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Bethel Public Schools are Closed Today, March 10th, Due to Coastal Snow Storm

Report by Paula Antolini
March 10, 2017 5:00AM EDT

Bethel Public Schools are Closed Today, March 10th, Due to Coastal Snow Storm

Bethel Public Schools has issued a message:

The Bethel Public Schools & Offices will be closed today, Friday, March 10, 2017.

 

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National Weather Service (NWS)report:

The National Weather Service warns of Hazardous Weather Conditions and has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Fairfield County and other nearby areas until 2:00 p.m this afternoon.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.  There is potential for a strong coastal storm producing significant snowfall through mid-afternoon.

Expected is accumulating snow late Thursday night into Friday morning.  Slippery travel due to snow accumulations. Temperatures around freezing.  Visibilities one quarter to one half mile at times. Use caution while driving.  Timing: snow will develop from north to south this morning and become heaviest during the morning commute.

Snow, mainly before noon. High near 34. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

View full weather report below.

 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
346 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-Hudson-
Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-
Eastern Union-Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-
Southwestern Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-
Southern Nassau-
346 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 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...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

There is potential for a strong coastal storm producing a
significant snowfall and strong winds Monday Night into Tuesday
Night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
327 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017

...SNOW THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-
Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-
Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-
Eastern Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-
Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-
Southwestern Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
327 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* Locations...New York City Metro, Northeast New Jersey, Lower
  Hudson Valley, Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties on Long
  Island, and Southern Connecticut west of New London County.

* Hazard Types...Snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches.

* Timing...Snow will develop from north to south this morning and
  become heaviest during the morning commute. Across Long Island,
  the heaviest snow may hold off toward the end of the commute.

* Impacts...Hazardous/slippery travel due to snow accumulations.

* Temperatures...Around freezing.

* Visibilities...One quarter to one half mile 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.

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Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday
Snow, mainly before noon. High near 34. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Northwest wind 11 to 17 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
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