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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
947 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE UP THE COAST TODAY. THIS WILL SPREAD SNOW
NORTHWARD INTO MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE DURING THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON HOURS. THE SNOW MAY BEGIN AS A BRIEF PERIOD OF RAIN
OVER SOUTHERN AND COASTAL AREAS...BUT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS SNOW. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
IN THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING... ACCUMULATING AT RATES UP TO
ONE INCH PER HOUR.

BECAUSE OF THE EXPECTED INTENSITY AND ACCUMULATION OF SNOW...
DRIVING WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS
OF THE YEAR. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED DURING THESE TIMES...AND
TRAVELERS SHOULD BE AT THEIR DESTINATION BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
TO AVOID HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

MEZ012>014-018>028-NHZ002>010-013-014-262300-
/O.CON.KGYX.WS.W.0013.141126T1500Z-141127T1200Z/
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-
STRAFFORD-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...
FARMINGTON...WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...
SANFORD...BERWICK...NORTH WINDHAM...GORHAM...BRIDGTON...
LEWISTON-AUBURN...LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...WATERVILLE...
WINTERPORT...UNITY...BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...
KITTERY...PORTLAND...SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...BATH...
TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...
ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST...LINCOLNVILLE...BERLIN...
LANCASTER...LITTLETON...NORTH CONWAY...LEBANON...HANOVER...
PLYMOUTH...WOLFEBORO...OSSIPEE...CLAREMONT...NEWPORT...
CHARLESTOWN...CONCORD...HOOKSETT...LACONIA...MEREDITH...
ROCHESTER...DOVER...SALEM...DERRY...EXETER...PORTSMOUTH...HAMPTON
947 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW
  HAMPSHIRE...AND THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
  AND WESTERN MAINE. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY FOR A TIME WEDNESDAY
  EVENING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL CAUSE TREACHEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS ON A 
  VERY BUSY TRAVEL DAY. SNOWFALL RATES OF OVER 1 INCH PER HOUR 
  ARE POSSIBLE. ADDITIONALLY... HEAVY WET SNOW NEAR THE COAST 
  MAY CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ001-262300-
/O.CON.KGYX.WS.W.0013.141126T1800Z-141127T1200Z/
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-NORTHERN COOS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDOVER...ROXBURY...UPTON...
WILSONS MILLS...COBURN GORE...RANGELEY...KINGFIELD...BINGHAM...
JACKMAN...COLEBROOK
947 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE NORTHERN
  MOUNTAINS. IT MAY BECOME HEAVIER FOR A TIME THIS EVENING...BEFORE
  TAPERING OFF EARLY THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL CAUSE SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS ON A VERY 
  BUSY TRAVEL DAY. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME 
  AND PLENTY OF STOPPING DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$
 

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