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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD TO IMPACT THE
AREA MAINLY FROM LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY...LINGERING INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY...

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-261115-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-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
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 1 AM
EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY LINGERING
  INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY
  NIGHT THROUGH 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-NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 65 TO 75
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE COASTAL AREAS.

* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ012-261115-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...MILFORD...WORCESTER
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 1 AM
EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY LINGERING
  INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY
  NIGHT THROUGH 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-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 TO
  45 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ022-023-261115-
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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO NOON
EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* 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...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY LINGERING
  INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY
  NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD WHERE
  HEAVY SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN...MAINLY DURING THE DAY
  TUESDAY... BEFORE CHANGING BACK OVER TO SNOW.

* 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...NORTH-NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 70 TO 80
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-261115-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.150127T0000Z-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
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO
1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY LINGERING
  INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY
  NIGHT THROUGH 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-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 TO
  45 MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT 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 BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ024-261115-
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NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NANTUCKET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. STRONG
  TO DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY LINGERING
  INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY
  NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD WHERE
  HEAVY SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN...MAINLY DURING THE DAY
  TUESDAY... BEFORE CHANGING BACK OVER TO SNOW.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY 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...NORTH-NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 70 TO 80
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW OF 6 OR MORE INCHES IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY
TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.

&&

$$


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