weather_02.28.14

Stamford opens warming centers

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STAMFORD — Last weekend’s balmy 50-degree temperatures are but a warm, distant memory today, with temperatures expected to reach a high of only 17 degrees and another possible snowstorm coming Sunday. The city of Stamford has again opened warming centers in an effort to keep residents safe during the cold weather. The following locations will […] [Read More]
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Stamford Public Schools closed Friday

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Update, 6:18 a.m., Feb. 14 Stamford Public Schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Original Post, Feb. 13 Set your alarm clocks, Stamford. Superintendent of Schools Winifred Hamilton said the call as to whether there will be classes on Friday will likely come bright and early in the morning. Here’s what we learned from […] [Read More]
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Restaurateur: ‘It would be nice for the city to get the snow off the sidewalks’

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I placed some calls to local restaurants earlier today to ask whether they were concerned that the weather would effect turnout for Valentine’s dinner dates Friday night. Frank Sileo of Patrizia’s said he doesn’t think the weather will pose any problems for Valentine’s Day diners, according to the most recent forecast. But that doesn’t mean […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Driving on Strawberry Hill Avenue

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A short clip of my commute into work this morning — I really miss my Jeep today:   [Read More]
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CL&P prepares for storm; encourages customers to take precautions

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STAMFORD — After a series of extended power outages in past years due to storms, CL&P is assuring customers the utility is ready for the storm and encouraging residents to prepare a storm kit. Here is the release issued Wednesday by the utility:   CL&P Ready for Winter Weather Customers encouraged to prepare for possible […] [Read More]

Mayor declares snow emergency

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin has declared a snow emergency beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday requiring the removal of all parked cars along the city’s snow emergency routes. Here is the release from the mayor’s office:   February2014 SnowEmergency2 (PDF) February2014 SnowEmergency2 (Text)     [Read More]
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Storm could cause minor flooding

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The approaching snowstorm currently tracking up the Eastern seaboard is expected to bring more than six inches of snow and could produce some minor coastal flooding in low-lying areas, according to an advisory issued early Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service. Here is the weather service’s statement: LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN OFFSHORE LATE THURSDAY […] [Read More]

Walk with me through snowy South Norwalk

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NORWALK — The streets of South Norwalk were nearly empty Wednesday  when I went out for an afternoon stroll. The city saw 8 inches of snow, and many people spent the day hunkered down at home. I encountered mostly seagulls and snow plows during my walk through the neighborhood, but I also came across some […] [Read More]
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Warming centers open in Stamford

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  STAMFORD — The Government Center and city fire houses are open as warming stations for residents who need a reprieve from the cold, Mayor David Martin’s office announced Wednesday. The locations are listed below: Stamford Government Center Lobby (8am to 9pm): 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford Central Fire Headquarters (8am – 6pm): 629 Main Street, […] [Read More]
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Stamford officials preparing for snowstorm

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ABOVE: Larry Love clears snow off his car in Stamford Monday (ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — City officials are monitoring the incoming snowstorm and preparing for 4 to 8 inches of snow and severe icing Wednesday. Mayor David Martin’s office warned in a news release Tuesday afternoon that the ice may cause power outages, although “CL&P expects […] [Read More]