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Winter Storm Watch

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

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

MAZ020>022-RIZ005>007-010430-
/O.EXT.KBOX.WS.A.0004.150202T0200Z-150203T0600Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-BRISTOL RI-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
323 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTH COASTS OF BOTH MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND
  AS WELL AS CAPE COD.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH A PERIOD OF SLEET AND
  FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 9 INCHES...ALONG WITH
  A TRACE OF ICE ACCRETION POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS AFTER MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW FALLS
  HEAVY AT TIMES MONDAY MORNING AT THE RATE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR AND IMPACTS THE MORNING RUSH HOUR. SNOW MAY MIX WITH AND
  CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN FOR A TIME LATE
  MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION MAY CHANGE TO A
  PERIOD OF ALL RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF CAPE COD.  ANY MIXED
  PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE BACK TO SNOW MONDAY EVENING BEFORE
  ENDING.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

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

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* 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.

&&

$$



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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