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NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning, Predicts 12-18 Inches of Snow, Strong Winds, Possible Power Outages

Dick Aarons, Ridgefield Officer of Emergency Management is following the winter storm and says, "We are still in the bullseye for 12-18 inches of snow and strong winds Wednesday pm to Thursday pm.  NWS also warns of power outages.  Be sure you are prepared.  The Ridgefield OEM always advises Ridgefielders to have at least seven days of food, water and medicines on hand in case of extended power outages." 

A Winter Storm Warning now in effect for most of the region for tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, December 16 into Thursday morning, December 17. 

Hazards: Winter Storm Warning (from NWS):

 N&W of NYC –12-18” of snowfall likely.
 Snowfall rates: 2-3”/hr Wed Eve/Night
 Visibility: ¼ mile or less at times
 Temperatures: Lower to Mid 20s Interior.
 Much of Region - 8-12” of snowfall likely.
 Snowfall rates: 1-2”/hr Wed Eve/Night
 Visibility: ¼ mile or less at times
 Temperatures: Upper 20s to Lower 30s
 S&E LI and far SE CT- 3-10” of snow and sleet
 Snowfall rates: 1-2”/hr possible Wed Eve through
around 1 am
 Temperatures: Lower to Mid 30s

Impacts

 Difficult travel Wed Eve into Thu AM
 Scattered to numerous downed tree limbs and power lines
Blizzard conditions possible at times Wed Night for coast

Timing

 Snow develops Wed afternoon
 Heavy snow Wednesday evening, continues into Wednesday night
 Snow tapers off Thursday AM

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