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Nor’easter Dumps Up to 18 Inches of Snow on Long Island

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Snow is expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning on Long Island.

The third nor’easter to hit Long Island in two weeks brought between one and 18 inches of snow to parts of the region, meteorologists said.

Topping out at 18 inches of snow WAS Southampton, while on the low end, Massapequa got 1.6 inches. About 5,000 PSEG Long Island customers lost power during the storm.

“It’s for some areas a lot less snow than the last one and a lot less wind,” said Melissa DiSpigno, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Upton office.

The snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon before going out to sea.

The storm comes after nor’easters on March 2 and March 6 caused flooding, beach erosion and downed trees and power lines, leaving thousands without power. Some PSEG Long Island customers just got their power back Saturday after nearly nine inches of snow fell on parts of LI in the last storm.

There is still a chance rain and snow Wednesday. After that, partly to mostly sunny skies with temperatures are on tap for LI through the weekend.

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