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Get Ready For Heavy Snow, High Winds

Northern Brookhaven could see between six and nine inches of snow.

Mother Nature is expected to blanket Northern Brookhaven with a heavy snowfall Friday, with high winds that could create near-blizzard-like conditions, experts said Wednesday.

According to John Murray, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Upton, snow could begin to fall Thursday night, with the bulk of the snow expected to fall on Friday and into Saturday morning.

The storm, Murray said, will be caused by two low-pressure systems -- one off the mid-Atlantic and one moving into the Ohio Valley -- that will converge on Friday and form a stronger system south and east of Long Island, packing a powerful punch to the East End and southern Connecticut.

In Northern Brookhaven, precipitation is expected to begin as snow Thursday night and early Friday. On Friday afternoon, the snow will mix with rain, eventually becoming rain Friday night as the low offshore system becomes stronger and moves north and east.

Saturday morning, colder air will come in again and allow precipitation to change back to snow, through Saturday morning. The storm is expected to wrap up by Saturday afternoon, Murray said.

Total snowfall expected in is between six and nine inches. Amounts could change, Murray said, as the storm moves closer.

Temperatures are expected to range between lows in the upper 20s Friday night into Saturday morning, with high temperatures Friday expected to be around 40 degrees.

Residents, Murray said, should expect high winds on Friday, with gusts of between 35 and 45 miles per hour in the afternoon and increasing Friday night and into Saturday, when gusts between 50 and 60 miles per hour could "dramatically reduce visiblity" and cause "near-blizzard conditions" for a period of about three hours Friday night.

Snow in general reduces visibility, Murray said; with near-blizzard conditions, visibility could drop to a quarter mile or less.

Paul Kersey February 07, 2013 at 01:11 AM
The supermarkets are already stripped of bread and milk.
Mels Ditties February 07, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Bread & Milk!...LMAO!...THAT is our favorite "the snow's coming" joke in my family...It's something we grew up with, but as adults, really don't understand...WHY bread & milik?..The absolute must have staples??....If you have bread & milk you can weather any storm?...How much bread & milk do you need to have?...Is there some per person, per day, per snowfall in inches formula for calculating the correct number of loaves & gallons of milk you need ?...Do you toast the bread or dunk it into the milk?...What about eggs?...Or PB&J?....Something to put ON the bread?... I guess it will remain one of those great mysteries of life?...Hope so, cause it always makes me chuckle... Stay safe IF the snow cometh...
Had Enuf! February 07, 2013 at 09:18 AM
If we do get this big snowstorm , be prepared for Scott Mandia and other global warming false prophets to blame it all on man caused climate change. You read it here first. Yawn.
CityMeowse February 07, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Fingers crossed for the power to stay on!
K. February 07, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Bread, milk and eggs are the first things to go; everyone must be making French Toast during a snowstorm.

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