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"Blizzard Watch" ...Blizzard watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a blizzard watch...which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. * Locations...portions of southern Connecticut and Long Island. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches. * Winds...north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...heaviest snow and strongest winds will occur overnight Monday into Tuesday. * Impacts...extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions likely. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous. , "Special Statement" ...Black ice overnight... Black ice will form overnight on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall into the 20s. Melted snow from this morning's storm will refreeze creating hazardous conditions on surfaces that have been cleared of snow...but untreated for ice. Black ice conditions will begin towards midnight and continue into Sunday morning. -- Sunday Jan.25 15,05:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Winter Storm Saturn: What's In Store for Long Island

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

Winter Storm Saturn is headed to the North East - how will this impact Long Island?

Update - Wednesday @ 11:30AM: With Winter Storm Saturn making its approach, the National Weather Service now has multiple warnings for the Long Island area, including a Winter Weather Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch, Wind Advisory, and a Hazardous Weather Outlook Alert.

Although there is an 80% chance of snow this afternoon, the majority of the snowfall will take place tonight, with a predicted accumulation of 2-4 inches, and Thursday, where we may get another additional 1-3 inches of snow.

For round the clock updates, be sure to head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, which will have the latest on what's in store for Long Island when Winter Storm Saturn hits.

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Although Long Island will be avoiding the brunt of the Winter Storm dubbed Saturn, it is beginning to look more likely that the Island will be getting anywhere from 1-5 inches of snowfall – something that many locals are dreading, as the snows from Winter Storm Nemo have just melted. As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch as well as a Hazardous Weather Outlook Alert for Long Island – simply to ensure that locals stay alert and aware of the potentially hazardous conditions that could be brought on by this late winter storm.

According to both Weather.com and the National Weather Service, the Nor’easter will most likely begin to impact Long Island, and the New York Metro Area on Wednesday evening, into Thursday. Meteorologist’s storm path models indicate that Winter Storm Saturn will be a slow, drawn out storm, meaning the potential for larger snow accumulation, as well as a serious potential for coastal flooding in the area. It looks as though areas including Washington DC and Boston are going to be hit significantly harder than New York, however, there is still the potential for Long Island to receive some serious late-winter snowfall, and as they say – “it’s better to be safe than sorry”.

As the storm continues to be tracked, and more updates become available, be sure to check back with us for more information about how Saturn could be affecting Long Island.

In order to help you prepare for the potential impact of this upcoming storm, we’ve compiled some resources for you to utilize in planning ahead:

Have a tip you’d like to share, or want to add photos to our Winter Weather Gallery? Email us at News@LongIsland.com, and someone will get back to you ASAP!

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