02/05/14 8:05am
Carrie Miller photo | Plows pushing along Main Street about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Carrie Miller photo | Plows pushing along Main Street about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Update: Noon

Knock on wood.

The snow and ice storm has turned into mostly rain, or stopped altogether, which is helping to melt some of the snow that fell overnight in Riverhead Town.

“It’s not doing anything right now,” Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson said of the weather shortly after 11 a.m. “Supposedly it will change over to rain, but the temperatures are fluctuating right now. We might have rain, or a little snow, or a little bit in between.  I’m hoping for rain and that it will just stay warm enough to get rid of some of the snow.”

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02/03/14 5:00pm
02/03/2014 5:00 PM
Peconic River downtown Riverhead (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

Snowy scene along the Peconic Riverfront boardwalk on Monday. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

Update 7:30 p.m.: Riverhead Town police said there have been about 15 car accidents reported in town since the snow began Monday morning. None of the accidents were serious, mostly cars “running off the road” and “fender benders,” a police source said.

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01/28/14 3:23pm
01/28/2014 3:23 PM
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Up to four inches of snow might fall on the North Fork late tonight and early tomorrow, according to National Weather Service predictions.

“We’re expecting two to four inches of snow on the twin forks of Long Island starting after midnight and into tomorrow morning,” NWS meteorologist David Stark said.

The snowfall, he said, will be light, powdery and dry — not heavy, like last week’s snowstorm that dumped nearly a foot of snow across the region. Although warmer temperatures yesterday helped melt some of the remains of that storm, below-freezing temperatures are expected to remain until Friday.

A Hazardous Weather Outlook was issued today by the NWS for southeast New York, southern Connecticut and northeast New Jersey.

To read the full report, click here.

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01/23/14 1:10pm
01/23/2014 1:10 PM
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOTO | Forecasts show wind chills will make it feel as low as the single digits Thursday afternoon.

Between one and two more inches of snow could fall on the North Fork this weekend, according to National Weather Service predictions.

But before then, residents will have to deal with temperatures topping out in the lower 20s with wind chills into the single digits, said meteorologist Lauren Nash.

“The big story is going to be the cold,” she said. “This is below average for this time of year.”

Friday morning will be feel even colder; wind chills may reach below zero, Ms. Nash said. Temperatures will warm slightly into the 30s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with a 60 percent chance of light snow Saturday. By Tuesday, temperatures will drop again.

“This below-average air mass is going to stick around for at least seven days,” she said.

The NWS issued a special statement Thursday morning warning people to avoid staying out in the bitter cold.

“Prolonged exposure to the cold and wind could lead to frostbite and hypothermia,” the statement reads. “If you venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.”

Visit the National Weather Service website for more winter safety tips.

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