According to the National Weather Service, the winter snowstorm will bring some snow before 2pm, then a mix of rain and snow in the afternoon (2pm and 4pm) with the heavy snowfall accumulation after 4pm. Snow could be heavy at times and thunder is a possibility. High temperature is near 36, with wind chill values between 20 and 25. An east wind will make for breezy conditions, with gusts averaging between 13 - 22 mph but can go as high as 38 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation is expected to average between 3 - 5 inches.
Smithtown Supervisor, Ed Wehrheim cautions residents to take it slow commuting this afternoon.
“Right now it looks like the worst of this storm will fall to the west of us. But, if you can stay off the roads or can avoid traveling all together, please do so. However, if you are commuting home today, please take it slow and allow for extra travel time this afternoon as the storm escalates.”
- Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE NWS FOR OUR AREA:
A Winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 AM through Thursday Morning.
A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 2 PM - 5 PM today.
Flooding or Road Concerns: To report icing, flooding and other storm related conditions along the roads, please contact the highway department at (631) 360-7500
Stranded Vehicles: If there is an emergency, please dial 9-11 immediately. All non life-threatening calls can be directed to the department of public safety by calling (631) 360-7553
Power Outages - PSEG Information: View PSEG Long Island’s outage map Click Here
To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit www.psegliny.com
To register have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)
Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything contacting the wire. To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075
Animals & Family Pets: All domestic animals should remain indoors during the snowstorm, with the exception of allowing dogs to venture out to go to the bathroom. Outdoor animals should be sheltered indoors for the duration of this storm. To report animals in distress, strays or other loose domestic or wild animals please call (631) 360-7575
Elderly Neighbors & Special Needs individuals: Please check on your neighbors with disabilities, special needs and senior citizens. Make sure they have an emergency phone, plenty of water, food and blankets. Ask if they have someone to call in the event of an emergency.
For further questions or details pertaining this and other storms, please contact Smithtown Public Information Officer, Nicole Garguilo at 631-873-5972 or via email at SPIO@tosgov.com