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Due to Weather Bethel Public Schools Closed, Dec. 2nd

Report by Paula Antolini, December 2, 2019, 5:00AM EDT

Bethel Public Schools are closed today, December 2, 2019.

School message: Due to icing this morning and snow this afternoon, BPS will be closed Monday, December 2nd.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook…UPDATED

National Weather Service New York NY

544 PM EST Sun Dec 1 2019

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

544 PM EST Sun Dec 1 2019

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY…

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

 Winter Storm Warning.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST

TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Accumulations of 5 to 10 inches.

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

* WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow this morning and into tonight. There

  is potential for heavy snow banding to develop over the area, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible. If this occurs, snowfall amounts could be a few inches higher than forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

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Detailed Forecast

Overnight

Rain and sleet. Low around 32. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday

Rain, snow, and sleet before 10am, then snow and freezing rain between 10am and 11am, then snow after 11am. Temperature falling to around 31 by 3pm. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Monday Night

Snow. Low around 26. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of snow before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 41.

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UPDATED WEATHER FORECAST

December 2, 2019, 6:19PM:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY

222 PM EST Mon Dec 2 2019

Northern Fairfield-Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen Western Essex-Western-Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-

222 PM EST Mon Dec 2 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST

TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snowfall rates over an inch per hour likely late this afternoon with heavier bands.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

SPOTTER REPORTS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

431 PM EST MON DEC 02 2019

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 4 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS, COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS, SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY ALSO IS AVAILABLE

ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION, STORM TOTAL, TIME/DATE, COMMENTS, SNOWFALL OF/INCHES/MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT

…FAIRFIELD COUNTY…

   NEW FAIRFIELD          2.0   330 PM 12/02  TRAINED SPOTTER         

   BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT     0.7   100 PM 12/02  COOP OBSERVER           

NEW JERSEY

…BERGEN COUNTY…

   FRANKLIN LAKES         5.9   225 PM 12/02  TRAINED SPOTTER         

   RIDGEWOOD              1.0   100 PM 12/02  TRAINED SPOTTER         

…ESSEX COUNTY…

   CEDAR GROVE            4.6   345 PM 12/02  PUBLIC                  

…HUDSON COUNTY…

   HARRISON               1.5   410 PM 12/02  TRAINED SPOTTER         

…UNION COUNTY…

   NEWARK AIRPORT         1.4   400 PM 12/02  ASOS                    

NEW YORK

…NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) COUNTY…

   CENTRAL PARK           1.0   400 PM 12/02  PARK CONSERVANCY        

…ORANGE COUNTY…

   MIDDLETOWN             8.0   215 PM 12/02  STORM TOTAL             

   MONROE                 6.3   240 PM 12/02  TRAINED SPOTTER         

…QUEENS COUNTY…

   NYC/LAGUARDIA AIRPOR   0.3   400 PM 12/02  ASOS                    

   NYC/JFK AIRPORT        0.1   400 PM 12/02  ASOS                    

…SUFFOLK COUNTY…

   ISLIP AIRPORT          0.2   400 PM 12/02  ASOS                    

…WESTCHESTER COUNTY…

   WINDMILL FARM          1.5   155 PM 12/02  TRAINED SPOTTER   

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight

Snow, mainly between 7pm and 4am. Low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west after midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Monday

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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