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000 WWUS41 KBOX 270924 WSWBOX URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 ...A CRIPPLING AND HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE AREA INTO TONIGHT... MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-271730- /O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150128T0600Z/ CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX 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- NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI- EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI- BLOCK ISLAND RI- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE... GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY... TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD... MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE... WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY... NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND 424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS ALL OF RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE ...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER... NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD... PROVIDENCE... WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL... NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY... NEWPORT AND BLOCK ISLAND. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 15 TO 25 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR AT TIMES THIS MORNING. * TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT. * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE- OUT/BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS. * WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH...LIKELY STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS. ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE- THREATENING STORM! && $$ CTZ002>004-MAZ012-271730- /O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150128T0600Z/ HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION... VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...MILFORD...WORCESTER 424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS NORTHERN CONNECTICUT. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD... WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC... MILFORD AND WORCESTER. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN HOUR AT TIMES THIS MORNING. * TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT. * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE- OUT/BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS. * WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS. ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE- THREATENING STORM! && $$ MAZ022-023-271700- /O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150127T1700Z/ BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN... VINEYARD HAVEN 424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY... * LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND MARTHAS VINEYARD. THIS INCLUDES THE TOWNS OF CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN AND VINEYARD HAVEN. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 20 INCHES...WITH UP TO 2 FEET NEAR THE CAPE COD CANAL. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR AT TIMES THIS MORNING. * TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT. * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 TO 80 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS. ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE- THREATENING STORM! && $$ MAZ002>004-008>011-026-271730- /O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150128T0600Z/ WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA- WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA- EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE... BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST... NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...AYER 424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS. THIS INCLUDES THE CITES AND TOWNS OF CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD... ORANGE... BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD... AMHERST... NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD AND AYER. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY. * TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT. * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT/ BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TO NEAR IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE-THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. * WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 40 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED SURFACES. ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE- THREATENING STORM! && $$ MAZ024-271730- /O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150128T0600Z/ NANTUCKET MA- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET 424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NANTUCKET. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW ALONG WITH NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. * TIMING...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF RAIN THIS MORNING BEFORE SWITCHING BACK TO SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE- OUT/NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS. * WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 TO 80 MPH. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED SURFACES. ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE- THREATENING STORM! && $$ 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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