The Baiting Hollow shoreline was covered in ice this past week. The icing represents the worst freeze of Long Island Sound in decades, according to experts and historical accounts. (Credit: Jerry McGrath)
You could be forgiven for thinking this February has been colder than usual. It has. But just how much colder — a staggering 10.8 degrees below normal — has surprised even meteorologists, who say the month is on track to become Long Island’s coldest February on record.
The consistent cold snap has caused a rare phenomenon, one not seen for nearly 40 years: Long Island Sound is freezing over, so to speak.
“I’ve never seen it freeze over like this,” said Dominick Mavellia of Southold, whose home overlooks the frozen waters. “It looks like Antarctica … it’s quite beautiful.” (more…)
The snow that has begun to fall across the North Fork might only add up to a couple inches, but the freezing rain that could follow might make travel difficult this evening, the National Weather Service has warned. (more…)
Snow blankets the Main Road in Mattituck. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Forecasters are predicting snow on Tuesday morning that could create problems on the roadways during rush hour. (more…)
Snow falling in Wading River Saturday night. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning early this morning that will go into effect from 6 p.m. tonight until 1 p.m. Sunday. (more…)
With temperatures in single digits at times today, Riverhead Town is urging people to stay indoors and has opened a warming center at the town Human Resource Center in Aquebogue from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. (more…)
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued due to the freezing rain and snow that is expected to fall overnight on the North Fork, the National Weather Service said Sunday morning. (more…)
Riverhead School District officials have announced there will be a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.
Shoreham-Wading River will also have a two-hour delayed opening.
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School will also be delayed by two hours Tuesday.
Riverhead Charter School will have a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.
St. Isidore will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.
Check back at riverheadnewsreview.com for updated information.
Cars driving through Polish Town Monday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory through 9 a.m. due to significant icing. Temperatures remain at about 10 degrees with a wins chill below zero. (more…)