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Bethel Public Schools Are Closed Friday, March 2nd, Due to Uncertainty and Timing of Storm

Report by Paula Antolini
March 2, 2018 5:15AM EDT

Bethel Public Schools Are Closed Friday, March 2nd, Due to Uncertainty and Timing of Storm

Message from Dr.Christine Carver, Superintendent of Bethel Public Schools:

Given uncertainty and timing of storm, BPS will be closed on Friday, March 2nd.

 

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 2-2-18:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service New York NY
339 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-
Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-
Western Union-Eastern Union-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-
339 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and
southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern
Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern
New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern
Middlesex, Southern New Haven, and Southern New London. In
northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern
Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex,
and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings
(Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk,
Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester,
Northwestern Suffolk, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island),
Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern
Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk.

* Through late tonight

* A deep coastal will continue to produce heavy rain across the
area, with the potential for 2 to 4 inches of total rainfall.
Heavier bands could produce localized higher amounts.

* Smaller rivers and streams across the area will be most
vulnerable to the possibility of flooding. In addition, poor
drainage urban flooding will continue across the area, and may
be enhanced by the effects of coastal flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be
alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding
develop.

 

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
339 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

Northern Fairfield-Putnam-
339 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY

* WHAT…Wet snow expected. Total wet snow accumulations of 2 to 4
inches, with locally higher amounts possible, especially at
elevations above 800 feet.

* WHERE…In Connecticut, Northern Fairfield County. In New York,
Putnam County.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM EST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute. North winds 20 to 30 mph
with gusts up to 55 mph may bring down trees and powerlines. Be
prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Any
change in the track of the storm could result in much higher
accumulations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Winter Weather Advisory for wet snow means periods of wet snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. Check local Department of Transportation information
services for the latest road conditions.

 

 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
336 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

Northern Fairfield-
336 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut.

.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.

High Wind Warning.
Flood Watch.
Winter Weather Advisory.

.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.

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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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High Wind Warning

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
333 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

Northern Fairfield-
333 AM EST Fri Mar 2 2018

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect until 6 AM EST Saturday.

* WINDS…North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING…Strongest winds this afternoon and tonight.

* IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

 

 

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Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service New York NY
254 AM EST FRI MAR 2 2018

Fairfield CT-New Haven CT-
254 AM EST FRI MAR 2 2018

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a

* Flood Advisory for…
Fairfield County in southern Connecticut…
New Haven County in southern Connecticut…

* Until 845 AM EST

* At 245 AM EST, one quarter to one half of an inch of rain has
fallen across the region. National Weather Service Doppler Radars
indicate heavy rain moving northeast into the Greenwich area with
rainfall rates up to a half inch per hour. This heavy rain
should reach the New Haven and Waterbury areas before 5 AM.

Urban ponding and small stream flooding will occur across the
region. Expect lane and even some roadway closures in known flood
prone areas to occur before sunrise and continue through the morning
rush – plan according.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

 

 

 

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