Long Islanders will begin to feel the effects of the brutal cold snap Wednesday night, with wind chill values dropping the mercury into the teens, according to the National Weather Service’s Upton office.
With Long Island largely out of the storm's path, predictions of wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour did not materialize. Instead, Long Islanders were greeted by 50 mph gusts on the East End and lesser gusts in Nassau County on Tuesday.
Sweltering mid-90s temperatures are in this weekend's forecast as a heat wave surges toward the region, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service in Upton is predicting a blazing hot start to the weekend on Saturday with a high near 95. Luckily, the mercury should fall about 20 degrees during the evening, providing Long Islanders with a brief respite.
If you dare to brave the bitter, bone-chilling cold, make sure you wear several layers of clothing and a hat and gloves, the weather service advised. Symptoms of hypothermia include confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering, the weather service said.
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a winter weather advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties in advance of another snow storm that could dump 3-6 inches of white stuff on the region Tuesday night into Wednesday. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. until noon Wednesday.
We get the point, winter. Now go away. Far, far away.
Santa better wear his galoshes.
"Blowing and drifting snow will produce dangerous travel conditions."
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