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11.5 Inches of Snow in Commack

Winter Storm Hercules blasts the area with nearly a foot of snow.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Written by Lisa Finn. 

Commack was blanketed with 11.5 inches of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Center, and wind gusts may cause higher drifts in sports. 

Other nearby areas such as Bay Shore received 12.5 inches of snow and East Northport received 10 inches.

According to Mike Silva, meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Upton, the storm held no surprises.

"This pretty much panned out exactly as we expected," he said. "We expected six to 10 inches of snow, with maybe a little bit higher out east. Some places managed to touch a foot."

Winds, however, weren't quite as fierce as initially predicted, but were starting to pick up Friday morning, with "very dangerous" temperatures across Long Island. With the wind chill factor, some areas felt as though it were minus 11 degrees, with a range of minus three to minus eight.

Temperatures are not expected to rise higher than the upper teens for most of Long Island Friday.

Two last bands of snow are slated to continue moving across Long Island Friday morning, one in Suffolk County and one over northern Nassau; another inch or two of snow will fall by 1 p.m., when the white stuff should disappear from the area completely.

Here are the latest snowfall accumulations, according to the NWS:

Suffolk County:

BAY SHORE 12.5
NORTH BABYLON 12.0
COMMACK 11.5
UPTON 11.2
EASTPORT 11.0
EAST NORTHPORT 10.0
RIVERHEAD 9.8
PORT JEFFERSON 9.5
SOUND BEACH 9.5
FARMINGVILLE 9.2
BRIDGEHAMPTON 9.0
ISLIP AIRPORT 8.9
CENTRAL ISLIP 8.6
BAITING HOLLOW 8.5
ORIENT 8.5
PATCHOGUE 8.0
STONY BROOK 8.0
EAST MORICHES 7.9
RONKONKOMA 7.7
CENTERPORT 7.2
HOLBROOK 6.5

Nassau County:
OCEANSIDE 12.4
CARLE PLACE 11.7
NORTH MERRICK 10.6
NORTH MASSAPEQUA 10.3
MASSAPEQUA 10.1
GARDEN CITY 10.0
PLAINVIEW 10.0
BAYVILLE 9.5
LEVITTOWN 9.2
PORT WASHINGTON 9.0
BALDWIN HARBOR 9.0
ALBERTSON 9.0
HICKSVILLE 8.9
SOUTH VALLEY STREAM 7.5
EAST NORWICH 7.1
NEW HYDE PARK 7.0
BELLMORE 5.5
SEAFORD 5.3
WANTAGH 4.1

We hope you'll share your photos of the storm, the roads, picturesque landscapes and snow angels with Patch. Upload them here or email them to amanda.lindner@patch.com and let us know how you're faring in the dig out.

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