01/27/15 5:00pm
01/27/2015 5:00 PM
7-11 in Riverhead was open for business as the sun set on a day of snow cleanup across the region Tuesday. (Credit: Melanie Drozd)

7-11 in Riverhead was open for business as the sun set on a day of snow cleanup across the region Tuesday. (Credit: Melanie Drozd)

In New York City they called it a “snor’easter.”

In Nassau County, folks seemed more concerned about whether the Islanders and Rangers would be lacing up the skates at Nassau Coliseum tonight.

But here on the North Fork, we got hit with a blizzard that was pretty much as advertised, even if the aftermath won’t be as challenging as other recent storms.

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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…)

01/08/15 5:49pm
01/08/2015 5:49 PM
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
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.”