A blizzard warning is in effect for the Patchogue and Medford area, which the National Weather Service reports could have a “crippling and potentially historic” impact on the region late Monday into Tuesday.
The warning says that light snow is set to begin Monday morning, with accumulations of one to three inches of snow possible by the evening rush hour, reports the warning. The snow is then predicted to pick up in intensity Monday evening, with heaviest snow falling from midnight into Tuesday afternoon.
Snow could accumulate as high as 20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts possible, reports the weather service. Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 20s.
The MTA is advising those commuting into New York City to work from home if possible.
Patchogue-Medford School District Superintendent Michael Hyne’s Twitter account posted Sunday night that after school activities are expected to be canceled for Monday, and that the district “will let our school community know if school will be canceled on Tuesday as soon as we can.”
Patchogue-Medford Library has not yet announced if the possible blizzard will have an effect on Monday or Tuesday operating hours, and this page will update should that take place.
The blizzard warning is in effect through midnight Tuesday night.
In the meantime, any residents snapping blizzard photos can send them into email@example.com for them to be collected for an upcoming community gallery. Photos can also be posted straight to Patchogue-Medford Library’s Facebook Page at or tweeted to @pmlib.