Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,03:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Snowfall Totals for Long Island - Find Out What Towns Have the Most Snow Accumulation

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

As the snow continues to fall, locals across LI report how many inches of accumulation they've gotten thus far.

Today, Long Island has experienced what many are calling the first "real" snow of the winter - unlike the light snowfalls we experienced earlier this season that quickly dissipated, today's snowfall has delivered heavier accumulation to both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. According to the National Weather Service, LI is in for 3 to 5 inches of snow today, and the winter weather will continue to create hazardous conditions on the road throughout the day, and into the evening. As a precaution, numerous school districts plan to let out class early today, and cancel after school programs.

As kids across Long Island keep their fingers crossed for a snow day, commuters Island-wide are dreading the drive home - the roads tonight will be icy, and the visibility low - a dangerous combination, especially during rush hour. Be sure to take extra care when driving, and drive slowly.

With moderate to heavy snowfall expected throughout the state, Governor Cuomo today announced that over 700 snow removal vehicles being deployed across New York, including 190 here on Long Island. In a statement released earlier today, Cuomo stated “In response to the heavy snowfall anticipated downstate and in Western New York, we have activated the State Emergency Operations Center and deployed hundreds of snow plows and salt trucks in affected regions.”

Here are the latest snow totals for Long Island:

Nassau County

  • Albertson - 3 inches of snow (As of 1 PM Tuesday)
  • Balwin - 2.0 inches of snow (As of 11 AM Tuesday)
  • Bellerose - 1.8 inches of snow (As of 12:17 PM Tuesday)
  • Plainview - 2.5 inches of snow (As of 12 PM Tuesday)
  • Syosset - 1.5 inches of snow (As of 1 PM Tuesday)
  • Valley Stream - 1.5 inches of snow (As of 12:50 PM Tuesday)
  • Wantagh - 1.8 inches of snow (As of 1:35 PM Tuesday)

Suffolk County

  • Centereach - 1 inch of snow (As of 11:32 AM Tuesday)
  • Commack - 2 inches of snow (As of 12:30 PM Tuesday)
  • East Northport - 1.4 inches of snow (As of 10 AM Tuesday)
  • Islip Airport - .9 inches of snow (As of 1 PM Tuesday)
  • Melville - 3.1 inches of snow (As of 2:30 PM Tuesday)
  • Smithtown - .3 inches of snow (As of 9 AM Monday)
  • Stony Brook - 1.7 inches of snow (As of 1 PM Tuesday)
  • Upton - .4 inches of snow (As of 1 PM Tuesday)
  • Westhampton - According to one local reader in Westhampton, Patricia F., there's "no snow...only puddles" out on the East End.

In Manhattan, the official snow total measurement at Central Park was just shy of an inch and a half, and in Westchester County, the snowfall totals thus far are exceeding three inches for the most part.

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!

For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.

[Source: National Weather Service]

How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood? Let us know!

Pictured: Snow accumulation in Kings Park.

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