BRISTOL County, Massachusetts
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Winter Storm Warning
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>004-010430-
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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
323 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 1 AM EST
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 1 AM EST
TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDES MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND AWAY
FROM THE IMMEDIATE SOUTH COASTS. THE WARNING ALSO INCLUDES
NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES EXPECTED.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS VERY LATE SUNDAY EVENING ACROSS WESTERN
MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND AFTER MIDNIGHT ACROSS
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND. SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT
TIMES MONDAY MORNING AT 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR...IMPACTING THE
MORNING RUSH HOUR. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL MODERATE TO HEAVY
AT TIMES INTO MONDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS OF 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO
EXPECTED BY LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Watch
MAZ020>022-RIZ005>007-010430-
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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.

&&

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