Storm Dumps 9 Inches of Snow on Long Island

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A child uses a sled following a snow storm in New York on January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The first winter storm of the season dumped more than nine inches of snow on parts of Long Island on Friday morning, forcing school closures and cancelled flights.

The National Weather Service reported the highest amount on LI was in Glen Cove, which got 9.3 inches. Setauket had the most snow in Suffolk County with 8.7 inches, the agency reported.

As the storm eased Friday afternoon, it continued to disrupt travel plans on the East Coast, canceling hundreds of flights. At least 1,400 flights arriving or departing New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. airports were expected to be canceled as of the afternoon, according to Flightaware.com. Dozens of school districts canceled classes due to the snow and bitter cold.

Below are the snow totals for LI, according to the NWS:


Glen Cove: 9.3
Syosset: 8.9
Elmont: 8.2
East Williston: 8
Levittown: 8
Plainview: 8
Merrick: 7.7
Plainview: 7.6
Lido Beach: 7.5
Oyster Bay: 7.5
Jericho: 7.1
Massapequa: 7
East Meadow: 7


Setauket-East Setauket: 8.7
Huntington Station: 8.6
Stony Brook: 8.6
Dix Hills: 8.6
Centereach: 8
Commack: 8
Saint James: 8
East Northport: 7.8
Deer Park: 7.6
Sayville: 7.3
Smithtown: 7.2
Central Islip: 7.1
Shirley: 7
South Bayport: 7
Bay Shore: 6.8
East Northport: 6.5
Riverhead: 6.3
Manorville: 6.2
East Hampton: 6.1
Babylon: 6
North Bellport: 6
Upton: 5.7
Islip Airport: 5.6
Bellport: 5.1
Mount Sinai: 5
Babylon: 5
Lake Ronkonkoma:

After the storm, temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s this weekend, with wind chills as low as 10 degrees overnight, followed by a chance of snow showers Sunday morning and rain showers that night.

-With Reuters

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