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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
406 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

MEZ007>009-012-013-NHZ001>006-008-009-022215-
SOUTHERN FRANKLIN ME-NORTHERN OXFORD ME-NORTHERN FRANKLIN ME-
CENTRAL SOMERSET ME-SOUTHERN OXFORD ME-SOUTHERN COOS NH-
NORTHERN GRAFTON NH-NORTHERN CARROLL NH-NORTHERN COOS NH-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON NH-MERRIMACK NH-SOUTHERN CARROLL NH-BELKNAP NH-
406 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR...
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN MAINE
  NORTHERN OXFORD COUNTY IN MAINE
  NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN MAINE
  CENTRAL SOMERSET COUNTY IN MAINE
  SOUTHERN OXFORD COUNTY IN MAINE
  SOUTHERN COOS COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  NORTHERN COOS COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  SOUTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  MERRIMACK COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  SOUTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  BELKNAP COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

* UNTIL 515 PM EST

* AT 402 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS
  TRACKING AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS ACROSS CENTRAL
  AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AS WELL AS THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS.
  THESE SQUALLS WILL INTERMITTENTLY OCCUR THROUGH 530 PM PR OR SO.

* BRIEF RESTRICTIONS TO VISIBILITY ARE LIKELY IN THESE SQUALLS...AND
  MAY BE AS LOW AS AN EIGHTH OF A MILE FOR A FEW MINUTES AT ANY
  GIVEN LOCATION. WIND GUSTS OF UP TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED AS
  WELL...AND WILL CAUSE FURTHER RESTRICTIONS TO VISIBILITY IN
  BLOWING SNOW.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  LACONIA...
  RANGELEY...
  BETHEL...
  RUMFORD...
  AND LITTLETON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HEAVY SNOW CAN LIMIT VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A HUNDRED FEET. YOU
MAY ENCOUNTER ROADWAY HAZARDS WITHOUT HAVING ADEQUATE TIME TO SAFELY
AVOID THEM. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...DO SO AT LOW SPEED AND USE LOW BEAM
HEADLIGHTS. MAINTAIN EXTRA SEPARATION BETWEEN YOURSELF AND
SURROUNDING VEHICLES.

&&

LAT...LON 4435 7190 4459 7154 4475 7163 4491 7150
      4524 7144 4530 7128 4524 7115 4530 7110
      4508 6984 4404 7060 4417 7062 4408 7087
      4388 7075 4379 7099 4355 7095 4349 7103
      4357 7113 4337 7116 4357 7217
TIME...MOT...LOC 2101Z 240DEG 49KT 4414 7133

$$

MLE



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