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.
See how some North Fork residents captured the Blizzard of 2015 on social media: (more…)
The Suffolk Times and Riverhead News-Review are hosting a live blog for readers Monday and Tuesday in an effort to provide a community portal to share and receive information during the storm. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Luis Lopez cleaning off the sidewalk in front of Joe’s Garage and Grill. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
While the white stuff seems to be falling hard now, it won’t last for long. There is sunshine in the forecast for Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. (more…)
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…)
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.”