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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL IMPACT THE
AREA MAINLY FROM LATE TODAY INTO TUESDAY...LINGERING INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY...

MAZ024-261700-
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NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM
EST WEDNESDAY...

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 THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NANTUCKET.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4-6 INCHES...MIXING WITH
  RAIN.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL START LATE TODAY...THEN POTENTIALLY
  BECOME HEAVY BEFORE SWITCHING TO RAIN DURING THE DAY TOMORROW.
  AS WINDS SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST LATE
  TOMORROW...THE RAIN WILL TRANSITION BACK OVER TO A PERIOD OF
  HEAVY SNOW BEFORE ENDING ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT /
  NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH LOW 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 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 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.

&&

$$

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-261700-
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CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX 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...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
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE
  TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 65 TO 75 MPH.
  THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ012-261700-
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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...MILFORD...WORCESTER
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE
  TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 TO 45
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ022-023-261700-
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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 10 TO 18 INCHES...
  WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS TOWARDS THE CAPE COD CANAL. SNOWFALL RATES
  OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY LINGERING INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT THROUGH
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD WHERE HEAVY SNOW WILL
  CHANGE OVER TO RAIN...MAINLY DURING THE DAY TUESDAY... BEFORE
  CHANGING BACK OVER TO SNOW. ESPECIALLY ON THE OUTER ARM OF CAPE
  COD.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / 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-NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 70 TO 80
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-261700-
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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
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY LINGERING INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TO NEAR IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE-
  THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.

* WINDS...NORTH-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 TO
  45 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

* 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.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$


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