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Jan 30, 2018 8:41 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: 'Surprise' Snowstorm Causes Closures, Delays On East End Tuesday

Plows were out clearing the roads and parking lots on Tuesday morning, after a snowstorm dumped between four and six inches of snow. GREG WEHNER
Jan 30, 2018 11:08 AM

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m.

Officials with the National Weather Service in Upton said more snow fell on the East End than was originally predicted on Tuesday.

John Cristantello, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said between two and five inches of snow was predicted to fall on parts of Long Island, as of Tuesday morning.

But those numbers increased rapidly, and many parts of the East End saw between six and eight inches of snow.

“There was a little more energy in the upper level winds,” Mr. Cristantello said. “We underestimated the amount of lift, or the strength of winds in the upper atmosphere.”

The added strength resulted in a little more snow, he added.

The snow is expected to be completely out of the area by 5 p.m.

East Hampton Town officials decided to close all of the facilities, including Town Hall, because of Tuesday’s snowfall.


A winter weather advisory remained in effect Tuesday morning after a surprise snowstorm dumped as much as 6 inches of snow on parts of the East End and Suffolk County overnight.

Many schools and government offices closed due to the weather, including Southampton Town Hall and East Hampton Town Hall, after initially reporting delayed openings.

The weather advisory was set to remain in effect until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

A weather advisory indicates primarily travel difficulties, and the weather service advised residents to be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility.

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Not a snowstorm, its snowfall and it is much more accurate.
By lursagirl (198), southampton on Jan 30, 18 12:32 PM
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They can't get the forecast right for a day but they'll tell us what the weather will be on August 5th, 2355?
By Preliator Lives (331), Obamavillie on Jan 31, 18 6:34 AM