01/08/15 5:49pm
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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)

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…)

01/05/15 3:30pm
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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.”

 

12/09/14 9:50am
12/09/2014 9:50 AM
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration satellite images show a nor'easter that is scheduled to hit the East End late Monday.

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…)

11/26/14 2:52pm
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(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…)

11/19/14 5:08pm
11/19/2014 5:08 PM
More ice than water could be seen on one Main Road fountain Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

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.

(more…)

09/12/14 8:00am
09/12/2014 8:00 AM
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)

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…)