We continue to monitor storm for Wed/Thur. Still uncertainty on details, but at this time, potential for:
· Plowable #MAsnow, particularly eastern MA
· Strong winds (up to 45-55 mph), particularly SE MA
· Coastal flood impacts along eastern MA coastline at Thur AM high tide
Graphics from US National Weather Service Boston MA
As of 9 AM on 3/15/18, power outages of ~35,000 in Southeast MA.
The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated with representatives from American Red Cross of Massachusetts, Eversource MA and response partners to coordinate storm response and support resource requests from impacted communities.
As power outages continue in Southeast MA, we encourage people to stay safe by using generators safely (outside, away from buildings) and contacting local public safety officials or 2-1-1 for shelter or warming center info.
Protect you and your family from #CarbonMonoxide after the #blizzard. Shovel away #snow from exhaust vents around your home, and clear your vehicle's tailpipe before starting your car. http://mass.gov/mema/snow #MAsnow
Another major blizzard may lead to more or continuing power outages. Please use generators safely. We saw a tragic carbon monoxide poisoning death in Methuen and fire departments across the state have responded to numerous non-fatal incidents. http://ow.ly/QaSv30iTLZt
5AM Update on 3/14/18: All speed restrictions have been lifted on Rte 90 from #Boston to the NY border. Speed limits as posted.
4PM Update: #MAtraffic Update: I-90 speed limit now 40mph from NY Border to I/C 7 in Ludlow. Speed limit remains 20mph Interchange 7 to Boston.
As of 11 AM, power outages of ~158K
Outage tracking map: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html
Power Outage Safety:
•Stay away from downed power lines and assume they are live. Do call 9-1-1 to report downed power lines....
•Do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages, report it to your utility:
-National Grid: 1-800-465-1212
-Eversource (formerly NSTAR) 1-800-592-2000
-Eversource (formerly WMECO) 1-877-659-6326
•Check in on friends, family, and neighbors, particularly those most susceptible to extreme temperatures and power outages such as seniors and those with access and functional needs.
•Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when using a generator. Always use outdoors, away from windows and doors.
Power outage safety & preparedness tips: http://bit.ly/2j5qs8X
From US National Weather Service Boston MA: Widespread power outages expected especially Coastal Plymouth County & areas south of Boston at greatest risk w/ pasty, heavy wet snow along w/ strong, damaging gusts.
Isolated issues out as far W as #Worcester
Major Winter Storm Today (Info as of 7AM on 3/13/18)
Snowfall has begun falling across Massachusetts, and will ramp up in intensity over the coming hours, with snowfall rates of 1-3” per hour possible in the eastern portion of the state through the afternoon. Areas with Blizzard Warnings posted will see blizzard or near-blizzard conditions during this peak timeframe. Heavy snow is expected to end statewide by late afternoon, but snow showers will continue through the evening,...
[MAJOR WINTER STORM] Our 3rd Nor'easter will be impacting the region today with lingering impacts tonight. Expect very hazardous travel conditions today. Blizza...rd Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect until 8pm. Find the snow totals for your town here: https://www.weather.gov/box/winter
Snow will be heaviest in SE Mass where up to 2ft is possible. Snow is ongoing and will move out late this evening. Strongest winds will be across the Cape & Islands as well as the eastern MA coast. Area of concern is across Cape & Islands where heavy wet snow along with strong, damaging winds could lead to downed trees & power outages.
Major Winter Storm Tonight into Tuesday (info as of 7PM 3/12/18)
Massachusetts will see significant snowfall, with western MA receiving 6-12”, central and eastern MA receiving 12 – 18” and with localized 18-24” in southeaster MA. Snowfall will start between 10 p.m. and midnight, and will ramp up in intensity from south to north around 4 a.m., with snowfall rates of 1-3’ per hour through 2 – 3 p.m. The areas with Blizzard Warnings posted will see blizzard or near-blizzard cond...