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000 FLUS41 KBOX 212101 HWOBOX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 401 PM EST WED JAN 21 2015 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>023-026-RIZ001>008-222115- 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-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA- NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI- EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI- 401 PM EST WED JAN 21 2015 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...AND RHODE ISLAND. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF CAPE COD AND MARTHAS VINEYARD. THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY OF AMOUNTS REACHING 3 INCHES. AMOUNTS OF AN INCH OR LESS ARE POSSIBLE FURTHER INLAND. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. A SIGNIFICANT COASTAL STORM IS EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT...BUT THE RAIN/SNOW LINE AND NORTHWEST EXTENT OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION REMAINS HIGHLY UNCERTAIN. THE GREATEST THREAT FOR HEAVY WET SNOW APPEARS TO BE NEAR THE JUST WEST OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR...IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OUTSIDE OF I-495 INTO NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND NORTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT...BUT THIS AREA IS ALSO VERY CLOSE TO THE RAIN/SNOW LINE. IF THE TRACK SHIFTS A BIT FURTHER WEST...THIS AREA COULD END UP WITH MAINLY RAIN WITH SNOW FURTHER BACK INTO THE INTERIOR. A TRACK FURTHER EAST WOULD RESULT IN A HIGHER RISK FOR WET SNOW ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...BUT THE REST OF THE REGION WOULD SEE LESS SNOW AND POSSIBLY A COMPLETE SHUT OUT IN NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS. "IF" HEAVY WET SNOW DOES COME TO FRUITION FOR A PORTION OF THE REGION...THERE WOULD BE THE RISK FOR SOME DOWNED TREE LIMBS/ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. THERE IS ALSO IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF STRONG TO DAMAGING NORTHERLY WIND GUSTS SATURDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS. FINALLY...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE VERY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE ALONG THE EASTERN MA COAST. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ MAZ024-222115- NANTUCKET MA- 401 PM EST WED JAN 21 2015 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY... THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY. A SIGNIFICANT COASTAL STORM IS EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT...BUT THE RAIN/SNOW LINE AND NORTHWEST EXTENT OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION REMAINS HIGHLY UNCERTAIN. THE GREATEST THREAT FOR HEAVY WET SNOW APPEARS TO BE NEAR THE JUST WEST OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR...IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OUTSIDE OF I-495 INTO NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND NORTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT...BUT THIS AREA IS ALSO VERY CLOSE TO THE RAIN/SNOW LINE. IF THE TRACK SHIFTS A BIT FURTHER WEST...THIS AREA COULD END UP WITH MAINLY RAIN WITH SNOW FURTHER BACK INTO THE INTERIOR. A TRACK FURTHER EAST WOULD RESULT IN A HIGHER RISK FOR WET SNOW ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...BUT THE REST OF THE REGION WOULD SEE LESS SNOW AND POSSIBLY A COMPLETE SHUT OUT IN NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS. "IF" HEAVY WET SNOW DOES COME TO FRUITION FOR A PORTION OF THE REGION...THERE WOULD BE THE RISK FOR SOME DOWNED TREE LIMBS/ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. THERE IS ALSO IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF STRONG TO DAMAGING NORTHERLY WIND GUSTS SATURDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS. FINALLY...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE VERY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE ALONG THE EASTERN MA COAST. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ ANZ230>237-250-251-254>256-222115- BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND- BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND- COASTAL WATERS EAST OF IPSWICH BAY AND THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY- COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA OUT 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET- COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND- 401 PM EST WED JAN 21 2015 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THERE IS HIGH PROBABILITY FOR GALE FORCE NORTHERLY WIND GUSTS SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE IS ALSO A MODERATE RISK FOR A PERIOD OF STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS ACROSS THE EASTERN WATERS. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @NWSBOSTON

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