plan launched at the beginning of August for the periods when the weekly monitoring could not take place.The devices now running and providing remote monitoring include three hydrophones, one sonar and three Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs). In addition, a video camera pointing at the rotor is also operational, while verification of the data is underway, according to Emera.On Cape Sharp Tidal’s request, FORCE has deployed a FAST platform and data is also being collected by the hydrophones it carries.Furthermore, an acoustic recorder (AMAR) was deployed at the end of June before placement of the turbine. This remains at the berth and will provide data that can compare sound effects prior to the turbine placement and after it is commissioned, Emera said in a statement.
RelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Former Nigerian international and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has sealed a transfer move to Championship side, Stoke City.Mikel, 33, won an array of honours during an 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge and returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor. “We’re delighted to bring John to the club,” Stoke manager Michael O’Neill told the official Potters website.“His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his calibre as a player.“We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there, and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City.”Mikel made more than 370 appearances for Chelsea after joining them from Norwegian club Lyn in 2006.The 91-times capped Nigeria midfielder, who retired from international football following last year’s African Cup of Nations, won two Premier League winner’s medals in west London. Mikel also won three FA Cups, the League Cup, Champions League and Europa League at Chelsea.After a spell in China, he joined Middlesbrough in January 2019 and made 19 appearances before moving to Turkey.Mikel joins Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher at Stoke ahead of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship season. Tags: ChelseaJohn Obi MikelMichael O’NeillStoke City