Blizzard Warning for Western Norfolk County (Zone MAZ013)

 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015 
 
...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL IMPACT THE 

AREA MAINLY FROM LATE TODAY INTO TUESDAY...LINGERING INTO EARLY 
WEDNESDAY... 
 
MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-261700- 
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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 
353 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015 
 
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 
1 AM EST WEDNESDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS 
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD 
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO 
  DAMAGING WINDS. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES... 
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN 
  HOUR AT TIMES. 
 
* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND 
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE 
  TONIGHT THROUGH 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-NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 65 TO 75 MPH. 
  THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. 
 
* 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 BEGINNING MONDAY 
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH 
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW 
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS. 
 
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