Cold, but clear weather follows Friday's snow

Long Beach residents woke up to a white

Long Beach residents woke up to a white ground early Saturday morning. (Jan. 26, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Most parts of Long Island saw a light dusting of snow Friday night, with the highest snowfall totals recorded in North Massapequa, Shirley and North Babylon, forecasters said.

As of about 7:40 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service reported just over 2 inches in south Nassau County areas like North Massapequa and Woodmere while Bayville, in the northern part of the county, saw less than an inch of snow.

Suffolk County towns saw less with the highest total of 1.5 inches recorded in Shirley and North Babylon. Most other places in Suffolk saw less than an inch with Setauket, Lake Ronkonkoma and East Northport reporting a half-inch of snowfall.


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"It was about what we were forecasting," said Joe Pollina, meteorologist with the weather service.

The amount of snow so far this winter is a fraction of what the region normally gets.

Normally, by the end of January, 11.3 inches would've fallen in Islip. So far this season, that area has seen 8.1 inches, Pollina said.

Temperatures should remain in the high 20s to low 30s during the day Saturday, with lows into the teens predicted overnight, according the weather service. But no snow is forecast for the remainder of the weekend. Warmer temperatures, in the high 30s and mid-40s, are expected beginning on Monday.

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