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Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency

1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
P: +1 631-451-6563

Overview

Brookhaven is centrally located on Long Island and extends from the North Shore to the South Shore.  Summers are typically warm and humid while the winters are  chilly.  The Atlantic Ocean brings sea breezes that temper the summer heat and limit the frequency and severity of thunderstorms.  Long Island has a moderately sunny climate and averages 2,400 to 2,800 hours of sunshine annually.  Due to the coastal location, winter temperatures are significantly milder than most of the state.  January is the coldest month with an average temperature anywhere between 30 to 35 degrees.  While the warmest month is July with average temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees.  There is approximately 3-4 inches of precipitation per month. 

Total Area

According to the United States Census Bureau, Brookhaven has a total area of 531.5 square miles of which, 259.3 squares miles is land and 272.2 square miles is water.

Rivers

Brookhaven has rivers that are both scenic and recreational.  From fishing, canoeing,  kayaking or simply viewing are what residents can enjoy and appreciate. 

Lakes

Brookhaven Town is the result of glacier deposits and erosions that began fifteen million years ago. The glaciers also created large holes, know as "kettleholes", which filled with water forming Lake Ronkonkoma, Artist Lake, Spring Lake and others.  Lake Ronkonkoma, which is he largest lake in Suffolk County, has a history of being haunted especially since for many decades, someone drowned there every year.  

Geologic Features

The North Shore and South Shore are used to describe two parts of Long Island.  The North Shore tends to be more billy and rocky where the South Shore is flat and sandy.  Bald Hill in Farmingville marks where the glacier which formed Long Island stopped.

Geographic Features

One of the defining characteristics of Brookhaven communities is the open space and environmental resources that surround them.  A large part of Brookhaven consists of the Pine Barrens.  The Pine Barrens is an undeveloped area that is nearly five (5) times the size of Manhattan and is one of the most expansive nature preserves in New York State.  Suffolk County's primary source of drinking water come from a huge freshwater aquifer that the Pine Barrens sits over. 

Safety & Preparedness

The Town of Brookhaven, in coordination and conjunction with Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services is prepared to provide direction, control and coordination of emergency management activities.  Part of their responsibility includes guidance on declaring a State of Emergency and the issuing of emergency order.  There are many helpful links on the Town's website to help prepare for the possibility of a hurricane or other natural disaster.

Temperature

  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 38.0 23.3 30.6 1065 0
Feb 40.3 25.2 32.8 903 0
Mar 47.3 31.3 39.3 797 0
Apr 57.6 40.6 49.1 479 2
May 67.5 49.8 58.6 219 22
Jun 76.6 60.2 68.4 38 140
Jul 81.7 66.0 73.9 2 276
Aug 80.4 65.3 72.8 3 246
Sep 73.8 57.5 65.6 72 91
Oct 63.0 45.5 54.3 343 10
Nov 53.2 37.1 45.1 596 0
Dec 43.0 28.2 35.6 911 0

Temperature Extremes, Annual Number of Days

  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 5
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 98
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 0

Precipitation

  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.6 6.7 11.0 2.6 0.7
Feb 3.3 7.1 9.1 2.2 0.4
Mar 4.4 4.5 10.5 2.9 0.0
Apr 4.3 0.6 11.3 2.6 0.0
May 3.8 0.0 11.1 2.5 0.0
Jun 4.3 0.0 10.1 2.6 0.0
Jul 3.4 0.0 9.1 2.3 0.0
Aug 4.0 0.0 8.5 2.4 0.0
Sep 3.6 0.0 8.6 2.6 0.0
Oct 3.8 0.0 8.5 2.5 0.0
Nov 3.7 0.5 10.3 2.6 0.0
Dec 4.1 5.4 10.8 2.7 0.5