Welcome to the LI Now post for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
This post will keep you informed about local traffic and transit alerts, weather, upcoming meetings and events, and some top stories you might have missed. Also, scroll down for a glance at key historic events that happened on this date.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
WESTBURY: There is an accident on Northern State Parkway eastbound at Post Avenue.
ISLIP: There is an accident on the Southern State Parkway eastbound west of Route 111.
DEER PARK: Route 231 southbound is closed due to accident between Bay Shore Road and before Lombard Street in North Babylon.
SELDEN: There is an accident on Nicolls Road southbound at West Road.
FARMINGVILLE: There is and accident on County Road 16 at College Road.
BUDGET HEARINGS. The Glen Cove City Council meets Tuesday night to hold a public hearing on the mayor's proposed 2015 budget. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be held at City Hall (9 Glen St.) Check reporter Mackenzie Rigg's Twitter updates: @mackrigg
The Oyster Bay Town Board will also hold hearings Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on its preliminary 2015 budget. They will be held at Town Hall (54 Audrey Ave.). Reporter Ted Phillips will be covering the hearings.
WEATHER AND SKY
It will be partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s. That's about 10 degrees above normal.
Rain comes in late Wednesday, and will linger through Thursday, when there is a 90 percent chance of rain.
But whatever rain we get later this week probably won't compare with what took place on Long Island in 2005.
This day in 2005 holds the record for the rainiest day on Long Island for the month of October. In Nassau County, 5.43 inches were recorded in Wantagh, and in Suffolk, 5.69 inches were recorded in Bridgehampton, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which records temperatures back to 1931.
The rainfall flooded basements in East Rockaway, Bayville, Babylon and beyond, trapping some residents in their homes. And it was a factor in dozens of car accidents including a wreck in Bohemia that killed 54-year-old Allan Siani, of Bohemia.
As for Tuesday's sky chart, the sun rises at 7:05 and sets at 6:14 p.m., which means the day will be 11 hours and 9 minutes long.
The moon makes its appearance at 11:18 p.m. as a waning gibbous. To be exact, 57 percent of the moon will be visible.
It's not a great week to see planets unless you go out in the middle of the night.
Jupiter, which is always easy to spot, rises at 1:45 a.m. and will be in the sky when the sun rises.
Mars, the red planet, will be in the sky for about two hours after the sun sets, and will go beyond the horizon at 9:14 p.m. It will be low in the sky.
TODAY IN NEW YORK HISTORY
Still licking your wounds after the Philadelphia Eagles destroyed the New York Giants 27-0 on Sunday night? It's all right. Gotham got the best of the City of Brotherly Love on this date in 1905, when the New York Giants won the World Series, defeating the Philadelphia A's in 5 games.
More than a century later, both teams play in the Bay Area of California.
Also, Ethel Merman's Broadway debut took place on this date in 1930, when she performed in "Girl Crazy."