Due to the prediction of extreme weather temperatures and conditions for the weekend, Hamden will offer warming centers located around the town to those who may be in need. … Continue Reading
Due to the extreme heat forecast, all public buildings, including libraries and fire stations, are air-conditioned and open to the public during regular business hours, with some locations open on weekends and through the evenings.
Locations such as the Government Center, Keefe Center, Police Department, and the Miller Library Complex have been designated as cooling stations and will have water available to those in need. The cooling stations are meant for temporary respite from the heat, especially for the elderly and those with respiratory issues. … Continue Reading
Nothing interesting on television tonight? Perhaps it would be more entertaining to turn off the tv and step out your back door for a show brought to you by Mother Nature.
Tonight the moon will be bigger and closer to earth than usual, according to scientists at NASA. The “Supermoon” will be 30 percent brighter than normal and 14 percent closer to earth, making for a picturesque sight in the skies. … Continue Reading
In what is becoming a daily occurrence, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect today until 8 p.m. as part of a Hazardous Weather Outlook and the next few days don’t look much more promising.
According to the National Weather Service, in addition to the severe thunderstorm watch, Hamden and the New Haven region also is under a flash flood watch through tonight that means that conditions may lead to flash flooding. That could likely be upgraded to a flash flood warning, according to the NWS, which makes “a dangerous situation” more likely. … Continue Reading
Today marks 25 years since a tornado hit Hamden, destroying parts of the southern end of town.
The storm was one of a “family” of tornadoes that hit New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, and the hit Hamden took that day was reportedly the worst of any of them. … Continue Reading
The storm made landfall at 11:15 p.m. Thursday between Cape Lookout & Beaufort, North Carolina as a category 2 storm with winds as high as 100 mph, according to Meteorologist Matt Scott.
There are no hurricane warnings in effect for Connecticut, but the state will see rain throughout the day, according to the NWS. Today’s forecast calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 77 and the chance of precipitation is 100 percent with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. … Continue Reading
In the early morning hours Tuesday an event that sometimes doesn’t happen for centuries will take place — a total eclipse of the moon when the moon passes through the earth’s shadow, turning it different shades of red and orange. It will be readily viewable throughout North America with the naked eye, according to NASA.
NASA will stream the event live online here. According to NASA, the best time to view the total eclipse is between 3 and 4:15 a.m., but it will start shortly after midnight Tuesday and continue throughout the night. … Continue Reading
• During snowstorms (usually greater than two inches of snow accumulation) Town crews will plow based on established routes. Main roads are plowed first, followed by residential streets with one pass in either direction until the snowfall ceases. Then all roads are plowed curb to curb to allow for the best drainage of melting snow. … Continue Reading
The National Weather Service has issued another one effective for Hamden and the region from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, but this time the estimated accumulations are only in the 2-4″ range, good news for weary residents tired of shoveling.
“Snow develops Tuesday morning and will become moderate to locally heavy during the morning commute,” according to the NWS statement. “Snow mixes with and changes to rain before tapering off late Tuesday night.” … Continue Reading
That’s what many are asking as weather forecasters are calling for an additional three to six inches of snow to fall Saturday night.
On Thursday, Gov. Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency after a storm dumped up to a foot of snow in the region. The state of emergency is meant to aid cities and towns experiencing a shortage of sand and salt, according to Malloy’s office. … Continue Reading