Weather Alerts for Connecticut

Wind Chill Warning

The following area is affected:

  • New London

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SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
337 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST
SUNDAY.
* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN NEW LONDON COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING
WIND CHILLS.

* TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS 5
BELOW...AND WINDS NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO
THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE WILL CAUSE
FROSTBITE. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND FRIGID
AIR TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN
PIPES... FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

&&

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Wind Chill Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • New Haven
  • Fairfield
  • Middlesex
  • New London

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NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-
337 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO
NOON EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...MUCH OF
THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...AND WESTERN PASSAIC COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING
WIND CHILLS.

* TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL...FROM 25 TO 30 BELOW ZERO...DUE TO TEMPERATURES AS
LOW AS 9 BELOW...AND WINDS NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO
THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE WILL CAUSE
FROSTBITE. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND FRIGID
AIR TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN
PIPES... FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

&&

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Wind Chill Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Hartford
  • Tolland
  • Windham

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/O.CON.KBOX.WC.W.0001.160213T2100Z-160214T1700Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
922 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO
NOON EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS AND STRONG WIND
GUSTS.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...BETWEEN 20 AND 30 BELOW ZERO WITH
PERHAPS A FEW LOCATIONS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BRIEFLY
APPROACHING 35 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WIND GUSTS WILL OCCUR
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS COLD CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS
LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES! OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN
THESE CONDITIONS. STRONG WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
MAY DOWN A FEW LARGE TREE LIMBS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* AIR TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
MORNING WILL FALL TO NEAR RECORD COLD VALUES OF 5 TO 15 BELOW
ZERO...COLDEST OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN THE WIND CHILL INDEX IS
LIKELY TO FALL TO -25 DEGREES OR COLDER FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS. A
WIND CHILL INDEX BELOW -30 CAN BRING ABOUT FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE
AS 10 MINUTES. OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED. IF YOU ARE
HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND KEEP YOUR HANDS AND HEAD
COVERED TO PROTECT AGAINST FROSTBITE

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Wind Chill Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • New Haven
  • Fairfield
  • Middlesex

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SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
WESTERN BERGEN-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
337 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST
SUNDAY.

* LOCATIONS...MOST OF COASTAL CONNECTICUT...WESTERN BERGEN AND
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTIES.

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING
WIND CHILLS.

* TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL...20 BELOW TO 24 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS
4 BELOW...AND WINDS NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO
THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE WILL CAUSE
FROSTBITE. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND FRIGID
AIR TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN
PIPES... FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

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Wind Chill Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Litchfield

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NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-EASTERN SCHENECTADY-
SOUTHERN SARATOGA-EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-
EASTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-
EASTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TORRINGTON...OAKVILLE...NEW MILFORD...
TERRYVILLE...PITTSFIELD...NORTH ADAMS...GREAT BARRINGTON...LEE...
LENOX...HOUSATONIC...GLOVERSVILLE...JOHNSTOWN...AMSTERDAM...
WELLSVILLE...SARATOGA SPRINGS...WHITEHALL...GRANVILLE...
DELANSON...ESPERANCE...DUANESBURG...SCHENECTADY...ROTTERDAM...
BALLSTON SPA...MECHANICVILLE...WATERFORD...ALBANY...TROY...
HOOSICK FALLS...CATSKILL...COXSACKIE...ATHENS...CAIRO...
JEFFERSON HEIGHTS...HUDSON...CHATHAM...KINGSTON...NEW PALTZ...
POUGHKEEPSIE...BEACON...ARLINGTON...PAWLING...DOVER PLAINS...
MILLBROOK...PINE PLAINS...AMENIA...MILLERTON...GLENS FALLS...
WEST GLENS FALLS...HUDSON FALLS...FORT EDWARD...CAMBRIDGE...
GREENWICH
332 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO
1 PM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...MOHAWK VALLEY...GREATER CAPITAL REGION...LAKE
GEORGE SARATOGA REGION...MID HUDSON VALLEY...TACONICS...
BERKSHIRES AND LITCHFIELD HILLS.

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING WIND
CHILLS.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW TO 45 BELOW.

* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS WILL REACH DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE
THREATENING LEVELS. FRIGID TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
RESULT IN FROZEN PIPES...FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IN A SHORT
AMOUNT OF TIME.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...5 BELOW TO 20 BELOW BY SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

&&

$$

Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • New Haven
  • Fairfield
  • Middlesex
  • New London

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131200-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
356 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...DANGEROUSLY COLD AIR THIS WEEKEND...

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.

* TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL FALL
TO AROUND ZERO IN AND AROUND THE NEW YORK CITY AND NEW JERSEY
METRO...LONG ISLAND...AND COASTAL CONNECTICUT. TEMPS WILL FALL
TO 5 TO 10 BELOW ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW
JERSEY...THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.
WIND CHILL VALUES DURING THIS TIME COULD REACH LIFE THREATENING
LEVELS AS COLD AS 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS.

* COLD SPELLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE BRING A RISK OF FROSTBITE AND
HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS. IN
ADDITION...FROZEN PIPES AND OVERWORKED FURNACES COULD LEAVE YOUR
HOUSE WITHOUT HEAT OR RUNNING WATER...AND CAR BATTERIES RUN THE
RISK OF DYING.

* NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES...A HAT AND
SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING. WIND CHILL VALUES LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING COULD LEAD TO FROSTBITE IN LESS THAN
30 MINUTES IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

* RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT
PIPES FROM FREEZING.

* NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME
TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE
PRACTICES.

* CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS
A WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET...WARM CLOTHES AND
GLOVES IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED.

* TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO
COLD.

$$

Special Weather Statement

The following area is affected:

  • Litchfield

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066-
082>084-VTZ013>015-130530-
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-SOUTHERN HERKIMER-
SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-NORTHERN WARREN-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-
EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-WESTERN ALBANY-
EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
WESTERN ULSTER-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
NORTHERN FULTON-SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-BENNINGTON-
WESTERN WINDHAM-EASTERN WINDHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TORRINGTON...OAKVILLE...NEW MILFORD...
TERRYVILLE...PITTSFIELD...NORTH ADAMS...GREAT BARRINGTON...LEE...
LENOX...HOUSATONIC...ATWELL...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...MCKEEVER...
NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...OLD FORGE...SPECULATOR...ILION...
HERKIMER...LITTLE FALLS...MOHAWK...FRANKFORT...DOLGEVILLE...
GLOVERSVILLE...JOHNSTOWN...AMSTERDAM...WELLSVILLE...
SARATOGA SPRINGS...WARRENSBURG...WHITEHALL...GRANVILLE...
COBLESKILL...MIDDLEBURGH...DELANSON...ESPERANCE...DUANESBURG...
SCHENECTADY...ROTTERDAM...BALLSTON SPA...MECHANICVILLE...
WATERFORD...ALTAMONT...ALBANY...TROY...HOOSICK FALLS...HUNTER...
TANNERSVILLE...WINDHAM...CATSKILL...COXSACKIE...ATHENS...CAIRO...
JEFFERSON HEIGHTS...HUDSON...CHATHAM...SUNDOWN...ELLENVILLE...
WOODSTOCK...WEST HURLEY...KERHONKSON...NAPANOCH...PHOENICIA...
KINGSTON...NEW PALTZ...POUGHKEEPSIE...BEACON...ARLINGTON...
PAWLING...DOVER PLAINS...MILLBROOK...PINE PLAINS...AMENIA...
MILLERTON...NORTHVILLE...MAYFIELD...GLENS FALLS...
WEST GLENS FALLS...HUDSON FALLS...FORT EDWARD...CAMBRIDGE...
GREENWICH...BENNINGTON...JACKSONVILLE...NEWFANE...BRATTLEBORO...
WEST BRATTLEBORO...BELLOWS FALLS
1228 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING SITUATION WITH EXTREME COLD THIS
WEEKEND...

* TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND
BELOW ZERO ACROSS ALL OF EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW
ENGLAND. VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 5 AND 10 DEGREES
FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES WHILE HIGHER TERRAIN WILL REMAIN AT OR
BELOW ZERO. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL DROP BELOW ZERO.

* NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILL VALUES
BETWEEN 25 AND 45 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...WITH THE COLDEST VALUES
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THESE VALUES WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE
TO OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS ON EXPOSED SKIN. RESIDENTS ARE
HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS WITH LIMITING
EXPOSED SKIN.

* IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY...BE SURE TO COVER EXPOSED PIPES
TO REDUCE THE THREAT OF FROZEN PIPES OR PIPE BURSTS.

* ENSURE YOUR FURNACES ARE IN WORKING ORDER. FOLLOW MANUFACTURES
INSTRUCTIONS OR UTILIZE A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN TO ENSURE PROPER
AND SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR FURNACE.

* NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES...A HAT AND
SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING.

* RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT
PIPES FROM FREEZING.

* NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME
TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE
PRACTICES.

* NEVER USE A GENERATOR NEAR OR INSIDE YOUR HOME. CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING IS DEADLY. CHECK OR INSTALL CARBON MONOXIDE
DETECTORS.

* CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS
A WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET...WARM CLOTHES AND
GLOVES IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED.

* TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO
COLD.

$$