Winter Storm Warning for Suffolk County (Zone MAZ015)

 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 
458 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 
 
...A MAJOR WINTER STORM EXPECTED VERY LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY 
EVENING... 
 
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>004-011800- 
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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 
458 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING 
TO 1 AM EST TUESDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...INCLUDES MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND AWAY 
  FROM THE IMMEDIATE SOUTH COASTS. THE WARNING ALSO INCLUDES 
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT. 
 
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. 
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS RHODE 
  ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...AND AROUND A FOOT IN 
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND THE REST OF MASSACHUSETTS. 
 
* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS BEFORE MIDNIGHT 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. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR BRIEFLY CHANGE TO 
  SLEET ACROSS RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AROUND 
  MIDDAY. 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 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 35 MPH CLOSER TO THE 
  COAST. 
 
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. 
 
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. 
 
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