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Bethel Public Schools Have Early Dismissal Today Due to Hazardous Weather Forecast, Dec. 22nd

Report by Paula Antolini
December 22, 2017 5:47AM EDT

 

Bethel Public Schools Have Early Dismissal Today Due to Hazardous Weather Forecast, Dec. 22nd

Due to the National Weather Advisory, the Bethel Public Schools will be on a regular early dismissal schedule today, Friday, December 22, 2017.

Dismissal Times (A):

BHS 12:15 PM

BMS & JS 12:56 PM

BS & RS 1:40 PM

 

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National Weather Service

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
357 AM EST Fri Dec 22 2017

CTZ005-NYZ067-068-222100-
/O.EXT.KOKX.WW.Y.0005.171222T1800Z-171223T0500Z/
Northern Fairfield-Orange-Putnam-
357 AM EST Fri Dec 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. The ice will result in very
  slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including
  during the evening commute. Total ice accumulations of a light
  glaze are expected.

* WHERE...In Connecticut, Northern Fairfield County. In New York,
   Orange and Putnam Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to midnight EST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation will likely start as light
  snow and sleet toward midday, before transitioning to light
  freezing rain by evening. A few tenths of an inch of snow and
  sleet accumulation are possible before the transition to
  freezing rain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
433 AM EST Fri Dec 22 2017

Northern Fairfield-Orange-Putnam-
433 AM EST Fri Dec 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

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

.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.

   Winter Weather Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed.

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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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Detailed forecast for

Northern Fairfield

Today
Cloudy. A chance of snow with a slight chance of freezing rain this morning, then rain and freezing rain likely this afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Ice accumulation around a trace. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tonight
Cloudy. A chance of rain and freezing rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Ice accumulation around a trace. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds around 5 mph, becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Saturday
Rain. Highs in the lower 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Saturday Night
Rain in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Sunday
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Light snow accumulation possible. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Christmas Day
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of snow 50 percent.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 20.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 30.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Cold with highs in the mid 20s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Cold with lows around 10 above.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Cold with highs in the mid 20s.
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