• Good evening, Seawolves! Examination of (nonoperational) 2-km GOES 16 infrared satellite data shows the mature, fully occluded cyclone off the coast of New Jersey that has been the cause of much misery throughout yesterday and today. Convection associated with the storm has waned over the past several hours as the surface low moves through our area and weakens. For tomorrow, fog in the morning will burn off with daytime heating and the restoration of west-southwesterly flow. Temperatures should rebound into the 60s for highs. Check back here tomorrow for your Roth Regatta and weekend forecast! -P
  • Periods of showers and bands of heavier rain are expected to continue tonight into the morning hours tomorrow, tapering off in the afternoon. Pack your umbrella or poncho if you’re planning a late night study session at the library! Skies will begin to clear Wednesday evening as the storm system weakens and dissipates off the coast. Although ridging builds in on Thursday, the surface layer is expected to remain fairly saturated, increasing cloud cover and keeping temperatures on the cool side. For Friday and Saturday, approaching shortwaves will bring southwesterly flow to the region, capping off the penultimate week of classes with temperatures in the low to mid 70s! -P
  • Come stop by the Meteorology Club Table in SAC Ballroom A before 3PM and guess today's high temperature, low temperature, and wind gust for a chance to win some cool prizes! #Earthstock
  • There may be some showers between 10pm and midnight, earlier if you are driving back to campus from the west. These showers are ahead of a cold front that will bring our high temperatures to around 70 tomorrow and to the mid and upper 50s for the rest of the week. In spite of the cooler temperatures we should stay dry until at least Thursday! -J
  • 84 and sunny today on this mid-April day and the flowers are loving it! -C
  • Sunny and 55 today... temps warming into the 60's for the start of your week and could get as high as 70 by late week! -C
  • Looks like it's going to be a pretty messy evening as showers and embedded thunderstorms will be rolling through over the next hour or so.... Should be clearing up somewhat after midnight! -C
  • Hello Seawolves!! Hope you enjoyed Wednesday's beautiful weather, as Thursday will return to rain. Rain will be heavy at times, starting around 8 am and lasting through the evening. Winds could be a little gusty. Thunderstorms are also possible throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 50s. Stay dry and safe. Remember, if you can hear thunder, get indoors! -K
  • Some thunderstorms rolling in within the hour...don't be outside unless you have to be!
  • Temperatures tomorrow will once again approach 60° but the sunshine will steadily disappear going into the afternoon. Rain should pick up overnight Monday, becoming steadiest during morning classes on Tuesday. During that time, there is also the possibility of embedded thunderstorms with even heavier downpours and gusty winds. The rain will become more intermittent into Tuesday afternoon and will taper off around sunset. Rainfall amounts could total between 1 and 2 inches. After all of this, sunshine and 60° weather should return for Wednesday. Have a good start to the week! -S
  • Our final update before the snow begins tonight... Anticipated snowfall totals for the Stony Brook area have decreased somewhat from last night as we believe the storm system will take a track closer to the coast, which will push larger snowfall totals further west in places like New Jersey and New York City. The snow, which will start late tonight at Stony Brook, will be heaviest at times tomorrow morning and may mix with rain locally - therefore we believe that our chances of getting under a foot of snow is becoming more likely. That being said, we still believe this will be a major snowfall event for the larger region, especially in places due north and west of Long Island including parts of Westchester, New Jersey, and the Tri-State region where snowfall totals can be expected to reach two feet... Do not travel unless absolutely necessary tonight and tomorrow as this heavy snow combined with strong winds will combine for dangerous, whiteout conditions... Snowfall is expected to come to an end on Tuesday evening with breezy conditions remaining for Wednesday... Check back here for updates and as always, please like and share our page to keep your fellow Seawolves in the know about this upcoming storm! Comment below with any questions! Also, be sure to follow us on our Instagram and Twitter @sbuweather! -C Stony Brook University Tri-State Weather School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook Campus Residences Stony Brook University Office of Emergency Management GRAPHIC: US National Weather Service New York NY
  • If you're still at Stony Brook University or on Long Island for break... A Blizzard Watch in effect for Stony Brook as all of Long Island prepares for a major winter storm to impact the area Monday night and lasting until Tuesday night... We're watching a system that will be moving through the Midwest late tomorrow, beginning to impact portions of the Northeast by Monday night and intensifying into Tuesday... At this time, we're currently expecting heavy snow with accumulations of some 9-14 inches falling from Monday night to Tuesday night as well as damaging, sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 40-50 miles per hour. The combination of heavy snow and high winds will make for dangerous travel on Tuesday and may cause power outages. Check back here soon for updates to the snowfall totals as they are made available to us, and as always, please like and share our page to keep your fellow Seawolves in the know about this upcoming storm! Comment below with any questions! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram and Twitter @sbuweather! Tri-State Weather School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook Campus Residences Stony Brook University Office of Emergency Management GRAPHIC: US National Weather Service New York NY -C
  • We hope you've enjoyed today's beautiful spring weather! Tomorrow is your last chance to enjoy the mild temperatures because by Friday winter reawakens! Expect winds to pick up as the day progresses Thursday, the last day above 50 degrees for quite some time. Showers move in late Thursday evening before changing to snow overnight into Friday. The snow should last into early Friday afternoon, accumulating to 2-4 inches. Unfortunately, following the snow will be a blast of cold air with low temperatures in the teens throughout the weekend. At this time we think the cold may persist throughout spring break. Hang in there Seawolves, Spring will return soon! -J
  • Hey Seawolves! We hope that preparation for your midterms is going well so far! Our region is about to experience a big change in our weather over the next few days. Be sure to hold onto your hats today as winds with gusts of up to 50mph will make it feel blustery. Temperatures will also be falling throughout the day, paving way for a noticeably cold weekend with high temperatures on Saturday struggling to reach the freezing mark. Low temperatures in the teens are also expected this weekend. Stay warm - we expect more seasonable weather to return by the beginning of next week! Best of luck on midterms! -B
  • Good evening everyone! We're sure you've noticed the spotty sunshine today and this afternoon's buildup of cloud cover; the good news is that the rest of the evening should stay this way: cloudy with temperatures hovering around the low 50’s. Expect that to change late tonight with light rain starting after 9 PM, possibly with a few rumbles of thunder and becoming a little heavier after midnight. For Wednesday morning and afternoon, expect the remnant rain to develop into showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds possible - it will also be warm with temperatures above 60 degrees. We'd recommend an umbrella tomorrow - stay dry! -M
  • Seawolves! A fairly strong line of showers and thunderstorms is headed our way! Expect conditions to decline over the next hour or so with precipitation starting by about 6:45-7:00 PM. Stay safe and remember to head indoors when thunder roars! -C
  • We're at the Involvement Fair in SAC Ballroom A for another half hour or so... come stop by and say hello!
  • Bring an umbrella with you for your evening classes. Some rain showers (maybe even some snow showers) heading our way throughout the evening. Stay dry Seawolves!
  • Hope everyone enjoyed their snow day today and is happy to learn that... CLASSES BEFORE 10:00 AM ARE CANCELLED FOR TOMORROW! Back to today's events, as the blizzard wrapped up a little over 11 inches of snow was measured here at Stony Brook as a result of Winter Storm Niko, with peak wind speeds of 53 miles per hour and gusts as high as 63mph. Looking ahead, below freezing temperatures will continue tomorrow with a bit of snow possible overnight. Little to no accumulation is expected. This weekend's temperatures should improve to the low forties with some rain on Sunday. Remember to stay warm tomorrow! -MC
  • Happy Snow Day Tomorrow, Seawolves! And now, here is the weather update you have all been waiting for: Stony Brook is now in Blizzard Warning ahead of Winter Storm Niko. What that means is there will be heavy snow, but more importantly, strong winds and low visibility. Snow, wind and blowing snow all play a part in causing low visibility and miserable conditions overall. We are in blizzard warning from 3AM tomorrow morning until 6PM tomorrow evening. As for how much snow we are getting, we are looking at 8-12 inches. There is the potential for more snow, but 8-12 is the best estimate as of now. We will continue to update you as the storm moves in. Tomorrow morning’s commute will be a mess along Long Island and the tri-state area, and could possibly be a mess into the afternoon/evening hours. Because we are in Suffolk county, we are taking a particular beating in this storm. As you all know, classes have been cancelled for tomorrow, February 9th. Please be careful and do your best to avoid travel. Stay safe everyone, and check back here for more updates as we continue to monitor Winter Storm Niko. -K
  • Happy Snow Day, Seawolves! Classes are officially cancelled for Thursday, February 9th. Stay Safe tomorrow and keep an eye out for an update coming from us in the next few hours. -K
  • Out of an abundance of....... not yet Seawolves! Check out SBU Weather's official Thursday snowstorm forecast below: A Winter Storm Watch in effect for Stony Brook until Thursday afternoon. What does that mean exactly? As per the National Weather Service, Winter Storm Watches are issued when conditions are favorable for a significant winter storm event (heavy sleet, heavy snow, ice storm, heavy snow and blowing snow or a combination of events.) Watches are posted for that reason, to watch and keep an eye on the weather developing over the next 24-48 hours. If it gets upgraded to a warning, there is high confidence that an impending significant winter storm is on it's way to our area within a 24 hour window. We are watching at a system that will be moving through the Midwest tonight. However, it won't start picking up some steam until a little later than this time tomorrow night near the West Virginia/Kentucky border. It will then start moving northeast towards our area. It will most likely start as rain or mixed precipitation late Wednesday/early Thursday (1am Thursday). As the temps start to dip, it will quickly change over to snow for the remainder of the storm. The snow should be gone by mid-afternoon Thursday. How much snow should we expect? This is always the tricky part. This will be a heavy wet snow and the storm will not be hanging around for long. However, this storm has the potential to give us 5-9 inches of snow, as well as winds upward of 25 mph when all is said and done. It is very important to take into consideration 2 things in particular: 1) The high temperature for Wednesday afternoon, which will be hovering near 60 degrees! That will play a role in how long it will take for the snow to stick overnight. 2) Very wet snow that starts as a mix or rain, often takes a little longer to stick. Keeping those 2 factors in mind we still have the potential for a significant snowfall. That snowfall total is dependent on what the models show right now. Tomorrow morning things could change drastically, that is why it is important to look at this as a prediction and nothing more than that. Regardless of the snowfall totals, the timing of this storm will wreak havoc on the morning commute of millions across the tri-state area and Stony Brook in particular. The IT/Computer Science job fair set for Thursday has already been pushed back to Friday because of the impending weather. Curious if this storm could result in other cancellations or delays? Unfortunately we are not in charge of that, but our friends over at Stony Brook University Office of Emergency Management have you covered. Check back here tomorrow morning for an updated forecast and as always like and share our page to keep all of us Seawolves in the know about the storm! Comment below with any questions! Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook Campus Residences -A.S
  • We have snow in the forecast for Thursday. Check back for an official forecast along with snowfall totals! -A