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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE
AREA INTO TONIGHT...

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-271730-
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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
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* 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 TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 15 TO 25 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR
  AT TIMES THIS MORNING.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER 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.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH...LIKELY
  STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL
  BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* 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-MAZ012-271730-
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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
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...
   WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...
  MILFORD AND WORCESTER.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN HOUR AT TIMES
  THIS MORNING.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER 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.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. THE HEIGHT
  OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* 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!

&&

$$

MAZ022-023-271700-
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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...

* 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 2 TO 3
  INCHES AN HOUR AT TIMES THIS MORNING.

* 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. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREES
  AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 TO 80 MPH. THE
  HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* 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!

&&

$$

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-271730-
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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
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS IN NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY.

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

* 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 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 40 MPH. THE
  HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* 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! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE-
THREATENING STORM!

&&

$$

MAZ024-271730-
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NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
424 AM 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 POSSIBLE.

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

* TIMING...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF
  RAIN THIS MORNING BEFORE SWITCHING BACK TO SNOW DURING THE
  AFTERNOON.

* 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 50 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 TO 80 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!

&&

$$


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