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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
331 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

MAZ002>004-008>010-012-026-222345-
Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton,
Milford, Worcester, and Ayer
331 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...Slippery Travel Late This Afternoon and Early Evening...

Rain and sleet late this afternoon will change over to snow
through 7 pm across much of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
Connecticut. The exception may be along the south coast where
precipitation type may mainly be in the form of rain and then
sleet. For much of Connecticut, Rhode Island and eastern
Massachusetts including the cities of Hartford, Providence and
Boston, despite rain and sleet changing over to snow between 4 pm
and 6 pm, surface temperatures will likely remain just above
freezing, resulting in wet roads.

However across the high terrain of western-central Massachusetts,
essentially west of I495 temperatures will fall below freezing
resulting in snow covered roads with snow accumulations ranging
from a coating up to two inches. This includes the cities and
towns of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre, Fitchburg,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Milford, Worcester,
and Ayer. A few locations along the Massachusetts, New Hampshire
and Vermont border may approach 3 inches of snowfall. Nonetheless
expect slippery travel through 7 pm in this region especially on
secondary roads and untreated surfaces.

Conditions improve early this evening as precipitation ends
between 6 pm and 9 pm from west to east. However with
temperatures falling below freezing overnight across most of the
area expect any standing water or slush to freeze. Thus icy spots
are possible overnight especially any untreated surfaces.

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Nocera


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