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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Sachem

National Weather Service expects as much as 5 inches of snow to fall locally.

Old Man Winter will strike the Sachem community again on Wednesday night!

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Suffolk County and southern Nassau County from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday as another winter storm passes through the tri-state area.

The snow should start falling throughout the late afternoon on Wednesday and pick up during the evening before the storm quickly leaves the area by early Thursday morning.

Storm accumulations will be light in general, as the National Weather Service expects 2 to 5 inches to fall locally. The advisory warns, however, heavier bands of snow within the storm could produce locally heavier ranges from 4 to 8 inches.

Winds should remain lighter than the February 8th blizzard – 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Winds will still be strong enough to reduce visibilities to as low as a half-mile and possibly have white-out conditions for periods.

Roadways could be covered in snow or ice for the Thursday morning commute and the National Weather Services warns that motorists should expect delays.

Stay tuned to Patch as we continue to monitor the storm!

Jo Matula February 13, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Hopefully what snow falls should be taken care of first while its falling. Thats when it should be plowed, salted or sanded not after. My Dad worked for the Dept of Sanitation in New York, theyidn' wait until after theydid it while. Suffolk streets were really the worst I ever seen them in all my years of living here. Get on the ball especially Islip. I also have a business in Ronkonkoma. Let me tell you that was real bad. We pay plenty of taxes here do your job.
Nunzio Vitale February 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Why can't they put plows on sanitation trucks like NYC does. Let me guess, that would inflate our taxes even more. Not pick up trucks or a famly SUV with little red wagon plows on them. What a joke.

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