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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1209 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW ENGLAND INTO EARLY EVENING WHILE JUST A
MODERATE SNOWSTORM AFFECTS FAR WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-280100-
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WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...
NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...AYER
1209 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS.
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITES AND TOWNS OF CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
   ORANGE... BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...
  AMHERST... NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD AND AYER.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS FAR WESTERN
  MASSACHUSETTS TO AROUND 2 FEET ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
  WORCESTER COUNTY.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BECOMING TO AN END BY EARLY
  THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND
  SLIPPERY. IN ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH POOR VISIBILITY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS 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...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.

&&

$$

MAZ005>007-012>021-RIZ001>008-280100-
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CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...
WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
1209 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF
  FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE
   ...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL
  RIVER... NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
  PROVIDENCE... WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
  NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY... NEWPORT AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG
  WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 15 TO 25 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS AROUND 30 INCHES. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1
  TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH THE
  AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN GRADUAL IMPROVING CONDITIONS TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-
  OUT/BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL
  BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
  STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND ISOLATED
  POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH...LIKELY
  STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS
  WILL BE THROUGH MID AFTERNOON WITH GRADUALLY DIMINISHING WINDS
  THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS 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.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE-
THREATENING STORM!

&&

$$

MAZ022-023-280100-
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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
1209 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND MARTHAS VINEYARD. THIS INCLUDES THE
  TOWNS OF CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN AND VINEYARD HAVEN.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 20 INCHES...WITH UP
  TO 2 FEET NEAR THE CAPE COD CANAL. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES PER HOUR THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE
  ENTIRE REGION. STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS
  AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 60 AND 75
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON...
  WITH GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT LATER TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS 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.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE-
THREATENING STORM!

&&

$$

CTZ002>004-280100-
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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC
1209 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...FINAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 7 TO 14
  INCHES NEAR HARTFORD TO BETWEEN 15 AND 25 INCHES ACROSS
  NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL WIND DOWN THIS AFTERNOON AND
  BE COMING TO AN END BY EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND
  SLIPPERY. IN ADDITION...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON DESPITE SNOW
  GRADUALLY WINDING DOWN.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE HALF MILE OR LESS 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...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.

&&

$$

MAZ024-280115-
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NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
1209 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NANTUCKET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW ALONG WITH NEAR BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 16 INCHES.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THE
  AFTERNOON... THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-
  OUT/NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT
  TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS
  THE ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE
  FORCE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 65 AND 75 MPH.

* 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...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.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE-
THREATENING STORM!

&&

$$

FRANK

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