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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Bethel, 12 to 18 Inches of Snow Expected, Monday Night into Tuesday

Report by Paula Antolini
March 12, 2017 9:13PM EDT

 

 

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Bethel, 12 to 18 Inches of Snow Expected, Monday Night into Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight Monday to Midnight EDT Tuesday Night. The forecast is for heavy snow with accumulations of 12 to 18 inches.  Locations are portions of Northeastern New Jersey, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Northern Westchester, Northern Fairfield, and Northern New Haven counties.  Hazardous travel and potential for power outages.  Winds Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.  Temperatures in the mid to upper 20’s.  Visibilities one quarter mile or less at times.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
412 PM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

...Major Winter Storm Monday night into Tuesday night...

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Western Passaic-
Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-Western Essex-Western Union-Orange-
Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-
412 PM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from midnight Monday
night to midnight EDT Tuesday night. The Winter Storm Watch is no
longer in effect.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches.

* Locations...Portions of northeastern New Jersey, Orange,
Putnam, Rockland, Northern Westchester, Northern Fairfield, and
Northern New Haven counties.

* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow.

* Snow Accumulations...12 to 18 inches.

* Timing...Late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

* Impacts...Hazardous travel and potential for power outages.

* Winds...Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures...In the mid to upper 20s.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.


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Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 8. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Monday Night
Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 19. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Breezy, with a northeast wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 35.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Saturday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
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