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.
No parking is permitted on either side of any roadway between 8 p.m and 6 a.m during the emergency declaration.
Vehicles parked on public roadways during a state of emergency are subject to towing.
A plow clears snow near the entrance to Wildwood State Park in Wading River Saturday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Riverhead Town residents awoke today, Saturday, to find about two inches of wet white snow had coated the outdoors overnight, though the snowfall had already turned to rain by daybreak. (more…)
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.
Bundled up tight in hat, vest, gloves and jacket, the 86-year-0ld Jamesport resident wasn’t about to let a 17-degree day stop him from getting his “medicine,” as he says. (more…)
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.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | About 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall Thursday.
The National Weather service has issued a winter storm watch, stating that anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow could hit the North Fork starting around midnight on Wednesday.
“The [Thursday] morning commute will have some impacts,” said David Stark, meteorologist with the NWS.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | A Riverhead Town snow plow in Jamesport.
There’s snow in the forecast for the North Fork starting early Thursday and running into Friday afternoon, with blizzard conditions reaching the area Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.
It’s likely to snow early Thursday morning and into the day, but only about an inch is expected, though it will be windy, weather officials said.
The snow starting Thursday night and running through Friday is expected to drop three to seven inches over the region at first, before another one to three inches falls later.
The coastal storm is expected to taper off before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the NWS forecast.
The NWS has issued a blizzard warning for this time, with “dangerously cold wind chills. Blowing and drifting snow will produce dangerous travel conditions,” the warning reads. “Wind chills from 10 degrees below to zero to around zero will produce extreme cold impacts.”