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Feb 3, 2014 6:50 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Monday Storm Dumps Up To 7 Inches, Schools Delay Openings On Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 1:32 PM

UPDATES: 10 p.m.

As much as 7 inches of snow fell across the South Fork on Monday. Most local school districts have announced delayed openings for Tuesday morning because of expectations of icy roadways. Another winter storm is expected to sweep across the region on Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, bringing as much as two to three additional inches of snowfall.

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.

Southampton Town Hall will be closed all day Monday due to the snow storm. The Southampton Town Trustees meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. has been postponed.

Original Story:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Long Island, including the South Fork, calling for 5 to 8 inches of snow, continuing through 7 p.m. Monday.

A mix of light rain and snow was expected to change quickly to all snow around daybreak. The snow was forecast to be heavy at times, particularly during the morning and early afternoon hours.

Visibilities were expected to be a quarter-mile or less.

Travel was expected to be hazardous due to snow covered roadways.

Widespread power outages are not anticipated, but if any occur, they should be reported to PSE&G at 800-490-0075, or by texting OUT, to 773454. All emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1.

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Oy! So done with this snow.
By dnice (2342), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 14 11:34 AM
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By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 2:14 PM
"Perfectly normal to have a snow storm follow a 50 degree day."

It would be a rain day if it were 33 degrees, which is only 17 degrees off yesterday's high. It's really not that unusual. . .

Btw, keep posting links and you'll keep getting modded.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 14 2:53 PM
Wow I wish I had a job at the overworked Town Hall .I had to go to work today on the same roads that town workers use.Will they be paid or was 4 inches of snow an EMERGENCY.Great work if you can get it.I heard they are closed again tomorrow.May be we should have a part time Town Hall and save some tax payers money....its the ethical thing to do.
By Etians rd (515), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 5:57 PM
The roads this morning were really slippery, even with new all-season tires. It was prudent to cancel today IMO, but what's up with tomorrow off too?
By PBR (4899), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 6:19 PM
When Supervisors ask for people to stay off the roads so they can be plowed - it's hypocritical to expect non-essential personnel to come into work. They're certainly not closed tomorrow.

That being said - it wasn't anything that can't be handled by the average person and if you aren't comfortable traveling to work than call in sick.

Let's see if they will get a bonus day off in the summer to thank the employees for all of their "hard work" during the various snow storms - ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 14 7:39 PM
As of approx. 3-4 PM (depending on reporting location time stamp), Suffolk County received 4-8" which is pretty much in line with the NWS forecast map's call for 6-8" with less on the East End.

By PBR (4899), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 6:03 PM
Did some work today. Roads were bad. If the beer place was closed so can be Town Hall...
By lirider (265), Westhampton Beach on Feb 3, 14 8:15 PM
Town offices will have a delayed 2 hr opening Tuesday. When Town offices are closed or delayed, it is not only for the safety of staff, also for the community members who would be otherwise on the road to travel to Town offices. It is about safety, and the more people stay OFF the roads, the better we all are.
By Shinnecock Hills family (57), Southampton on Feb 3, 14 10:38 PM
Since when is it inappropriate to discuss weather modification press? Newspapers were designed to inform the public, not spread disinformation and propaganda. Not only should you not be deleting comments discussing geoengineering, you should be writing articles on the subject and promoting discussion. Why are particulates of aluminum and barium being rained down on us? Why are they cloud seeding? You got any real reporters down there to answer some real questions or just obedient workers doing ...more
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 4, 14 8:27 AM
Your comment was redlined because you posted a link... no matter what you link to (unless it's internal) your post will get redlined.

You really expect a small-town paper to have reporters writing articles on geoengineering and cloud seeding? InfoWars has plenty of what you're looking for...
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 14 9:11 AM
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Silly me, expecting a newspaper to cover such a subject. This is precisely where the conversation should start, in small towns by informed citizens. Cloud seeding is dangerous science and being that it's happening in the skies above southampton it should be discussed by this small town paper. Just watched an excellent piece that was on Fox News of all places. It was bill nye the science guy discussing cloud seeding. Now this was still fox trying to manipulate the information so as to make ...more
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 5, 14 12:18 PM
"Want to know why the snow is so heavy?"

It's because the temp is 32 which is the freezing point for water. It's in a semi-frozen state (slush) and thus very heavy because it's in a phyiscal state between snow and rain. If it were 5* colder we would have a lot more snow on the ground.

"Cloud seeding is dangerous science and being that it's happening in the skies above southampton it should be discussed by this small town paper."

And your proof of cloud seeding over ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 14 12:30 PM
From the NY Times in 2000:

Cloud seeding dates from experiments in 1946 at the General Electric Laboratories in Schenectady, N.Y., and usually relies on silver iodide as a seeding agent, providing nuclei for the rapid formation of ice crystals that may eventually produce raindrops.

There are some unknowns about effectiveness and safety. For example, seeding at the wrong time and in the wrong place may actually decrease rainfall. Some skeptics worry that there is a possibility ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 14 12:32 PM
" there are some unknowns about effectiveness and safety". Thank you for making my point, I think the honey bees would agree with you on that one. U want some proof? Try testing the trees in your yard or your water. L.I. skywatch is an excellent source of info. Also found an interesting article from 2011 about suffolk county trying to become the first to ban chem trail spraying. Your either awake to this or not. It is not my intention to persuade any individual but only to increase awareness ...more
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 6, 14 8:58 AM
You still have provided no proof that it's "happening over southampton" and you make vague allusions to the snow being heavy due to cloud seeding.

And how are you connecting cloud seeding programs to honey bees? There is ZERO evidence that cloud seeding has impacted honey bee populations - and plenty of evidence pesticides have.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 6, 14 9:13 AM
"ZERO proof that cloud seeding and geo engineering have impacted the honey bees". Laughable and very untrue. You think because you type in capital letters it makes you right? You are no authority and should not smoke false statements to which you have no idea what your talking about. Take the blinders off and stop drinking there Kool aid mixed with the chemtrail snow, you sound like person paid to spread disinformation.
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 6, 14 9:55 PM
I'm all ears icecreamman - where's the evidence that cloud seeding is in anyway related to die-offs of bees?

Please cite something, anything.

I'm clearly not someone spreading disinformation as I'm aware of cloud seeding programs and as I noted above they are nothing new and have been going on in the world for a century or so. If you want people to take you seriously, try providing actual information not gague claims and saying it's "laughable" that I state there is zero proof. ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 7, 14 9:29 AM
Wow, what's it like going through life with the blinders on? And the explosion in autism, is that also from the pesticides? You are obviously one of those people who has no interest in truth, your only interest is spreading disinformation and I'm sure they are paying you well. You can always tell who the people payed to spread disinformation are by three things. 1. They usually have many more comments than most in these type of forums. 2. There comments tend to focus more on other comments and ...more
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 8, 14 8:03 AM
In the extensive (voluntary) research I have done previously for well known scientists has shown no relation between weather modification and the die-off of bees. Your assumptions of me and your insistence that I'm being "paid" are wholly ridiculous. No point in feeding into your trolling anymore.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 8, 14 9:18 AM
The extensive (voluntary) research I have done previously for well known scientist has shown a consistent relationship between weather modification, geoengineering, and colony collapse disorder. My assumption of you seems to be dead on. You have many more comments than normal, always have to have the last word, and spread disinformation like a disease. If there is no point to feeding into my "trolling" than I suspect your are done commenting. But if I'm right I'm sure you won't be able to resist ...more
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 9, 14 8:09 AM
Who doesn't know?
By icecreamman (457), Southampton on Feb 9, 14 8:12 AM
ALERT ALERT.Iff you have any business with Town Hall they should roll in around 12 noon and leave at 4.I expect they will be closed tomorrow we are expecting a little snow.We are having some more on Sunday night.who knows when they open again.For me show up and work or no pay..I expect the Town workers and OFFICIALS will get FULL pay and a bonus day off in the Summer for NOT coming to work.
By Etians rd (515), Southampton on Feb 4, 14 10:36 AM
Why do we employ NONESSENTIAL WORKERS??!!
By bigfresh (4150), north sea on Feb 4, 14 11:10 AM
Just when you thought there were no dumb questions...
By Mr. Z (10998), North Sea on Feb 4, 14 11:16 AM
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Did it occur to you that perhaps "essential workers" means "essential to the everyday function and operation of the Town" (i.e., cops, highway workers, management) and that "non-essential workers" refers to people whose piecemeal absence can be dealt with but whose elimination would result in a severe loss of services for residents?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 14 11:55 AM
Yesterday town was packed with people driving around. I'm sure plenty of them were town workers. Amazing how five inches of snow closes town hall. Imagine if we had a real emergency.
By chief1 (2634), southampton on Feb 4, 14 8:40 PM
How can you be sure of that, Chief?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 14 10:12 PM
Cuz he's the Chief of Everything
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 14 12:32 PM