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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
1004 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

MAZ002>004-008>010-012-026-222130-
Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton,
Milford, Worcester, and Ayer
1004 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...Slippery Travel Late This Afternoon and Early Evening...

Spotty light rain across western and central Massachusetts this
morning will become steadier and more widespread early this
afternoon and will then change to snow and sleet between 2 pm and
4 pm. With temperatures above freezing roads will initially be
wet.

However after 3 pm temperatures will begin to fall below freezing
across the high terrain of western-central Massachusetts,
essentially west of I495. This includes the cities and towns of
Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre, Fitchburg, Chesterfield,
Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Milford, Worcester, and Ayer.
Snow and sleet will then begin to accumulate on paved surfaces
especially secondary roads and untreated surfaces becoming snow
covered with accumulations ranging from a coating to two inches.
This will result in slippery travel. Conditions improve early this
evening as precipitation ends between 5 pm and 8 pm. However with
temperatures remaining below freezing overnight any standing water
or slushy will freeze.

As for the Greater Hartford, Providence to Boston corridor, rain
early this afternoon will briefly change to a period of snow and
sleet before ending between 5 pm to 8 pm from west to east.
However with temperatures remaining above freezing throughout the
day and early evening, roadways will remain just wet.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Taunton MA
352 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

MAZ002>016-026-230900-
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 Middlesex MA-
352 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for areas of Massachusetts around
and north of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

A mix of snow and sleet midday into evening will result in hazardous
travel conditions with slick roadways if left untreated and reduced
visibility. Snow accumulations of a coating on up to around 2 inches
are forecast.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Late Friday into Friday night and again Saturday night into Sunday...

Especially across northern and western Massachusetts high terrain,
there is the threat of freezing rain along with ice accretion on the
order of one to two tenths that would require winter weather advisories.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions
according to Standard Operating Procedures.

$$



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