Rockland County’s 3rd Annual Toy and Clothing Drive Runs Through Friday

If you’ve got new clothing or toys you could do without, there’s someone out there who could use them. Rockland County’s 3rd Annual Toy and Clothing Drive runs through the 20th…that’s this Friday. County Executive Ed Day says donated items go to children who are in foster care…

Decorative collection boxes are at the county office building, the county clerk’s office, and at the DSS office in Pomona. For a complete list of donation locations, click here.

Report: Haverstraw Police Investigating Shots Fired on East Railroad Avenue

Haverstraw police are reportedly checking into shots fired late last night. News 12 says police say the incident occurred around 11pm at 25 East Railroad Avenue. Shell casings were found on the ground but it’s unclear if anyone was shot.

Unsolved Stabbing, Jersey City Attack Have Ramapo on Edge

The unsolved stabbing from last month and the recent terrorist attack in Jersey City have Ramapo’s Jewish community on edge. That’s according to Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht, who says the police are sifting through evidence in the stabbing case…

The victim in the stabbing case has reportedly spoken to police. He was on his way to his temple when the incident occurred about a month ago. If you have any information, contact the Ramapo Police at 845-357-2400.

Passaic County Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Child in Ramapo

A Passaic County man faces charges of sexually assaulting a child in Ramapo. LoHud says 24-year-old Dov Weinraub faces several charges stemming from his arrest December 4th. No additional details were available from police. Weinraub is due back in court in February.

New York’s Greenlight Law Starts Today

New York’s Greenlight law takes effect today, giving undocumented immigrants the ability to get driver’s licenses legally. The DMV won’t ask applicants about their immigration status or even a social security number. Rockland and Westchester state senator David Carlucci says the law makes New York roads safer…

The law prohibits the DMV from giving drivers’ information to ICE or other immigration agencies without a court order. The Fiscal Policy Institute has estimated around a quarter million people could qualify for the licenses under the new law.

Stony Point Planning Board Accepts Eagle Bay’s Draft Environmental Impact Study, Public Hearing Set

The Stony Point Planning Board accepted Eagle Bay’s draft environmental impact study at last week’s meeting. Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan says the large condo development project has been working its way slowly through the planning process…

A special public hearing on the study has been set for January 30th.

Rockland Boulders Renamed “The New York Boulders”

The Rockland Boulders have taken on a new identity, now they’re officially known as the “New York Boulders.” The Boulders’ V-P of Business Development Seth Cantor says despite the name-change, Rockland will always be their home…

The team announced in October the Can-Am league would merge with the Frontier League to form what they call a 14-team “Super League.” The season opens in May.

NWS Forecast for Rockland / LHV – Mon., Dec. 16, 2019 and Mark’s 2019-2020 Long Range Winter Forecast!

Click the PLAY button below for the edited audio version of Mark Hanok’s long-range 2019-2020 winter forecast. Below that is a link to a PDF file of the the printable version of the forecast:

MarkLongRange20192020

 
 
Today
Cloudy, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Tonight
Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely before 3am, then freezing rain and sleet between 3am and 4am, then rain and sleet after 4am. Low around 31. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday
Freezing rain and sleet before 7am, then rain and sleet. High near 35. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 25. North wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 33. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 26.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 14.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 32.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

Winter Weather Advisory issued 12/15 at 3:39PM EST until 12/17 at 6PM EST by NWS NYC

* Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to around two
tenths of an inch.
* Where: Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.
* Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the Monday evening and Tuesday morning
and evening commutes.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

Three Nabbed in Spring Valley for Weekend Shooting

An 18-year-old and two minors have been nabbed by police in connection with a shooting in a Spring Valley parking lot Sunday. News 12 says a realistic-looking BB gun was used in the incident. The two juveniles were released to family members after an appearance in family court. The 18-year-old faces and attempted assault charge and is reportedly still in custody.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.