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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1018 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-026-RIZ001>007-121130-
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.A.0001.160213T1800Z-160214T1800Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER 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-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...AYER...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
1018 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF MASSACHUSETTS EXCEPT CAPE COD AND THE
  ISLANDS...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT. THIS INCLUDES
  THE CITIES OF BOSTON...PROVIDENCE...HARTFORD AND WORCESTER.

* HAZARD TYPES...POTENTIAL LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS AND NEAR
  RECORD COLD AIR TEMPERATURES.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO WITH A FEW
  INLAND LOCATIONS POTENTIALLY A COLD AS 30 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS COLD CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS
  LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES! OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN
  THESE CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* AIR TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES SAT NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
  WILL FALL TO NEAR RECORD COLD VALUES OF 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE
  ZERO ALONG THE COAST...TO 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW INLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WIND
CHILLS TO FALL TO -25 DEGREES OR COLDER FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.  A
WIND CHILL INDEX BELOW -30 CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE AS
10 MINUTES.  OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

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