Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old Bay Shore man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle in Sayville over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Maximilian Velazquez was riding a Victory motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway when he lost control and struck a guardrail between Johnson Avenue and Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Every year, there are two equinoxes in March and September when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal — about 12 hours each.They should not be confused with the two annual solstices, which occur in June and December, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.Equinoxes and solstices are opposite on either side of the equator and here in the Northern Hemisphere the March equinox is also known as the Spring equinox and this year it will occur in Fort St. John on Saturday night at 9.30.- Advertisement -According to Environment Canada, normally Fort St. John also receives 25 or more centimetres of snow in five consecutive months of the year, with January and November the leaders at 32.7 and 32.5 respectively.However, it may surprise some that March is next on the chart at 28.7, beating both December and February at 26.8 and 25.3, respectively.In addition, local airport weather station posts show March is the only one of those five months which has a chance of surprising its snowfall norm this season.Advertisement In fact, with the month-to-date total unofficially at 28.5 it will now take only one third of a centimetre to do it, and ask anyone of us who was living here on March 31, 2002.That back-breaking, sidewalk shoveling spring snow is not too unusual. That is the day we received 26.6 centimetres and it pushed the March total that year, to 77.7; about 12 centimetres more than what we’ve received this season in the previous five months.In addition, as we’ve reported a number of times before, airport station records, which now date back nearly 75 years also show it was another spring snowfall, which remains the all-time one day record for this area.Following twenty days of nothing but a trace: 18 of them with double digit high temperatures. The airport station posted 47.8 centimetres of spring snow in the second day of a two-day dump of 64.6 centimetres on May 21 and 22, 1960 — so don’t put those shovels away just yet.Advertisement