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

 

03/02/14 6:00am
03/02/2014 6:00 AM

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.

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02/20/14 6:00pm
02/20/2014 6:00 PM

A pair of ponies in a snowy field on River Road in Calverton Friday morning. While this winter could shape up to be the second-snowiest in the past 30 years, warmer temperatures have been a welcome relief over the past couple of days. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

With a month of winter still left, snowfall totals are just over an inch away from making 2013-14 the second-snowiest Long Island winter on record, meteorologists said.

The current winter season has already brought 57.5 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service recordings at Islip.  (more…)

02/17/14 8:00am
02/17/2014 8:00 AM
A beach snow woman created by Sophie, Victoria, and Anastasia Stapon in South Jamesport. (Sophie Stapon courtesy photo)

A beach snow woman created by Sophie, Victoria, and Anastasia Stapon in South Jamesport. (Sophie Stapon courtesy photo)

The National Weather Service is predicating more snow will hit the East End sometime after 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

“From Monday night to Tuesday morning, basically, we’re expecting light snow to fall sometime after 3 a.m. or 4 a.m.  Tuesday, and it’ll probably be out of here by noon on Tuesday,” said Pete Wichrowski of the National Weather Service in Upton.

A hazardous weather outlook reported by the NWS states that 1 to 2 inches near the coast, and 2 to 4 inland could be expected, though “there is some uncertainty in the amount of snowfall as warm air is drawn in off the Atlantic with a potential changeover to rain or a mix of rain and snow.”Monday will be dry but still chilly, with temperatures around 31 degrees, he said.

The National Weather Service’s seven-day forecast predicts no snow for the rest of the week and Thursday’s temperatures will hit a snow-melting high of 46 degrees.

tgannon@timesreview.com