NWS Forecast for Rockland / LHV – Sat., April 20, 2019

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Steady temperature around 65. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southeast after midnight.
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
A 30 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Flash Flood Watch Issued Until April 20 at 2PM by NWS New York City

FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY…From late tonight through Saturday afternoon a slow moving frontal system will approach the region Friday night into Saturday. Heavy rain will become likely late Friday night through Saturday morning. Total rainfall amounts will be around 1 inch with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will be possible which would lead to flooding of urban and poor drainage areas. In addition, smaller rivers and streams could overflow their banks.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Rockland Sheriff: Judith Clark Should Have Remained in Prison “Until the Lord Took Her”

The getaway driver in the 1981 Brink’s Nanuet mall heist that took the lives of two Nyack police officers and a security guard, and who was released on parole this week, could be out of prison by May 15th or sooner. Judith Clark originally was sentenced to 75 years to life, but Governor Andrew Cuomo commuted her sentence three years ago. Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco said as a documented domestic terrorist, she should have stayed behind bars, quote, “until the lord took her”…

Sgt. Edward O’Grady, officer Waverly Brown, and security guard Peter Paige were shot and killed during the robbery. Clark will reportedly live with a friend in the city and work for a group called “Hour Children,” a non-profit group that helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children.

Bronx Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Rockland

A Bronx man charged with being involved with a large-scale drug trafficking operation in Rockland pleaded guilty yesterday in county court. Rockland’s acting D-A says Elio Duarte pleaded guilty to selling drugs in Haverstraw last December. Duarte was among 11 people facing felony drug charges when the heroin ring was busted in February. He’ll be sentenced on June 4th.

Piermont and Orangetown Police Rescue Toddler from Locked Car

Piermont and Orangetown Police officers sprang into action this week to get a toddler out of a locked car in Orangeburg. Orangetown supervisor Chris Day was getting lunch at Gino’s Bagels on Route 303 when he saw a group of police officers working on a car…

It’s a good time to point out that as the weather starts to warm please be extra vigilant not to leave your kids or pets in a car, as temperatures can rise very quickly, and even result in death.

Is Health Care a Right or a Privilege?

Is health care a right or a privilege? That’s the question Doctor Jeffrey Shannon of Hudson Valley Audiology Center posed on his show “Listen Up Rockland” right here on WRCR recently. Dr. Andrew Schuette is an audiologist with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and says it’s more complicated than whether it’s a right or a privilege…

Dr. Shannon noted how people often look at the approaches other countries take and wonder, which is better…

Dr. Schuette notes there are 30 million uninsured Americans and that lack of coverage leads to around 45,000 deaths each year. “Listen Up Rockland” is heard right here exclusively on WRCR the first Monday of every month.

Easter Bunny Hops into Stony Point Saturday

Stony Point kids are invited to the town’s “Bagels with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt” tomorrow morning at Kirkbride Hall. Supervisor Jim Monaghan says no matter the weather, it’s on!…

There’s a bouncy house, face painting, and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny. That’s at 10 tomorrow morning at Kirkbride Hall.

Hi Tor List of Adoptable Pets 4/18/19

We are pleased to announce last week, Chaos, Prime, Puff, Belle, Mya, Misha, Bertha and Snowball were all adopted!!

Meet Lucky, he hasn’t been so lucky recently. He is a 3-year-old Wheaten Terrier that was surrendered to Hi Tor a few weeks ago because he was not getting along with the young kids in the house. He is not typical of the dogs we usually get at the shelter. He is very sweet but is so scared with all the big dogs around. Like most Wheatens, he has skin allergies, so he needs to be on special food for rest of his life. When he was first posted he was shared all over and everyone wanted him, unfortunately no one ever came for him. Because of the circumstances surrounding why he was surrendered, he should probably only live with teenagers and adults. Wheaten experience would be preferred. He does get along with other calm dogs his size and doesn’t seem to mind cats.

Let us introduce you to Pebbles and Max. Pebbles is an 8-year-old female Staffie mix and Max is an 8-year-old Bulldog mix. Pebbles and Max have lived their entire lives together and were surrendered together. Sadly, these senior pups have now been at the shelter for six months. We would love if these two could be adopted as a pair, but it may be time for us to try to find them their own homes. Max is a goofy calm boy who keeps his Pebbles comfortable and grounded. Pebbles seems to like her canine bestie Max, but not other canines so much. These two are a lovely pair and they enjoy human companionship. If you are interested in this perfect pair, please fill out an adoption application and visit Hi Tor.

We promise you will adore Storm. She is a two-year-old Boston terrier/pit mix. She was brought to Hi Tor from a very kind vet. She had a common infection and had not been spayed. Her former owner decided there was something wrong with her and no longer wanted to keep her. It has taken some time for her to adjust to the shelter. She was not used to walking on the leash and liked to run after anything furry so at this point she cannot live with other pets. Storm would benefit from an experienced dog owner and someone who wants to stay active with her. Storm completed her 70th mile yesterday running with her Hi Tor Dog Trotters partner. She is super affectionate and loves sitting next to her favorite people. Oh yeah, and she give lots of kisses. Email Doug@hitor.org for information on Lucky, Max, Pebbles or Storm.

Missy is a very special cat. She just recently came to the shelter as part of a hoarding situation. She is 11 years young and is so full of life. She’s had a rough life but we want to change that for her. Missy is not on any medications or special diets like most seniors her age. She is playful and would make a great companion cat. She is friendly, calm and social, so with the proper introduction she could live with another cat. For more information on Missy email Amber@hitor.org.

Little Bella the bunny needs a new home. Her owners, due to a change in circumstances, are not home enough to give her the attention she needs. All of Hi Tor’s bunnies stay in a foster home until they are adopted because it’s best for the bunnies. Can you help us out and give Bella a place where she can get some love and attention until we find her forever home? Or maybe you have enough room in your house to be her forever home? Please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

1981 Brink’s Heist Getaway Driver, Judith Clark, Granted Parole

Judith Clark, the getaway driver in the 1981 Brink’s Heist at The Nanuet Mall that killed two Nyack policemen and a security guard, has been granted parole. Clark has been in prison for 37 years. The now 69 year-old was the getaway driver in the heist when Sgt. Edward O’Grady, officer Waverly Brown, and security guard, Peter Paige, were shot and killed during the robbery. Rockland County Executive Ed Day called her release a cruel and unjust slap in the face to their families…

Orangetown supervisor Chris Day says the town board had passed a memorializing resolution earlier this month opposing her release…

She had originally been sentenced to 75 years to life, but Governor Andrew Cuomo commuted her sentence three years ago. There’s no word yet on when Clark will be released.

Rockland Heads to Court to Appeal Measles State of Emergency Ban; Confirmed Cases up to 190

Rockland’s appeal of a judge’s move to lift the measles state of emergency is expected to be argued in court tomorrow. At a press conference announcing a new strategy to attack the outbreak, county attorney Tom Humbach said he believes Rockland is on more stable ground in requiring residents in affected areas to prove they’ve been vaccinated…

Rockland County’s Health Commissioner on Tuesday launched two new orders, one requiring people with or exposed to the measles to stay away from public places for up to 21 days, except for medical or legal issues, and to provide the health department with details of their illness. The second order requires students in the 10952 and 10977 zip codes to have their MMR vaccinations or stay home. There are now 190 confirmed cases in the county.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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