Update, 6:15 p.m.: The winter storm warning that was in effect for the North Fork has been canceled.
Forecasters said the area is only in for 2 to 5 inches of snow Saturday night, and issued a winter weather advisory instead for northeastern Suffolk County. The National Weather Service initially said the area would get 4 to 7 inches of snow.
A winter storm watch is in effect starting 7 p.m. Saturday and extending overnight into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. READ
Some people received notifications Tuesday morning of an impending tsunami threat, but closer examination of the message showed it was just a test, weather officials said.
“There are no tsunami warnings in effect at the current time,” the National Weather Service said in a special statement issued at 9:21 a.m., after it realized some people panicked and thought an actual tsunami could be headed for the United States. READ
Update, 10:30 a.m.: Highway Department crews salted the roads starting at 2 a.m. and then got to work clearing the snow, according to highway superintendent George “Gio” Woodson. READ
Saturday, 7 a.m.
Riverhead Town Police said stalled vehicles from motorists attempting to navigate Sound Avenue in Riverhead are creating a safety hazard. (more…)
In the Riverhead area Friday morning, residents were out early trying to get out from under over a foot of snow that Thursday’s blizzard dumped on the East End. READ
While the snowfall is over, frigid temperatures and windy conditions will make for an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous next few days. READ
Update 7:30 p.m.: Riverhead Highway Superintendent George ‘Gio’ Woodson said his department has plowed most of the roads in town, but the biggest issues remains farm roads like Sound Avenue, Reeves Avenue, Doctors Path and Peconic Bay Boulevard, where the snow blows back into the roads even after its been plowed. (more…)