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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
359 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

CTZ002>004-MAZ009-011-012-310400-
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Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Hampden MA-
Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Blandford, Springfield, Milford,
and Worcester
359 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO 8 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory, which is in effect from 2 AM Friday to 8 AM EDT
Saturday.

* LOCATIONS...Northern Connecticut, southwest and south central
  Massachusetts.

* HAZARD TYPES...A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 4 inches.
  Highest snow and sleet amounts closest to the Massachusetts
  turnpike. A tenth to one quarter inch of ice accretion is
  possible above 800 feet.

* TIMING...Snow and sleet will overspread the region between 2 and
  6 am Friday morning. The precipitation will be mixed with light
  rain in the lower elevations. A wintry mix will continue at
  times into Friday afternoon, before precipitation changes to
  mainly rain sometime Friday night. However, pockets of freezing
  rain will persist in the hills of northeast Connecticut and
  southern Worcester Hills.

* IMPACTS...The greatest concern is in the hills of northeast
  Connecticut as well as the Worcester Hills, where temperatures
  will be colder. Untreated roads may be slippery for both the
  Friday morning and Friday evening rush hours in the high
  terrain. In the lower elevations, roads will probably be mainly
  wet but some slippery spots can not be ruled out.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

&&

$$

MAZ013-016-RIZ001-310400-
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Western Norfolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Including the cities of Foxborough, Norwood, Quincy, Foster,
and Smithfield
359 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM FRIDAY TO 8 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory, which is in effect from 8 AM Friday to 8 AM EDT
Saturday.

* LOCATIONS...Northwest Rhode Island and Norfolk county in eastern
  Massachusetts.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow and sleet with some pockets of freezing rain
  possible across the hills of northwest Rhode Island.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 4 inches,
  along with up to a tenth of ice accretion possible in northwest
  Rhode Island.

* TIMING...A mixture of snow...sleet and rain will overspread the
  region between 6 am and 10 am Friday morning. The heaviest of
  the precipitation will hold off until Friday afternoon and
  night. An extended period of sleet is possible Friday afternoon
  into Friday night with an impact to the Friday evening rush hour
  possible. Most of the precipitation will change to rain Friday
  night, but some pockets of freezing rain may persist in
  northwest Rhode Island.

* IMPACTS...Snow and particularly sleet accumulations will create
  slippery travel. While the bulk of the Friday morning rush hour
  will probably feature wet roads, accumulating sleet possibly
  mixed with snow will impact the Friday evening rush resulting in
  slippery travel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

&&

$$

MAZ007-014-015-310400-
/O.EXB.KBOX.WS.A.0008.170331T1800Z-170401T2100Z/
Eastern Essex MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-
Including the cities of Gloucester, Cambridge, and Boston
359 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday
afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...northeast Massachusetts including the Boston
  Metropolitan area.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow and sleet.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 8 inches of snow and sleet possible.

* TIMING...A mixture of snow, sleet and rain will develop Friday
  morning but little if any accumulations are expected in the
  morning. The precipitation will become heavier Friday afternoon
  and evening with snow and/or sleet the main precipitation type.
  Snow and sleet may change to rain for a time Friday night, but
  probably will change back to snow Saturday morning and may
  continue into the afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Untreated roads will become slippery for the Friday
  evening commute with snow and/or sleet. Slippery travel may
  continue into Saturday morning with more snow and sleet
  possible. If the higher snow amounts are realized, there will be
  a risk for some downed tree limbs and isolated power outages.

* CONFIDENCE...Precipitation types and accumulations are uncertain
  as the area will be close to the snow/sleet/rain line.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared to modify
travel plans should winter weather develop.

&&

$$

MAZ002>006-008-010-026-310400-
/O.EXT.KBOX.WS.A.0008.170331T1200Z-170401T2100Z/
Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Eastern Hampshire MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Chesterfield, Amherst,
Northampton, and Ayer
359 PM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...Interior northern Massachusetts north of the Mass
  Pike.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow sleet and freezing rain.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches, but there
  may be a swath of 6 to 12 inches north of Route 2 near the New
  Hampshire border. There also may be around a tenth of an inch
  of ice accretion.

* TIMING...Snow develops between 2 and 8 AM Friday morning. The
  precipitation will get heavier Friday afternoon and
  evening...but may mix with or change to sleet. Some pockets of
  freezing rain are also possible. All precipitation may change
  back to snow Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS...Snow and ice accumulations will make many roads
  slippery. If the higher snow amounts are realized there will be
  the risk for downed tree limbs and scattered power outages.

* CONFIDENCE...Precipitation types and accumulations are uncertain
  as the area will be close to the snow/sleet and freezing rain
  line. Where this zone sets up will determine how much snow and
  sleet accumulates.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared to modify
travel plans should winter weather develop.

&&

$$

Frank

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