12/09/14 9:50am
12/09/2014 9:50 AM
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration satellite images show a nor'easter that is scheduled to hit the East End late Monday.

National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration satellite images show a nor’easter that is scheduled to hit the East End late Monday.

Update (Tuesday 5 p.m.): Riverhead police say no roads have been closed a early winter nor’easter moves across Riverhead Town.

Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Update (Tuesday 10 a.m.): Hazardous weather advisories remain in effect Tuesday as a nor’easter brings heavy rain and strong wind gusts to the area.

In preparation, Riverhead Highway Department readied equipment ahead of the nor’easter. Tree removal crews are on standby in anticipation of heavy rain and wind downing trees, Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson said.  (more…)

11/26/14 2:52pm
11/26/2014 2:52 PM
(Credit: National Weather Service radar)

(Credit: National Weather Service radar)

It’s not going to be a white Thanksgiving after all.

The National Weather Service is now predicting that while Riverhead could see as much as two more inches of snow Wednesday evening and into the night, none of that is likely to turn into accumulating snowfall. (more…)

08/13/14 9:36am
08/13/2014 9:36 AM
A car was pulled out of a flooded Sound Avenue this morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A car was pulled out of a flooded Sound Avenue this morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Several streets remain closed after an overnight rainstorm dumped as much as 6 inches of rain on areas in Wading River and Calverton, town workers said.

Riverhead Town police have closed Fresh Pond Avenue, Hulse Landing Road south of Sound Avenue, and Brookline Court due to flooding in the roadway, according to a press statement.

The National Weather Service has issued an urban flood advisory until 11 a.m. due to possible “residual flooding” from rainwater runoff. According to the NWS’s data, most of Riverhead Town received about an inch of rain overnight, but areas in northern Calverton and farther west in Wading River reported higher amounts of between 3 and 6 inches.

Police and emergency officials have reported no traffic accidents since the storm, though officers have responded to roughly 15 calls for flooded roadways, dangerous conditions and disabled vehicles, police said.

Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson said highway crews have been working in the Wading River and Calverton area west of Sound Avenue since 7 a.m. to unclog drains and ease flooding.

Mr. Woodson said much of the rainwater is coming off the nearby farms, flooding the local roads.

“The rain’s stopped now, so you have to give water time to drain,” he said. “Give it a couple of hours and it should be back to normal by noon.”

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Highway crews pumping out a storm drain on Fresh Pond Avenue south of Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Highway crews pumping out a storm drain on Fresh Pond Avenue south of Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

03/24/14 11:21am
03/24/2014 11:21 AM

Screen shot 2014-03-24 at 11.17.38 AMAn early spring blast of snow that had been predicted to bring upward of 6 inches to the East End is now expected to duck south and east of Long Island, sparing the region from the worst of the powerful storm, weather experts say.

Riverhead can expect to see between 2 to 3 inches by Wednesday morning, said meteorologist Tim Morrin of the National Weather Service.

“Its track will move most of its precipitation over the ocean,” he said. “For us, it’ll be a glancing blow.”

The storm will begin in the late afternoon Tuesday and residents can expect flurries through the early evening, though any snow that falls shouldn’t impact their evening commute, Mr. Morrin said.

“The roadways shouldn’t get snow covered [before the evening commute],” he said. ”The storm will pass too far to the east to really hit too hard.”

psquire@timesreview.com