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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1002 AM EDT WED MAR 27 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED ON CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS
WEDNESDAY...

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE REACHED AT FALMOUTH...HYANNIS...AND CHATHAM
ON CAPE COD...ON MARTHAS VINEYARD...AND ON NANTUCKET ON WEDNESDAY
MARCH 26 2014.

THE DEFINITION OF A BLIZZARD IS THAT FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW
REDUCES VISIBILITY TO BELOW 1/4 MILE ALONG WITH WINDS THAT
FREQUENTLY GUST TO 35 MPH OR MORE...AND THAT THESE CONDITIONS ARE
THE PREDOMINANT REPORTED CONDITION FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE HOURS.

WHEN REVIEWING WHETHER A PARTICULAR OBSERVATION LOCATION HAD
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...WE COUNTED VISIBILITIES EQUAL TO 1/4 MILE
BECAUSE IT IS QUITE LOW FOR AN AUTOMATED VISIBILITY SENSOR TO BE
ABLE TO DETECT. WHERE 1/4 MILE VISIBILITY WAS REPORTED
CONTINUOUSLY...IT WAS ASSUMED THAT IT WAS ALSO BELOW 1/4 MILE AND
THEREFORE MET BLIZZARD CRITERIA.

AT CHATHAM MA...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FOR MORE THAN
7 HOURS...FROM 517 AM TO 1231 PM.

AT HYANNIS MA...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FOR MORE THAN
6 HOURS...FROM 543 AM TO 1155 AM.

ON NANTUCKET MA...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FOR MORE THAN 6
HOURS AT THE AIRPORT...FROM 635 AM TO 1253 PM.

AT FALMOUTH MA...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FOR 4 HOURS...
FROM 655 AM TO 1054 AM.

ON MARTHAS VINEYARD MA...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED FOR MORE THAN
3 HOURS AT THE AIRPORT...FROM 725 AM TO 1053 AM.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT PLYMOUTH MA ALMOST REACHED BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS. THEY OCCURRED FOR JUST LESS THAN 3 HOURS AND THEY WERE
DISCONTINUOUS FOR A HALF-HOUR PERIOD WITHIN THAT TIME FRAME.

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