Some people received notifications Tuesday morning of an impending tsunami threat, but closer examination of the message showed it was just a test, weather officials said.
“There are no tsunami warnings in effect at the current time,” the National Weather Service said in a special statement issued at 9:21 a.m., after it realized some people panicked and thought an actual tsunami could be headed for the United States. READ
The winter solstice is not for another two weeks, but the East End is expected to get its first snow of the season this weekend. READ
The National Weather Service canceled the Tropical Storm Watch across the East End in its latest advisory Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Jose weakens as it continues moving north over cooler ocean waters. READ
UPDATE (1:30 p.m): The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning that goes into effect at 7 p.m. Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday. The high tides are expected to be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides causing moderate coastal flooding. READ
The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch as Hurricane Jose continues to track north in the Atlantic Ocean. The latest tracking from the National Hurricane Center shows the center of the storm staying in the ocean, dealing Long Island a glancing blow. READ
Around noon Friday, the skies opened up for about 90 minutes, parking lots and basements flooded, lawns in the middle of a business district had “high tide marks” and a car even floated away.
Update (8:30 a.m.): The National Weather Service canceled the winter storm warning this morning as the storm striking the northeast brings more sleet than snow to the East End.
The NWS said parts of the East End may see as little as 4 inches of snow in the end, after initial warnings earlier in the week had said between 12 and 18 inches were possible.
The winter storm bearing down on the North Fork Tuesday may switch over to rain for brief periods tomorrow afternoon, causing the National Weather Service to cancel the blizzard watch. A winter storm warning, however, remains in effect starting at midnight Tuesday, the NWS said. READ
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch and predicts 12 to 18 inches of snow will accumulate between Monday night and Tuesday night.
Don’t get too used to today’s warm weather — the East End is expected to get 4 to 7 inches of snow Friday, according to the National Weather Service. READ