Nor’easter Brings 9 Inches of Snow to Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The second nor’easter to hit Long Island in less than a week dumped nearly nine inches of heavy, wet snow on parts of the region Wednesday and also caused strong winds, power outages and flooding.The National Weather Service reported that the highest snowfall accumulation on LI was in Oakdale, which got 8.9 inches. Amounts varied widely from town to town, with nearby Sayville getting 2.2 inches. In Nassau County, snowfall ranged from 6 inches in Roslyn to 2.5 inches in Oyster Bay. PSEG Long Island reported nearly 20,000 customers without power as of 9 a.m. Thursday.“Due to the recent heavy snowfall across parts of the region, many secondary roadways remain snow covered,” Up-based NWS forecasters said in a statement. “Motorists are advised to allow extra travel for the morning commute. In addition, the heavyweight of the snow may bring down tree limbs and power lines.”The highest snowfall amounts in the tri-state area were in Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley, which got 26 inches. Peak wind gusts on LI were recorded at 53 mph on Great  Gull Island and 46 mph in Bayville. Widespread reports of flooding in coastal communities occurred throughout the storm. Besides traffic delays, the storm also caused Long Island Rail Road issues when downed utility wires and trees blocked the tracks.Now that the storm has passed, mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 40s are forecast through the weekend, although there’s a 40-percent chance of more rain and snow Monday.last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu clinches 2018 Badminton World Tour Finals with epic win over Nozomi Okuhara

first_imgNew Delhi: PV Sindhu finally ended her 2018 in grand style and extracted sweet revenge on Nozomi Okuhara as she won the 2018 Badminton World Tour Finals in style with a 21-19, 21-17 win over the Japanese in the final which lasted an hour in Guangzhou on Sunday. In the 2017 edition of the tournament in Dubai, Sindhu had lost to Okuhara in a titanic battle 19-21, 22-20, 20-22. Heading into the final, Sindhu had lost in many world finals in the past couple of years and she was determined to ensure that she had won something on the world stage after a tough year. The Hyderabad youngster showed her mettle and signalled her intentions by adopting an aggressive approach against the Japanese player, whom she had a 6-6 head-to-head record heading into the contest. Sindhu started off the first game in style by winning five consecutive points but Okuhara pulled it back slightly. The Indian shuttler maintained the momentum and built a four-point lead. Sindhu continued to apply pressure on the Japanese, ranked No.2 in the world, by stretching her lead to eight points. Okuhara launched a fightback and won four consecutive points as she closed the gap to two points. The Japanese sustained the momentum and at 16-16, it was anybody’s game. Read More | PV Sindhu enters Badminton World Tour FinalsHowever, Sindhu held her nerve and notched up three straight points but Okuhara refused to give up. In the end, at 20-19, Sindhu finally got the better of her opponent and won the first game 21-19 after an epic 29-minute battle. Read More | PV Sindhu breaks six-match losing streak, overcomes Tai Tzu Ying in the Badminton World Tour FinalsSindhu started off brilliantly in the second game as well as she won three consecutive points but unlike in the first game, Okuhara did not let Sindhu get away. The Indian led 7-6 and one slip-up could prove to be costly. It proved to be an even battle, with Okuhara maintaing the pressure on Sindhu but the Indian maintained her slender one-point lead. The second game proved to be a tight contest with both players not yielding an inch. Sindhu stretched her lead to three points but she had to maintain her composure to thwart the pressure that was being built by Okuhara. However, Sindhu held her nerve and closed the game out 21-17 to become the first Indian player to win the year-ending World Tour Finals championship. Sindhu had breezed into the summit clash of the World Tour Finals for the second successive time after prevailing over 2013 world champion Ratchanok Intanon in a tense semifinal. Sindhu, who finished runner-up at the last edition, staved off a strong challenge from the fighting Thai to emerge a 21-16 25-23 winner in 54 minutes. The 23-year-old Indian came into the match with a 3-4 record against the Thai player but Sindhu was buoyed by her recent results as she has not lost to Intanon in the last two years.The Indian shuttler had finally broke her jinx against world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying with a come-from-behind win in a thriller, while Sameer Verma outclassed Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou. After six successive losses in 13 meetings, Sindhu got the better of her nemesis Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 14-21 21-16 21-18 in a Group A match that lasted a little over an hour. It was Sindhu’s first win over Asian Games champion Tzu Ying since the 2016 Rio Olympics.However, it was her win against world number two and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi in the opening women’s singles group A match of the World Tour Finals that set the tone for her campaign. Sindhu, who had finished runner-up at the last edition in Dubai, dished out a superb game, mixed with patience and aggression, to defeat the Japanese 24-22 21-15.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more