Darien Schools, Other Cancelations and Early Closings [UPDATED TUESDAY]

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Update 11:05 a.m., TUESDAY: Darien Town Hall is expected to be open until 4:30 p.m., according to an announcement from the First Selectman’s Office. All night meetings are cancelled.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is closed on Tuesday.

Update, 9:10 p.m., MONDAY: Darien YMCA announced: “On Feb.  12, the Y is open but Holly Pond School programs and Kids Club are cancelled due to Darien Schools being closed. Other youth programs and camp registration begin at 10am. Check back here or call for updates.”

Update, 8:48 p.m.: Norwalk Public Schools will be closed Tuesday.

Update, 8:43 p.m.: The Darien school district just sent out a phone message announcing the closure for Tuesday.

Update, 8:42 p.m.: Norwalk Community College will be closed Tuesday.

Update, 8:37 p.m.: Darien Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, according to a television station website.

Stamford Public Schools, St. Luke School in New Canaan, New Canaan Country School, Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, Greenwich Academy and Greens Farms Academy will all be closed on Tuesday as well, according to WFSB-TV in Hartford, which keeps an online list of closings.

Original article:

The Darien Board of Selectmen and other town boards and commissions are cancelling meetings scheduled for Tuesday night, and Darien Library is closing early.

The selectmen were scheduled to vote on the budget, but that vote will be postponed until the next meeting, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said in an announcement.

Darien Library expects to be closing at 12 noon on Tuesday, the library says on its website (it will open as usual at 9 a.m.). Darien YMCA has not announced an early closing or cancellation as of 6:10 p.m., Monday.

Also at Town Hall, Tuesday meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Public Works Committee of the Representative Town Meeting have each been cancelled, although it was unclear if the weather had anything to do with either cancelation.

The Board of Education has also cancelled its meeting, scheduled for Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 5 a.m., Tuesday and ending at 6 a.m. the following day. “Mixed precipitation expected,” the advisory said as of a 3:55 p.m. update. “Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze to up to one 10th of an inch expected.”

The advisory also said:

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

School Closings in the Area

Darien Public Schools, as of 6:22 p.m., Monday, had not announced any cancellations or early school closings.

Nor have any school districts close by, although public schools in Ridgefield and Easton will be closed, as will the private Brunswick School in Greenwich.

Darienite will watch for any further announcements and update information through Tuesday.

Connecticut State Police snowy winter weather

Connecticut State Police had this snowy picture featured on their Facebook page on Monday night.

The Forecast

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for Darien and the surrounding area, as of 5:56 p.m., Monday:

Monday night
A slight chance of snow between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Northeast wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Snow before 1 p.m., then snow and sleet between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., then snow, freezing rain, and sleet after 3 p.m. High near 33. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Breezy, with an east wind 14 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday Night
Freezing rain and sleet before 9 p.m., then rain and sleet between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., then rain after 10 p.m. Temperature rising to around 37 by 1 a.m. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Breezy, with an east wind 17 to 22 mph becoming north 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Rain likely, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 39. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.



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