Snowstorm Nemo hits the South Shore


The National Weather Service warns that heavy snow will be blowing into the Nassau County area later Friday afternoon and could leave us on Saturday morning with anywhere from 12 to 20 inches of snow depending on the temperatures and the convergence of two now separate storms.

Major winter storm to impact the Tri-state area today into Saturday.

Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 1 pm EST Saturday.

Locations: Long Island.

Hazard types: Heavy snow and strong winds.

Accumulations: snow accumulation of 12 to 20 inches, with localized higher amounts within intense snow bands, mainly across eastern Suffolk.

Winds: north 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

Temperatures: in the upper 20s by evening.

Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

Timing: The strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur this evening into Saturday morning.

Impacts: Heavy snow and winds will make for dangerous driving conditions with visibilities near zero in White-out conditions. In addition, some trees and power lines will be downed, causing power outages.

Recommended actions

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to Whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.