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NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Bethel Includes Snow Squalls Today and Tonight

Report by Paula Antolini
March 3, 2017 9:16AM EDT

 

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Bethel Includes Snow Squalls Today and Tonight

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Warning for Northern Fairfield County and southern Connecticut, and other nearby areas.  Snow showers and localized snow squalls are expected this afternoon into early this evening.  Wind gusts to 40mph, brief heavy snowfall, poor visibilities and localized accumulations of up to near and inch are possible with any snow squalls. Any areas that experience heavier snow showers or snow squalls will also have potential to experience flash freeze conditions, as temperatures rapidly drop below freezing behind the arctic frontal passage late in the day to early evening.

A slight chance of snow showers before 10:00a.m., then a chance of snow showers after 1:00 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
451 AM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-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-
Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
451 AM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Snow showers and localized snow squalls are expected this afternoon
into early this evening. Winds gusts to 40 mph, brief heavy
snowfall, poor visibilities and localized accumulations of up to
near an inch are possible with any snow squalls. Any areas that
experience heavier snow showers or snow squalls will also have
potential to experience flash freeze conditions, as temperatures
rapidly drop below freezing behind the arctic frontal passage late in
the day to early this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

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.

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
A slight chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of snow showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of light rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Tuesday
A chance of light rain before noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

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