(East Farmingdale, NY)- It is time to find all your winter gear, the boots, the hats, the gloves and your shovel. Forecasters say a major winter storm heading in our direction. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, in effect from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday afternoon. Winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour, creating dangerous, near white out driving conditions. WALK Meterologist Pat Pagano, predicts that snow totals could really vary across Long Island. Pat says higher totals maybe up to a foot or a little more should be expected along the North Shore of Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties with lower totals on the South Shore, closer to 5-8 inches. The East End and Twin Forks should see even lower storm totals. You may want to consider stretching before and after you shovel and consider taking breaks, Pat says the snow we’re getting, won’t be light and fluffy. Pat expects a wet heavy snow that could snap tree limbs and cause power outages. The WALK 97.5 New York Cancer and Blood Specialist Storm Center will be open with updated storm information and storm related closings.
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