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December 18, 2020

Nor’easter Dumps 20 Inches of Snow on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The fourth nor’easter forecast to hit Long Island in a month dropped 20 inches of snow—with a foot falling in four hours in Islip Wednesday night into Thursday morning, meteorologists said.The National Weather Service lifted the winter storm warning and coastal flood advisories for Nassau and Suffolk counties, although a special weather statement was still in effect for eastern LI as the last bands of snow went out to sea. The highest snowfall amount recorded on the Island—and the tri-state area—as of Thursday morning was 20 inches in Patchogue. Hundreds of schools and businesses were closed, and thousands of flights were canceled as the cleanup got underway and PSEG Long Island worked to restore power to more than 5,000 customers.“With breezy conditions following the departing system and below-normal temperatures in the lower 40s, it will feel as if temperatures are in the low to mid 30s for most of the day,” Upton-based NWS forecasters said in a statement. “Below-normal temperatures continue into the weekend as Arctic high pressure builds to the north.”The latest storm, which arrived after Tuesday’s vernal equinox, follows nor’easters on March 2, 6 and 12 left snow, flooding and power outages in their wake.Here’s the latest snowfall reports from the NWS:Nassau CountyPlainview 16.0 741 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterMassapequa 14.0 745 AM 3/22 CoCoRaHSEast Meadow 14.0 546 AM 3/22 PublicEast Williston 12.1 645 AM 3/22 PublicSeaford 11.4 600 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterWantagh 11.1 700 AM 3/22 Trained Spotter1 S Merrick 10.2 500 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterOyster Bay 10.0 727 AM 3/22 Fire Dept/RescueWest Hempstead 4.0 510 AM 3/22 NWS EmployeeSuffolk CountyPatchogue 20.1 852 AM 3/22 NWS EmployeeTerryville 19.7 724 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterPort Jefferson Stati 18.9 640 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterNorth Babylon 18.7 655 AM 3/22 PublicIslip Airport 18.4 756 AM 3/22 FAA ObserverSayville 16.4 842 AM 3/22 NWS EmployeeCommack 16.0 630 AM 3/22 Public2 SE Smithtown 15.3 600 AM 3/22 PublicStony Brook 13.7 628 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterSouth Huntington 12.6 450 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterUpton 10.8 742 AM 3/22 NWS OfficeSound Beach 9.0 700 AM 3/22 NWS EmployeeWest Hampton Dunes 4.0 500 AM 3/22 Trained SpotterEast Hampton 3.5 640 AM 3/22 Law Enforcementlast_img read more

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