Spring Snowstorm Snow Totals: A Light Snow to Start the Season


Long Island kicked off the spring season with a few inches of snow, giving locals one last taste of winter.

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A spring snowstorm hit Long Island.

March 21, 2016 - After the last few weeks of winter warmed up Long Island, not many were expecting to have to deal with another snowstorm on the first day of spring. That’s exactly what the Island got, however, as a wintry storm dropped a few inches of snow over much of the region late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

In Nassau County, Woodbury received over 3 inches of snow, and in Suffolk, Southampton topped the list with 3.5 inches. Though it certainly wasn’t the heaviest snow of the season, many schools did have delayed openings following the storm.

Nearby in Manhattan, Central Park received only trace levels of snowfal; in Queens totals averaged around an inch.

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

Nassau County

  • Farmingdale - 2 inches
  • Levittown - 2.8 inches
  • Merrick - 2.5 inches
  • North Bellmore - 2.1 inches
  • New Hyde Park - 0.8 inches
  • Rockville Centre - 2.6 inches
  • Woodbury - 3.2 inches

Suffolk County

  • Baiting Hollow - 2.3 inches
  • Centerport - 2.8 inches
  • Centereach - 3 inches
  • Coram - 2.5 inches
  • Dix Hills - 2.8 inches
  • Islip - 3 inches
  • Islip Airport - 2.5 inches
  • Jamesport - 1.6 inches
  • Manorville - 1.5 inches
  • Patchogue - 2.5 inches
  • Port Jefferson - 3.5 inches
  • Sayville - 2.9 inches
  • Smithtown - 3.3 inches
  • Southampton - 3.5 inches
  • Upton - 1.7 inches

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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]