Bitterly Cold Wind To Chill Darien Area Overnight

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A Danbury pedestrian is bundled up Tuesday as bitter winds blow. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills will continue overnight and into Wednesday morning in Fairfield County, the National Weather Service warned. 


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  • I can deal with it by staying inside

  • I'm ready to move to a warmer climate

  • I'm worried about the people who have to work or be outdoors

  • I'm going stir crazy after being inside for so many days

  • I'm turning up the heat and having an extra hot drink

  • I work outside and it's bad

  • I love the winter - bring it on!

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The Wind Chill Advisory for the entire metro region has been extended until 8 a.m. Wednesday, the weather service said. 

Single-digit temperatures as low as 1 degree combined with 10 to 20 mph winds gusting to 30 mph will result in wind chills as low as 20 below zero Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. 

The window-rattling winds should begin to diminish overnight, the weather service said.  

Prolonged exposure to wind and cold could lead to frostbite or hypothermia. 

Residents are reminded to: 

  • Check the antifreeze in cars
  • Use space heaters safely
  • If using emergency generators, be sure they are well ventilated
  • Wear hats, gloves and scarves when outside and cover all exposed skin.  

The cold continues on Wednesday with a high in the teens under sunny skies. It will warm up a bit on Thursday with a high in the 20s under partly sunny skies.

The outlook for Friday is mostly cloudy with a high temperature of about 40 degrees. The next chance for precipitation is Friday night, with a chance of rain, possibly turning to snow overnight. Any snow will turn to rain Saturday as the high temperature is expected to be near 50.

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One of the choices above should have been "I'm moving to Florida because of Connecticut's taxes and gun laws; the warm weather is just a bonus."


Today was pretty brutal. I walked from the car into a store which wasn't far and my face felt like it just had botox it was so frozen. The wind made it so worse.