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Bethel Public Schools Are Closed Today Due to NWS Forecast of Snow Then Freezing Rain

Report by Paula Antolini
February 7, 2018 5:02AM EDT

Bethel Public Schools Are Closed Today Due to NWS Forecast of Snow Then Freezing Rain

Message from Bethel Public Schools:

Due to the National Weather Advisory for snow then freezing rain today, Wednesday., February 7, 2018, the Bethel Public Schools & Offices will be closed.
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Message from Bethel Parks and Recreation:

All programs and activities for Wednesday, February 7th have been canceled.
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NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST 2-7-18:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
320 AM EST Wed Feb 7 2018

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-Western Essex-
Western Union-Rockland-Northern Westchester-
320 AM EST Wed Feb 7 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
up to 2 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches across the
extreme northern portions of Fairfield and New Haven counties.
Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

* WHEN…Until 5 PM EST this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The snow and ice will result in difficult
travel conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. Check local Department of Transportation information
services for the latest road conditions.

 

 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
332 AM EST Wed Feb 7 2018

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-Western Essex-
Western Union-Rockland-Northern Westchester-
332 AM EST Wed Feb 7 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut,
northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

Winter Weather Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook provides a summary of potential
widespread hazardous weather events that may reach NWS warning
criteria. Most long fused NWS watches…warnings and advisories in
effect are highlighted.

Please refer to the latest NWS forecasts for weather not meeting NWS
warning criteria.

 

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Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3pm, then freezing rain between 3pm and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 37. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. East wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
Rain, mainly before 9pm. Low around 22. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 31.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Saturday Night
Rain likely before midnight, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Rain likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

 

 

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