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UPDATE: Snow Predicted for Bethel on Thursday, 6-10 Inches or More Possible

Report by Paula Antolini
February 7, 2017 11:08AM EDT

 

Updated article /  February 7, 2017 6:34PM EDT

UPDATE: Snow Predicted for Bethel on Thursday, 6-10 Inches or More Possible

Updated weather forecast includes even more snow predicted, as much as 6-10 inches is possible for Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service for Northern Fairfield County and other nearby areas.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday night to Thursday.

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
330 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-ORANGE-PUTNAM-
330 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017

Occasional light rain and drizzle will continue through the rest
of the afternoon. With temperatures hovering around freezing
locally, spotty freezing rain and freezing drizzle will continue.
Additional light icing amounts of a trace to a couple of
hundredths of an inch may occur in these colder locales.

Use caution if traveling through the area. Untreated secondary
roads, bridges and overpasses are most prone to icing.


Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service New York NY 322 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017 …Winter Storm Watch Late Wednesday Night and Thursday… Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Orange-Putnam- 322 PM EST Tue Feb 7 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON… …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS CANCELLED… The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Watch…which is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. The Freezing Rain Advisory has been cancelled. * Accumulations…Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches…locally higher. * Locations…Putnam and Orange counties NY…Northern Fairfield and northern New Haven counties CT. * Hazard types…Heavy snow. * Timing…Late Wednesday night through Thursday. * Impacts…Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is possible. * Temperatures…In the 30s. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow…sleet…or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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UPDATED Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 42 by 4am. East wind around 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Snow, mainly after 4am. Low around 27. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Thursday
Snow, mainly before 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Steady temperature around 28. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of light snow after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of light snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Sunday
A chance of snow after 8am, mixing with rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

 

 

 

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Original article /  February 7, 2017 11:08AM EDT

Snow Predicted for Bethel on Thursday, 3-5 Inches Possible

A mostly rainy week is in store for Bethel residents but snow is predicted for this Thursday with accumulations of 3-5 inches possible.

Snow will begin before 2:00 p.m. with temperature falling to about 26 degrees by 5:00 p.m.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.   It will gradually become mostly clear by Thursday night, with a low of around 15 degrees.  View complete forecast for the Bethel area from the National Weather Service, below.

 

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Detailed Forecast from NWS:

Today
Periods of rain. High near 42. Wind chill values between 30 and 40. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
Rain likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. East wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain between 8pm and 11pm, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow, mainly before 2pm. Temperature falling to around 26 by 5pm. North wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 15.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of light snow before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of light snow after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Sunday
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
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