Schools and town offices closed tomorrow, 24 inches of snow possible
Published 4:13 pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Dr. David Abbey, Superintendent of New Canaan Public Schools, has cancelled school Wednesday due to the expected onslaught of snow. All after-school activities and practices for today, Tuesday, are still on schedule; however family math night at the elementary schools was also canceled.
First Selectman Jeb Walker announced that all Town offices. Tonight's Board of Finance meeting is expected to continue as scheduled.
Heavy snow is expected to hit New Canaan tonight with accumulations from 18 to 24 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
In its "Winter Storm Warning," in effect for the region from 7 p.m. today to 6 p.m. tomorrow, the NWS predicts snow will start falling about 8 p.m., with the heaviest snow around midnight into early-morning tomorrow.
The storm will roar into the area with wind gusts from 25 to 35 mph, severely impairing visibility. After 8 p.m., snow should start falling as the temperature drops to about 28 degrees.
Overnight accumulation could be from 5 to 9 inches, according to the NWS, driven by increasingly strong winds.
Snow is expected to continue falling through tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, with additional accumulation from 3 to 9 inches. The daytime high will be about 32.
The storm should start easing by late afternoon, and snow will stop by about 7 p.m. tomorrow, the weather service says.