Update Storm Dumps 4-5 Inches in Wantagh-Seaford Up to 10 inches in Surrounding Areas

Blizzard warning remains in affect through Friday afternoon.

It took a while to develop, but the winter storm that moved into our area Thursday hit Wantagh and Seaford with a large snowfall.

Wantagh received  4.1 inches of snow and Seaford saw 5.3 inches according to the National Weather Service . As of  10 a.m., 10 inches of snow fell on nearby Massapequa, while North Merrick received 10.6 inches, Levittown  got 9.2 inches.

And it's not over.

A blizzard warning remains in affect for the area until 1 p.m.

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 Friday morning, 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

Massapequa: 10.1 inches

North Massapequa 10.3 inches

Carle Place: 11.7 inches

Oceanside: 12.4 inches

Plainview: 10 inches

Garden City: 10 inches

Baldwin Harbor: 9 inches

Hicksville: 8.9 inches

North Merrick: 10.6 inches

South Valley Stream 7.5 inches

Bayville: 9.5 inches

New Hyde Park: 7 inches

Levittown: 9.2 inches

Port Washington 9 inches 

Bellmore: 5.5 inches

Albertson 9 inches 

East Norwhich 7.1 inches 

Seaford 5.3 inches

Wantagh: 4.1 inches
Brian Griffin January 03, 2014 at 12:23 PM
seaford got 10 inches
Edward Robinson January 03, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Snow totals can often vary and Massapequa, which is the next area over had a measure of 10 inches, so I don't doubt that some areas in Seaford are higher than we're reporting, but the readings from the National Weather Service for Wantagh and Seaford are as of this morning, when they were last reported are what we reported..


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