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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
951 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...A MODERATE SNOWFALL EVENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY
MORNING...

CTZ002>004-MAZ009-011>013-015>022-RIZ001>007-011100-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.A.0008.150301T1700Z-150302T1200Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...BLANDFORD...SPRINGFIELD...
MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
951 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE MASSACHUSETTS
  TURNPIKE TO THE IMMEDIATE SOUTH COAST. THIS INCLUDES NORTHERN
  CONNECTICUT...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS
  INCLUDING CAPE COD. THE HARTFORD...PROVIDENCE AND BOSTON
  METROPOLITAN AREAS ARE INCLUDED IN THE WATCH.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPS DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON
  HOURS ON SUNDAY...PICKING UP IN INTENSITY SUNDAY EVENING INTO
  SUNDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW CONCLUDES BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND
  SLIPPERY BY SUNDAY EVENING ALONG WITH POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

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

* UNCERTAINTY...WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WITHIN THE WATCH AREA
  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT OR IN EXCESS OF 6-INCHES WILL BE OBSERVED.
  BUT WE REMAIN UNCERTAIN AS TO EXACTLY WHERE AS THE FORECAST
  CONTINUES TO WOBBLE.

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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