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9 Inches of Snow in Smithtown, Drifts Higher in Areas

Wind chill cause temperature to feel like -8 degrees outside, flurries possible till noon.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Written by Lisa Finn. 

Smithtown was blanketed with nearly 9 inches of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Center, and wind gusts may cause higher drifts in spots. 

Other nearby areas such as Islip's MacArthur Airport reported 8.9 inches of snow, and Stony Brook reported a total of 8 inches. 

According to Mike Silva, meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Upton, the storm held no surprises.

"This pretty much panned out exactly as we expected," he said. "We expected six to 10 inches of snow, with maybe a little bit higher out east. Some places managed to touch a foot."

Winds, however, weren't quite as fierce as initially predicted, but were starting to pick up Fridaymorning, with "very dangerous" temperatures across Long Island. With the wind chill factor, some areas felt as though it were minus 11 degrees, with a range of minus three to minus eight.

Temperatures are not expected to rise higher than the upper teens for most of Long Island Friday.

Two last bands of snow are slated to continue moving across Long Island Friday morning, one in Suffolk County and one over northern Nassau; another inch or two of snow will fall by 1 p.m., when the white stuff should disappear from the area completely.

Here are the latest snowfall accumulations, according to the NWS:

NASSAU COUNTY
  • OCEANSIDE – 11.0
  • MASSAPEQUA – 10.1
  • PLAINVIEW – 10.0
  • BALDWIN HARBOR – 9.0
  • HICKSVILLE – 8.9 
  • NORTH MERRICK – 8.5
  • NORTH MASSAPEQUA – 7.5
  • SOUTH VALLEY STREAM – 7.5
  • BAYVILLE – 7.3
  • NEW HYDE PARK – 7.0
  • LEVITTOWN – 6.2
  • BELLMORE – 5.5
SUFFOLK COUNTY
  • NORTH BABYLON – 12 
  • BAY SHORE– 11.5 
  • EASTPORT – 11.0 
  • PORT JEFFERSON – 9.5
  • SOUND BEACH – 9.5 
  • FARMINGVILLE – 9.2
  • EAST NORTHPORT – 9.0
  • UPTON – 8.5
  • ISLIP AIRPORT – 8.9
  • STONY BROOK – 8.0
  • CENTERPORT – 7.2
  • ORIENT – 7.2
  • HOLBROOK – 6.5
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Billie B January 04, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Poor snow removal in our area. Left 6 to 7 feet of snow from curb on one side of the street. There were no cars parked on street. No excuse for this. Left half the corner unplowed. Need to go into oncoming traffic lane to make the turn.

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