Plan to make Monday a half-day and just stay home Tuesday. There’s a ridiculous amount of snow heading towards Long Island and if you haven’t already gone to the supermarket to stock up; GO NOW. A National Weather Service blizzard warning goes into effect on Jan. 26 at 1pm and will last until Jan. 28, 12am for Long Island, New York City and most of southern Connecticut.
It’s expected to get windy and snowy Monday, with snow falling heavy, wind gusts of up to 50mph and some thunder Monday night into Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecasts snow accumulation of more than 2 feet. You read that right. More than 2 feet of snow is coming our way.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers to prepare for the approaching storm.
“With a major winter storm approaching the state, I urge New Yorkers to take all necessary precautions and make preparations for the possibility that commutes will be disrupted on Monday and Tuesday,” Cuomo said. “I have directed all State agencies to prepare for the snow storm and have equipment and resources in areas forecasted to be hit the hardest. We will continue to monitor the storm’s path as it approaches New York, and I urge people to pay attention to changing weather advisories as they prepare for the snow.”
The state department of transportation will have 600 plows and more than 1,300 operators and supervisors working on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.
Even with all those additional plows we’re thinking at least one snow day if not a couple are in order.
Be safe everyone.