NEWPORT County, Rhode Island
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Winter Storm Watch
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.

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