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Snowfall Arrives as Expected in West Islip

Average snow tally between six and 10 inches, according to weather reports.

Snowfall Arrives as Expected in West Islip

Town snow plows and sanders have been busy since the snowstorm began late Thursday evening, and were still going strong as Friday morning arrived.

A few more inches may hit West Islip as the storm ebbs away later today.

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:

Suffolk County

North Babylon: 12 inches

Bay Shore: 11.5 inches

Port Jefferson: 9.5 inches

Islip Airport: 8.9 inches

Orient: 7.2 inches

Holbrook: 6.5 inches

Sayville: 6.0 inches

Stony Brook; 4.1 inches

Ronkonkoma: 4.0 inches

Smithtown: 3.0 inches

Nassau County

Plainview: 8.2 inches

North Merrick: 7.5 inches

Massapequa: 7.3 inches

Bayville: 7.3 inches

New Hyde Park: 6.5 inches

Levittown: 6.2 inches

We hope you'll share your photos of the storm, the roads, picturesque landscapes and snow angels with Patch. Upload them here or email them to judy.mottl@patch.com and let us know how you're faring in the dig out.

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