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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
342 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLOCK ISLAND
342 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE
WINTER STORM WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY
  RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. STRONG WINDS
  AND HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE BLIZZARD/WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT
  TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW OVERSPREAD THE REGION BY 5 AM. MIXED
  PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AND FALL HEAVY AT
  TIMES THROUGH THE MID AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL COME TO
  AN END EARLY THIS EVENING...BUT AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* IMPACTS...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.
  SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE ALSO EXPECTED AT
  TIMES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
  WILL RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.


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.

&&

$$

CTZ002-003-MAZ004-026-081645-
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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...BARRE...FITCHBURG...AYER
342 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY. THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS NORTHEAST
  CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

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

* TIMING...SNOW OVERSPREADS THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH BETWEEN 6
  AM AND 9 AM. THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH MID
  AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY BY EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED
  SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED
  SURFACES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

* 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.

&&

$$

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WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...MATTAPOISETT...
CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
342 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...EXTREME SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING CAPE COD
  AND THE ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF
  BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
  PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN AND NANTUCKET

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY
  RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. STRONG WINDS
  AND HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE BLIZZARD/WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT
  TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ALONG WITH
  LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW OVERSPREADS THE REGION FROM SOUTH TO NORTH THROUGH
  7 AM. THE SNOW MAY BEGIN AS A BRIEF PERIOD OF RAIN ACROSS CAPE
  COD AND THE ISLANDS...BUT QUICKLY CHANGE TO SNOW. SNOW WILL
  FALL HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON. SNOW INTENSITY WILL
  BEGIN TO DIMINISH BY EARLY EVENING...BUT LOCALIZED BANDS OF
  MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW MAY PERSIST INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* IMPACTS...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. HEAVY
  WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE AND
  SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* 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.

&&

$$

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WINDHAM CT-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-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...FRAMINGHAM...
LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...
NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...FALL RIVER...
NEW BEDFORD...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
342 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...RHODE ISLAND INTO SOUTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN
  MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

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

* TIMING...SNOW OVERSPREADS THE REGION FROM SOUTH TO NORTH BETWEEN
  6 AND 9 AM. THE SNOW BECOMES HEAVY AT TIMES THEREAFTER INTO THE
  MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. SNOW INTENSITY SHOULD DIMINISH BY EARLY
  EVENING...BUT VERY LOCALIZED BANDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  MAY PERSIST ALONG THE NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS COAST INTO THE
  OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED
  SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED
  SURFACES. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED
  PARTICULARLY ALONG THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 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.

&&

$$

MAZ002-003-008>011-081645-
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WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD
342 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...MUCH OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT INTO CENTRAL AND
  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF
  HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...VERNON...CHARLEMONT...
  GREENFIELD...ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...
  BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD AND AYER.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW OVERSPREADS THE AREA BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM FROM
  SOUTH TO NORTH. THE SNOW WILL BECOMING STEADIER AND SOMEWHAT
  HEAVIER THEREAFTER AND CONTINUING INTO MID AFTERNOON. THE SNOW
  SHOULD DIMINISH IN INTENSITY BY LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED
  SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED
  SURFACES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW AND/OR ICE IS
FORECAST TO DEVELOP IN THE AFFECTED AREAS...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ANY SNOW OR ICE WOULD RESULT IN SLIPPERY
CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS.  WHEN
TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...MOTORISTS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY
CAREFUL ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS CAN EASILY
DEVELOP.

&&

$$

FRANK

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