01/27/15 3:00am

Father Piotr Narkiewicz and Father Robert Kuznik shovel the front steps of St. Isidore’s Church during a snowstorm earlier this year. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

I stepped outside, shovel in hand, and eyed my very snow-worthy Jeep.

But I was overconfident.

As I began to dig into the white stuff, I soon realized I had underestimated the 10 or 12 feet I had to remove in order to actually access my car. Being the overeager newbie reporter that I am, I had unwittingly offered to take photos of the freshly fallen snow, aptly timed as the first task of my morning — or so I thought. (more…)

01/25/15 10:53am
01/25/2015 10:53 AM
Blizzard 2013 on Long Island

A Riverhead town truck with sand and plow on Pulaski Street during a 2013 blizzard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Update 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Suffolk County Community College has cancelled all classes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Update 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to work from home Monday or plan to leave work early Monday because roads — including the Thruway, I-84 and the Long Island Expressway — and public transit networks, including: the LIRR, PATH, Metro North Railroad, and MTA subways and buses may be closed ahead of the evening commute.

Update 7 p.m. Sunday: Stony Brook University has cancelled all classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Update 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 

Riverhead could see between 20 to 30 inches of snow by Tuesday, according to a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service.

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01/24/15 8:31am
01/24/2015 8:31 AM
A plow clears snow near the entrance to Wildwood State Park in Wading RIver Saturday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

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…)

01/21/15 10:59am
01/21/2015 10:59 AM
Peconic River downtown Riverhead after a snowstorm last February.  (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Peconic River downtown Riverhead after a snowstorm last February. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead can expect about an inch of snowfall Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

But forecasters are tracking a storm that could blanket the area Saturday night into Sunday, said NWS meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki.  (more…)

01/05/15 3:30pm
01/05/2015 3:30 PM
A frozen Main Road fountain from mid-November. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A frozen Main Road fountain from mid-November. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Despite temperatures in the 50s yesterday, tonight’s evening chill is only a taste of what’s to come, as single-digit temperatures compounded by heavy winds will make for what feels like sub-zero temperatures later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in the mid-30s this afternoon will fall down to the mid-teens overnight, making for a mostly clear and dry night, meteorologist David Stark said.

But come Tuesday, a quick increase in cloud cover will cause light snow starting mid-morning with about an inch of accumulation expected to end by mid-afternoon, Mr. Stark said.

“Whatever snowfall does stick could make a bit of a difficult travel,” he said.

A cold snap of temperatures in the mid-20s will greet residents Wednesday, with a possible passing snow shower in the afternoon, he said.

Wednesday-night temperatures are expected to fall into the single digits with wind gusts of up to 35 mph expected, according to the forecast.

“It is going to feel like it is below zero at -7 to -12 degrees Thursday morning, but will subside a bit during the day,” Mr. Stark said. “We’re not looking at any record lows, but it will be one of the cooler days we’ve seen so far this winter.”

 

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…)