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"Winter Storm Watch" ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening... * locations...southern Connecticut...Long Island...New York City...southern Westchester...and portions of northeast New Jersey. * Hazard types...heavy snow Wednesday night into Thursday. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. * Timing...snow develops late Wednesday night and continues through Thursday afternoon. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Mps -- Tuesday Mar.03 15,11:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Snow Falls on Long Island, Coastal Flood Warning in Effect

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

Snow has begun blanketing the Island as predicted, and several weather warnings are in effect.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood statement, warning that areas of the Long Island coast may flood during the Sunday morning high tide cycle. Tidal departures up to three feet higher than normal high tide levels can be expected.

Yesterday’s Winter Weather Advisory also remains in effect as snow has begun to blanket the Island, and snow is still expected to fall until around 10 PM Saturday night before turning into sleet and rain. Winds up to 30 MPH will be blowing, and several inches of snow will accumulate. A Hazardous Weather Outlook has also been issued by the NWS.

The LIRR has said it has taken measures, including salting station platforms, in order to help keep trains running on schedule, and newer more snow-resistant train cars will be in use.

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, MTA]

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