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Ten inches of snow to be followed by two days of cold

01/08/2017 8:56 AM |

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While the low-pressure system that brought 10 inches or more of snow to the North Fork has departed, temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for another two days. 

Gusty northwest winds of up to 20 miles per hour will make it feel even colder, according to the National Weather Service.

Southold Town Highway Superintendent said his crew started sanding at about 10 a.m. Saturday and then plowed the snow until about midnight, followed by a few hours of additional sanding.

“It was a lighter snow, easier for the guys to push,” Mr. Orlando said. “The wind was challenging, but that’s about it.”

Town Supervisor Scott Russell called the storm mostly uneventful.

Most people stayed off the roads and the Highway Department was able to do its usual great job because of that cooperation,” he said.

The Town of Southold has canceled recreational programs for Sunday, though the Cutchogue transfer station reopened at 9 a.m. after closing early Saturday.

As for the snow, it should stick around for the next couple days, but there is only a small chance for additional snowfall Sunday, the NWS said.

The high temperature is not expected to eclipse 24 degrees Sunday with a low of just 8 degrees at night. Wind gusts at times will make the temperature feel as much as 10 degrees cooler, the NWS reports.

That wind should dissipate some Monday, when temperatures are expected to remain in the 20s. It is expected to warm up considerably with highs and lows in the 40s Tuesday.

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