A buffalo calf feeds at North Quarter Farm in Riverhead Tuesday. Owner Ed Tuccio said the dry summer season decreased the newborn mortality rate. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
The dog days of summer weren’t very dogged this year, at least not in terms of 90-plus degree days. That, combined with a lack of rain, created some ideal conditions for local produce and livestock farmers.
“Overall it has been tremendous for growing,” said Joe Gergela, executive director of the Long Island Farm Bureau. “The quality of produce and fruit is unbelievable, actually. Just really magnificent crops.” (more…)
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a minor flood advisory for poor drainage areas in Suffolk County Friday.
(Credit: National Weather Service)
Thursday will be a rainy, windy day as a developing tropical storm pushes a cold front over the North Fork, according to national weather forecasts, but the rain should taper off by the evening on the Fourth of July. (more…)
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook this morning in advance of an approaching cold front that could bring wind gusts of 43 mph tonight. (more…)
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today as heavy rain is expected to continue this afternoon into Sunday morning. (more…)
An 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.”
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.
Snow covers a farm on Sound Avenue. Paul Squire photo.
Aside from a few flurries, the ground has started to clear up over the past 10 days as spring becomes nearer and nearer.
Which means it’s about time for more snow, right?