Metro-North Advises Commuters to Watch for Weather Announcements

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A train at the Port Chester, N.Y. station (picture by Titanosaurus at English Wikipedia)

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Metro-North is advising train riders to check for announcements about train service on Thursday, as the National Weather Service predicts snow, sleet and rain for the afternoon.

“With the projected inclement weather predicted for our service territory, customers are advised to monitor, social media feeds or call our Customer Information Center at 511 (in Connecticut call 877-690-5114),” Metro-North said in an announcement at 10:25 a.m.

Darien Public Schools, as well as Stamford Public Schools, have cancelled all after-school and evening activities because of the expected inclement weather.

See also: “After-School and Evening Activities Cancelled by Darien Public Schools” (Nov. 15)

Here’s the rest of the announcement:

We urge all our customers to take care when traveling.

Stay clear of the platform edges, use handrails, and walk carefully when entering or exiting stations and boarding or leaving trains.

Please allow extra travel time when traveling during the storm. Please listen for announcements at your station.

The National Weather Service, as of 11:56 a.m., has this prediction for Darien and the surrounding area:

This Afternoon
Snow and sleet, mainly after 1pm. High near 35. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. East wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Rain, snow, and sleet before 8pm, then rain and sleet between 8pm and 9pm, then rain after 9pm. Temperature rising to around 40 by 3am. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Breezy, with an east wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. North wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. West wind 9 to 15 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind around 9 mph.

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