Winter Storm Warning in Effect for the Kings Park Area.

Storm to create blizzard like conditions, totals of more than a foot.

Here we snow again. The Kings Park area is getting ready for what looks like another hefty punch of snow to our region. The weather service in Upton, NY has issued a winter snow warning for our area that is in effect from 7pm Tuesday evening until 6pm Wednesday evening.

Accumulations are expected to be between eight to twelve inches for the Long Island area and fifteen to twenty for the Kings Park region.The heaviest snow is expected to occur after midnight Tuesday evening through daybreak Wednesday.

Piles of snow still remain in some area parking lots, a left over reminder of the Christmas blizzard and the light snow fall that occurred last week. Though this storm isn’t expected to be quite the blizzard we saw last month, we still will see significant accumulations.

The Kings Park Central School District has already announced that school has been cancelled due to the impending storm. The announcement was made at Tuesday evening's board meeting by district superintendent Dr. Susan Agruso. Nine-year old Kiara Armetta, a student at R.J.O Intermediate School who was in attendance at the meeting was gleeful over the exciting news. Her time off will be spent well.

"I am going to play with my friends and play in the snow," said Armetta

Wind gusts will increase by the morning and may reach up to 40 mph according to local weather blogger Matt Hammer. He added that snowfall at the height of the storm could be two to three inches per hour at times.

Road travel is expected to be hazardous and the Long Island Rail Road is anticipating reduced service.

Check in with Patch throughout the day for consolidated information concerning our local area including business closings and travel information.


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