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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1142 AM EST FRI JAN 16 2015
 
MEZ012-018-019-NHZ002>010-161745-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND ME-INTERIOR YORK ME-SOUTHERN OXFORD ME-
SOUTHERN COOS NH-NORTHERN GRAFTON NH-NORTHERN CARROLL NH-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON NH-STRAFFORD NH-MERRIMACK NH-SOUTHERN CARROLL NH-
BELKNAP NH-SULLIVAN NH-
1142 AM EST FRI JAN 16 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR...
  INTERIOR CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN MAINE
  INTERIOR YORK COUNTY IN MAINE
  SOUTHERN OXFORD COUNTY IN MAINE
  SOUTHERN COOS COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  NORTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  SOUTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  STRAFFORD COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  MERRIMACK COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  SOUTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  BELKNAP COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  SULLIVAN COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

* UNTIL 1245 PM EST

* AT 1138 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS 
  TRACKING HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES 
  WEST OF WATERFORD TO NEAR TAMWORTH TO NEAR WILDER...MOVING TO THE 
  SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY WITH THESE SQUALLS...MEANING 
  VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH FOR A 10 
  MINUTE PERIOD OR SO AT ANY GIVEN LOCATION. DRIVING WILL BE 
  DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DURING THIS QUICK PERIOD OF TIME. A 
  QUICK INCH OF SNOW MAY FALL DURING THAT TIME AS WELL.

* IMPACTS... HEAVY SNOW CAN LIMIT VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A 
  HUNDRED FEET. YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ROADWAY HAZARDS WITHOUT HAVING 
  ADEQUATE TIME TO SAFELY AVOID THEM. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...DO SO AT 
  LOW SPEED AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS. MAINTAIN EXTRA SEPARATION 
  BETWEEN YOURSELF AND SURROUNDING VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  LACONIA...
  CONCORD...
  LEBANON...
  FRANKLIN...
  NORTH WINDHAM...
  AND MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND ADJACENT WESTERN
  MAINE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

LAT...LON 4369 7231 4428 7119 4406 7048 4402 7047
      4399 7041 4401 7034 4395 7020 4394 7020
      4313 7166 4315 7167 4312 7186 4321 7191
      4319 7202 4362 7233
TIME...MOT...LOC 1635Z 294DEG 34KT 4419 7084 4390 7122 4368 7226 

$$
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