UPDATE: All Greenwich Schools Buildings Closed Sat & Sun. No SAT at GHS!

snow on trees:greenwichCancellations:

  • Greenwich Library will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 23.
  • The Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Workshop on Saturday is cancelled.
  • NO SAT at GHS Jan. 23. According to a post on the GFP Facebook page, Board of Education Chair Laura Erickson writes that the SAT is postponed until Feb 20. Students will need to print out a new admission ticket.

Update: Friday 12:0opm. All Greenwich Public School buildings are closed Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24 – including the SAT Exam at Greenwich High School. All activities using GPS facilities are cancelled.

(EXCEPTION: Greenwich Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sunday, January 24  at 4:00 p.m. will proceed as scheduled. Please contact activity host directly with any questions.)


Friday, Jan. 22, 9:00am: This link will be updated throughout the weekend. Check back for cancellations and updates.

A snow storm is approaching and a blizzard warning in effect for coastal Connecticut and the tri state area.

Greenwich’s emergency management director Dan Warzoha said he is most concerned about winds and their impact on the shoreline because they will coincide with full moon and high tide.

Register online to to be put on Greenwich’s emergency email and phone notification system.

On his weekly Ask the Selectman show on WGCH 1490am, Peter Tese said the town is transitioning its phone system over the weekend, and there may be glitches.

Tesei said the town’s main number remains the same, and that during the storm, residents should call the Public Safety Dispatch Non-Emergency Number (203) 622-8003  with issues, or 911 in a true emergency.

The major Nor’easter is anticipated to arrive in Greenwich after midnight on Friday night, and increasing winds will make temperatures feel like single digits.

Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 8.49.43 AMSnow will start Saturday around 4:00am, and will be  heaviest around 7:00am on Saturday, with 6″ – 12″ of snow anticipated for Fairfield County, and possible flooding at time of high tide.

Winds are anticipated to hit 50-60- mph in addition to the blizzard conditions, which mean white outs, diminished visibility and poor travel conditions.

Residents are advised to stock up on essentials – bread and milk, of course. But, also prescriptions, ready-to-eat foods and pet food. Prepare in case you lose power.

Check the batteries in your flashlight and charge your phones and devices.

For a FEMA check list, click here.

Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 8.36.47 AMNational Weather Service

Friday night

A chance of snow, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday
Snow, mainly after 8am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 29. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Blustery, with a northeast wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Saturday Night
Snow, mainly before 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 21. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Blustery, with a north wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday
A chance of snow, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. North wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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