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Port Jefferson Slammed With Foot of Snow; Frigid Temps Linger

Temperatures will remain icy through Thursday.

Residents of Port Jefferson woke up to a winter wonderland on Wednesday, with parts of the area seeing up to 11 inches of snow.

Snowfall totals across Suffolk County reached highest numbers in Selden and North Bablyon, with 14.5 inches.

To check out the latest snowfall totals, click here

Frigid temps will continue through Thursday, according to Tim Morrin, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office at Upton.

On Wednesday morning, temperatures hovered around seven degrees, with a wind chill index of minus 14. Highs on Wednesday are expected to reach 15 degrees and Wednesday night, expecting a low of one degree above zero with wind chill values as low as minus 11.

Thursday will dawn partly sunny with a two-out-of-ten chance of a snow shower in the afternoon, Morrin said. The high on Thursday will only reach 20 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus 11. 

Frosty temperatures will blanket all of Long Island and New York City equally, according to the NWS. "It's an equal opportunity air mass," Morrin said.
Get Off My Lawn January 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Global warming is a sham designed to transfer more wealth to the global elite.
Get Off My Lawn January 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM
What the United States and Canada are experiencing right now is making global warming alarmists such as Al Gore look quite foolish. The following are 10 of Al Gore’s stupidest global warming quotes… #1 In 2008, Al Gore boldly declared to a German audience that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” (Needless to say, that did not happen. In fact, the ice cap in the Arctic actually got larger this year.) #2 “CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally. … Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.” (Actually, without carbon dioxide life on earth would not exist.) #3 “The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.’ If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action.” (It sounds like what Al Gore really needs is more cowbell.) #4 During a speech at NYU Law School in 2006, Al Gore made the following statement: “Many scientists are now warning that we are moving closer to several “tipping points” that could — within as little as 10 years — make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable damage to the planet’s habitability for human civilization.” #5 “Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.” #6 “The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.” (It actually peaks out at about 11,000 degrees.) #7 “There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.” #8 “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.” #9 “The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.” #10 “We ought to approach this challenge [of global warming] with a sense of profound joy and gratitude: that we are the generation about which, a thousand years from now, philharmonic orchestras and poets and singers will celebrate by saying, they were the ones that found it within themselves to solve this crisis and lay the basis for a bright and optimistic human future.”
John Pine January 22, 2014 at 08:35 PM
For Skip...Atlantic Ocean temperatures are running 5 degrees above normal, and were a major contributing factor to this snowstorm. The arctic air interaction with increased water temps means stronger coastal snowstorms. Its the same reason why Hurricane Sandy behaved the way it did. Global temps are still rising. What exactly do we have to lose by getting off our addiction to Big Oil and using alternative energy sources? We'll lose less $$, and we'll lose our emmisions and gain more money and cleaner air.
Get Off My Lawn January 22, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Unfortunately politics has trumped science and hysterics has replaced logic. When technical decisions are based on irrational yearnings and political pandering we all suffer, except for those who profit from such misguided endeavors. Solyndra a perfect example.

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