Friday, September 19, 2014

NWS issues Blizzard Warning for Eastern Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has issued  a Blizzard Warning for part of Eastern Massachusetts in advance of a storm that will bring wind-driven snow late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Most of the rest of Southern New England is under a Winter Storm Warning for more than 6″ of snow. The windiest conditions are expected along the Eastern Massachusetts coast south of Boston through Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Northerly winds will be sustained at 20-30 mph, with gusts to 50 mph possible. Visibility may be lowered to 0.25 or less for three or more hours late Tuesday night.

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National Weather Service Warnings for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

National Weather Service Warnings for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING......
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

MAZ019-021>024-211745-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0002.140122T0000Z-140122T1800Z/
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PLYMOUTH...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...
FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH COUNTY IN
  MASSACHUSETTS...AS WELL AS CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES.

* TIMING...FROM MIDDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES TO DROP TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR
  LESS AT TIMES.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.  THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY
BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE
ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING......
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

CTZ002-211745-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.140121T1800Z-140122T1800Z/
HARTFORD CT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...HARTFORD COUNTY IN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...FROM MIDDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES OF ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 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...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING......
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

CTZ003-004-211745-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.140121T1800Z-140122T1800Z/
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.Y.0003.140122T0300Z-140122T1500Z/
TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION...VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES IN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...FROM MIDDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES OF ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 16 BELOW.

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...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE WIND CHILL INDEX IS
LIKELY TO REACH -15 TO -24 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.
FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP IN JUST 30 MINUTES WITH A WIND CHILL INDEX
OF -20. IF YOU ARE HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A
HAT AND GLOVES.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING......
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

MAZ004-012-026-211745-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.140121T1800Z-140122T1800Z/
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.Y.0003.140122T0300Z-140122T1500Z/
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...MILFORD...
WORCESTER...AYER
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...WORCESTER AND NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX COUNTIES IN
  MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...FROM MIDDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES OF ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 18 BELOW.

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...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE WIND CHILL INDEX IS
LIKELY TO REACH -15 TO -24 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.
FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP IN JUST 30 MINUTES WITH A WIND CHILL INDEX
OF -20. IF YOU ARE HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A
HAT AND GLOVES.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING......
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

MAZ005-211745-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0004.140121T1800Z-140122T1800Z/
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.Y.0003.140122T0300Z-140122T1500Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES OF ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 15 BELOW.

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...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE WIND CHILL INDEX IS
LIKELY TO REACH -15 TO -24 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.
FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP IN JUST 30 MINUTES WITH A WIND CHILL INDEX
OF -20. IF YOU ARE HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A
HAT AND GLOVES.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING......
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

MAZ006-007-017-018-020-211745-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0004.140121T1800Z-140122T1800Z/
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...TAUNTON...
BROCKTON...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD
441 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ESSEX AND BRISTOL COUNTIES...AS WELL AS WESTERN
  PLYMOUTH COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...FROM MIDDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES OF ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

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

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...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

&&

$$

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