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Snow and Wind for Thursday on Long Island

*Accumulating snow with wind on Thursday for Long Island*

Chances for an accumulating snow on Long Island have increased for Thursday. A storm offshore from Florida will come up the coast and rapidly deepen into an intense storm that will have 90 mph wind gusts offshore (see 4th image for wind gusts). There is still uncertainty regarding snow amounts. Snow should develop on Long Island between 4 AM and 9 AM on Thursday and continue into Thursday night. The NAM is showing the highest amounts, the GFS the lowest, and the Euro in the middle. For now, we will go with the Euro and call for 3 to 6 inches for Suffolk and 2 to 4 inches for Nassau. Wind gusts to 40 mph in Nassau and 50 mph in eastern Suffolk, possibly 55 mph at Montauk and 65 mph at Cape Cod. There is still a 10% chance of Long Island getting 10 to 12 inches of snow. Temperarures 0 to 5 degrees early Friday morning, 0 to -5 early Saturday morning and possibly -2 to -6 early Sunday morning.

The following image shows snow projections from the Euro model:

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