A wind turbine in Laurel. (Credit: File photo)
The National Weather Service has issued a severe winds warning for eastern Long Island today, Monday, effective into late this afternoon.
According to the Weather Service warning, winds may reach up to 40 to 45 miles per hour.
NWS meteorologist Jay Engle said there’s also a chance of severe thunderstorms later tomorrow. Showers are expected to begin around 10 p.m. tonight. Temperatures are expected to be low on Monday, reaching a high of 66. Tuesday is expected to be warmer, with a high of 75.
There is also a high rip current risk at all ocean-facing beaches today, according to Mr. Engle.
“Don’t go in the water unless you’re an expert swimmer and lifeguards are on duty,” he said, adding that further rip current safety tips can be found on the local National Weather Service center’s Facebook page.
Snow is expected to start falling around noon Friday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
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Cars make their way trough a snowy downtown Riverhead Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter declared a winter storm emergency beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday as snow that began in the early morning hours continued to fall steadily.
Though there’s been concern about dwindling supplies, Riverhead Town received 85 tons of salt yesterday, Mr. Walter said.
“That will get us through this storm,” he said, adding the town has 700 additional tons of salt on the way.
A plow clears snow near the entrance to Wildwood State Park in Wading River Saturday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
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Bedell Winery assistant vineyard manager Donna Rudolph with her dog Willow and vineyard manager’s dog Jefferson among the vines in Wednesday’s 20 degree weather- with the wind chill it felt like 3 degrees. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Peter Badmajew was prepared for the freezing temperatures he faced Thursday as he embarked on his his daily, five-mile jog.
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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…)
More ice than water could be seen on one Main Road fountain Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
The weather is taking North Forkers on a wild ride, as this week saw two consecutive days that each broke recorded weather records.
But there’s hope for some warmer weather to come Monday, weather officials said.
Tuesday brought with it a record low of 24 degrees, surpassing a record of 25 set in 1997, according to daily temperature data taken at the agency’s weather station in Islip, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from 6 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday, with meteorologists now calling for snow accumulations of about three to six inches across Long Island.
This is lower than earlier predictions of up to eight inches.
The forecast also includes 10 to 15 mph winds, with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will remain in the teens and 20s.