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000 FLUS41 KBOX 201547 HWOBOX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1047 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017 CTZ002>004-MAZ005>007-009>024-026-RIZ001>008-211600- HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA- WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX 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-NANTUCKET 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- 1047 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...AND RHODE ISLAND. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. A SIGNIFICANT STORM WILL LIKELY IMPACT THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY WITH HEAVY PRECIPITATION AND STRONG WINDS. THE BIGGEST UNCERTAINTY CENTERS ABOUT PRECIPITATION TYPES. THE HIGHEST RISK FOR A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL BE NORTH OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE AND INLAND FROM THE COAST. FURTHER SOUTHEAST ALONG THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR...RAIN LIKELY DOMINATES BUT A PERIOD OF SLEET AND PERHAPS SNOW IS POSSIBLE AT THE ONSET. IN ADDITION...A PERIOD OF STRONG TO PERHAPS DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR POINTS SOUTH AND EAST SOMETIME MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY NIGHT. EASTERLY WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE LIKELY WITH EVEN A LOW RISK FOR A FEW GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. LASTLY...DESPITE LOW ASTRONOMICAL TIDES THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR A MINOR TO LOW-END MODERATE COASTAL FLOOD EVENT ALONG THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ ANZ230>237-250-251-254>256-211600- BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND- BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND- COASTAL WATERS EAST OF IPSWICH BAY AND THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY- COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA OUT 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET- COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND- 1047 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THERE IS A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK FOR STORM FORCE EAST WINDS UP TO 50 KNOTS FROM MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION...SEAS MAY BUILD TO 20 OR MORE FEET ACROSS OUR EASTERN OUTER WATERS. THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE VERY DANGEROUS MARINE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR A TIME DURING EARLY NEXT WEEK...AND MARINERS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ MAZ002>004-008-211600- WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA- WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA- 1047 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS A LOW RISK OF SPOTTY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BERKSHIRES AND FAR NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY. A SITUATION MAY DEVELOP TONIGHT WHERE MOST ROADS ARE DRY OR JUST WET BUT INTERSPERSED WITH DANGEROUS PATCHES OF ICE. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. A SIGNIFICANT STORM WILL LIKELY IMPACT THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY PRECIPITATION AND STRONG WIND GUSTS. THE BIGGEST UNCERTAINTY CENTERS ABOUT PRECIPITATION TYPES. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF HEAVY WET SNOW AND/OR SLEET ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BERKSHIRES AND ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY. THE PRECIPITATION MAY EVENTUALLY CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN WITH LOCAL POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...A PERIOD OF STRONG EASTERLY WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH IS POSSIBLE ACROSS EXPOSED HIGHER TERRAIN ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BERKSHIRES AND NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY SOMETIME MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY NIGHT. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ THOMPSON 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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