Many Long Islanders are starting their weekend off by shoveling thanks to Winter Storm Iola, which dropped 2-4 inches of snow on most parts of the Island. According to the National Weather Service, in Nassau County, Bayville was hit the hardest with 5.3 inches of snow, and in Suffolk, East Northport topped the list with 5 inches - though these numbers may be dropping quickly due to the rise in temperature and patchy rain that is now showering parts of both Nassau and Suffolk County.
New York City was largely spared the heavy snow, as only 2.5 inches of snow was recorded in Manhattan's Central Park. Parts of Queens received the same amount of snow as much of Long Island, with totals of 2-4 inches were recorded.
A Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect until 6 PM tonight for Western and Central Long Island due to the wet wintry mix that will continue into the evening. The National Weather Service urges drivers to take caution on the roads, as there may be icy, slippery conditions while driving.
Here are the reported snow totals for towns across Long Island:
- Albertson - 5.5 inches
- Bayville - 5.3 inches
- Floral Park - 3.1 inches
- Levittown - 3.1 inches
- Merrick - 2.5 inches
- Valley Stream - 2.8 inches
- Centereach - 3.4 inches
- Centerport - 3.5 inches
- Central Islip - 2.1 inches
- East Northport - 5 inches
- Farmingvile - 3.5 inches
- Islip - 3 inches
- Islip MacArthur Airport - 3.1 inches
- Kings Park - 2.5 inches (reported by a LongIsland.com reader)
- Mattituck - 3 inches
- North Babylon - 3.5 inches
- Old Field - 3.5 inches
- Orient - 3 inches
- Patchogue - 1.9 inches
- Ronkonkoma - 3 inches
- Sayville - 2.6 inches
- Sound Beach - 3.1 inches
- Upton - 3.1 inches
Although snow days can be a lot of fun, they can also cause all sorts of issues such as delays, closures, and unsafe driving conditions. Be sure to stay informed - head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, Traffic Center, and School Closings Page for all of the need to know updates you're looking for!
How much snow did your neighborhood get?
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[Source: The National Weather Service]
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