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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
828 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE UP THE COAST ON WEDNESDAY...REACHING A
POINT SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST OF CAPE COD BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS
WILL SPREAD SNOW NORTHWARD INTO MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE DURING
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS. THE SNOW MAY BEGIN AS A
BRIEF PERIOD OF RAIN OVER SOUTHERN AND COASTAL AREAS...BUT A
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS SNOW. SNOW
WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING...
ACCUMULATING AT RATES UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR.

BECAUSE OF THE EXPECTED INTENSITY AND ACCUMULATION OF SNOW...
DRIVING WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS
OF THE YEAR. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED DURING THESE TIMES...AND
TRAVELERS SHOULD BE AT THEIR DESTINATION BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
TO AVOID HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

MEZ012>014-018>028-NHZ002>010-013-014-261030-
/O.CON.KGYX.WS.W.0013.141126T1500Z-141127T1200Z/
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-
STRAFFORD-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...
FARMINGTON...WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...
SANFORD...BERWICK...NORTH WINDHAM...GORHAM...BRIDGTON...
LEWISTON-AUBURN...LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...WATERVILLE...
WINTERPORT...UNITY...BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...
KITTERY...PORTLAND...SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...BATH...
TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...
ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST...LINCOLNVILLE...BERLIN...
LANCASTER...LITTLETON...NORTH CONWAY...LEBANON...HANOVER...
PLYMOUTH...WOLFEBORO...OSSIPEE...CLAREMONT...NEWPORT...
CHARLESTOWN...CONCORD...HOOKSETT...LACONIA...MEREDITH...
ROCHESTER...DOVER...SALEM...DERRY...EXETER...PORTSMOUTH...HAMPTON
828 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO
7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...ALONG
  WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW
  HAMPSHIRE...AND BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REST OF NEW
  HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY FOR A TIME
  WEDNESDAY EVENING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL CAUSE TREACHEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS ON A
  VERY BUSY TRAVEL DAY. TRAVELERS IN WESTERN MAINE AND NEW
  HAMPSHIRE SHOULD BE AT THEIR DESTINATION BY WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON TO AVOID HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION...A HEAVY
  WET SNOW NEAR THE COAST COULD LEAD TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH ALONG THE
  COAST.

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

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-NORTHERN COOS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDOVER...ROXBURY...UPTON...
WILSONS MILLS...COBURN GORE...RANGELEY...KINGFIELD...BINGHAM...
JACKMAN...COLEBROOK
828 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY
TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE
  NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. IT MAY BECOME HEAVIER FOR A TIME WEDNESDAY
  EVENING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL CAUSE SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS ON A VERY
  BUSY TRAVEL DAY. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME
  AND PLENTY OF STOPPING DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$


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