Severe cold weather protocol in effect Sunday through Wednesday

January 18, 2019

The severe cold weather protocol is being implemented statewide from noon Sunday through noon Wednesday.

Several agencies across the state were instructed to launched the protocol at the direction of Gov. Ned Lamont and ensures that those in need are sheltered during the severe cold weather expected.

Current forecasts are calling for temperatures to drop rapidly Sunday afternoon into the night, with temperatures near 0 degrees by daybreak Monday. Wind chills are expected to be between -10 and -20 degrees.

The highs on Monday will only reach around 10 degrees with wind chills remaining below zero during the day. Monday night will be nearly as cold with lows around 7 degrees and wind chills around -5 degrees.

Temperatures Tuesday will remain below 25 degrees with wind chills in the low teens. Tuesday night’s lows will be around 20 degrees.

More moderate temperatures are expected Wednesday, as temperatures rise back above freezing.

Anyone looking for shelter can call 211, which will connected people with open shelters or warming centers.

For more information on the cold weather protocol, read Lamont’s memo here.

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