Update (March 20, 5 p.m.): The National Weather Service has increased the snow accumulations in the forecast for the fourth nor’easter expected to hit the area in as many weeks.
The North Fork could see 10 to 15 inches, according to Faye Morrone, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. Previously, 4 to 7 inches of snow were expected on the North Fork. READ
The spring equinox may begin Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the area is free of winter weather. READ
Update (March 12, 4 p.m.): The North Fork is still looking at getting the heaviest snowfall on Long Island, forecasters said in an update Monday afternoon.
From the National Weather Service in Upton, meteorologists said 6 to 12 inches will fall on the North Fork, starting around midnight.
A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
It may begin as a mixture of rain and snow, then become heavier between 1 and 3 a.m. and continue through the morning commute.
The snow will fall steadily through lunchtime, and taper off between 1 and 3 p.m.
There may be some snow showers in the evening, causing roads to become slippery with patchy black ice Tuesday night.
Winds Tuesday will become noticeably stronger after 4 a.m. and last through much of the morning. Gusts of up to 40 mph are expected on the North Fork. They will subside in the afternoon.
Originally (March 12, 8:50 a.m.): Suffolk County is under a winter storm warning with 8 to 10 inches in the forecast for the East End.
The winter storm warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. on Tuesday for southeast New York and portions of southern Connecticut. READ
Update (March 7, 11:27 a.m.): The Southold Board of Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday night has been canceled due to the weather forecast.
Originally (March 7, 6:45 a.m.): A wintery mix of rain and snow is in store for the East End during Wednesday’s nor’easter, according to the National Weather Service. READ
Don’t let the good weather Thursday fool you — a nor’easter will bring heavy rains and damaging winds to the East End by Friday. READ
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 East End could get another 2 to 3 inches of snow Thursday, which is expected to impact the morning commute. 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.