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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:29 PM EST on January 26, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 28, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 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 accumulations around 18 to 24 inches... with
locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour
at times.

* Timing... while the storm is expected to linger 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 around 30 to 40 mph.
The height of the winds will be late tonight into Tuesday.

* 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! This is a serious life-
threatening storm!





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:41 PM EST on January 26, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 18
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Skywarn spotters... cooperative observers... media and
Highway departments for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/Boston

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Connecticut

... Hartford County...
   Granby 1.0 739 PM 1/26 ham radio
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 0.5 703 PM 1/26 Bradley

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Harwich 2.0 735 PM 1/26 ham radio
   East Falmouth 1.0 704 PM 1/26 social media

... Bristol County...
   Fall River 1.9 715 PM 1/26 none

... Dukes County...
   Oak Bluffs 3.5 722 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Topsfield 0.2 1108 am 1/26 trained spotter

... Hampden County...
   Westfield 0.2 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Middlesex County...
   Framingham 0.7 720 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Dracut 0.6 709 PM 1/26 general public

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 3.5 637 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Randolph 0.6 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Suffolk County...
   1 N East Boston 0.4 700 PM 1/26 Logan Airport
   Winthrop 0.4 700 PM 1/26 none

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   2 NNW Warwick 1.2 702 PM 1/26 T.F.Green

... Newport County...
   Middletown 1.0 703 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Washington County...
   Wakefield 1.5 638 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Saunderstown 1.3 418 PM 1/26 general public


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