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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

MAZ007-015-016-019>021-RIZ005>007-010945-
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-
NEWPORT RI-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.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.

   WIND ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

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

   WINTER STORM WATCH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
942 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM EXPECTED VERY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY EVENING...

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>004-011045-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0005.150202T0200Z-150203T0600Z/
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-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT 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...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
942 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO
1 AM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDES MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND
  AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE SOUTH COASTS. THE WARNING ALSO
  INCLUDES NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES EXPECTED.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS VERY LATE SUNDAY EVENING ACROSS WESTERN
  MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND AFTER MIDNIGHT
  ACROSS EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND. SNOW WILL FALL
  HEAVY AT TIMES MONDAY MORNING AT 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR...
  IMPACTING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL
  MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES INTO MONDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
  OFF.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS
  AND POOR VISIBILITY. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALSO EXPECTED...
  ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS OF 15 TO 25 BELOW
  ZERO EXPECTED BY LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

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