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The Hamptons receives a winter storm watch as March’s fourth nor’easter approaches

The Hamptons can expect between 5 to 8 inches of snow.

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A winter storm watch has been issued for southeast Suffolk County by the National Weather Service, in effect from 12 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 until 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 22. This approaching winter storm marks the fourth nor’easter in March that’s impacted the northeastern United States.

According to the National Weather Service’s announcement, residents can expect the following:

...heavy mixed winter precipitation transitioning to heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches, and light ice accumulations are possible.

It is noted in the forecast that wind gusts could reach up to 40 mph.

Residents should anticipate difficult travel conditions as trees and power lines could be damaged and fall. Visibility may be reduced.

A winter storm warning has been issued for central Suffolk County and extending further west, toward the city.

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