NWS: Northwest Suffolk County among the hardest hit LI area by snowstorm


If you live in northwestern Suffolk County or northern Nassau County you probably have a little more shoveling to do than other neighborhoods on Long Island.

That’s because these are the two areas that saw the largest accumulation from the island’s first big winter storm, which began last night into today.

Those places registered between 7 to 9 inches of snowfall as of 10 a.m. today, but as the storm tapers off, an additional inch or so is still expected.

“It’s still snowing in portions of Nassau County and western Suffolk County, so we don’t have final totals just yet,” said NWS meteorologist Matthew Wunsch.

The NWS’s Winter Storm Warning ends at 1 p.m. today.

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This storm had a gradient effect across Long Island.

“While New York City stayed snowy the entire time, we saw Montauk Point get up to 40 degrees and actually start raining for a few hours,” said Wunsch.

Check back at later for the final totals.

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