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Snow falls at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Snow falls at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow in the early morning. (Feb.11, 2012)

2012 Long Island snowstorms

Winter hits Long Island.

Walkers out in the lightly falling snow at
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Walkers out in the lightly falling snow at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow in the morning. (Feb.11, 2012)

Snow falls on a runner at Eisenhower Park
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Snow falls on a runner at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow in the early morning. (Feb.11, 2012)

This farm field in Aquebogue gets an early
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This farm field in Aquebogue gets an early morning dust of snow. Feb. 11, 2012)

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This farm field in Aquebogue gets an early
(Credit: Photo by randee daddona)

This farm field in Aquebogue gets an early morning dust of snow. Feb. 11, 2012)

A field of fruit trees in Cutchogue gets
(Credit: Photo by randee daddona)

A field of fruit trees in Cutchogue gets an early morning dust of snow. Feb. 11, 2012)

Snow falls at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Snow falls at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow in the early morning. (Feb.11, 2012)

Snow fall on a Peconic vineyard in the
(Credit: Randee Daddona/Newsday)

Snow fall on a Peconic vineyard in the early morning. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Picnic tables get a dusting of snow at
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Picnic tables get a dusting of snow at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Feb. 11, 2012)

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Joey Elefteriadis, 9, ends up in the brush
(Credit: Photo by Kevin P. Coughlin)

Joey Elefteriadis, 9, ends up in the brush after sledding down an embankment at Bethpage State Parkway near Boundary Avenue in South Farmingdale on Saturday. Light snow, leaving 2 to 5 inches across the metropolitan area, fell on Long Island for the first time this winter. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Lou Bengel Jr. finally gets to try out
(Credit: Photo by John Roca)

Lou Bengel Jr. finally gets to try out his new slowblower on Moriches Avenue in East Moriches on Saturday morning during the first snowstorm of 2012 on Long Island. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Lou Bengel Jr. finally gets to try out
(Credit: Photo by John Roca)

Lou Bengel Jr. finally gets to try out his new slowblower on Moriches Avenue in East Moriches on Saturday morning during the first snowstorm of 2012 on Long Island. (Jan. 21, 2012)

An off-road vehicle travels along County Road 51
(Credit: Photo by John Roca)

An off-road vehicle travels along County Road 51 in Eastport on Saturday during Long Island's first snowstorm of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

A bird gets a new lease on life
(Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona)

A bird gets a new lease on life after crashing into a window and falling to the ground in Southold. Olivia Szyanka of Southold rescued the bird, which attached itself onto Olivia before being confident enough to fly off. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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A motorist awaits assistance Saturday in Eastport after
(Credit: Photo by John Roca)

A motorist awaits assistance Saturday in Eastport after her car slid off a slick County Road 51 in Eastport during the first snowstorm of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Magdalena McKenna, 5, left, gives her brother Tristan,
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Magdalena McKenna, 5, left, gives her brother Tristan, 3, both of Centereach, a push in a saucer on Saturday in Nesconset. The year's first snowstorm dropped 3 to 5 inches across Long Island. (Jan. 21, 2012)

A vineyard in Cutchogue gets a fresh blanket
(Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona)

A vineyard in Cutchogue gets a fresh blanket of white stuff during the first snowstorm of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Tom Festa of Aquebogue tries out skis he
(Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona)

Tom Festa of Aquebogue tries out skis he bought himself for Christmas during the first snowstorm of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Cows in Jamesport graze on Saturday during the
(Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona)

Cows in Jamesport graze on Saturday during the first snowstorm of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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Snow falls softly in Jamesport, where cows grazed
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Snow falls softly in Jamesport, where cows grazed during the first substantial snowfall of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Seagulls fly over Southold Town Beach during the
(Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona)

Seagulls fly over Southold Town Beach during the first snowstorm of 2012. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Long Islanders brave the snow and head for
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Long Islanders brave the snow and head for a stroll on the boardwalk in Long Beach. (Jan. 21, 2012)

The year's first snowstorm doesn't stop this runner
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The year's first snowstorm doesn't stop this runner on the boardwalk in Long Beach. (Jan. 21, 2012)

An early morning snow covers the intersection of
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

An early morning snow covers the intersection of West Beech Street and Grand Boulevard in Long Beach. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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Snow falls early Saturday morning in Long Beach,
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Snow falls early Saturday morning in Long Beach, where Park Avenue was starting to get a coating about 6:30 a.m. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Jose Morales of Island Park rides to work
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Jose Morales of Island Park rides to work in Long Beach on Saturday morning despite the arrival of the first snowstorm of the winter. (Jan. 21, 2012)

The first snow of winter 2011-12 began falling
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The first snow of winter 2011-12 began falling overnight in Long Beach. Park Avenue was starting to get a coating about 6:30 a.m. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Bob Duplessis of Ronkonkoma clears the snow from
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Bob Duplessis of Ronkonkoma clears the snow from the window of his pickup truck before sunrise in Ronkonkoma. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Ed Roe clears the snow from his driveway
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Ed Roe clears the snow from his driveway just after sunrise Saturday in Ronkonkoma. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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As the first snowstorm of the winter arrives
(Credit: Ed Betz)

As the first snowstorm of the winter arrives on Long Island, Ed Roe clears his driveway just after sunrise Saturday in Ronkonkoma. (Jan. 21, 2012)

A worker shovels snow outside Sutton Place on
(Credit: JIm Staubitser)

A worker shovels snow outside Sutton Place on Park Avenue in Long Beach as the year's first snow blankets Long Island on Saturday morning. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Jose Morales of Island Park rides to work
(Credit: JIm Staubitser)

Jose Morales of Island Park rides to work in Long Beach despite the year's first snowfall, which blanketed Long Island on Saturday morning. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Snow begins to fall early Saturday morning in
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Snow begins to fall early Saturday morning in Long Beach, where Park Avenue began to get a coating about 6:30 a.m. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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