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WWUS41 KBOX 261803
WSWBOX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL IMPACT THE
AREA MAINLY FROM LATE TODAY INTO TUESDAY...LINGERING INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY...

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN 2 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE
  TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL
  BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ012-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...MILFORD...WORCESTER
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN 2 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE
  TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL
  BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.  THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY
BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE
ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ022-023-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150127T1700Z/
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY LINGERING INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD WHERE HEAVY
  SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN...MAINLY DURING THE DAY
  TUESDAY... BEFORE CHANGING BACK OVER TO SNOW. ESPECIALLY ON
  THE OUTER ARM OF CAPE COD.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE
  ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE
  FORCE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...
NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...AYER
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY LINGERING INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TO NEAR IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE-
  THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ024-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NANTUCKET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW ALONG WITH NEAR BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

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

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL START LATE TODAY...THEN POTENTIALLY
  BECOME HEAVY BEFORE SWITCHING TO RAIN DURING THE DAY TOMORROW.
  AS WINDS SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST LATE TOMORROW...
  THE RAIN WILL TRANSITION BACK OVER TO A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW
  BEFORE ENDING ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE
  ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE
  FORCE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

&&

$$

RLG/SIPPRELL

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000
WWUS41 KBOX 261803
WSWBOX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL IMPACT THE
AREA MAINLY FROM LATE TODAY INTO TUESDAY...LINGERING INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY...

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN 2 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE
  TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL
  BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ012-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...MILFORD...WORCESTER
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN 2 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TODAY AND
  LINGER INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE
  TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL
  BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.  THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY
BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE
ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ022-023-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.150127T0000Z-150127T1700Z/
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY LINGERING INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD WHERE HEAVY
  SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN...MAINLY DURING THE DAY
  TUESDAY... BEFORE CHANGING BACK OVER TO SNOW. ESPECIALLY ON
  THE OUTER ARM OF CAPE COD.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE
  ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE
  FORCE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ002>004-008>011-026-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...
NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...AYER
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY LINGERING INTO
  EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT TO NEAR IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE-
  THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

&&

$$

MAZ024-270215-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0003.150127T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NANTUCKET
103 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NANTUCKET.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW ALONG WITH NEAR BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

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

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL START LATE TODAY...THEN POTENTIALLY
  BECOME HEAVY BEFORE SWITCHING TO RAIN DURING THE DAY TOMORROW.
  AS WINDS SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST LATE TOMORROW...
  THE RAIN WILL TRANSITION BACK OVER TO A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW
  BEFORE ENDING ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE
  ENTIRE REGION. ALSO SNOW WILL BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE HURRICANE
  FORCE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

&&

$$

RLG/SIPPRELL

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