Projected Snow Totals Increased To 6-10 Inches In Briarcliff

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from noon on Tuesday until 6 a.m. on Wednesday for Westchester County.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from noon on Tuesday until 6 a.m. on Wednesday for Westchester County. Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Westchester residents and school districts are bracing for a snowstorm expected to arrive around noontime Tuesday with many school districts announcing early dismissals.

Snow accumulation totals, originally predicted to be between 3 to 6 inches, have been increased to 6 to 10 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow should start falling in parts of the region by noon Tuesday and become heavier in the evening and continue overnight before ending by early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from noon on Tuesday until 6 a.m. on Wednesday for Westchester County and the Hudson Valley.

Several school districts in Westchester have announced early dismissals: Ardsley Middle School (11:32 a.m.), Ardsley High School (11:04 a.m.), Bedford Central Middle/High School (10:20 a.m.), Chappaqua High School 11:35 a.m., Middle School 11:25 a.m., Eastchester Middle School and High School (10:50 a.m.), Elmsford School District (using early release schedule), Hastings High School and Farragut Middle School (11:45 a.m.), Irvington (11 a.m.), Katonah-Lewisboro (four-hour early dismissal), Lakeland High School (10:15 a.m.) and Middle School (12:15 p.m.), Mount Vernon (11:30 a.m.), North Salem Middle School and High School (10:30 a.m.), Pleasantville (11:30 a.m.), Port Chester (11:30 a.m.), Tuckahoe (11 a.m.), Valhalla (11 a.m.), White Plains (11 a.m.) and Yonkers (11 a.m.).

Tuesday’s high is expected to be only between 20 and 22 degrees. Winds will be between 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour, creating wind chills as low as 15 below zero late Tuesday night, which could cause frostbite. Falling, blowing and drifting snow will create hazardous driving and walking conditions.

Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny and frigid, with highs between 16 and 18.

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What a surprise, when the going gets tough The Hastings Board of Trustees gets going. SHUT IT ALL DOWN!! IT"S SNOWING AND IT'S COLD!!! Can't wait for Mayoral email waxing on how we all must stick together. The town is literally a cartoon.

Can someone explain why they dismiss the kids at 10:30? just don't OPEN if you're going to close before 4th period!

Oh -- and tell the media -- GET A GRIP! We don't need a minute by minute update of the accumulation on the air. We can all look out our windows.

Would you care to tell us who increased the range? What is your source for this information?

Snow-bound Westchester area commuters can work from the Serendipity Labs coworking facility for free today and tomorrow in Rye, they're having a "snow day special." Beautiful spread with offices, work stations. media studios, lounges, fast wi-fi and a café.

It's the end of the world.

Get a grip. It's winter. Move south if you don't like the change of seasons.

The world actually ended five years ago, January 20, 2009. Since then, everything has been an illusion.

It's the end of the world.

Ah the hype of snow, when every snowfall is a "storm." Don't get me wrong, I love the stuff -- the more the merrier. But the hype is just silly, and the forecasts are almost always overstated, usually by a lot.

The National Weather Service says 4-8" here: as of 6:25am. The 6-10" is from the 4:52am posting above that. Somehow the micro-climate of Pound Ridge always receives less. I've found that taking the highest-hyped total (10" in this case) and cutting it in half makes for a more accurate forecast. So there you have it: 5" from this "storm". Heard it here first, and because I've now typed this, it will be wrong.

What time do Chappaqua schools start. In our district early dismissal for the HS is 10:30 with the day starting at around 7:35 which I always thought was so early.

Chappaqua Schools will have an early dismissal today, Tuesday, January 21 as follows:
-middle school at 11:25 am,
-high school at 11:35am
-elementary at 12:15 pm. (Lunch will not be served.)