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UPDATE: Bethel Public Schools Are Closed Today, ‘Due to High Probability of the Impact of Afternoon Snow Squalls’ Wednesday, Jan. 30th; NWS Wind Advisory and Wind Chill Advisory

Report by Paula Antolini, January 30, 2019, 5:00AM EDT

BETHEL PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED

Original post:

Bethel Public Schools on a 2-Hour Delay, ‘Due to the Potential for Very Dangerous Conditions’ Wednesday, Jan. 30th; NWS Wind Advisory and Wind Chill Advisory

Message from Bethel Public Schools:

“The Bethel Public Schools are on a 2 hour delay schedule today, Wednesday, January 30, 2019. We are also monitoring the afternoon weather and will provide an update if needed.”

UPDATE Jan. 30, 2019, 5:16AM:

“The potential for high impact snow squalls have the potential for very dangerous conditions during our afternoon bus runs. We will be reevaluating the situation and make a determination if we need to close by 7:15 AM. Please stay tuned. We are currently on a 2 hour delay.”

UPDATE Jan. 30, 2019, 6:40AM:

The Bethel Public Schools are on a 2 hour delay schedule today, Wednesday, January 30, 2019. We are also monitoring the afternoon weather and will provide an update if needed. Afternoon Weather Update – Given the high probability of afternoon snow squalls which cause high impact, very disruptive conditions, which have the potential to make our afternoon bus runs extremely dangerous, we will be reassessing at 7 AM to determine if a closure is needed. A message will be sent out either way at that time. District office staff should check their emails for updates.

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UPDATE January 30, 2019, 7:00AM:

The Bethel Public Schools are closed today, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to the high probability of the impact of afternoon snow squalls. District office staff check your email for info.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook, National Weather Service New York NY, 5:05 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019

National Weather Service New York NY505 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019, Northern Fairfield-Western Passaic-Western Bergen-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-

505 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST

THURSDAY…

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey 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.

   Wind Advisory.

   Wind Chill Advisory.

Areas of black ice are expected to develop through this morning as residual moisture freezes on untreated surfaces.

An arctic cold front will pass through the region Wednesday

afternoon into early evening. This front may be accompanied by a

line of snow showers and/or snow squalls. Brief whiteout conditions and a quick coating to inch of snow are possible with any snow squalls. This could make for a hazardous travel conditions for the evening commute.

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Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE, National Weather Service New York NY, 3:59 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019

Northern Fairfield-Western Passaic-Western Bergen-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-

505 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST

THURSDAY…

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut,

northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

.DAY ONE…Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on theInternet for more information about the following hazards.

   Wind Advisory.

   Wind Chill Advisory.

Areas of black ice are expected to develop through this morning as residual moisture freezes on untreated surfaces.

An arctic cold front will pass through the region Wednesday afternoon into early evening. This front may be accompanied by a line of snow showers and/or snow squalls. Brief whiteout conditions and a quick coating to inch of snow are possible with any snow squalls. This could make for a hazardous travel conditions for the evening commute.

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Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY, 358 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019, Northern Fairfield-Western Passaic-Western Bergen-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-

358 AM EST Wed Jan 30 2019

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 20 below zero expected.

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

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service New York NY, 1039 PM EST Tue Jan 29 2019

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Western Passaic-Western Bergen-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-1039 PM EST Tue Jan 29 2019

Areas of black ice are expected to develop late tonight into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will drop through the teens and lower 20s during this time, causing residual moisture on untreated surfaces to freeze. Motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling early Wednesday morning.

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Detailed Forecast

Today

Scattered snow showers, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. West wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values between -5 and -15. West wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

Thursday

Sunny and cold, with a high near 13. Wind chill values between -5 and -15. West wind 8 to 13 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around -2. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 18. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.