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Special Weather Statement

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Jul 052021
 

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement effective now through early Monday morning.

Be aware of patchy dense fog overnight and into the early morning hours.

The fog will reduce visibility down to a quarter mile or less.

If you are driving and encounter fog, slow down, allow extra space between vehicles and use your low beam headlights.

Be careful out there.

Warning: Air Quality Action Day In Effect Until 11 p.m.

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Jun 302021
 

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day until 11 p.m. this evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

For additional information, please visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Web site at http://www.ct.gov/deep/aqi

Weather Advisory In Effect: Be Careful If You’re Driving

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Feb 132021
 

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch throughout this evening until 10 a.m.

Difficult travel conditions are possible due to icy roadways, especially tonight into early Sunday.

Use caution if you must drive tonight, keep a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles on the road. Make sure your cell phone is charged in case you need to call for help.

Carry a warm blanket in your vehicle, temperatures will only be in the upper 20s, so you will need something to help stay warm if you get stuck.

Winter Storm Warning For Super Bowl Sunday

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Feb 062021
 

A winter storm warning is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 (Super Bowl Sunday)

Heavy snow, which may exceed more than an inch per hour during the late morning and early afternoon is expected, with a total accumulation of 5 to 7 inches.

Travel could be very difficult.

For your own safety, stay home and enjoy the game. Gorge yourself on nachos, air fried wings, and pizza, and drink your beer without having to worry about a designated driver or wearing a mask.

But, don’t leave your favorite sports bar out in the cold, call today put in a take-out order of their specialties. Many are connected with the Grub Hub delivery service, so you won’t even have to leave the house to pick it up.

Just Stay Safe!

Kids Still Have Homework, But It Is A Snow Day

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Dec 172020
 

Pretty Snow Day in Orange

Town buildings, including the transfer station, are closed today as the clean up from Bailey continues.

Most kids around Connecticut still have Home School Work to do, but once they’re done, they can pick up a shovel and help clear the white stuff, or make a snow angel. Light, fluffy snow is easy to shovel, but it doesn’t allow for a good snowman. Perhaps as it melts a bit and gets a little heavier Frosty can take shape in your yard.

In the meantime, enjoy your day off and make sure to clean the snowballs off of your dog’s paws when they come inside. Have some peppermint hot cocoa and make the best of the first snowstorm of this winter.

If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home make sure to clear around it when you shovel your driveway.

It is frigid, so bundle up, wear a mask or two and don’t forget your head covering, warm gloves, thermal socks and waterproof footwear. If you’re old like me, come inside if you feel a little winded, tired, or otherwise overwhelmed with your shoveling while your neighbors quickly clear their driveways with snowblowers or have hired someone to do the job for them.

COVID has taken enough of us this year, don’t let Bailey claim any victims.

Is There School Today At Amity And In Orange?

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Nov 162018
 

Winter Storm Zoe has caused enough of a mess to secure the first winter storm delay for both Amity Regional and Orange Schools today.

So kids, stay in bed for a little longer and working parents, hustle to find alternate accommodations for your kids.

Good Luck this morning everyone, drive carefully and watch out for the “other guy” on the road.

Kids, if you’re old enough, why not help mom clean off her car this morning?

Everybody have a great day!

Severe Weather Alert Issued

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Dec 102017
 

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert through tomorrow morning.
Snow has melted and is expected to refreeze tonight across the tri-state area. This will cause slippery conditions on untreated surfaces tonight into Monday morning.
Definitions:
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Feb 132014
 

 

Snow-Day(1)School has been cancelled in Orange and Amity for Thursday, Feb. 13.

School offices also will be closed.

At the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting, First Selectman Jim Zeoli hinted that Town Hall and all town services  also would most likely be closed due to the storm.

If you can, stay off the roads and be careful when shoveling snow, as it will be heavy and conditions will be slippery.