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Storm Dumps Close to 11 Inches of Snow on RVC

Oceanside reports 11 inches, while JFK gets 6 inches of snow in Hercules.

Written by Henry Powderly

Rockville Centre saw as much as 11 inches of snow from Winter Storm Hercules, according to the National Weather Service, though drifts can be much higher.

Neighboring Oceanside reported 11 inches of snow on the ground, while nearby South Valley Stream reported 7.5 inches. JFK Airport is under 6.6 inches of snow. North Merrick received 8.5 inches of snow.

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Mike Silva, meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Upton, said 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

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