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Weather Service: Another winter storm bears down on Shelter Island

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Sunrise Monday over Gardiners Bay from the Ram Island Causeway.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Sunrise Monday over Gardiners Bay from the Ram Island Causeway.

Today the National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for increasing clouds with a high temperature of about 42 degrees. Wind chill values will be between 25 and 36 degrees with an east wind of 6 to 14 mph.

But this evening, all that changes.

 MAP COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Projected snow totals for the storm.

MAP COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Projected snow totals for the storm.

Another week, another nor’easter.

For the third time in less than two weeks, a storm is expected to hit the northeast, and this one could bring the highest snow totals yet. The East End could receive between six and 12 inches of snow beginning Monday night, according to a Winter Storm Watch issued Sunday by the NWS.

The Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Monday evening and is in effect through Tuesday evening, which means the morning commute Tuesday could be difficult.

Winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts up to 40-50 mph possible, according to the NWS.

“Significant reductions in visibility are possible,” according to the NWS. “Downed trees, tree limbs and power outages due to heavy wet snow and wind.”

A mixture of rain and snow is expected Monday night before turning to all snow around 10 p.m. Snow is expected to continue through Tuesday afternoon.

 

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