Warming stations open through Friday

Wind Chill Forecast 1-6-15 TO 1-12-15-1 (2) Wind Chill Forecast 1-6-15 TO 1-12-15-1 (1)

The Southington Emergency Management Team has announced the opening of warming stations through Friday due to the expected cold weather and wind chills. The stations are located at the Calendar House (Senior Center) and the Southington Public Library during their normal business hours.

Calendar House is located at 388 Pleasant Street in Southington, and its business hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Southington Public Library is located at 255 Main Street in Southington, and its hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays.

Wind Chill Advisories remain in effect for most of Northern CT until 11:00 AM.  Temperatures are currently near 0 F in Northern CT and in the single digits in Southern CT with Wind Chills ranging between -15 to 0 F at this time.  Please see the attached graphic showing the forecast temperatures and wind chills over the next 5 days.  Towns can expect much below normal temperatures to continue with occasional snow over the next several days.  The following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS and NAM models:

Today…Cold with a NW Wind at 10 – 20 MPH and wind chills during the day ranging from 0 to +10 F.

Tonight…Not as cold with lows in the teens and wind chills near zero.

Friday…An advancing cold front is forecast to bring a period of light to occasionally moderate snow to our area Friday morning starting around daybreak.  This period of snow is forecast to continue thru the morning rush hour and end by noontime.  This snowfall may coat up many roads during the morning rush hour and may have a minor to locally moderate impact on travel.  Total accumulations of 1 – 2” are expected statewide. 

Friday Night…The very cold air streaming back into the state combined with brisk west winds is forecast to push wind chills back down to near zero Friday night.

Saturday…Cold and dry with highs in the low 20’s with wind chills near +10 F during the day, falling to near 0 F at night.

Sunday and Monday…Temperatures are forecast to moderate on Sunday with highs in the upper 20’s.  Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing for the first time on Monday with highs in the mid 30’s.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor the latest forecasts and will send out another update at 9:30 AM on Friday morning.

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