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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Winter Storm Sparta Surprises Long Islanders with 6+ Inches of Snow

Long Islanders woke up to yet another snowy morning today after Sunday night's snow storm, which buried parts of the Island under another half a foot of snow.

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Long Islanders woke up to yet another snowy morning today after Sunday night's snow Storm, nicknamed Sparta, buried parts of the Island under another half a foot of snow. Yesterday evening's heavy snowfall prompted dozens of Long Island School Districts and Private Schools to issue morning delays and closures for Monday Morning as municipalities worked to clear the roadways of snow, ice, and slush throughout the evening, and into this morning. 

In Nassau County, New Hyde Park received 6.8 inches of snow, and in Suffolk, Smithtown topped the list with 7 inches. Nearby in Manhattan's Central Park, 4.8 inches of snowfall was recorded, in Queens totals of 5 inches were reported, and in Brooklyn, they received totals of around 3.5 inchesof snow.

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

Nassau County

  • Albertson - 5.5 inches
  • Bayville - 5.8 inches 
  • Bethpage - 5 inches
  • Carle Place - 5.4 inches
  • Glen Head - 5 inches
  • Levittown - 6.1 inches
  • Malverne - 4.1 inches
  • Massapequa - 5.3 inches
  • New Hyde Park - 6.8 inches
  • Plainview - 5 inches
  • Rockvielle Centre - 5.3 inches
  • Wantagh - 5.2 inches

Suffolk County

  • Bay Shore - 5.1 inches
  • Centereach - 5.7 inches
  • Centerport - 5.1 inches
  • Coram - 5.5 inches
  • East Northport - 7 inches
  • Farmingville - 5.7 inches
  • Islip - 5 inches
  • Islip MacArthur Airport  - 5.6 inches
  • Jamesport - 5.4 inches
  • Kings Park - 6.5 inches  (reported by a Reader)
  • Lake Grove - 6 inches (reported by a Reader)
  • Mattituck - 6 inches
  • Medford - 5.5 inches
  • Middle Island - 4.1
  • Miller Place - 5 inches
  • North Babylon - 6 inches
  • North Patchogue - 5.8 inches
  • Oakdale - 5.6 inches
  • Orient - 4.2 inches
  • Patchogue - 6 inches
  • Rocky Point - 5.3 inches
  • Ronkonkoma - 5.8 inches
  • Shoreham - 4.5 inches 
  • Smithtown - 7 inches
  • Sound Beach - 5.5 inches (reported by a Reader)
  • Southampton - 4.5 inches
  • Upton - 5.9 inches
  • West Islip - 5 inches

​Be sure to check back regularly for the latest Snow Total Updates for Long Island, and make sure to let us know how much snow your neighborhood got! Email us with the Snow Total for your town, and we'll be sure to add it to our Snow Totals List!

Currently, there are some traffic delays - head over to the Traffic Center, and check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cam Page for the latest traffic & road conditions. If you do need to head out, be sure to take extra precaution on the roads, as there may be unexpected delays, slow moving traffic, and slippery road conditions.

Although Long Island is likely done with snowfall for today, the forecast is calling for snow, icy rain, and hail later in the week. For the latest forecast updates, and all the need to know info you're looking for, head over to the Weather Center, Traffic Center, and School Closings Page!

Have any great snow day photos? 
Email them to us, and we'll add them to our Winter Storm Sparta Photo Gallery!

[Source: The National Weather Service.]