National Weather Service Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southwest wind 11 to 13 mph.
Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -11. Southwest wind around 11 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. West wind 8 to 10 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. West wind around 7 mph.
Monday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Civil Preparedness Office:
Eversource is currently reporting approx. 134 customers without power in town. We have been advised that all customers will have power restored by approx. 6 PM this evening.
Public Safety Departments:
Winchester Police, Winsted Fire, Winchester Fire, and Department of Public Works report no issues currently. DPW has been out sanding ice spots throughout town roads.
Severe Cold Weather Protocol:
The Severe Cold Weather Protocol is still in effect until Tuesday December 27th, at 12 PM. A list of warming centers is posted on the Town of Winchester Website.
Communication with the Public:
Several documents remain posted on the town website to aid residents in preparing for winter storms this season.
This will be the last press release issued on this storm.
Emergency Management Director
Acting Emergency Management Director
Town of Winchester