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:
- 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)
- 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!
How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood? Let us know!
Pictured: Snow accumulation in Kings Park.