23 Aug 2014
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WEATHER ALERT: Advisory in Effect for Merrick

National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory; expects as much as 5 inches of snow to fall locally.

WEATHER ALERT: Advisory in Effect for Merrick
Editor's Note: This article was written by Scott P. Moore.

Old Man Winter will strike Merrick again on Wednesday night!

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Suffolk County and southern Nassau County from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday as another winter storm passes through the tri-state area.

The snow should start falling throughout the late afternoon on Wednesday and pick up during the evening before the storm quickly leaves the area by early Thursday morning.

Storm accumulations will be light in general, as the National Weather Service expects 2 to 5 inches to fall locally. The advisory warns, however, heavier bands of snow within the storm could produce locally heavier ranges from 4 to 8 inches.

Winds should remain lighter than the Feb. 8 blizzard – 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Winds will still be strong enough to reduce visibilities to as low as a half-mile and possibly have white-out conditions for periods.

Roadways could be covered in snow or ice for the Thursday morning commute and the National Weather Services warns that motorists should expect delays. 

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