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11am update on Tropical Storm Erika
Track shifts a little to the west - Winds currently at 50 mph
...CENTER OF ERIKA NOW SOUTH OF THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF CUBA...
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 65 MI...
105 KM SSE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ABOUT 340 MI..
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHEScheck here for full updates on the storm - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at5.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Puerto Rico
* Dominican Republic
* Southeastern Bahamas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Central Bahamas
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Northwestern Bahamas
* The Cuban Provinces of Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas,
Holguin, and Guantanamo
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in eastern and central Cuba, as well as the
southern Florida Peninsula and Florida Keys, should monitor the
progress of Erika.
COMPUTER MODEL FORECAST -
MODEL MAPS COURTESY - http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/storminfo/
UPDATE AT 9AM AUGUST 28TH 2015 BY METEOROLOGIST RICH
For Some summer break is now over and it's back to school and work. As we wrap up August and head into September, temperatures will be above normal through the next 7 days.
TODAY: Mostly Sunny skies, a few passing clouds. Winds Northwest shifting to South 5 to 10 mph. Highs near 80. UV Index is High. Low risk for rip currents. Waves around 2 feet. Water Temperatures in the 70s. Sunset: 7:31pm.
TONIGHT: Mostly Clear and Comfortable. Winds Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 64. Sunrise 6:17am.
TOMORROW: Mostly Sunny. A little more humid. Winds South 5 to 10 mph. Good beach day. Highs 80 to 85.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 65 to 70.
SUNDAY: Sun and Clouds. Warm and Humid. Highs 83 to 88.
SUNDAY NGIHT: Partly cloudy. A little muggy. Lows 67 to 72.
MONDAY: Sun and Clouds. Warm/Hot and Humid. Highs 83 to 90.
MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Warm and Muggy. Lows 67 to 72.
TUESDAY: Happy Meteorological Fall (Sept-Oct-Nov) - welcome to September. Sun and Clouds. Warm/Hot and Humid. Highs 83 to 90.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Warm and Muggy. Lows 67 to 72.
WEDNESDAY: Sun and Clouds. Warm/Hot and Humid. Highs 83 to 90. Warmest areas will be in Nassau County.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Warm and Muggy. Lows 67 to 72.
THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny. A little less humid. Highs near 84.Below is weather map for Saturday at 8am - The Blue H is High Pressure and that means dry, sunny weather.Weather Map below is 8am Sunday. Warmer a few more clouds - Humid - Highs in the 80s. The heavy rain in Florida is with tropical storm Erika.
The 7 day rain totals show Long island is basically very little rain - but heavy rain along the South East Coast because of Tropical Storm Erika. Long island really needs the rain. We are more than 8 inches below normal in Precipitation.
The rain is Florida is all depending on the track of ERIKA - Get the update forecast on ERIKA here - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/115331.shtml?5-daynl#contents
The below weather map show surface weather conditions for the next 7 days. High pressure near Long Island keeps the storms away. This is why will we see very little rain the next 7 day.
Warm and Humid for the Start of September - 80s to close to 90.Temperatures for Friday September 4th - You can see the warm weather continues over the Northeast including Long Island as temperatures will be in the 80s. Normal average high is 78 for September 4th.
Have a great weekend. Best wishes meteorologist rich hoffman
Update 8am August 28 2015 By METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
4 years ago today - Tropical Storm Irene made Landfall at 9am in Brooklyn over Coney Island with winds of 65 mph, below the 74 mph of a Hurricane. The last direct hit from a Hurricane to Long Island. Gloria in September of 1985.
We had 1 to 7 inches of rain and winds gust to near 90 mph. Major flooding along the South Shore. We also had a tornado -
EF0 IN SUFFOLK COUNTY...
LOCATION...BABYLON/WEST ISLIP AREA TO WYANDANCH/DEER PARK AREA
DATE...AUGUST 28, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...450 AM EDT TO 454 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...ONE EIGHTH OF A MILE
PATH LENGTH...4 MI WITH INTERMITTENT TOUCHDOWNS
Here is a link to PHOTOS of the Damage. - http://longisland.news12.com/multimedia/photos-hurricane-irene-5-years-ago-1.10775976(Credit: Getty Images/ Joe Raedle)
HAMPTON BAYS, NY - AUGUST 28:(Credit: Getty Images/ Mike Stobe)
LONG BEACH, NY - AUGUST 28:Credit: Getty Images/ Mike Stobe)
WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 28:
Full report on IRENE - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/StormEvents/storm08282011.html
Weather Update by METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN AUGUST 24TH 11AM 2015.
Atlantic Basin Tropical Season - June 1st to November 30thAs of August 24th at 8am - 4 named storms - 1 Major Hurricane (Danny)
3. Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Hurricane-Season-Has-Arrived--Are-You-Ready
4. Nassau County - https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1634/Hurricane-Preparedness
5. Suffolk County - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov/OEM/HurricanePlanningandPreparation.aspx
Recap of the 2015 season so far - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2015&basin=atl
As of 8am on August 24th Danny was a Tropical Depression - As of 11am it's now the remnants.See below map for possible tracks from different weather models.
The biggest impact with Danny will be heavy rain and flooding in Caribbean. it appears the system will weaken to a strong low pressure with heavy rains and impact Florida. if the storm is able to get into a favorable environment - IE over open water for an extended period of time, and little wind shear - it is possible Danny could become a Tropical Storm again. NO Impact to Long Island in the next 7 days.Another possible tropical system in the next 24 hours. In the below map, area marked 1. This area of low pressure could be a tropical depression and then Tropical Storm Ericka in the next 48 hours.
Area one is Invest 98 L
Here are the forecast computer models for the storm.
This storm is more likely to be out in the Atlantic by next week so we will have to watch closely - As of now, it could impact Bermuda.
For updates on the tropical season - come back to this page and check out
Tropical Storm DannyTropical Storm Danny has formed in the eastern Atlantic. Current winds at around 50 mph but it is expected to become
a hurricane within 48 hours as it moves to the west.
Here is the latest from the National Hurrican Center
UPDATE BY: Matt Hammer at 10AM on Saturday August 8th 2015Wonderful Weekend of Weather: Storm Stays SouthAs we begin this second weekend of August, we are seeing some bright sunshine and just some fair-weather clouds overhead.You may remember, earlier in the week we talked about the increasing chance of a nearby storm staying south for this weekend. That is exactly what it is doing!While this is great news and our weather stays dry this weekend because of it, we do not go entirely unscathed if you plan on heading to the Ocean beaches.RIP CURRENTS. There will be a moderate to high risk for rip currents at the Ocean facing beaches. Below are some reminders that News 12 Meteorologist Rich Hoffman posted a few weeks ago that serve as great tips for someone who does end up getting caught in one of those dangerous rip currents.Boaters: There won't be any advisories posted through the weekend as waves will generally max out around four feet and wind gusts should only reach around 20 Kts. If you were to be travelling down the New Jersey shore, south of say Toms River, it's a much different story with Small Craft Advisories posted there. The area of low pressure south of us will be staying around 200-300 miles away through the weekend, keeping us just below advisory level criteria for the Ocean waters locally.
Outside of that, it really is a tremendous weekend of weather. If you suffer from seasonal allergies much like I do, we are mostly in luck today. You can see the latest allergy info below:
We can definitely use some rain! Long Island is still considered to be in a "moderate drought" (see the image below from the National Weather Service)
However, there is some rain on the way that should help dig into that drought number just a bit. It's looking more and more likely that Tuesday is going to be a washout. The futurecast image below from just one of our computer guidance models is for early Tuesday morning as moderate to heavy rain approaches Long Island.
Expect showers and thunderstorms with periods of heavy rain possible throughout the day. It gets much better for the rest of the week after that. For that hyper-local seven day forecast, watch News 12 Long Island, download the News 12 app to your smartphone or get it any time right here at: http://longisland.news12.com/weatherPlease help me out by liking my Facebook page and following me on Twitter if you have a second - remember to send us your summer pictures from all over Long Island - thanks and have a great weekend!Matt HammerNews 12 MeteorologistFacebook: www.facebook.com/MattHammer12Twitter: www.twitter.com/MattHammer12
UPDATE BY: Matt Hammer at 9AM on Sunday July 19th 2015
SCORCHER OF A SUNDAY TO CLOSE THE WEEKEND:
The last time we saw a high of 90 degrees at Islip MacArthur Airport was July 20th, 2013 - almost two YEARS ago! Today's forecast high is 89 degrees - it's going to be a close call. Regardless, any way you look at it today will be a hazy, hot and humid day across Long Island.
The map below shows that an AIR QUALITY ALERT is in effect today across Long Island with a HEAT ADVISORY for NYC and areas north and west where it will feel close to 105 degrees at time today:The Air Quality Alert suggests you limit any strenuous outdoor activities, especially people with respiratory issues, the elderly and your pets. It is very important to stay hydrated today!
We also continue to have a very high UV Index. Simply put - 15 to 20 minutes is all it could take for you to start getting a sunburn on unprotected or uncovered skin. I've often found myself not wanting to put on the sunscreen either, but it is not worth the pain and potentially other consequences.
There is a moderate risk for rip currents today. See below for full details on your beach and boating forecast.
The heat and humidity will continue into the start of the week, but how long will it last? Any storms coming our way? You can always get your full hyper-local 7 day forecast on News 12 Long Island, News12.com or on the News 12 Mobile apps on your smartphone.
Have a great day and try to stay cool!
- Matt Hammer
Tropical Storm Claudette forms with 50 mph winds. While the storm may briefly strengthen within the next few hours, it will quickly weaken on Tuesday once it runs into cooler water and stronger winds. The storm will not be a threat to the United States, only bringing increasing swell for surfers in New England.
UPDATE BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN 7AM JUNE 29TH 2015
HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY: BE ALERT AND CAREFUL AT OCEAN BEACHES.
DON'T SWIM ALONE, swim near lifeguards GET HELP WITH ANY RESCUES! Don't attempt an ocean rescue if you are a poor swimmer.Use a flotation device in all water rescues. If you can swim, swim along the beach out of the rip and then to shore.while still in shallow water. YELL AND WAVE FOR HELP
Please follow these 3 Water Safety Rules to Stay Safe at the Beach!!!
If caught in a rip current
What is a rip current?
There are different types of rip currents. You may be familiar with a few that repeatedly occur at your favorite beach. Most of the time they're unpredictable, so it's always best to swim in front of lifeguards.
The most important thing to do if you feel yourself getting pulled away from shore in a rip current is to stay calm. If you can, swim to the left or right (parallel to shore) to escape the current. Then swim back towards the shore. If you cannot escape, yell and wave your arms for help. Always swim with a buddy and stay in front of the lifeguards.Today's risk of rip currents on ocean facing beaches is HIGH. Get the latest surf forecast from the National Weather Service here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/srf/srfDisplay.php
Forecast Update by Meteorologist Rich Hoffman 9am Thursday June 25th 2015.
For the 1st Full weekend of Summer, we have some changes coming our way. Yes, we do have some periods of rain - but it will not be a washout. So what can we expect - Best Time Frame for Drier weather - Friday Evening into Saturday morning, and late afternoon on Sunday. Best Time frame for Periods of Rain - Friday Morning, noon Saturday through 11am Sunday.
TODAY: Mostly sunny skies giving way to afternoon clouds. Winds Northwest/West 5 to 10 mph. Highs near 82. Sunset 8:28
TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy skies. A few spotty showers. Winds Southwest shifting to East-Northeast 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 65. Sunrise: 5:23am.
TOMORROW: Mostly Cloudy skies with scattered showers. Some dry breaks in the afternoon, chance of afternoon shower. Cooler. Winds Northeast 5 to 15 mph. Highs near 73.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, slight chance of shower. Lows 58 to 63.
SATURDAY: Cloudy skies. Periods of rain, showers and drizzle developing. Highs 68 to 73.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with periods of rain. Lows 60 to 65.
SUNDAY: Cloudy with morning rain. Breaks of sunshine in the afternoon with a chance of a few showers. Highs 72 to 77.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65.
MONDAY; Sun and Clouds. Highs 75 to 80. Overnight will be partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65.
TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny and Warm. Highs near 80.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65.
WEDNESDAY: Mixed sun and clouds with late-day showers. Highs near 80. Lows near 65.
Below weather maps are for Friday morning at 8am -- For Friday morning expect clouds and showers. Better weather late Friday.Below map is for 8pm on Friday - the Blue H is high pressure and will help bring a little drier weather for late Friday into Saturday morning.Rainfall map for Friday morning 8amFriday 8pm weather map
The below weather map 8pm Saturday, shows Low pressure( the red L ) moving towards Long Island - and this will bring clouds and rain for Saturday night into Sunday morning. Some breaks of sunshine Saturday morning.Threat of some showers and drizzle towards 8pm under mostly cloudy skies.
This map shows rainfall from 8am Saturday to 8pm Saturday - Notice most of the precipitation is west of Long Island on Saturday.rainfall map for saturday
This map show rainfall from 2pm Saturday to 2am Sunday - Most of the rain is for Saturday night.Rainfall map
The below map is for 8am Sunday - Showing Low pressure = bad weather, clouds and rain. This storm system will move away late Sunday afternoon.
The below weather map shows Monday 8am - low pressure and bad weather moved away from Long Island - Sunshine returns for Monday and highs 70s to near 80.
Why Did we have Fire in the Sky on Tuesday June 23rd? - Updated by Meteorologist Rich Hoffman
I want to thank everyone for the pictures and video on my Twitter and Facebook page.
So How did the sky turn a Fiery Red and an Amazing Yellow Hue on Tuesday evening. It all has to do with the scattering of Light. Light and Energy we get from the Sun.What happens to the Sun's incoming Solar radiation as it enters the Earth's Atmosphere.Scattering of Light compared to reflection.
As the sun's rays come through the atmosphere the light is scattered - Dust and different molecules in the atmosphere scatters light differently because of their different sized wavelengths. Blue has a shorter, smaller wavelength and the eye is able to see the blue - this actually is why the sky is blue.
When the sun is lower on the horizon - the sun's rays are now going through more of the atmosphere. At this point, the human eye is able to see the longer wavelengths red and yellow. See image below. So on TUESDAY EVENING - you had the sun low on the horizon and you had warm, humid air - plus water molecules from the thunderstorms. The wavelengths were being scattered all over the place, and we had such a wide range of color.
If you notice in the Summer we have more hazy reddish colors in the sky. The warm humid air (ozone, water, dust molecules - scatters light more) in the summer help scattered (bend) light providing Long Island with those awesome sunrises and sunsets we all love. The less moisture in the air like in winter you will notice a brighter bluer sky.
video of sky and rainbow - https://www.facebook.com/News12MeteorologistRichHoffman/videos/vb.124217491377/10153026442966378/?type=2&theater
UPDATE JUNE 18TH 1PM BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
A little unsettled as we head into the last weekend of Spring. A cold front will bring showers through early Friday afternoon. A cold front along with the remnants of Bill will bring clouds and showers late Saturday into Sunday. Summer starts on Sunday - scroll to the bottom to read more about summer.
As of 11am on Thursday, here are the details on Bill. Heavy rain will move east with the storm and will impact Long Island into Father's day. The big question does the heavy rain move over Long Island or does it stay to the south for Sunday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers. Winds South-Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 63.FRIDAY: Morning Clouds and showers giving way to a mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. Winds Northwest 5 to 15 mph. Highs 78 to 83.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear with lows 60 to 65.
SATURDAY: Sun and Clouds. More clouds in the afternoon. Threat of showers towards sunset. Highs 75 to 80.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms. Lows 62 to 67.This map below shows rain totals through 8am Sunday
SUNDAY: Father's Day. Summer Solstice: Summer starts at 12:38pm. Mostly Cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain is possible. Highs 75 to 80.The below map shows an area of Low pressure south of LI, that is the remnants of Bill.
The below map shows rain total from 8am to 8pm Sunday
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with some showers and storms. Lows 65 to 70.MONDAY: Partly sunny. Highs near 83. Lows near 68.
The below map shows the cold front moving east of LI and we start to dry out.Here are the rain total from 8am Sunday to 8am on Tuesday from the HPC.
If the storms tracks very close to Long Island, we would see the higher rain totals on the order of 1 to 2.5" This would help to end with our drought situation. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?NY
TUESDAY: Sun and Clouds, chance of a late day thunderstorm. Highs near 80. Lows near 67.
WEDNESDAY: A mix of sun and clouds. Highs near 82. Lows near 65.
THE START OF SUMMER: The summer solstice starts when the sun's direct rays hit the Tropic of Cancer. This year Summer starts at 12:38pm E.D.T. June 21st
On June 21st the Northern Hemisphere receives the most daylight. For Long island at Islip, Sunrise is 5:22am, Sunset: 8:28pm. By June 24th, by one minute of daylight gone. Sunrise 5:23am, Sunset 8:28pm. BTW - Winter Solstice Sunrise: 7:13am, Sunset: 4:29pm.
Updated Wednesday, June 3rd
Wasn't it nice to see some sunshine today? It felt a little bit better too with temperatures rebounding back into the 60's. It's still a little bit cooler than normal, but hey - at least we got out of the 50's.
The normal high temperature this week is about 74 degrees and we'll still be a touch cooler than that to finish off the week with an onshore easterly wind. The water temperature is near 57 degrees.
An area of low pressure lingering to our south will also bring the chance of a few showers into Friday. After that, high pressure builds in to bring improving weather on Saturday and warmer temperatures for the weekend. Check out the graphic below for more details.
FORECAST UPDATE AT NOON ON FRIDAY MAY 29TH 2015 BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
Last weekend of May looks like a 50/50 weekend with one day dry and one day looks a little wet. if you have outdoor plans this weekend Saturday better than Sunday. For Sunday, you should carry the rain gear and have a tent for any outdoor parties. Chance we could squeeze out some dry weather in the morning.Here is a break down of the weekend forecast:
THIS AFTERNOON: Mostly Sunny and Warm. Winds Northeast shifting to South 5 to 10 mph. Highs near 76. Sunset: 8:16pm.
TONIGHT: Skies becoming Cloudy. Areas of Fog, could be very dense on South Shore and East End. Winds Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Lows 57 to 63. Sunrise: 5:25am.SATURDAY: Morning Clouds and Fog. Partly Sunny for the afternoon. Small Chance of a late day Shower or Storm. Winds Southwest 10 to 15 mph. Highs 73 to 78.
On the below weather map, you can see a cold front approaching from the Great Lakes.Clouds and Fog at 7am on Saturday.Sunny Breaks on Saturday with highs in the 70s. South Shore and East End could have more clouds or hazy skies with fog through afternoon.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with fog. Chance for showers or thunderstorm. Lows near 64.
SUNDAY: Cloudy Skies. Periods of rain. Chance for thunderstorm. .50-1" of rain. Highs upper 60s to low 70s. Best chance for rain will be in the afternoon.
The below weather map shows rain developing on Sunday as the cold front nears Long island - best chance of showers and thunderstorms will be in the afternoon.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Cloudy, with periods of rain and fog. Lows near 56.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy skies, periods of rain. Breezy and cool. Highs 58 to 63. Rain Totals through Monday Night .75" to 1.50"The Below Map show rain totals today through Monday - Most of the Rain coming Sunday into Monday
MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 50 to 55.
TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy skies with Scattered Showers. Highs 62 to 67. Overnight will be mostly cloudy with a few showers. Lows near 56.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny. Highs 73 to 78.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear with lows near 60.
THURSDAY: A mix of sun and clouds. Highs near 75. Lows near 58.
FORECAST UPDATE AT 10AM ON THURSDAY MAY 28TH 2015 BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
June 1st starts another Atlantic Basin Tropical Season -
May 24th to May 30th is Hurricane Preparedness week
3. Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Hurricane-Season-Has-Arrived--Are-You-Ready
4. Nassau County - https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1634/Hurricane-Preparedness
5. Suffolk County - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov/OEM/HurricanePlanningandPreparation.aspx
Meteorologists are calling for a below average season - but remember it just takes ONE to hit Long island or any place in the Untitled States to cause major damage. Here is Link to NOAA Hurricane report - http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/20150527-noaa-hurricane-outlook-below-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-is-likely-this-year.html - Here is link of Hurricane report from - Philip J. Klotzbach/William M. Gray and Colorado State University http://hurricane.atmos.colostate.edu/Forecasts/
Tropical Storm Forms when winds reach 39 mph. Winds: Sustained 39-73 mphHere are the Storm Names for 2015 - Storms are given names when wind speeds are sustained at 39 mph or greater. May 8th to 11th 2015, we had Tropical Storm ANA
Hurricane Winds: Sustained 74 mph or greater (Category 1)
Major/Intense Hurricane Winds: Sustained 111 mph or greater (Category 3 or higher)
How do Tropical Systems form? Watch Video- ANATOMY OF A HURRICANE
The Saffir-Simpson Scale (Hurricane intensity scale) Category 3, 4 and 5 are considered Major Hurricanes.SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE
HURRICANE/TROPICAL SEASON FOR THE ATLANTIC BASIN STARTS JUNE 1ST through November 30th
-Tropical Systems and Hurricanes have hit Long Island for more than 300 hundred years and they will continue to impact Long Island
Last direct hit from Hurricane - Hurricane Gloria September 27th 1985 - http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters.com/HURRICANE-GLORIA.html
-National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nhc.noaa.gov/The peak of Hurricane Season is around September 10th. For Long island, our peak has been around the 3rd week of September - Tropical Systems have hit Long Island from June through October. Sandy Hit October 28th 2012.
-Hurricane Sandy Information - http://www.weather.gov/okx/HurricaneSandy
-Local Tropical Weather Page - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/tropical/index.php
-1938 Hurricane - http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters.com/1938HURRICANE.html
Long Island is classified as being in a moderate drought according to the US Drought Monitor. We've been quite dry since April, but for the month of May, Long Island is in a 2.50" rainfall deficit. Low pressure approaches tomorrow with the small chance of showers through Thursday. Most of the showers will fizzle out before they reach us - so it will barely put a dent in our totals for the month. It looks like we'll see a better chance of wet weather next week. Enjoy that sunshine and keep your sunblock handy!
FORECAST UPDATE AT 1PM THURSDAY MAY 21ST BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMANThe weekend looks good with a chance of shower or storm late on Monday.TONIGHT: Cloudy skies with some scattered showers. Winds Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 50.TOMORROW(FRIDAY): Morning clouds and chance of a shower (best threat East End). Sun and Clouds in the afternoon, chance for a shower. Breezy in the afternoon. Winds Southwest to West 15 to 25 mph. Highs near 73.TOMORROW(FRIDAY) NIGHT: Clear skies with lows 43 to 50. Breezy. Winds Northwest 10 to 20 mph.If you plan on swimming this weekend, the ocean temperatures are still cold. Great South Bay temperature is a little warmer. UV INDEX WILL BE HIGH - sunglasses and sunscreen this weekend.SATURDAY: A chilly start with temperatures 43 to 50. Mostly Sunny with highs 65 to 70. Breezy, winds West-Northwest 15 to 25 m[h.SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 53.SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, a few late day clouds. Highs near 73.SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lows near 58.MONDAY: MEMORIAL DAY. Partly Sunny to Mostly Cloudy. A few late day showers or storms.Highs 72 to 77. Thank you to all the families and men and women who protect our freedoms.MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with some showers. Lows near 60.TUESDAY: Partly Sunny with a few scattered showers or storms. Warm and Humid. Highs near 77.TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a shower or storm. Lows near 62.WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny, warm and humid. Stray shower or storm. Highs 76 to 82.
Sunday will be the better day for beaching and boating - but there aren't any advisories on the water this afternoon and we will be dry until this evening. Temperatures on the North Shore will be in the 70's. The South Shore and East End remain a tad cooler with winds off the water out of the southwest. We have seen a nice little spike in water temperatures with most buoys reporting temps near 55 degrees.If you'll be boating, surfing, fishing, or just exercising on the beach, be sure to share your photos with me @samanthaaugeri on Facebook and Twitter.
FORECAST UPDATE AT 7AM MAY 14TH BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
Dry weather continues – a top 10 weather day. Temperatures will be near normal to above normal through the next 7 days.TODAY: Lots of Sunshine. Winds Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Sunset: 8:02pm Highs near 70.
QUACK QUACK - DUCKS FORECAST -
TONIGHT: Mostly Clear and Cool. Winds Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 48.
TOMORROW: Increasing clouds with skies becoming mostly cloudy for the afternoon. Winds South-Southwest 5 to 15 mph. Chance of a shower towards sunset. Highs near 72.it is that time of Year, are you heading to Fire island or the East End? Check the Maps below.
Clouds will increase through the day on Friday and by Friday evening we could have a few spotty showers. see weather map below.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Cloudy with some scattered showers. Lows near 56.
Saturday Weather Map has an area of Low pressure moving towards Long island and we will have clouds and some showers.
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy skies with some scattered showers. Not a washout out. Best chance for showers in the morning, then a break for the midday and then late day spotty showers and threat of thunderstorm. Warm and Humid. Highs 72 to 77.Map for Saturday morning (6am) shows, some showers chance of a thunderstorm.Do you have an outdoor party? The weather map at 130pm on Saturday shows breaks in the clouds - Not a washout out, dry periods - slight chance of shower during mid afternoon.
9pm Weather Map for Saturday shows scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few showers, maybe a thunderstorm. Muggy. Lows near 60.SUNDAY: A slight chance of a early morning shower. Partly Sunny skies. Highs 72 to 77.
Weather Map below shows storm moving away and clouds will start to break.Temperature Map below for Sunday
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lows in the 50s.
MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy skies with a chance of a shower towards evening. Highs 65 to 70.
MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a few showers. Lows near 54.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 70.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with some showers and storms. Lows in the 50s.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny. Highs near 70.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear skies with lows in the 40s.FORECAST UPDATE AT 7AM MAY 14TH BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
FORECAST UPDATE AT 8AM TUESDAY MAY 12TH BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
TODAY: Morning Clouds and Fog. A shower possible. This afternoon, Sun and Clouds, Warm and Humid. A shower or storm possible. Winds Southwest to West 10 to 20 mph. Highs near 82, 83 to 88 in Nassau County, 70 to 75 East End. Sunset: 8:00pm. Normal Average High is 68.TONIGHT: Clear skies, and less humid. Winds West-northwest 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 55. Sunrise: 5:38am.
TOMORROW: Mostly Sunny skies with a few passing clouds. Windy. Winds Northwest 15 to 20 mph, gusts to 35. Highs near 68.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies. Lows Near 45.
THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny, breezy at times. Highs near 68.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows near 46.
FRIDAY: Sun and Clouds. Highs near 70.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a few showers. Lows near 50.SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy skies with scattered showers. Does not appear to be a washout out at this time, but hit and miss showers at any given point through out the day. Most of the showers will be on the light side. Highs near 70.
You can see the red line near Long Island, that is a Warm front - It will bring clouds and light showers on Saturday.Temperature map for Saturday.You can see all the warm weather South of Long island. For Long island highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.
if you are having a party outdoors you may need a Plan B because of the threat of showers, and a tent is always a good option. Better safe than Sorry.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Lows near 55.SUNDAY: Partly Sunny. Highs near 72.
The Storm System is now south and away from Long island. We will have some leftover clouds.The above temperature map shows 80s and 90s South of LI. Long island will have highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Normal average high temperature for this weekend is 69 degrees.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly Cloudy. Lows near 55.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Mild. Highs near 72.MONDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy. Lows near 52.FORECAST UPDATE AT 8AM TUESDAY MAY 12TH BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN
Forecast Update at 9am Wednesday May 6th 2015 by Meteorologist Rich Hoffman
It looks like the Tropical Season will start a little early this year. Tropical Season Runs from June 1st to November 30th, but storms can develop out of this time frame.
We have our first "Invest" area of the season near the Bahamas and South Florida coast. This means that the National Hurricane Center is investigating this area for potential development into a tropical or subtropical system. Once labeled an Invest, specialized computer models can be run on this area of interest, and Hurricane Hunter aircraft may be sent in to collect additional data.Coastal hazards will include rough surf, high rip current threat and hazardous seas. A Small Craft Advisory has been posted for the Coast of Florida.
For low pressure to become a Tropical Storm we need a few ingredients.
One of the most important thing is water temperatures above 80 degrees. You can see in the below graphic that temperatures are near 80 degrees.
it looks like the storm will develop in water near 80 degrees, which is enough to provide an energy source for the storm to develop. A tropical storm develops when you have closed circulation and sustained winds at 39 mph or greater. At this point the storm is always given a name. The 1st name on the Tropical Cyclone list for 2015 is ANA - you can see list of storm names here - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
Where will the storm go after it develops. Here is a look at the computer models
Local impacts for Long island, if any, would not be felt until Monday or Tuesday in the form of some rain showers. The storm will weaken and be absorbed by a cold front early next week.
Here is a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJydFJORWf4 - Formation of a Hurricane Video
For more information on tropical system - please visit the National Hurricane Center -
Meteorologist Rich Hoffman
A taste of summer to start off the work week for many, but temperatures will cool down just a little bit for hump day. A stalled out front is near Long Island separating warm air to the south from cooler air to the north. A few sprinkles or showers will be possible through early Wednesday afternoon with this front. During the afternoon skies will slowly clear with some sunshine and highs near 67. High pressure builds in by Wednesday night into Thursday, then we start another warming trend.
FORECAST UPDATE BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN AT 1PM FRIDAY MAY 1ST.
The past 48 hours, we had some cooler than normal temperatures and now as we go into the weekend, the temperatures will start to rise.TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy. A little chilly. Winds Northeast 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 43.SATURDAY: Sun and Clouds. Chance of a spot shower after 3pm. Winds East-Southeast 5 to 10 mph.SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows near 45.SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, a few afternoon clouds. Highs near 72.
LONG ISLAND MARATHON WEATHER: A little warm for some runners.
8AM Sunny, Temperatures near 50 degrees.
10am Sunny and temperature near 58
Noon: Mostly Sunny, Temperature near 65
1-2pm Mostly Sunny, temperatures 65-70.Sunday Afternoon Some clouds will develop and any showers should stay north and west of Long Island. We will keep an eye.SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows near 52.MONDAY: Mostly Sunny. Warm. Highs near 74.MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows near 56.TUESDAY: Sun and Clouds. A few afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 76. Cooler shorelines.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows near 54.WEDNESDAY: Chance of a morning shower, otherwise sun and clouds. Highs near 72.WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows near 54.THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny Skies. Warm. Highs near 72.THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with lows near 48.Current Water Temperatures are running about 3 to 5 degrees below normal.FORECAST UPDATE BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN AT 1PM FRIDAY MAY 1ST.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! We'll stay dry as we head into this evening, but it's cooler with east winds and clouds will continue to stream in and thicken up ahead of our next storm. We're tracking rain for Monday - and it will be heavy at times, especially from late morning into early afternoon. Showers should wind down for the evening before one last round of rain comes through early Tuesday morning. The weather gets brighter by Tuesday afternoon.
What a fantastic weekend! A big bubble of dry along with high pressure is parked on top of us. Our weather will stay nice and dry through tomorrow night. After that, high pressure slides off shore and low pressure approaches with some wet weather. A cold front will bring the chance of rain showers on Tuesday with nice sunshine returning by Wednesday. High temperatures this week will in the upper 50's to near 60 degrees ... that's pretty normal for this time of year.
With a light westerly wind, temperatures are topping out in the 60's. A light sea breeze will kick in late today and again tomorrow - that will keep our South Shore beaches and the East End a touch cooler since the water temperature is only about 40 degrees.
Clouds thicken up tomorrow night with patchy fog and a mild southerly wind. The chance
of rain arrives on Tuesday along with a cold front. It will still be mild with highs in the 60's.
The cold front slides east of Long Island by Tuesday evening with improving weather overnight into Wednesday. Spring sunshine returns for the middle of the week. We'll track our next chance of unsettled weather by next weekend.
Have a great week!
Weather Update by Meteorologist Rich Hoffman at Noon on April 7th 2015.
We are still waiting for our 1st 60 degree day at Islip, Long Island Mac Arthur Airport NY.
Our normal average high temperature reaches 60 degrees by April 20th.
I think over the next few weeks we can hit 70 on parts of Long island. I see a nice warm up in the weather pattern towards April 15th to 20th. A ridge of High pressure ( Clockwise wind flow) will set up along the East Coast and that will allow a warm southwest wind to bring the 60s and 70s over Long Island. You can see it below on the 300 mb Map. There is a trough of Low Pressure over Montana.(Counter Clockwise wind flow)At the surface the below map shows the H south of LI and East of North Carolina. Wind flow around high pressure is clockwise. This wind flow will push warm air from the Gulf of Mexico towards Long Island. if this hold. I could see temperatures 65 to 75 April 15 to 19th.
So the warmer weather is coming. But with water temperatures still in the 40s and running about 5 degrees below normal for this time of year, any wind off the weather will make it much colder. Check out this link for the GFS model that shows weather conditions and temperatures. You can see the 70s in mid April - look for the Max Temp °F http://wxweb.meteostar.com/sample/sample.shtml?text=KISP see image below and see red box
One more thing. After the very cold winter...and the delayed start of the warm air, I think we are going to have a bad allergy season this spring. Already Tree pollen on the High side. Report from April 7th.
Drier weather has arrived for the holiday weekend! High pressure is in place today with nice sunshine although it is windy with northwesterly winds gusting to near 45 mph. What about Easter Sunday? Most of the day looks fine, but if you have outdoor fun planned it would be good to get that in earlier in the day. it won't be as windy but maybe a little bit breezy at times for Eastern Suffolk County with winds out of the southwest up to 25 mph. A weak warm front will approach tomorrow afternoon bringing increasing clouds with the chance of rain showers after 2PM. Most of the day will be dry with highs in the low 50's - but that pesky warm front will stall out and stick around for most of the upcoming week with rain showers in the forecast. See the graphics below for more detail.
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A chilly evening with a quick coating of snow possible early tonight. Low pressure passes south of Long Island early tonight bringing a rain show mix - possibly ending as all snow before midnight. Skies will clear towards morning but temperatures will fall to near freezing. Watch for icy spots during your early Wednesday morning commute. A beautiful day is on tap tomorrow with lots of sunshine but it will be a little bit breezy and chilly with highs in the mid to upper 40's. Temperatures will rise to near 60 degrees by Friday. Check out the graphics below for more details.
Periods of snow will continue on this spring Saturday. Snow is mainly sticking to grassy surfaces and cars, but some roads in Suffolk County could become slick with temperatures in the 30's. Snow will taper off tonight with much better improvements ahead for Sunday. Watch for icy roads overnight with temperatures falling into the 20's. And YES... it will feel a little bit more like spring for this upcoming week. Have a great weekend!
FORECAST BY METEOROLOGIST RICH HOFFMAN 1PM FRIDAY MARCH 28TH.
Yes, it is possible to have snow accumulation on Saturday. Last year we had snow through April 16th.
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy. Breezy. Some scattered rain and snow showers. Some light snow accumulation possible. Best chance for snow will be East of Route 112. Winds Northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusts to 25. Highs near 38.So why the Snow? A little ripple in the upper level of the atmosphere, also called a wave or trough, will swing through and there will be enough cold air and energy that will result snow showers. You can see the Orange Dash line on the below weather map, and the areas of blue over Long Island meaning snow. The weather map is for 8am Saturday.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a rain or snow showers early then skies becoming partly cloudy and cold. Some minor snow accumulation possible. Best chance for snow will be East of Route 112. Lows near 24.
The above map is for 8pm Saturday and the trough is moving away from LI and the snow treat is decreasing. So what could go right or wrong. If the trough (orange dash line) set up away from Long Island very little snow if any at time. If the trough set up over Long Island and stalls we could be looking at a 2 to 4 inch snow storm. Most of this action will be for Eastern Suffolk County. Something News12 Meteorologists will be watching closely.
The below weather maps will show weather conditions for Saturday into Sunday.The above map shows the cold air over long island on Saturday with highs 35 to 40.You can see the threat for snow showers through Saturday night.With cold temperatures and any snow roads could be icy Saturday night.Cold and dry weather to Start Sunday morning Temperatures in the 20s and look at map below wind chills in the teens.
Here are some computer models to give us an idea of how much snow is possible.SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 40 to 45.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow shower towards morning. Lows near 30.MONDAY: Partly Sunny. Chance of a few showers. Highs near 50.
MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows near 35.TUESDAY: Sun and Clouds. Highs near 50.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly Cloudy lows near 33.WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs near 48.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with lows near 34.THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs near 52. Lows near 35.
Have a great weekend.. Meteorologist Rich Hoffman
Another clear, cold night with great visibility is coming up. If you missed it last night, look to the west at dusk! The Crescent Moon will be to the upper left of Venus. If you plan to take photographs, have your gloves and a heavier jacket. It still feels like winter out there. Enjoy.
Some spots picked up close to 6 inches of snow! Here's a look at storm snow totals. The wintry mix has ended and we'll have some sunshine this afternoon with highs in the 40's. A cold front will pass by this evening bringing the chance of an isolated rain showers between 7 and 9PM. After that, skies clear out and a gorgeous day is on tap for Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler than normal but dry, quiet weather will follow us into the work week.
A mild day is on tap for St. Patrick's Day with some rain showers in the morning. If you have plans to go to the parade in NYC, rain showers will be on the light side and come to an end shortly after noon. The afternoon will bring sunshine with a breeze, and highs in the 50's. Colder weather will get here tomorrow night into Wednesday. I hope you have some Irish fun!
Lots of Parades this weekend.
LINK TO PARADES: http://longisland.news12.com/features/2015-st-patrick-s-day-parades-1.9975073
TODAY: Lots of Sunshine. Breezy. Winds Northwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts 30-35 mph. Highs near 43. Sunset: 6:56pm
TONIGHT: Mostly Clear to partly cloudy skies. Cold. Winds Northwest to Northeast 5 to 10 mph. Lows near 24. Sunrise: 7:08am.
TOMORROW: Sun and Clouds. More clouds in the afternoon. Cold. Winds Southeast 5 to 10 mph. Highs near 40.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Cloudy with rain towards morning.Chance for snow or sleet to mix with rain. Lows near 33.
SATURDAY: Cloudy skies. Periods of rain. Some rain will be heavy at times in the morning. Rain tapers to showers in the afternoon. .75" to 1.00" of rain expected. Highs near 46.SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers. Lows near 38.
SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy with a few scattered showers. Chance for a few snow showers mixed with rain showers in the morning. Highs near 45.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lows near 30.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy with highs near 47. Partly Cloudy overnight with lows near 32.
TUESDAY: St. Patrick's Day. Mostly Cloudy skies. Chance for a few morning snow showers mixed with rain showers. Highs in the 40s.
How much snow fell in your area?
Here are two links you need to save From the National Weather Service.Significant Weather Events Archive: Past Storms Check here... http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/stormtotals.html
The below link will show snowfall that occurred that past 24 hours.
Forecast update by Meteorologist rich Hoffman at 1pm on Monday March 2nd 2015.
YES, it looks like more snow is on the way, so don't put away the shovels just yet. A complex storm will be moving in our direction and will bring snow, to rain and then end as snow. The snow Thursday morning could bring a moderate to heavy snowfall.
Here is a look at the overall forecast the next few days.
TONIGHT: Watch for Icy Roads as melting snow will re-freeze. Clear skies and cold temperatures. Lows near 14. Normal low is 27. Sunrise: 6:24am.
TOMORROW: Morning sunshine gives way to afternoon clouds. Light snow and flurries developing between 4pm and 7pm. Highs near 32.
TOMORROW NIGHT: snow, mixing with sleet and then changing to rain after 11pm. We could have 1 to 3 inches before change to rain. Lows near 32.
WEDNESDAY: Clouds skies with periods of rain, showers and drizzle and fog. Some sleet and freezing rain possible in the morning. Highs 35-40.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: rain changing to sleet and snow around midnight. Turning colder. We could have a few inches of snow by morning((1-3") BY 5AM. Lows near 27.
THURSDAY: Morning clouds and snow giving way to sun and clouds. A few inches of snow possible (1-3"). Cold. Highs near 30. Depending on track of storm we could be looking at a moderate snowfall - 4 to 8" possible, some models show higher - see maps below.FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and cold. Highs 27 to 32. Overnight will be clear and cold. Lows near 18.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies. Very Cold. Lows 10 to 15. Record low is 12 set in 2007.
Below pictures are RPM model showing timing of storm and precipitation. Snow starts between 4 and 7pm Tuesday.
Freezing rain and rain on Long island.Below map showers and drizzle.Temperatures dropping Wednesday Night - Rain will change to freezing rain, sleet and snow towards Thursday morning.
By 1am Thursday temperatures are cold enough for snow to start to fall and accumulate on Long Island. Look at the COLD AIR by 9am Thursday - Expect snowfall and icy roads.
Below is the RPM Model - shows mainly a lighter snowfall
The below pictures are snow estimates for the Snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday - We need to watch this very closely. A shift in storm track will change snow totals. Stay Tuned.
NAM Model shows a 4 to 8 inch snowfall
The GFS model is the highest -
Stay Tuned a lot of things will change - Again 1-3 inches possible Tuesday night before change to rain. The heavier snow threat is from 11pm Wednesday to 9am Thursday.
Shoreham 7.5” the high spot. Most areas Nassau County 4 to 6 inches, most areas in Suffolk County 4 to 7 inches.
Location ...Total, Time of report and who made the report
NEW HYDE PARK 6.8" 107 AM 3/02 TRAINED SPOTTER
LEVITTOWN 6.1" 856 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
BAYVILLE 5.8" 953 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
PLAINVIEW 5.8" 515 AM 3/02 TRAINED SPOTTER
ALBERTSON 5.5" 951 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
CARLE PLACE 5.4" 944 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
MASSAPEQUA 5.3" 1018 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
ROCKVILLE CENTRE 5.3" 1015 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
WANTAGH 5.2" 800 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
GLEN HEAD 5.0" 949 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
BETHPAGE 5.0" 903 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
BELLMORE 4.2" 648 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
MALVERNE 4.1" 810 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
SHOREHAM 7.5" 630 AM 3/02 NWS EMPLOYEE
SMITHTOWN 7.0" 1016 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
EAST NORTHPORT 7.0" 926 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
ORIENT 6.5" 600 AM 3/02 TRAINED SPOTTER
MATTITUCK 6.0" 1010 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
NORTH BABYLON 6.0" 933 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
PATCHOGUE 6.0" 748 PM 3/01 NWS EMPLOYEE
UPTON 5.9" 1019 PM 3/01 NWS OFFICE
RONKONKOMA 5.8" 1024 PM 3/01 NWS EMPLOYEE
MILLER PLACE 5.8" 1000 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
NORTH PATCHOGUE 5.8" 1000 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
MONTAUK 5.8" 800 AM 3/02 TRAINED SPOTTER
CENTEREACH 5.7" 1021 PM 3/01 NWS EMPLOYEE
FARMINGVILLE 5.7" 1040 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
ROCKY POINT 5.7" 630 AM 3/02 TRAINED SPOTTER
OAKDALE 5.6" 1010 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
ISLIP AIRPORT 5.6" 1200 AM 3/02 FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER
MEDFORD 5.5" 948 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
CORAM 5.5" 1015 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
JAMESPORT 5.4" 1019 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
SOUND BEACH 5.4" 630 AM 3/02 PUBLIC
CENTERPORT 5.1" 1030 PM 3/01 NWS COOP
BAY SHORE 5.1" 1017 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
ISLIP 5.0" 848 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
WEST ISLIP 5.0" 751 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
SAYVILLE 4.9" 657 PM 3/01 NWS EMPLOYEE
SOUTHAMPTON 4.5" 1033 PM 3/01 TRAINED SPOTTER
EASTPORT 4.5" 728 AM 3/02 NWS EMPLOYEE
MIDDLE ISLAND 4.1" 728 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
RIVERHEAD 3.8" 713 PM 3/01 PUBLIC
Link to snow totals forecast.weather.gov
#RECORD LOWS TODAY - (February 24th)
LGA: 6 Breaks the old record of 16 set back in 1968.
JFK: 7 Breaks the old record of 14 set back in 1968.
BDR: 0 Breaks the old record of 12 set back in 1968.
ISP: 3 Breaks the old record of 17 set back in 2011.
EWR: 4 Breaks the old record of 6 set back in 1934.
Numbers and records are for Islip, Long Island Mac Arthur Airport (KISP) Record go date back to 1984
Some Stats for our Frigid February -
1. 13 out of 24 days temperatures have reached the Single Digits.
2. 11days out of 24 we have tied or set a new record low.
3. Coldest low 2 degrees on February 20 and 21st.
4. Temperatures are 10.8 degrees below normal through February 23rd
5. This will be coldest February on record at KISP - So far Avg monthly temperature is 21.5 degrees. previous Coldest Feb 2007. 27.1 degrees. See you in image below