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Snowfall Totals for Long Island - How Hard Did Your Town Get Hit This Time?

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

Before the last storm's snow has had a chance to melt, LI gets pummeled yet again, and buried under an additional inches of snow.

Although hearts across Long Island may be getting those warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day feelings, that's certainly not the case outside. The snowfall that began late last night simply isn't ready to relent yet, and LI is getting buried once again - before the snow from last week's winter storm had a chance to melt. Weather forecasts for today have predicted anywhere from 4 to 10 inches of snow, and small accumulations of ice, however some areas on Long Island are already reporting over a foot of new snow.

Here are the reported snow totals for Long Island, taken between 10 AM - 12:30 pM this morning, as reported by the National Weather Service:

Nassau County

  • Albertson - 10.5 inches
  • Bayville - 14.6 inches
  • Bellerose - 11 inches
  • Bethpage - 7 inches
  • Carle Place - 10.4 inches
  • East Meadow - 10 inches
  • East Rockaway - 5.8 inches
  • Floral Park - 6.2 inches
  • Levittown - 12 inches
  • Lido Beach - 5 inches
  • Long Beach - 5 inches
  • Malverne - 9.4 inches
  • Massapequa - 11.5 inches
  • Oyster Bay - 6.5 inches
  • Plainview - 11.7 inches
  • Uniondale - 10.5 inches
  • Woodbury - 13.5 inches

Suffolk County

  • Baiting Hollow - 7 inches
  • Bay Shore - 13.5 inches
  • Centereach - 10  inches
  • Commack - 14 inches
  • East Setauket - 11.3 inches
  • Farmingville - 9 inches
  • Holbrook - 7 inches
  • Huntington - 10.5 inches
  • Islip - 8 inches
  • Islip Airport  - 8.1 inches **Snowfall Record Broken!** 
  • Kings Park - 8 inches (reported by local reader)
  • Lake Grove - 7 inches
  • Lindenhurst - 11.3 inches
  • Mattituck - 6.8 inches
  • Melville - 11 inches
  • Mount Sinai - 2.5 inches (Before 8 AM)
  • Nesconset - 10 inches (reported by local reader)
  • North Babylon - 11 inches
  • Oakdale - 3.5 inches
  • Orient - 8.4 inches
  • Patchogue - 3 inches
  • Port Jefferson - 12 inches
  • Ronkonkoma - 10 inches (reported by local reader)
  • Saint James - 13.1 inches
  • Selden - 11.7 inches
  • Shirley - 1 inch (Before 8 AM)
  • Shoreham - 10.2 inches
  • Smithtown - 12.5 inches
  • Sound Avenue - 1.8 inches
  • Sound Beach - 10.6 inches
  • Stony Brook - 10.9 inches
  • Upton - 7.3 inches
  • West Babylon - 10.5 inches

Note: Some of the lower the lower snowfall totals measurements were taken very early this morning, and will continue to be updated throughout the day.

Nearby, in Manhattan's Central Park, a measurement of 9.5 inches was reported as of 10:45 AM, and up in Westchester Country, the snowfall totals are ranging from 8.8 to 10.5 inches as of 12:30 PM.

Update: As of 3:45 PM today, the snowfall total at Islip Airport has broken 2001's record, measuring in at 8.1 inches so far. 2001's held record of .4 inches on February 13th, and today's total accumulation was over 1/2 a foot more than in 2001.

As the snow continues to fall, we'll continue to provide you with updated snowfall accumulation totals for towns across Long Island. Be sure to check back for updates!

[Source: National Weather Service.]

How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood? Comment to let us know!
Have a great Snow Day Photo to share? Email us and we'll add it to our winter gallery!

Pictured: Snow covers cars, roadways, and homes in Kings Park & Fort Salonga.

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