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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
432 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-280945-
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
432 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL
MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS POSSIBLE WITH ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM...BUT CERTAINLY NOTHING SIMILAR TO TODAY/S STORM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE
AREA INTO TONIGHT...

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-271730-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-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
424 AM EST TUE JAN 27 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 OF 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS IN NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT.

* 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 TO 30 TO 40 MPH. THE
  HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY 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!

&&

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