Greenwich Police Capt. Mark Kordick delivered an important weather advisory Saturday night relaying the National Weather Service’s warning that the bitter cold and gusty winds Sunday night and Monday morning could be truly dangerous, especially to those outdoors without proper protection.
Temperatures are forecast to stay in the high teens on Sunday. The overnight period Sunday night just below zero with wind chills of 30° below are likely, though snow is not predicted to be more than a few easily managed inches.
There is a small possibility that localized power outages could occur due to high winds. Eversource Energy, formerly CL&P, will have crews on standby to resolve any problems quickly, according to Kordick, who added that officials from the town’s public works department and all three of the town’s emergency service agencies will be monitoring the extreme weather event, and the town is fully prepared for any problems the bitter temperatures may bring. The Greenwich public safety complex lobby will remain open 24 hours a day for use as a warming center.
Residents are encouraged during this period of extreme cold to remain inside and avoid prolonged exposure to the outdoors.
Routine weather related problems can be called in to the Greenwich Police non emergency number at Greenwich police non emergency number at (203) 622-8000 and, as always, emergencies should be reported promptly by calling 911.