Metro-North says there may be slowdowns Monday morning as train service gets back to its regular schedule after the storm which the National Weather Service says dumped 16 inches on Darien.
Weather Forecast for Darien
Update at 7:24 a.m., Monday: Commuters headed eastbound Monday should be careful with the sun rising in a clear sky. By Tuesday afternoon, temperatures will be enough to start melting snow, but there’s a 20 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m., which would make for a messy commute. There’s a somewhat bigger chance for more rain after sunset Tuesday. Here’s the National Weather Service forecast specifically for Darien (as of 6:56 a.m.) through Sunday:
Sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 15 and 25.
No more snow is in the forecast, but you may have some more to shovel on your driveway or sidewalk as Darien and the region shake off the big storm Sunday morning. Darien received 10.5 inches of snow by 7 p.m. Saturday, according to spotters for the weather service. But by 8:30 p.m., First Selectman Jayme Stevenson had tweeted a picture of a yardstick with snow almost up to 12.5 inches. By 10:30 p.m., a total of 14.5 inches had fallen on Darien, according to the National Weather Service. As of 9:50 p.m., 16 inches had fallen on Norwalk, and the same amount even earlier (at 8:45 p.m.) on Greenwich, the weather service said.
For Saturday, with snow falling, wind blowing and Long Island Sound rising, these cancellations and closures have been announced, all for Saturday unless otherwise indicated (this list will be continually updated):
These Darien High School sports teams had their Saturday events postponed to dates yet to be determined; ALL Darien High School sports teams events have been cancelled, the school district announced on its website. here are those events and others:
Darien Boys Hockey vs. Trumbull at The Rinks at Shelton
Darien Wrestling at Valley of Champions
Boys, Girls Indoor Track & Field at Wilton meet
Darien Girls Lacrosse Team announced on Twitter that “Sono high school league play is cancelled” for Saturday
Darien YMCA announced “All pee-wee, house, and home basketball games are postponed.” Other
In alphabetical order (WFSB-TV, Channel 3 has the most comprehensive lists of storm closings in Connecticut, where the information here is from that station’s website, we’ve indicated it with “WFSB”):
Bruce Museum in Greenwich (WFSB)
CADAC School in Norwalk (WFSB)
Conair Corporation in Stamford (WFSB)
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport (WFSB)
Connecticut Counseling Centers Norwalk location (WFSB)
Darien Arts Center — all classes and events, Saturday and Sunday — 2 Renshaw Road
Darien Doughnut announced it will close at noon Saturday and expects to be open again Sunday at the regular time. Darien Library, according to this announcement
Darien Nature Center is closed.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for most of the New York Metropolitan region and Connecticut’s Long Island Coast and says Darien could be under 10 to 16 inches of snow through Saturday night, with blustery winds and dangerous travel conditions. Traveling roads could be “extremely dangerous” and the wind could cause power outages, the weather service says in the Blizzard Warning issued at 4 a.m. and in effect through 7 a.m. Sunday:
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND
STRONG WINDS WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LIKELY. SECONDARY AND
TERTIARY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. STRONG WINDS MAY DOWN
POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS. If an event in town has been scheduled for Saturday, assume it’s cancelled.