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Winter Storm Warning

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

...A QUICK MOVING SYSTEM WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SNOWS TO THE
REGION LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...THE BULK OF THE
ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
EXPECTED SOUTH OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE...

MAZ017>021-RIZ002>007-020515-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-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 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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...THE SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING
  FALLING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES. THE BULK OF THE ACCUMULATING
  SNOW WILL OCCUR DURING THIS EVENING THROUGH 1 AM. SNOWFALL RATES
  MAY BE ON THE ORDER OF 1 INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES. THE SNOW WILL
  TAPER OFF TOWARD DAYBREAK MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY.
  VISIBILITY WILL BE POOR 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 THAN FORECAST.

* 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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