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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1045 AM EST FRI JAN 16 2015
 
MEZ007-008-012-013-NHZ001>005-161645-
SOUTHERN FRANKLIN ME-NORTHERN OXFORD ME-NORTHERN FRANKLIN ME-
SOUTHERN OXFORD ME-SOUTHERN COOS NH-NORTHERN GRAFTON NH-
NORTHERN CARROLL NH-NORTHERN COOS NH-SOUTHERN GRAFTON NH-
1045 AM EST FRI JAN 16 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR...
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN MAINE
  NORTHERN OXFORD COUNTY IN MAINE
  NORTHERN FRANKLIN 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
  NORTHERN COOS COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  SOUTHERN GRAFTON COUNTY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

* UNTIL 1145 AM EST

* AT 1043 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS
  TRACKING HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES 
  SOUTHWEST OF COBURN GORE TO NEAR STRATFORD  TO CHELSEA...MOVING TO 
  THE EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE 
  SQUALLS...MEANING VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 
  MPH FOR A 10 MINUTE PERIOD OR SO AT ANY GIVEN LOCATION. 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...
  RUMFORD...
  RANGELEY...
  BETHEL...
  LITTLETON...
  AND BETHLEHEM. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

LAT...LON 4408 7203 4432 7203 4435 7182 4450 7158
      4459 7154 4475 7163 4491 7150 4524 7144
      4530 7128 4524 7115 4531 7107 4523 7086
      4528 7083 4523 7044 4514 7042 4513 7016
      4501 7012 4422 7065 4375 7179 4381 7219
TIME...MOT...LOC 1541Z 283DEG 24KT 4527 7108 4462 7154 4397 7246 

$$

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