Tag: Long Island Weather
As of mid-morning, police in both Nassau and Suffolk counties recorded nearly 40 accidents plus an countless other spinouts and calls to aid motorists.
After a balmy, spring-like day, Long Islanders woke up Thursday to what portends to be the biggest storm of the season.
Snow will develop Saturday morning and continue into the evening, forecasters said. It could cause snow-covered roads and reduced visibility of a mile or less, the NWS said. The agency urged drivers to use caution.
Accumulation on Friday was minimal across parts of the Island. The weather service was reporting 2-4 inches as rush hour hit and snow-covered roadways possibly leading to slippery travel.
The sudden burst of snow comes as the Island is enveloped by an arctic mass that has slowly moved across the middle of the country and finally arrived in our area Wednesday night. The frigid air mass is expected to hang around until Friday, forecasters said.
The polar vortex, which is always present in the arctic but occasionally becomes displaced, may contribute to a deep freeze later this week.
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.
Although Hermine is currently is moving across Florida and into Georgia, Long Island is still in store for strong rip currents and high surf through the weekend. Both Nassau and Suffolk counties could experience strong winds late Saturday and then possible coastal flooding Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The arctic blast will hang over the Island on Sunday—meaning Valentine’s Day revelers will have to bundle up to enjoy the festivities. Temperatures on Sunday are expected to hit the teens but won’t go much higher than that, the weather service said.