Monday, September 1, 2014

National Weather Services issues Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for part of Southern New England in advance of a powerful Nor’easter that will impact the area Wednesday night into Friday. The Warning is in effect for Northwest Providence County in RI, and all of Worcester County in MA. Most of the rest of Southeastern New England is in a Winter Weather Advisory because the heavy snow threat is not as great as it is in the warning areas. The National Weather Service office in Taunton, MA is forecasting 6-8″ of snow in the warning areas, with less than 6″ of snow in the Winter Weather Advisory zones. Check the text below from the National Weather Service outlining the snow threat in Southern New England.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...

.A STRONG OCEAN STORM WILL SLOWLY PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NEW
ENGLAND TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET SNOW
WILL WRAP TO THE NORTH OF THIS LOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.
THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING EXACT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS...BUT THIS STORM WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

MAZ012-RIZ001-070530-
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/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.W.0005.130307T1200Z-130308T1800Z/
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO
1 PM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY AND NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE
  COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR FROM THURSDAY EVENING
  INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY THURSDAY
  EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING WHEN ROADS SHOULD BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND SLIPPERY. STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE
SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY
UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED SURFACES.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...

.A STRONG OCEAN STORM WILL SLOWLY PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NEW
ENGLAND TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET SNOW
WILL WRAP TO THE NORTH OF THIS LOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.
THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING EXACT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS...BUT THIS STORM WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

MAZ005>007-014-026-070530-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0006.130307T1200Z-130308T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.WW.Y.0009.130307T1200Z-130308T1800Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CAMBRIDGE...AYER
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO 1 PM
EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WET SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM
THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING...MOST OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL FALL FROM THURSDAY
  EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY LATE
  THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING WHEN ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND SLIPPERY. STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...AROUND ONE HALF MILE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR SNOWFALL BETWEEN 2 AND 6
INCHES. PLAN ON EXTRA TRAVEL TIME DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...

.A STRONG OCEAN STORM WILL SLOWLY PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NEW
ENGLAND TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET SNOW
WILL WRAP TO THE NORTH OF THIS LOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.
THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING EXACT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS...BUT THIS STORM WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

MAZ015-016-070530-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0006.130307T0600Z-130308T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.WW.Y.0009.130307T1200Z-130308T1800Z/
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOSTON...QUINCY
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO 1 PM
EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WET SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM
THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...METRO BOSTON.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING...MOST OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL FALL FROM THURSDAY
  EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY LATE
  THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING WHEN ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND SLIPPERY. STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR SNOWFALL BETWEEN 2 AND 6
INCHES. PLAN ON EXTRA TRAVEL TIME DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...

.A STRONG OCEAN STORM WILL SLOWLY PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NEW
ENGLAND TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET SNOW
WILL WRAP TO THE NORTH OF THIS LOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.
THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING EXACT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS...BUT THIS STORM WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

CTZ004-MAZ013-017>021-RIZ002>004-006-070530-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0006.130307T0600Z-130308T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.WW.Y.0009.130307T1200Z-130308T1800Z/
WINDHAM CT-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-WASHINGTON RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...FOXBORO...
NORWOOD...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...
NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY
420 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO 1 PM
EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WET SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM
THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT...MOST OF RHODE ISLAND...AND
  MOST OF SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING...MOST OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL FALL FROM THURSDAY
  EVENING INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY LATE
  THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING WHEN ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND SLIPPERY. STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR SNOWFALL BETWEEN 2 AND 6
INCHES. PLAN ON EXTRA TRAVEL TIME DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS.

&&

$$

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