FIRST UP on GMW–Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019: Snow Forecast? POCD Report, and More
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Will it Finally Snow?
Wilton has been relatively unscathed by snow this winter, but that looks to change–almost surely–starting tonight into this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, Wilton likely will see light snow tonight, mainly after 1 a.m. into Friday, with a new snow accumulation of less than an inch possible. Snow is likely to continue into Friday morning, mixing into rain after 10 a.m., then gradually ending. (Of course you can always stay tuned to GOOD Morning Wilton for any school delays or cancellations on Friday morning.)
Saturday there will be snow–100% chance, according to the NWS. The only unknown is when it will start. Accumulation predictions as of now say 3-5 inches are possible.
Sunday doesn’t look much better: freezing rain and sleet before 3 p.m., then snow and sleet (with a 90% chance of precipitation). The chance for snow into the evening before 9 p.m. is at 40%.
The forecast has Wilton clear of snow after that until at least next Wednesday, Jan. 23, but that may change. Until then, perhaps we’ll see you in the bread and milk aisles at Village Market.
P&Z Invites Residents to Attend Thursday Evening Survey Review
The Planning and Zoning Commission will be at Trackside Teen Center tonight, starting at 7 p.m., for a Public Workshop to discuss the 2018 Community Survey results and next steps in the Plan of Conservation and Development update process. The public is welcome and invited to attend the workshop and offer comment, either in person or by email.
Survey questions and results are available on the POCD website.
Kiwanis Citrus Sale Kicks Off
One thing you can do sitting at home during the coming snow is plan your order of Kiwanis Citrus Sale fruit. The people in this photo (with the exception of Galya Pundyk, center front) are members of the Kiwanis Club of Wilton‘s citrus committee and will be bringing the freshest oranges and grapefruits north to Wilton. This year marks the 26th annual Kiwanis citrus fundraiser to help support Wilton’s local charities.
Kiwanis partners in the effort with the Wilton High School Key Club, WEPCO (Joint Youth Mission), Wilton Congregational Church (Youth Missions), Keystone House (Norwalk), Homes with Hope (Westport) and the Grace Community Church of New Canaan, which uses their funds to support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
The Kiwanis Club will take orders from Jan. 23 to Feb. 19; to order, contact a Kiwanis member or order online via the Kiwanis Club website.
Pictured above: (front) Dagny Eason and Galya Pundyk; (2nd row) Marty Clancy, Bill Brautigam, Jerry Sprole (partly hidden), Den Taylor and Bud Taylor; (back) Vijay Kumar, Greg Chann, Dave Hapke and Fred (Hans) Sindel.