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Mar 9, 2017 4:25 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Eastern Suffolk County Thursday Night Through Friday Afternoon

A winter storm warning has been issued for Eastern Suffolk County beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday night.   PRESS FILE
Mar 10, 2017 1:22 PM

A winter storm warning was issued for eastern Suffolk County for 10 p.m. Thursday night through 4 p.m. Friday, with accumulations of snow predicted to be between 4 to 7 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to begin falling early Friday morning until about noon, according to the National Weather Service, making the roads hazardous and slippery during the morning commute. Temperatures are expected to be near freezing and visibility could be between one-quarter to one-half mile at times.

On Thursday, a representative for the National Weather Service in Upton said the snow is expected to be “heavy” and is not going to blow around much. On Friday evening, he said, any standing water is expected to freeze quickly, and on Saturday morning, windchills will be near zero degrees.

The National Weather Service said a winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected, and could bring significant amounts of snow that will make travel dangerous. The National Weather Service suggests that an extra flashlight, food and water should be brought along if a person must travel.

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So far the snow has stayed north over CT, as the temps on LI are well above freezing. The action moving our way from the west is supposed to bring freezing temps, snow and northerly winds, but the warm ocean [44.6 F at Buoy 44017 SW of Montauk] may help keep the South Shore in rain for longer than inland LI. Expect snow totals to vary widely depending on location and elevation.

Due to the recent warm weather -- daffodils are coming out here and there! -- the ground has a lot of warmth stored ...more
By PBR (4777), Southampton on Mar 10, 17 5:47 AM
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A few of my wife's daffodils popped up just Wednesday, as well as her crocus. Imagine their surprise this morning!



By Frank Wheeler (1644), Northampton on Mar 10, 17 11:23 AM
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