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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL IMPACT THE
AREA MAINLY TONIGHT LINGERING INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-271215-
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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
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 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 OF AROUND 1 TO 2 FEET...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
  AN HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY...THE
  WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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 AROUND 55 TO 65 MPH...
  LIKELY STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE
  WINDS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY 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!

&&

$$

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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...MILFORD...WORCESTER
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 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 OF AROUND 1 TO 2 FEET...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
  AN HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE
  WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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 AROUND 40 TO 50 MPH. THE
  HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY 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!

&&

$$

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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. 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 ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 10 TO 18 INCHES...WITH
  HIGHER AMOUNTS TOWARDS THE CAPE COD CANAL. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2
  TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON...LINGERING INTO WEDNESDAY. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD
  WHERE HEAVY SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN...MAINLY DURING THE
  DAY TUESDAY...BEFORE CHANGING BACK OVER TO SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON
  THE OUTER CAPE...EAST OF HYANNIS.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / 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 AROUND 70 TO 80 MPH...
  LIKELY STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE
  WINDS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY 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!

&&

$$

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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
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 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 AROUND 18 TO 24 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
  AN HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO EARLY
  WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* 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 AROUND 30 TO 40 MPH.
  THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY 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!

&&

$$

MAZ024-271215-
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NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 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 ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW HEAVY TONIGHT BEFORE SWITCHING TO RAIN DURING THE
  DAY TUESDAY. AS WINDS SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST LATE
  TUESDAY...RAIN WILL TRANSITION BACK OVER TO A PERIOD OF HEAVY
  SNOW BEFORE ENDING WEDNESDAY.

* 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 TO NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
  70 TO 80 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE TONIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

* 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!

&&

$$

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