The winter storm warning for Suffolk County of Long Island has progressed to a blizzard warning for Thursday, January 4. What was anticipated to be between 5 to 8 inches of now for the East End has now moved up to between 8 and 12 inches of snow. The blizzard warning is in effect from 1 a.m. on Thursday to 1 a.m. on Friday, January 5.
The National Weather Service is warning residents that travel will be “dangerous to impossible,” and that wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph—meaning that power lines could come down, tree branches could fall, and any lawn decorations from the holidays could be blown about and cause a hazard.
It is recommended that residents do not travel, but that if they must, they should always bring extra food, water, flashlights, and other survival gear with them in the car.
Blizzard Warning for Southeast Suffolk County, New York [The Weather Channel]