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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
415 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON BUT THE
BULK OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING WITH THE
HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED SOUTH OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE...

MAZ017>021-RIZ002>007-011715-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0008.150301T1700Z-150302T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.W.0008.150301T2000Z-150302T1200Z/
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-
WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-
NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT
415 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST
MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND AS WELL AS MOST OF
  SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS RIGHT TO THE SOUTH COAST AND AS FAR EAST
  AS THE CAPE COD CANAL.

* HAZARD TYPES...WET SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. THE
  SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING FALLING MODERATE TO
  HEAVY AT TIMES. THE BULK OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR
  BETWEEN 4 PM AND 1 AM...WHEN SNOWFALL RATES MAY BE ON THE ORDER
  OF 1 INCH PER HOUR. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES TOWARD
  DAYBREAK MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY
  BY THIS EVENING ALONG WITH POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES. GIVEN
  TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR FREEZING...THE SNOW WILL BE OF THE
  WET VARIETY ESPECIALLY NEAR THE SOUTH COAST. THIS MAY EXACERBATE
  ANY ON GOING ROOF PROBLEMS.

* UNCERTAINTY...THE HEAVIEST SNOW LOOKS TO OCCUR CLOSE TO THE
  SOUTH COAST. HOWEVER...THERE IS A LOW RISK THE SNOW COULD MIX
  WITH OR CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF RAIN NEAR THE SOUTH COAST. IF THIS
  OCCURS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LESS THEN WHAT WERE
  FORECASTING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.


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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
355 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

MAZ017>021-RIZ002>007-020900-
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-
WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
355 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM
EST MONDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR 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.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

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

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...ANOTHER STORM WILL LIKELY BRING A
PERIOD OF SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT THAT CHANGES TO ICE IN THE INTERIOR
AND RAIN ALONG THE COAST. PRECIPITATION MAY CHANGE TO RAIN IN ALL
AREAS MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. CONFIDENCE IN THE DETAILS IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



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