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Storm Dumps 14.5 Inches of Snow on Long Island

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Forecasters predicted two feet of snow on Long Island.
The National Weather Service released this map of unofficial snow tallies from the winter storm that hit Long Island on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013.     The National Weather Service released this map of unofficial snow tallies from the winter storm that hit Long Island on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013.
The National Weather Service released this map of unofficial snow tallies from the winter storm that hit Long Island on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Fourteen and a half inches of snow fell Tuesday in North Babylon and Selden, the highest unofficial amounts recorded across Long Island and the tri-state area, according to the National Weather Service.

As forecasters predicted, Suffolk County saw higher accumulations than Nassau, where amounts ranged from a low of 6 inches in Bellmore to a high of 12 inches in Massapequa.

Suffolk’s low point was 8 inches in Smithtown, with 14 inches also recorded in Blue Point and Centereach. More than a foot of snow was also reported in Orient, Stony Brook and Commack.

New York City saw a foot of snow in the Bronx and 7 inches at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens.

To the north of New York, Connecticut hit a high of 10 inches and a low of 3—same as New Jersey.

The storm was followed by an arctic blast bringing temperatures in the teens and single digits with wind chills that make it feel as low as 11 below zero for the rest of the week, forecasters say.

And there may be more snow on the way. A slight chance of snow showers is also forecast for Thursday, a 50-percent chance of snow was predicted for Saturday and more flakes might fall on LI between Sunday and Monday.

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