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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
351 PM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017

MAZ002>006-008-010-026-300400-
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Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Eastern Hampshire MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Chesterfield, Amherst,
Northampton, and Ayer
351 PM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday
afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...Interior northern Massachusetts north of the Mass
  Pike.

* HAZARD TYPES...Snow sleet and freezing rain.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Potential for snow accumulation of 6 inches or
  more with greatest risk over the higher elevations near the
  Route 2 corridor. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation
  is also possible with locally up to one quarter inch over the
  higher elevations.

* TIMING...Snow developing Friday morning and may mix with or
  change to sleet and freezing rain Friday night. Precipitation
  will be heavy at times late Friday and Friday night.

* IMPACTS...Snow and ice will make for hazardous travel
  conditions, especially later Friday into Friday night. The
  accumulation of wet snow and/or ice on trees and power lines
  may result in some power outages.

* VISIBILITIES...one quarter to one half mile at times.

* CONFIDENCE...Precipitation types and accumulations are uncertain
  as the area will be close to the snow/ice/rain line. Where this
  zone sets up will determine how much snow and ice accumulates.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared to modify
travel plans should winter weather develop.

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