By Mike Busch

A very strong winter storm now battering Maine has created a wind advisory for all of Long Island throughout the day with gusts up to 50 m.p.h. and storm force winds over the Ocean.

More details on the storm can be found here.

Seas are expected to grow throughout the day to between 6 and 11 feet before subsiding tonight.

The images below were taken at Smith Point Beach this morning in front of the Fire Island National Seashore visitor center.