Report by Paula Antolini
March 13, 2017 4:19PM EDT
Due to Blizzard, Bethel Public Schools Will Be Closed Tomorrow, March 14th
Message from Bethel Public Schools:
“Due to the blizzard, the Bethel Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th! Please be safe!”
Major Winter Storm is predicted late tonight into Tuesday evening.
VIEW LATEST WEATHER UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service New York NY 416 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...Major Winter Storm Late Tonight into Tuesday Evening... Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex- Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven- Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen- Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-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- 416 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT... * Locations...Northeastern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester New York, Southwest Connecticut and interior Southeast Connecticut, New York City, and Western Long Island. * Hazard Types...Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions. Some freezing drizzle late Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening. * Snow Accumulations...12 to 24 inches. * Ice Accumulations...A few hundredths of an inch or less. * Snowfall Rates...2 inches to locally 3 inches per hour from very early Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon. * Timing...Late Tonight through Tuesday evening. * Impacts...Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times. Several roads may become impassable. Power outages possible. * Winds...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * Temperatures...In the upper 20s. * Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. *****
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service New York NY 438 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 CTZ005>008-NJZ004-103>105-107-NYZ069-070-140845- Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex- Northern New London-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen- Western Essex-Western Union-Rockland-Northern Westchester- 438 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT... 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. Blizzard Warning. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. Blizzard Warning. .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.