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977 FLUS41 KBOX 050934 HWOBOX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 434 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-060945- 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-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- 434 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...ALL OF MASSACHUSETTS EXCEPT BERKSHIRE COUNTY...AND RHODE ISLAND. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. LIGHT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED THIS MORNING...BRINGING A PERIOD OF HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. A COATING TO 2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS FORECAST...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ACROSS NORTH AND WEST MASSACHUSETTS. WHILE THE SNOW SHOULD BE LIGHT...THE TIMING COULD CAUSE DIFFICULTIES DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. THERE IS ALSO A VERY LOW RISK FOR PATCHY FREEZING THIS MORNING ACROSS NORTHERN CONNECTICUT, AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS THE SNOW WINDS DOWN LATER THIS MORNING. THE BIGGEST QUESTION REGARDING THIS POTENTIAL WILL BE IF TEMPERATURES ARE STILL BELOW FREEZING. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE AGAIN POSSIBLE IN THE AREA...WITH THE GREATER RISK FOR LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE INTERIOR. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS MAY APPROACH WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA OF 30 MPH SUSTAINED OR 40 MPH GUSTS BEHIND A POLAR FRONT...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COAST. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ ANZ230>237-250-251-254>256-060945- BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND- BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND- COASTAL WATERS EAST OF IPSWICH BAY AND THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY- COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA OUT 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET- COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND- 434 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...THERE IS MODERATE PROBABILITY OF WEST TO NORTHWEST GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WATERS. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ 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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