The Atlantic beaches of Brooklyn and Suffolk counties. Trace amounts are not reflected in the monthly or annual totals. Temperatures in Nassau and Suffolk are similar. Besides outages crashes, and related traffic, the storm also caused Long Island Rail Road delays, although service was mostly back to normal in time for Friday morning commuters. The first winter storm of the year is also the largest of the season so far. Snow falls at about 26.
A winter storm warning is in effect for Nassau County. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers. A single-month record was recently set in February 2013 when 35. Both Nassau and Suffolk saw heavy snowfall with totals so far reaching up to 12 inches in some towns. For decades the Island has seen fluctuations in total snowfall vary greatly from one year to the next—where several feet might drop one winter there could only be several inches the next. The Nassau area receives about 45 inches of rain, compared to 42 inches for Suffolk.
Many roads are still not completely clear, so caution is advised for those hitting the road today. Meteorologists say there will be poor visibility and dangerous travel conditions. After the storm passed, temps this weekend were forecast to be in the high 40s, with sunny skies on Saturday and mostly cloudy on Sunday before another slight chance of rain overnight into Monday. If caught in a rip current, relax and float, and do not swim against the current. The winter average for Nassau is 33. High rip current risk is expected through this evening.
The storm was originally expected to be mostly a wintry mix with an inch or two of accumulation, but the forecast was upgraded to five inches of snow as the storm arrived. Officials at the Brookhaven Town Highway Department say timing is everything since there are about 3,500 miles of road to clear. This database was last updated as of 8 a. A blizzard warning is in effect in Suffolk County from 1 a. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. However, measurable snow falls every winter, and in many winters one or more intense storms called nor'easters produce blizzard conditions with snowfalls of 1-2 feet and near-hurricane force winds. Snow will be moderate to possibly heavy at times, with 6 to 10 inches expected for Suffolk and 3 to 6 inches for Nassau.
Totals from 2008 onward courtesy of the National Weather Service. Southern Queens and Nassau counties. While residents say they expected to see some snow, they say the accumulations - 2 to 4 in Nassau and up to 8 inches in Suffolk - were a complete surprise. Brief minor flooding of the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. The first winter storm of the season dumped more than six inches of snow on parts of Long Island on Thursday, snarling the evening commute with nearly 500 crashes an causing more than 6,000 of power outages. Snow at Twin Lakes Preserve.
News 12 meteorologists say snow is expected to fall through 5 p. As the storm starts to pick up, we'll watch the radar and the accumulations and bring our staff in accordingly because we need them to have a little bit of prep time, to actually get from their homes to the yard, get the truck started up, get them loaded up and then out on the roads. In the table below are monthly snowfall totals since the winter of 1947-48. Meteorologists say minor accumulations are expected. While snow totals can change, residents and officials say they are getting ready. It is often said that no two snowflakes are alike, and just like the individual bits of frozen water that fall from the sky during the colder months, no two winters on Long Island are identical. But for many parents, they're also ready for their kids to have a possible snow day.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. Start Year End Year Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Total 1947 1948 0 0 19 26 18. Pay attention to flags and posted signs and swim in life guarded areas. For the most up to date weather information, head over to , where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.
If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. Data for 2018-19 represent the year to date, and this will be updated after the National Weather Service posts official data. The next chance for some snow is expected to arrive on Friday for Groundhog Day, which could see snow mixing with rain. Large quantities of snow will, however, force the. Select a bar in the chart for total in any year. Isolated coastal flooding will occur around the times of high tide early this evening.
Year October November December January February March April Total Year 2018-19 October 0 November 4. Want to share your best winter snapshots? The extra snow meant many school delays and some closings. The highest amount in Suffolk was 5. Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf hazards and heed their advice. In Suffolk, the winter average is 32.