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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts... especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour overnight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... * locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 1/2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide...with a worst case of 3 1/2 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Vulnerable shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.2-10.8.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.6-11.2.......moderate... , "Special Weather Statement" ...Heavy snow will impact Bronx...eastern Putnam...Fairfield...Kings (Brooklyn)...Middlesex...Nassau...New Haven...New London...Queens... Suffolk and Westchester counties... At 943 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking multiple bands of heavy snow working west from Suffolk County and southeastern Connecticut. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are expected with the snow. Travel is not recommended A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the area. Ds -- Monday Jan.26 15,10:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Long Island Digging Out After Nemo

Nature & Weather, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Seasonal & Current Events

How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Is your block plowed yet or are you still snowed in? Did you lose power? How has this ...

With historic snowfall totals coming in from areas all over Long Island of over 30 inches deep, digging out after Winter Storm Nemo is a challenge at best, affecting residents and businesses alike. Many highways, parkways and neighborhoods across Long Island have yet to be plowed as of Sunday morning, leaving roadways impassable and residents snowed in.

“As soon as we finally got the driveway cleared, the plows came through and we had to basically start over. But at least the road is clear now,” said Jennifer from Lindenhurst, “shoveling is never fun, but this is just crazy.” Her block, Venetian Boulevard, was inundated with about 24” of snow, which is less than other towns across Long Island.

Jennifer said the neighbors here were helping each other, clearing walkways and sidewalks with snow blowers and assisting elderly neighbors clear a path through the mounds of snow. She showed me photos her friends had posted on Facebook of snowdrifts completely covering their cars and inside shots of snow piled up and over windows and said, “The north shore and middle of the island really got hit hard. At least I could see the top of my car! I think the plows are doing the best they can to get it done, considering.”

Here are just a few of the photos submitted of cars under massive snowdrifts and residents clearing paths at their homes in Selden and Lake Grove.

Many businesses on Long Island had to close their doors as well this weekend, due to the massive snowfall. Local business owner Desiree Palanisamy closed The LI Kula Yoga & Wellness Center in Bellport Village. “We had no choice but to close the doors on Friday due to the storm. We were hoping to open today, but the LIE and Sunrise Highway are still closed and the roads are terrible. At this point, we will just re-open tomorrow. Bellport Village has been working hard to clear the roads and clean up.” Desiree took advantage of the time to play with her son in the snow and practice “snow-asana” poses at her home.

Especially with Suffolk County being hit so hard, residents are urged to stay indoors and remain off of the roads if at all possible. Miles and miles of the Long Island Expressway, especially from exit 57 east, the Sagtikos Parkway and other major roadways were still impassable as of this morning. State roadways are currently being cleared and the LIE is expected to reopen today after 5pm. The LIRR has posted modified train schedules as some service has resumed.

Press releases from Governor Cuomo’s office assure that the state is doing what it can to dispense a variety of resources to clear roadways and get life “back to normal as quickly as possible.”

LIPA has issued a statement that it expects power to be restored to all homes and businesses on Long Island by Sunday night.

How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Is your block plowed yet or are you still snowed in? Did you lose power? How has this storm affected your home, family or business?

Please comment below or share your photos and experience with this historic winter storm by emailing us at:
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Photo credits: Jennifer Lugo-Santopietro - Lake Grove; Desiree Palanisamy - Brookhaven

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