Yaphank - Our mid-March storm, known to some as "Stella," is causing a mix of conditions across Long Island, with a blizzard warning in effect for northern Nassau County and northwestern Suffolk.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the rest of Long Island through midnight, according to the National Weather Service.
Blizzard conditions are defined as three or more hours of snow with sustained winds and gusts of up to 35 miles-per-hour.
Watch for a change-over from all-snow to a mix of snow, sleet and rain for most of Long Island during the mid-morning hours, with some areas returning to all-snow later in the day.
Forecasters warn of snow accumulations of up to 9" over Farmingdale, 4" in Montauk. Today's high temperatures are expected to reach the low-to-mid 30's, according to WALK 97.5 Meteorologist Pat Pagano.
PSEG-LI reports approximately 1,600 clients without electrical service in Suffolk, with approximately 1,000 outages in the Town of East Hampton, 300 in Riverhead and 220 in Brookhaven, as of 8:15 a.m. In Nassau fewer than two dozen outages were reported, the majority in the Town of North Hempstead. The Long Island Rail Road is running on a regular, weekday schedule with some delays; Suffolk Transit and SCAT service is reportedly suspended today, Tuesday; Nassau NICE Bus may experience service suspensions by afternoon, according to officials.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state-wide, state of emergency as of midnight;
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