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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1234 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT WITH 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW AND BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

MAZ022>024-260145-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.A.0003.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
1234 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

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

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE IS UNCERTAINTY ON IF HEAVY SNOW WILL
  CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF RAIN DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM. IF
  IT REMAINS COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL
  DEVELOP.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW AND POWERFUL WINDS MAY RESULT IN
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL
  DEVELOP IF PRECIPITATION REMAINS ALL SNOW.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS 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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Coastal Flood Watch

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1034 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...MODERATE TO PERHAPS ISOLATED POCKETS OF MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING
ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BEACH EROSION ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE
CYCLES...

MAZ007-015-016-019-022-024-252345-
/O.CON.KBOX.CF.A.0001.150127T0600Z-150128T0000Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-
1034 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST INCLUDING CAPE COD
  AND NANTUCKET.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE TO PERHAPS ISOLATED POCKETS OF
  MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE
  BEACH EROSION.

* TIMING...DURING THE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND LATE TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE CYCLES.

* IMPACTS...FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND BASEMENTS
  POSSIBLE. SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG WITH
  CONSIDERABLE BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR
MODERATE OR MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING.  MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING
PRODUCES WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR
BASEMENTS DUE TO THE HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND/OR WAVE ACTION.
NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES ARE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE AT RISK FOR
PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN HARMS WAY. ISOLATED STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED.

MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING IS CONSIDERED SEVERE ENOUGH TO CAUSE AT
LEAST SCATTERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD FLOODING
OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS.  SOME VULNERABLE
HOMES WILL BE SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  NUMEROUS ROADS ARE
IMPASSABLE...SOME WITH WASHOUTS SEVERE ENOUGH TO BE LIFE-
THREATENING IF ONE ATTEMPTED TO CROSS ON FOOT OR BY VEHICLE. SOME
NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE ISOLATED. EVACUATION OF SOME NEIGHBORHOODS
MAY BE NECESSARY.

&&

&&

ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

NEWBURYPORT

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     8.6    25/04 AM     8.6      0.0       3        NONE
     9.2    25/03 PM     9.2      0.0      3-4       NONE
     9.3    26/04 AM     9.3      0.0       3        NONE
     8.7    26/04 PM     8.7      0.0       3        NONE
    12.3    27/05 AM     9.2      3.1      7-11     MAJOR
    10.7    27/05 PM     8.2      2.5       12     MINOR-MDT

GLOUCESTER HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     8.8    25/04 AM     8.8      0.0       4        NONE
    10.1    25/03 PM    10.1      0.0       4        NONE
    10.2    26/03 AM    10.2      0.0       3        NONE
     9.6    26/04 PM     9.5      0.1      3-4       NONE
    13.0    27/04 AM    10.0      3.0      9-15    MINOR-MDT
    11.6    27/05 PM     9.0      2.6     16-22     MINOR

REVERE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.4    25/04 AM     9.4      0.0       3        NONE
    10.6    25/03 PM    10.6      0.0       3        NONE
    10.7    26/03 AM    10.7      0.0       2        NONE
    10.1    26/04 PM    10.0      0.1      2-3       NONE
    13.6    27/04 AM    10.4      3.2      8-11    MINOR-MDT
    12.1    27/05 PM     9.4      2.7     11-12     MINOR

BOSTON HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.6    25/04 AM     9.6      0.0       2        NONE
    10.8    25/03 PM    10.8      0.0       2        NONE
    10.8    26/03 AM    10.8      0.0      1-2       NONE
    10.2    26/04 PM    10.1      0.1      2-3       NONE
    13.8    27/04 AM    10.5      3.3      2-3     MINOR-MDT
    12.1    27/05 PM     9.5      2.6       2        NONE

SCITUATE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.2    25/04 AM     9.2      0.0       4        NONE
    10.4    25/03 PM    10.4      0.0      3-4       NONE
    10.6    26/04 AM    10.6      0.0      2-3       NONE
    10.0    26/04 PM     9.9      0.1      3-4       NONE
    13.6    27/04 AM    10.4      3.2     11-18    MDT-MAJOR
    12.0    27/05 PM     9.4      2.6     18-19    MODERATE

SANDWICH HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     8.7    25/04 AM     8.7      0.0       3        NONE
     9.8    25/03 PM     9.8      0.0       3        NONE
     9.8    26/03 AM     9.8      0.0      3-4       NONE
     9.3    26/04 PM     9.2      0.1       3        NONE
    12.5    27/04 AM     9.6      2.9      7-8     MINOR-MDT
    10.6    27/05 PM     8.7      1.9      6-7       NONE

PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.5    25/04 AM     9.5      0.0       2        NONE
    10.6    25/03 PM    10.6      0.0       3        NONE
    10.6    26/04 AM    10.6      0.0       2        NONE
    10.0    26/04 PM    10.0      0.0      2-5       NONE
    13.4    27/05 AM    10.3      3.1      7-8     MODERATE
    11.8    27/05 PM     9.4      2.4      6-7      MINOR

CHATHAM - EAST COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     6.8    25/04 AM     6.7      0.1       6        NONE
     6.8    25/04 PM     6.8      0.0       5        NONE
     6.9    26/04 AM     6.9      0.0      3-4       NONE
     6.6    26/05 PM     6.4      0.2      4-5       NONE
     9.8    27/05 AM     6.8      3.0     12-15    MODERATE
     8.1    27/06 PM     6.0      2.1     11-12     MINOR

CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     4.6    25/04 AM     4.5      0.1       3        NONE
     4.5    25/04 PM     4.5      0.0      2-3       NONE
     4.6    26/04 AM     4.6      0.0      1-2       NONE
     4.4    26/05 PM     4.2      0.2      2-4       NONE
     7.6    27/05 AM     4.6      3.0      6-7       NONE
     6.0    27/06 PM     4.0      2.0       5        NONE

BUZZARDS BAY - WOODS HOLE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     0.0    25/07 AM     0.0      0.0      2-3       NONE
     2.0    25/12 PM     2.0      0.0      2-3       NONE
     2.1    26/12 AM     2.1      0.0       1        NONE
     1.8    26/01 PM     1.8      0.0      1-3       NONE
     4.0    27/01 AM     2.0      2.0      3-5       NONE
     2.6    27/02 PM     1.5      1.1      1-3       NONE
     1.9    28/02 AM     1.9      0.0      3-4       NONE

WINGS NECK

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     4.3    25/01 PM     4.3      0.0      2-3       NONE
     4.4    26/01 AM     4.4      0.0       1        NONE
     4.0    26/02 PM     3.9      0.1      1-2       NONE
     6.1    27/02 AM     4.2      1.9       3        NONE
     4.4    27/03 PM     3.5      0.9       3        NONE

NANTUCKET HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.7    25/04 AM     3.5      0.2       4        NONE
     3.5    25/04 PM     3.5      0.0       3        NONE
     3.5    26/05 AM     3.5      0.0      2-3       NONE
     3.4    26/05 PM     3.2      0.2      3-4       NONE
     6.2    27/05 AM     3.5      2.7      4-8     MODERATE
     4.6    27/06 PM     3.0      1.6       5       MINOR

NANTUCKET EAST COAST - EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.6    25/04 AM     3.4      0.2       6        NONE
     3.4    25/04 PM     3.4      0.0      5-6       NONE
     3.4    26/04 AM     3.4      0.0      3-4       NONE
     3.4    26/05 PM     3.2      0.2      4-6       NONE
     6.2    27/05 AM     3.4      2.8     10-11    MINOR-MDT
     4.9    27/06 PM     3.1      1.8      9-11     MINOR

NANTUCKET - MADAKET AREA EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     0.0    25/09 AM     0.0      0.0       7        NONE
     2.6    25/04 PM     2.6      0.0      5-6       NONE
     2.6    26/04 AM     2.6      0.0      3-4       NONE
     2.6    26/05 PM     2.4      0.2      3-5       NONE
     5.1    27/05 AM     2.5      2.6      7-8       NONE
     3.8    27/06 PM     2.3      1.5      6-7       NONE

$$


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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
357 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY ACROSS THE
CAPE AND ISLANDS...

MAZ022>024-251700-
/O.NEW.KBOX.HW.A.0002.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
357 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WINDS MAY RESULT IN DOWNED TREES AND POWER
  OUTAGES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WHERE HEAVY WET SNOW
  ACCUMULATES ADDING TO THE POTENTIAL FOR WIND DAMAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR STRONG DAMAGING
WINDS TO DEVELOP IN THE MENTIONED AREAS.  THESE STRONG WINDS ARE
CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND POWER LINES AS WELL AS CAUSING
PROPERTY DAMAGE.  IF A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED...STAY INSIDE
AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&

$$

FRANK

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