WINTER STORM WATCH | VIA NWS | (SS)

February 6, 2013 at 8:37am

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

1130 AM EST WED FEB 6 2013

 

 

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR A FOOT ORMORE OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION FRIDAY INTO EARLYSATURDAY AND TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE...

 

 

MAZ002>016-026-NHZ011-012-015-070030-/O.EXT.KBOX.WS.A.0002.130208T0600Z-130209T1800Z/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 MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...AYER...JAFFREY...KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE1130 AM EST WED FEB 6 2013

 

 

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHTTHROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

 

 

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND NORTHER MASSACHUSETTS.

 

 

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

 

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE  POSSIBLE.

 

 

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL HAVE DEVELOPED BY FRIDAY MORNING. THE  SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY  FRIDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST ON  SATURDAY.

 

 

* IMPACTS...DEEP SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY ON UNTREATED ROADS.  IN ADDITION...STRONG WIND GUSTS MAY CREATE NEAR BLIZZARD  CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY  SATURDAY.  SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE.  TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEAR IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES WITH CONSIDERABLE  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

 

 

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ALONG THE COAST FRIDAY  NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

 

 

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

 

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

 

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ACCUMULATINGSNOW OF 6 OR MORE INCHES IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR 8 OR MOREINCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFYTRAVEL PLANS SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.

 

 

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FRANK

 

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