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Up-to-Date Hamptons Snow and Blizzard Forecast

Monday, 1 p.m. — The National Weather Service now says snowfall totals for Long Island over the course of Monday and Tuesday will be in the 24-inch to 36-inch range. The weather services says Long Island, including the East End, may face a “crippling and potentially historic blizzard.”

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Most of Long Island is expected to see between 20 and 30 inches, with some local areas getting even more accumulated snow. Snow is forecast to fall at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour Monday night. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected on Eastern Long Island.

Whiteout conditions are foreseen on the roads. Visibility may be a quarter-mile or less per mile. Strong winds may take down trees and power lines, making roads impassable.

Temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s.

Unnecessary travel is discouraged.

 

Monday, 8:35 a.m. — The Hamptons, the North Fork and the whole of Long Island are subject to a blizzard warning beginning at 1 p.m. Monday and continuing through midnight Tuesday, and the National Weather Service warns of “life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel.”

Only 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation are expected before sunset Monday, but then the snowfall is expected to pick up intensity. Unnecessary travel is discouraged starting in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service is warning of heavy snow and blowing snow with blizzard conditions. Snowfall rates are expected late Monday night through Tuesday morning of 2 to 4 inches per hour. Expected accumulations are between 18 and 24 inches, with some areas, especially on the East End, getting even more.

Whiteout conditions are foreseen on the roads. Visibility may be a quarter-mile or less per mile. Strong winds may take down trees and power lines, making roads impassable.

Wind of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with guest of 45 to 55 miles per hour, are in the forecast, with the strongest winds across Eastern Long Island. Temperatures will be in the low 20s.

A coastal flood watch is in effect from 1 to 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, with probably beach erosion and washovers along ocean facing barrier beaches due to 8- to 12-foot waves.

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