Report by Paula Antolini, January 5, 2022, 9:30AM EDT
Schools are closed in Bethel due to icy road conditions. Dr. Christine Carver issued the following statement at 7:41AM:
“BPS is moving to a full closure. Highways shut down. Many accidents. Staff can’t get to work. Conditions are not expected to improve before buses have to roll. Text coming.:””
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE, National Weather Service New York NY
621 AM EST Wed Jan 5 2022…Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…
* WHAT…Freezing rain. Additional ice accumulations of a light glaze.
* WHERE…Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex and Northern New Haven Counties.
* WHEN…Until noon EST today.
* IMPACTS…Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.
Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY 630 AM EST Wed Jan 5 2022
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…
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…Thursday through Tuesday.
There is moderate to high confidence of accumulating snowfall late Thursday night into Friday morning. While total snowfall amounts are not expected to meet warning criteria, the snowfall is expected to impact the Friday morning commute.
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.
Freezing rain likely before 11am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
A 40 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. West wind 7 to 10 mph.
Snow likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Snow likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Sunny, with a high near 29.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 2pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A 50 percent chance of rain before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Sunny, with a high near 22.