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Feb 9, 2010 5:45 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Weather service predicts a foot of snow; many closings announced

Editor's Note: E-mail cancellation notices and closings to mailbag@27east.com.

Westhampton Free Library, East Hampton Library, Rogers Memorial Library, Shelter Island Public Library and John Jermain Memorial Library are closed Wednesday, February 10.

School closings for Wednesday, February 10: Southampton Elementary School, Southampton Intermediate School, Southampton High School, John M. Marshall Elementary School, East Hampton Middle School, East Hampton High School, Sag Harbor Elementary, Pierson Middle-High School, Westhampton Beach Elementary School, Westhampton Beach Middle School, Westhampton Beach High School, Hampton Bays Elementary School, Hampton Bays Middle School, Hampton Bays High School, Eastport Elementary School, Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School
Feb 9, 2010 5:45 PM

The South Fork could get as much as a foot of snow in some areas on Wednesday, forecasters are predicting.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the East End that takes effect at midnight tonight, February 9, and continues through 6 a.m. on Thursday, February 11.

Snow is expected to develop later tonight and become heavy at times on Wednesday before slowly tapering off, according to the weather service. Accumulations of 6 to 12 inches of snow are expected.

East to northeast wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph are possible and may cause snowdrifts and power outages.

The weather service advises motorists to travel only in an emergency and keep a flashlight, food and water in their vehicles.

A similar forecast, for last Friday, February 5, did not come to fruition locally: While the storm dumped snow on much of the Eastern Seaboard and into the Mid-Atlantic states, the East End of the island was spared major precipitation.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced that the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Yaphank will open early on Wednesday, at 7 a.m., to coordinate local municipalities’ response to the storm.

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Thanks Fonzi for that prediction...I will take that under advisement when it comes to decision making going forward.
By it never ends... (25), SMITHTOWN on Feb 9, 10 2:58 PM
At least this forecast is better than it was this past weekend when they were saying anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of snow...or a dusting... Now everyone make sure they panic and invade your local supermarket to but a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk becuase the stores won't be open for about a month after this storm. LOL
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Feb 9, 10 3:02 PM
We should all listen to FONZI I heard on one weather channell we were likely to get a 12 inch dusting,
By Etians rd (543), Southampton on Feb 9, 10 3:48 PM
From NOAA's website :

Winter Storm Warning
Hazardous Weather Outlook

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 24. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Wednesday: Snow, possibly mixed with sleet before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 3pm, then snow after 3pm. Areas of blowing snow after 3pm. High near 34. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 25 ...more
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Feb 9, 10 4:00 PM
What no high tides for the surrounding area?! Just kidding P Matt, thanks for the info. It sounds like a mess. I guess they throw some salt around, then plow, then plow again, then maybe salt and sand. After that there will be drifting snow so I guess plow. Then wicked cold and wind so throw more salt and sand. Hope for sun by friday?
By Ebby (75), Sag Harbor on Feb 9, 10 6:14 PM
What? No comments from Fleming or Hughes on this vital issue? Can Supervisor ATH control the weather again and save the Town from snow?
Stay tuned.
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Feb 9, 10 9:29 PM
I expect sun and in the sixties. However, I should point out that I am in Tampa Bay.
By Scratch (26), Sag Harbor on Feb 9, 10 9:55 PM
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That is just not nice, teasing us like that....:}
By DJ9222 (85), southampton on Feb 10, 10 12:21 AM
I miss global warming!

25% of plows broken...
New Jersey road crews running out of salt...
Seats at a premium on planes, trains out...
18 forecasted for Philadelphia...
14 inches of snow coming in Chicago area...
Up to 1 Foot Expected In NYC...
Senate global warming hearing cancelled...
Sen. DeMint: Snow will continue 'until Al Gore cries uncle'...
College students charged ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 10, 10 3:08 AM
Never fails. Every time it snows some denier of science starts squawking about "global warming is a lie." If only the weather were as predictable as you and your brainless brethren.
By fcmcmann (417), Hampton Bays on Feb 10, 10 9:09 AM
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have you been reading the news recently. seems like it is about as far from "science" as you can get. Read this report recently prepared by the EPA:


By fishy (92), East Hampton on Feb 17, 10 2:26 PM
I swear it's a conspiracy by the dairy council, 7-11, home depot and Ch.7 NYC... go out buy all the milk, bread and rock salt we have ! cause you'll be stranded, if you survive..ohh and stay tuned, more to come after this comerical message...
By wggorilla (4), Hampton Bays on Feb 10, 10 12:34 PM
I guess you missed the climate gate memo
maybe you should check out the recent LACK of science,Or is that just to much of an inconvenient truth for you to handle.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 10, 10 5:39 PM
I guess you missed the climate gate memo
maybe you should check out the recent LACK of science,Or is that just to much of an inconvenient truth to handle.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 10, 10 9:59 PM
if you are going to remove the above comments again I would like to know why Mr editor
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 10, 10 10:00 PM
I have to say unlike the last sotrm we had we had great plowing in WH area. Our road was clea enough to see black top every time the storm eased up. I guess th etown caught the hint we weren't happy with the last response.
By cleo (4), WEsthampton on Feb 11, 10 10:34 AM
Also did you know the weather channel sued Al Gore for his BS about global
warming. If I recall correctly when I was in school we learned about the ice
age, dinasuars etc. It just might be the natural progression of the earth, not the propaganda our govenment feeds us. It's all about making money
By J. Totta (106), Sag Harbor on Feb 11, 10 2:20 PM
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