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Rye Storm Hub: Weather Updates, Closures, Postponements

Everything you need to know about the blizzard in Rye.

Read the announcements below and share your cancellation or postponements in the comments. See the updated weather forecast at the end of the list. 

Coastal Flood Warning

Friday, 3:30 p.m., from the City of Rye:

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning until 1:00 PM on Saturday February 9th, a Coastal Flood Warning for this evening’s period of high tide, and a Coastal Flood Watch for Saturday morning’s high tide.

The current forecast calls for a storm surge of 3 to 5 feet, which is likely to result in some road closures and possible basement flooding. We do not anticipate evacuations at this time. However, this is subject to change as the storm progresses, so we advise residents of areas typically prone to coastal flooding to monitor weather conditions and forecasts closely and to be prepared to take action if it becomes necessary.

Roads Update: 

Snow is accumulating quickly on Rye city roads today. Around 1 p.m. many side roads were slushy and wet, but main roads were in slighlty better condition. Both I-95 and I-287 were in good condition around 2:30 p.m. but the Hutchison River Parkway did not appear to be plowed or salted yet and conditions were hazardous. Please drive safely. Officials advise residents to stay off the roads until the winter storm warning has passed and DPW crews have had time to clear them.

MTA, County/State Highway Updates

For a full transportation update, click here. 

Rye Brook Storm Update:

A Blizzard Warning is in effect until 1 PM Saturday, February 9.  Heavy snow and strong winds are expected, with the heaviest snow and strongest winds this evening into Saturday morning.

Snow accumulations betwen 10-14 inches are currently predicted with higher amounts possible in localized snow bands. Winds are expected to be between 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.

Residents are strongly urged stay at home and not travel.  The storm is expected to bring dangerous driving conditions with visibilities near zero in white-out conditions.  In addition, winds and heavy snow may bring trees or limbs down causing scattered power outages. 

Residents should report power outages or downed lines directly to Con Edison by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) or by computer or mobile device at www.conEd.com/ReportOutage. You can also check any service restoration status at www.conEd.com .

Any emergency situations should be reported to the Rye Brook Police Department by calling 911.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

 

School Updates:

Blind Brook: Early dismissal. 

The Middle School and High School will dismiss at 10:50 a.m. and the Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School will dismiss at 11:15 a.m.

Blind Brook Middle School production of Annie Jr: 

  • The show originally scheduled for Friday night will take place at 4:30pm on Saturday.
  • The show originally scheduled for Saturday at noon will take place on Sunday at noon.
  • The show originally scheduled for Saturday at 2:30pm will take place on Sunday at 2:30pm. 

Casts remain as originally scheduled. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and will do our best to honor tickets.  If you are unable to make any of the rescheduled performances, refunds will be issued. 

Rye: Rye Middle and High Schools will dismiss at 11:30am. All elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45am.
 

Rye Country Day: Schools closed Friday 

 

Cancellations, Closures and Postponements

Rye Nature Center

 The Rye Nature Center's Old-Fashioned Winter's Afternoon originally scheduled for Feb. 9, has been postponed to Sunday, Feb. 10.

Rye Arts Center

RAC's FRYEDay Night Live Open mic event has been postponed to a date to be determined. 

 All RAC classes and events for Friday,February 8  and Saturday, February 9, are canceled due to impending weathe r.   An update regarding our Sunday event will be sent out directly.

Cupcakes for a Cure

The Cupcakes for a Cure event at The Westchester Mall, orignially scheduled for Saturday, has been changed to Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Cupcakes, raffles, t-shirts and more by the fountain near Nordstrom’s. Buy some cupcakes for your valentine and help support the fight against blood cancers. For more information, call 914-552-3746.

The Carver Center

All Friday, February 8th after school programs have been preemptively CANCELLED due to the predicted snowstorm. Parents please plan accordingly. 
School will resume on Monday, February 11.

Port Chester-Rye Brook Library 

Please call for weather-related updates from the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. Call 914-939-6710 and speak to someone before coming, we will update Facebook with any changes.

The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre box office will be closed today (2/8) due to winter storm Nemo. We apologize for any inconvenience. Pending tomorrow's weather report, the box office may re-open. We will post an update tomorrow.

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Warnings; Alerts

Rye City Police Warn Residents to Take Precautions on the Roads

The MTA urges commuters to take care when traveling during inclement weather and allow for additional travel time.  Customers should use caution when entering and exiting trains, and on platforms and staircases.

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National Weather Service Forecast, Friday, 11 a.m.

  • Today: Snow. High near 36. Breezy, with a northeast wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Blustery, with a northeast wind 23 to 25 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
  • Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

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mstrace February 08, 2013 at 02:29 PM
any word on if and when Blind Brook Middle School's production of Annie being is rescheduled?
Liz Giegerich February 08, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Here is the update from BBMS: The show originally scheduled for Friday night will take place at 4:30pm on Saturday. The show originally scheduled for Saturday at noon will take place on Sunday at noon. The show originally scheduled for Saturday at 2:30pm will take place on Sunday at 2:30pm. Casts remain as originally scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience and will do our best to honor tickets. If you are unable to make any of the rescheduled performances, refunds will be issued.

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