Up to 8 Inches Expected In Some Areas During Saturday's Storm

Up to eight inches are forecast for the East End, experts said.

A winter storm warning is in effect for eastern Suffolk County on Saturday as a new blast of snow gears up to blanket the entire Long Island and New York City region.

According to Joey Picca, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office at Upton, precipitation will begin to spread across the entire region early Saturday morning and into the early afternoon, beginning around 11 a.m. The winter storming warning will be in effect through midnight, with moderate to heavy snow at times and gusty winds of up to 40 miles per hour bringing "near-blizzard" conditions and poor visibility.

A mix of light snow and rain could kick off the day's snow event, especially on the South Shore of Long Island and the East End, turning completely to snow by 3 or 4 p.m. 

Snow will taper off from west to east, ending later Saturday evening.

Snowfall totals on the East End are expected to range between six to eight inches, with three to five inches expected around central Long Island, and two to four slated for western Long Island and New York City.

Snow could fall at a rate of one to two inches per hour, with visibility of less than a quarter mile.

Snow-covered roads could make driving treacherous Saturday night.

Sunday should dawn dry but colder, with temperatures in the upper 20s, down from Saturday's temps, which will range from the mid-30s during the morning and down to 32 islandwide by early evening, dipping into the upper 20s by midnight.

David Abbey February 15, 2014 at 10:12 AM
The rate is 1 to (how many) inches per hour? Typo?
Paul L. February 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM
I'm afraid to ask what comes after THIS storm. I have no more room to put thew snow.
Rebecca February 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Is this the East Meadow patch or East END Patch? East Meadow isn't getting 8".
Florette Small February 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM
majortom1981 February 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Rebecca This is one story posted to all the long island patches.
Bill L. February 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM
I just cleared the snow from where our crocus come up. Hope springs eternal.
majortom1981 February 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The person who wrote it is from the riverhead patch. I can see why patch as a whole is not doing so well. A story for all of long island should not be posted from a view point of riverhead . Riverhead is getting more snow then most of us so the article shouldn't try to scare readers
Hipockets February 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM
It's no longer the Patchogue Patch, it is now the Long Island Patch and you have to sort things out for yourself...I am about to delete it from my computer. Nothing stays the same, it just gets worse !!!
Rollo Tomasi February 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Yes.. bring us some more snow and ice...it will help fill the potholes.
SLJ February 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Nice headline. You guys are getting like the National Inquirer with the sensationalism. Most of the Island is supposed to get very little snow.
Lisa Finn (Editor) February 15, 2014 at 01:02 PM
Hello, everyone: As I've written multiple weather stories in recent days, I try to focus on where highest accumulation will be, so those residents can be made aware of what to expect and stay safe. The highest numbers have varied over the past week, with NYC getting the highest amount some days; today, the East End should see that higher number. I hope you all are staying safe and warm, and I look forward to speaking with you all. If you'd like to reach me directly, my email address is Lisa.Finn@patch.com. Thanks so much for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you. :)
Six Pack February 15, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Ms Small. Excellent! Needed a laugh
Rebecca February 15, 2014 at 01:37 PM
We don't need another island wide site. Patch recently laid off most of its staff and is no longer anywhere near as good as it was. All due respect to whoever is left there, but I'm done reading or following Patch for now.
Joe L February 15, 2014 at 02:11 PM
It's not an island-wide site! Stop being ignorant and just heed the warning. I'm pretty sure most people on LI commute so it's a lot easier to get the weather in ONE PLACE. Instead of complaining about Patch, why not just log off of the site if a weather report angers you.
Archie Bunker February 15, 2014 at 02:43 PM
I already got 6 inches here in Shirley, and by god she's luvin' it!
Carol Pacifico Lewis February 15, 2014 at 03:34 PM
I'm done with Patch too. They fired everyone, made it a general "news" site and it lost its original appeal. Localized news
Eddie February 15, 2014 at 05:23 PM
National Weather Service, 5:00 PM: Accumulations up to ONE inch in Nassau County.
scallop scum February 15, 2014 at 05:55 PM
Atta boy Arch
john peri Jr February 15, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Don't go out if you do not have to. This is the big big big one, much biggerer than the prior big big storm. Don't drive if you don't have to. Stay home and avoid the danger. Keep your kids chained to the TV. God only knows what will happen if they venture outdoors. Prepare! Buy soda, popcorn, peanuts, cigarettes, beer, candy,... You could be snowed in for years. Listen to municipal revelations. Tune in for weather updates. Don't burn the snow because it will not melt and will smell like plastic which could instantly kill you.
Eddie February 15, 2014 at 07:33 PM
Patch vs. Newsday. Sensationalist nonsense for the barely literate.
Conservative Underground February 15, 2014 at 08:41 PM
Come on now, I would not compare Patch to Snoozeday....Patch is 100% better.
marotta56 February 16, 2014 at 08:32 AM
just relax and enjoy the snow:)
Irene February 16, 2014 at 01:56 PM
This is yesterday's news. Can you update the article with fresh news or a new article please? We are now expecting more snow tonight and tomorrow night!!! That would be much more informative. Where the heck are all the bloggers?
An Original February 17, 2014 at 08:26 AM
This is the day before yesterday's news. Patch is really asleep at the switch. Starting to think about unsubscribing...


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