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Winter Storm Lexi Snow Totals - Lexi Transforms LI into Winter Wonderland in Time for the Weekend

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Winter Storm Lexi, which went from nothing to worry about to a storm that prompted dozens of districts to cancel classes for the day has left LI with a fresh coat of snow.

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Northport Village on a snowy day.

Photo by: Brian Re

Winter Storm Lexi took Long Islanders by surprise this morning, leaving half a foot of snow in many areas throught Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Although forecasts earlier this week had predicted some snowfall for Friday, it wasn't until Thursday evening that a Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the Island, and subsequently raised to a Winter Weather Warning for Suffolk County late Thursday evening.

According to official reports, Nassau County, Bethpage received over 11.5 inches of snow as of 1:10 PM, and in Suffolk, Saint James topped the list with 11.9 inches total as of 1:10 PM, athough we have received unofficial reports from readers of up to 9 inches of snowfall in areas across Suffolk County.

Nearby in Manhattan's Central Park, 2.5 inches of snowfall was recorded, in Queens totals of .1.7 0 4.6  inches, and in Brooklyn, they received approximately 4.5 inches of snow.

Here are the current reported snow totals for towns across Long Island:

Nassau County

  • Bethpage - 11.5
  • Carle Place - 9.5 inches
  • East Hills - 11 inches
  • East Norwich - 8.3 inches
  • East Meadow - 6.9 inches
  • Elmont - 8 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Floral Park - 3.5 inches
  • Glen Cove - 5.5 inches
  • Hicksville - 5 inches
  • Jericho - 6.2 inches
  • Levittown - 10.2 inches
  • Long Beach - 9 inches
  • Malverne - 5 inches
  • Merrick - 11.6 (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • New Hyde Park - 9.3 inches
  • North Merrick - 2.5 inches
  • Old Bethpage - 6 inches
  • Plainview - 10.5 inches
  • Syosset - 5 inches
  • Valley Stream - 6 inches
  • Wantagh - 5 inches
  • Westbury - 7.5 inches

Suffolk County

  • Babylon - 7+ inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Baiting Hollow - 1.7 inches (as of 7 AM)
  • Bay Shore - 10 inches
  • Bohemia - 7 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Centerport - 2.6 inches
  • Centereach - 9.7 inches
  • Commack - 8-10 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Coram - 9 inches
  • East Islip - 6.5 inches
  • Farmingville -  8.5  inches
  • Flanders - 2 inches (as of 10:25 AM)
  • Greenlawn - 8 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Hauppauge - 9 inches
  • Huntington - 3 inches (as of 7 AM)
  • Holbrook - 6 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Islip Airport  - 9.6 inches
  • Jamesport - 3.7 inches
  • Kings Park - 6+ inches  (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Lindenhurst - 10 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Mattituck - 5 inches
  • Middle Island - 8-9 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)
  • Miller Place - 5 inches
  • North Babylon - 7.8 inches
  • Port Jefferson - 5.5 inches
  • Port Jeff Station - 5.5 inches
  • Saint James - 11.9 inches
  • Sayville - .8 inches (as of 7 AM)
  • Selden - 4 inches
  • Setauket - 9 inches
  • Shoreham - 7 inches
  • Smithtown - 9 inches
  • Sound Beach - 4.2 inches
  • Southampton - 4 inches
  • South Huntington - 11 inches
  • Upton - 7.7 inches
  • West Islip - 9 inches (Reported by LongIsland.com Reader)

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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, Traffic Cam Feed, 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.]