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North Babylon Has Top Snowfall Total on LI With a Foot So Far

A foot of snow was recorded in North Babylon Friday morning.

A North Babylon backyard covered in snow Friday morning. Photo Credit: Eric and Jill Schlichting
A North Babylon backyard covered in snow Friday morning. Photo Credit: Eric and Jill Schlichting
Written by Lisa Finn

The storm isn't over just yet, but as of Friday morning, North Babylon has recorded the most snowfall so far–a full foot-on Long Island, according to unofficial reports from the National Weather Service. 

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
  • OCEANSIDE – 11.0
  • MASSAPEQUA – 10.1
  • PLAINVIEW – 10.0
  • BALDWIN HARBOR – 9.0
  • HICKSVILLE – 8.9 
  • NORTH MERRICK – 8.5
  • NORTH MASSAPEQUA – 7.5
  • SOUTH VALLEY STREAM – 7.5
  • BAYVILLE – 7.3
  • NEW HYDE PARK – 7.0
  • LEVITTOWN – 6.2
  • BELLMORE – 5.5
SUFFOLK COUNTY
  • NORTH BABYLON – 12 
  • BAY SHORE– 11.5 
  • EASTPORT – 11.0 
  • PORT JEFFERSON – 9.5
  • SOUND BEACH – 9.5 
  • FARMINGVILLE – 9.2
  • EAST NORTHPORT – 9.0
  • UPTON – 8.5
  • ISLIP AIRPORT – 8.9
  • STONY BROOK – 8.0
  • CENTERPORT – 7.2
  • ORIENT – 7.2
  • HOLBROOK – 6.5
Get email updates on Winter Storm Hercules in Deer Park-North Babylon and more: http://deerpark-northbabylon.patch.com/email.

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