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Bethel Public Schools and Offices Are Closed Today, Tuesday, Dec. 17th, Due to Weather Service Advisory for Freezing Rain and Icing All Day

Report by Paula Antolini, December 17, 2019, 6:00AM EDT

BPS & OFFICES CLOSED TODAY, TUES., 12-17-19

Bethel Public Schools: Due to the Weather Service Advisory for freezing rain and icing all day, the Bethel Public Schools and Offices are closed today, Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Bethel Parks and Recreation: For Tuesday, December 17th ALL programs and activities are cancelled. The municipal center will open at 10:00am.

UPDATE December 12, 2019 9:37AM: The Municipal Center will be closed today, Tuesday, December 17th. Stay safe!!

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National Weather Service

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY, 444 AM EST Tue Dec 17 2019, Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-Northern New London-Western Passaic-Western Bergen-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-

444 AM EST Tue Dec 17 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS

EVENING…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

* WHEN…Until 6 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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National Weather Service

Detailed Forecast

Today

Freezing rain. High near 31. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Tonight

Freezing rain likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 29.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

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