PROVIDENCE County, Rhode Island
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Aviation Weather Warning
RIZ001>008-270900-
WESTERN KENT-EASTERN KENT-WASHINGTON-BRISTOL-NEWPORT-BLOCK
ISLAND-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE-
403 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED AN

* AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING FOR GROUND OPERATIONS AT
THE FOLLOWING RHODE ISLAND STATE AIRPORTS...

T.F. GREEN STATE AIRPORT IN WARWICK
WESTERLY STATE AIRPORT IN WESTERLY
QUONSET STATE AIRPORT IN QUONSET
NEWPORT STATE AIRPORT IN NEWPORT
BLOCK ISLAND STATE AIRPORT ON BLOCK ISLAND
NORTH CENTRAL AIRPORT IN SMITHFIELD
PROVIDENCE HELIPORT IN DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE

* UNTIL 400 AM EST TUESDAY

* FOR THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS... SUSTAINED NORTH NORTHEAST WIND 27
KNOTS OR GREATER. NORTH NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS 50 KNOTS OR HIGHER.
SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH PER HOUR OR GREATER.

LIGHT SNOW HAS MOVED ACROSS ALL OF RHODE ISLAND. SNOWFALL RATES WILL
INCREASE...REACHING 1 INCH PER HOUR OR HIGHER AFTER 9 PM. VERY
STRONG SUSTAINED WINDS AND WIND GUSTS WILL ARRIVE AROUND MIDNIGHT.
THE WIND AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.

$$

Blizzard Warning
MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-271215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
1109 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
ALL OF RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF
FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE
...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL
RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 1 TO 2 FEET...
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
AN HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY...THE
WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT/BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE
AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW MAY BE
WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES IN
ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 55 TO 65 MPH...
LIKELY STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE
WINDS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE-
THREATENING STORM!

&&

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