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NWS WEATHER for Fairfield County: Strong Thunderstorms, Wind Advisory, Freeze Warning

Report by Paula Antolini, April 21, 2020, 2:49PM EDT

Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service New York NY, 2:16 PM EDT, Tues., Apr 21 2020 for Northern Fairfield-Putnam-Northern Westchester:

A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL FAIRFIELD… NORTHERN WESTCHESTER AND PUTNAM COUNTIES…

At 216 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near New York–Newark to near Peekskill.

Movement was east at 35 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…

Danbury, Peekskill, Sherman, Brewster, Newtown, Mahopac, Lake Carmel, Carmel, Ridgefield, Bethel, Wilton, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Redding and Georgetown.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service New York NY, 133 PM EDT Tues., Apr 21 2020, Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM EDT

WEDNESDAY…

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EDT

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 NWSwarning criteria.

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Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY

541 AM EDT Tue Apr 21 2020

CTZ005-006-009-010-NJZ002-004-103>105-107-NYZ067>071-078-080-

212030-

/O.CON.KOKX.FZ.W.0003.200422T0400Z-200422T1300Z/

/O.CON.KOKX.WI.Y.0008.200421T2100Z-200422T0600Z/

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Southern Fairfield-

Southern New Haven-Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-

Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Western Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-

Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-Northwestern Suffolk-

Southwestern Suffolk-

541 AM EDT Tue Apr 21 2020

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

…FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM

EDT WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…For the Wind Advisory, northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with

  gusts up to 50 mph expected. For the Freeze Warning, sub-

  freezing temperatures as low as 26 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut

  and southeast New York.

* WHEN…For the Wind Advisory, from 5 PM this afternoon to 2 AM

  EDT Wednesday. For the Freeze Warning, from midnight tonight to

  9 AM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may

  result. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other

  sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor

  plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high

profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent

freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should

be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have

in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-

ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

&&

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Freeze Warning

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY

541 AM EDT Tue Apr 21 2020

CTZ005-006-009-010-NJZ002-004-103>105-107-NYZ067>071-078-080-

212030-

/O.CON.KOKX.FZ.W.0003.200422T0400Z-200422T1300Z/

/O.CON.KOKX.WI.Y.0008.200421T2100Z-200422T0600Z/

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Southern Fairfield-

Southern New Haven-Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-

Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Western Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-

Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-Northwestern Suffolk-

Southwestern Suffolk-

541 AM EDT Tue Apr 21 2020

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

…FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM

EDT WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…For the Wind Advisory, northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with

  gusts up to 50 mph expected. For the Freeze Warning, sub-

  freezing temperatures as low as 26 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut

  and southeast New York.

* WHEN…For the Wind Advisory, from 5 PM this afternoon to 2 AM

  EDT Wednesday. For the Freeze Warning, from midnight tonight to

  9 AM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may

  result. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other

  sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor

  plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high

profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent

freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should

be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have

in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-

ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

&&

$$