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Tuesday's cold spell broke record

If you had any doubt the milder part of the fall is over, Tuesday night that concept was put to rest. The frost warning proved to be warranted and a good part of Long Island underwent the first real freezes of the season.

The lowest official reading was at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, where the overnight low was 22 degrees. Brookhaven Airport had a low of 27 followed by readings of 29 degrees in Montauk and at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip.

The low reading for Islip broke a record for Nov. 3. The previous record low for Nov. 3 in Islip was 30 degrees, set in 2002Unofficially, inland readings in eastern Suffolk were also chilly. The mercury dropped to 25 degrees in Manorville and in the Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue, according to Weather Underground.

 

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