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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1110 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-120900-
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER 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-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX 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...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET...AYER...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
1110 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS WITH EXTREME COLD
THIS WEEKEND...

* TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND WILL FALL BELOW ZERO SAT NIGHT INTO
  EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION INCLUDING THE
  CITIES OF BOSTON...PROVIDENCE...HARTFORD AND WORCESTER.

* THE CORE OF COLD AIR ARRIVES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN SETTLES
  OVER THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. BITTERLY COLD WINDS
  WILL EASE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY BUT ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES
  WILL REMAIN VERY COLD.

* NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL
  RESULT IN WIND CHILL VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 DEGREES BELOW
  ZERO...WITH THE COLDEST VALUES ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN WHERE
  30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS ARE POSSIBLE! THESE VALUES
  WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE TO OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS ON
  EXPOSED SKIN. RESIDENTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PROPER
  PRECAUTIONS WITH LIMITING EXPOSED SKIN.

* IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY...BE SURE TO COVER EXPOSED PIPES
  TO REDUCE THE THREAT OF FROZEN PIPES OR PIPE BURSTS.

* ENSURE YOUR FURNACES ARE IN WORKING ORDER. FOLLOW MANUFACTURES
  INSTRUCTIONS OR UTILIZE A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN TO ENSURE PROPER
  AND SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR FURNACE.

* NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES...A HAT AND
  SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING.

* RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT
  PIPES FROM FREEZING.

* NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME
  TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE
  PRACTICES.

* NEVER USE A GENERATOR NEAR OR INSIDE YOUR HOME. CARBON MONOXIDE
  POISONING IS DEADLY.  CHECK OR INSTALL CARBON MONOXIDE
  DETECTORS.

* CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS
  A WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET...WARM CLOTHES AND
  GLOVES IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED.

* TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO
  COLD.

$$



Wind Chill Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1018 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-026-RIZ001>007-121130-
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.A.0001.160213T1800Z-160214T1800Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER 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-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...AYER...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
1018 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF MASSACHUSETTS EXCEPT CAPE COD AND THE
  ISLANDS...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT. THIS INCLUDES
  THE CITIES OF BOSTON...PROVIDENCE...HARTFORD AND WORCESTER.

* HAZARD TYPES...POTENTIAL LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS AND NEAR
  RECORD COLD AIR TEMPERATURES.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO WITH A FEW
  INLAND LOCATIONS POTENTIALLY A COLD AS 30 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS COLD CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS
  LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES! OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN
  THESE CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* AIR TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES SAT NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
  WILL FALL TO NEAR RECORD COLD VALUES OF 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE
  ZERO ALONG THE COAST...TO 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW INLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WIND
CHILLS TO FALL TO -25 DEGREES OR COLDER FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.  A
WIND CHILL INDEX BELOW -30 CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE AS
10 MINUTES.  OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

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