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Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Friday Night

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Feb 172021
 

The National Weather Service has issued an updated Winter Weather Advisory.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 7 p.m. Friday.
Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected on Thursday, with total snowfall accumulations of 5 to 8 inches by the end of the event on Friday.
Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
This will be a long-duration winter weather event. Light to moderate snowfall is likely Thursday morning into evening. Periods of light snow are then expected Thursday Night into Friday afternoon, before ending in the evening.

A Dire Warning From The Orange Police Department

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Dec 092020
 

Orange Police Department

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be aware of your surroundings.

On Monday, Dec. 7, at about 9:10 am, a resident on Summit Drive was approached in his driveway by a young black male wearing a dark coat with a hood. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money.
The resident denied having money on his person and the suspect fled as the passenger of a white Volkswagon Golf being driven by a light-skinned male after being told he was being recorded on surveillance video.
These same 2 suspects had just committed a street robbery in Woodbridge and were also most likely involved in other crimes in North Haven, West Haven, and New Haven.
The Volkswagon was reported stolen in East Haven and was later recovered in New Haven. All departments are working together to identify and apprehend these suspects.

Heat Advisory In Effect Through Wednesday Evening (tips and reminders)

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Aug 272018
 

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory effective from 11 a.m. today, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

What to expect:

HEAT INDEX VALUES of 95 to 104. Late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening and again late Wednesday morning into early Wednesday evening.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Seek a cool place to spend your time an air-conditioned eatery; the library; the mall; or the Community Center.

Be sure to keep your pets safe by:

• Not leaving them outdoors during this oppressive heat wave

• Never leaving them in a car, even with the windows cracked.

• Giving them plenty of water, even if they are indoor pets

Be prepared to give your children a cool drink or treat after school, especially if they don’t have air conditioning in their classroom.

Check on the welfare of elderly or ill neighbors and offer to help them if necessary.

Think about your mail carrier and leave a cold bottle of water outside in a cooler or insulated bag.

 

Dangerous Black Ice Weather Alert Issued

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Dec 072016
 

blackice-01The following weather alert has been issued for our area:
Light winds and breaks in the cloud cover will allow temperatures to fall below freezing tonight
This, coupled with surface moisture should allow patchy black ice to develop this evening into the overnight hours.
If you are going out, be prepared for icy spots and drive or walk with extra caution.
Elevated roadways, highway on and off ramps and less traveled secondary roadway will most be susceptible to black ice formation.

TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT

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Jul 012016
 

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 2.34.38 PM“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” — Dorothy Gale

Over the past couple of decades we’ve learned that tornadoes are not limited to the midwest.

You never know, it could happen anywhere.

On July 10, 1989 around 4:40 p.m. Mohawk Mountain ski area was devastated by a tornado, another tornado hit Watertown then an EF-4 tornado ripped through southern Hamden 5:45 p.m.

On June 24, 2010 an EF-1 tornado touched down in Bridgeport around 2:20 p.m. The twister traveled in an east-northeast direction, cutting a swath about 100 yards wide and two-tenths of a mile long.

There is a TORNADO WATCH in effect for several areas of Connecticut, including New Haven and Fairfield counties, until 10 p.m.

There is a chance for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The main threat is damaging winds.

There also is a small chance for large hail and isolated tornadoes.

If the sky turns an ominous green color or if the wind begins to pick up, be smart and head for your basement.

 


Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect til 10 p.m

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Jul 092014
 

severe-thunderstorm-watchA severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Hartford, New Haven, Fairfield and Litchfield counties until 10 p.m.

Storms are coming in from the west, bringing some lightning, heavy rain, gusty winds and possibly small hail.