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Special Weather Statement issued February 18 at 7:26PM EST by NWS Upton NY Fog will remain across the region through this evening, with visibilities generally around 1 mile. At times the fog will become locally dense and visibilities will vary with local visibilities a quarter of a mile or less. Drivers are urged to exercise caution and to be alert for sudden reduced visibilities. Allow extra time to reach your destination, and if you encounter fog, reduce speed and increase following distance with the vehicle in front of you. And drive with low beams. visibilities are expected to improve toward midnight.

Blizzard Warning In Effect For Suffolk County Due To Winter Storm Niko

Significant snow accumulation and strong winds from Winter Storm Niko has Suffolk County under a Blizzard Warning and Nassau County under a Winter Storm Warning.

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Winter Storm Niko may bring over a foot of snow to areas of Long Island.

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The approaching Winter Storm Niko has Suffolk County under a Blizzard Warning from 3 AM until 6 PM on Thursday.  Snow accumulations are expected in the range of 10-14 inches, with higher totals possible in areas.  Winds are expected to be 20-30 mph with gusts of up to 45 mph.

Although not a Blizzard Warning, Nassau County is covered under a Winter Storm Warning from 12 AM - 6 PM on Thursday, with snow accumulations expected in the range of 8-12 inches. Winds will blow at 15-25 mph with gusts of up to 30-35 mph.

Thursday morning's commute is shaping up to be quite dangerous, with heavy snow and reduced visibilities creating hazardous conditions throughout Long Island.  Snow may be falling at a rate of 2-4 inches per hour during the morning and early afternoon, ensuring treacherous road conditions throughout the day.

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[Source: NWS]