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Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 11:09 PM EST on January 26, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 28, 2015


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations... eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as
all of Rhode Island. This includes the cities and towns of
Framingham... Lowell... Lawrence... Foxboro... Norwood... Cambridge
... Boston... Quincy... Taunton... Brockton... Plymouth... Fall
River... New Bedford... Mattapoisett... Foster... Smithfield... Providence...
West Greenwich... Warwick... Bristol... Narragansett... westerly...
Newport and Block Island.

* Hazard types... heavy snow... strong winds and blizzard
conditions. Considerable blowing and drifting snow. Strong to
damaging winds.

* Accumulations... snow accumulations of around 1 to 2 feet...
with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches
an hour at times.

* Timing... while the storm is expected to linger into Wednesday... the
worst of the storm will be tonight into 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 around 55 to 65 mph...
likely stronger along eastern shorelines. The height of the
winds will be tonight into Tuesday afternoon.

* 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! This is a serious life-
threatening storm!





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:39 AM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 4
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...
   Marlborough 7.0 122 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Manchester 3.5 1244 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Wethersfield 2.5 1105 PM 1/26 ham radio
   West Hartford 2.0 1112 PM 1/26 ham radio
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 1.5 1200 am 1/27 Airport
   Enfield 1.1 1111 PM 1/26 ham radio
   South Windsor 1.0 1114 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Simsbury 1.0 1106 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Tolland County...
   Coventry 3.0 1215 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Vernon 1.5 1109 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Windham County...
   Thompson 5.5 1204 am 1/27 media
   Eastford 1.3 1019 PM 1/26 ham radio

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Sandwich 9.3 1231 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Harwich 7.0 1202 am 1/27 ham radio
   Harwich 6.0 1132 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Falmouth 5.0 1133 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Eastham 4.1 1030 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Acushnet 8.5 1259 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Freetown 8.0 106 am 1/27 ham radio
   Taunton 7.0 133 am 1/27 NWS office
   New Bedford 7.0 103 am 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 6.1 1108 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fairhaven 5.9 1214 am 1/27 ham radio
   fairahven 5.0 1103 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Oak Bluffs 6.0 1017 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Nahant 5.7 1159 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Topsfield 2.3 1048 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Danvers 2.0 1155 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Rockport 1.5 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Hampden County...
   Ludlow 4.1 102 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Longmeadow 3.5 120 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Agawam 2.8 100 am 1/27 cwo
   Westfield 1.0 1100 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Middlesex County...
   Natick 4.5 112 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 4.4 100 am 1/27 general public
   Wilmington 4.0 120 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Reading 4.0 121 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Dracut 2.9 101 am 1/27 general public
   Burlington 2.5 1159 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Stoneham 1.9 1205 am 1/27 ham radio
   Framingham 1.4 1040 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Littleton 1.3 1125 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Chelmsford 1.1 1130 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Holbrook 3.8 1045 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Foxboro 3.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Franklin 2.3 1113 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Plymouth County...
   West Wareham 8.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Plymouth 7.4 1152 PM 1/26 general public
   Rockland 7.0 1253 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Hanson 5.0 1145 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Brockton 3.0 1156 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Bridgewater 2.0 1032 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Suffolk County...
   1 N East Boston 2.3 1200 am 1/27 Airport
   Winthrop 2.3 1155 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Worcester County...
   Shrewsbury 7.0 108 am 1/27 ham radio
   Milford 4.0 1142 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Worcester 2.6 1210 am 1/27 cwo
   3 WNW Worcester 2.6 1200 am 1/27 Airport
   Hubbardston 1.3 1043 PM 1/26 social media

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   Coventry 7.0 1227 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Warwick 6.0 1202 am 1/27 trained spotter
   2 NNW Warwick 3.1 1200 am 1/27 Airport

... Newport County...
   Portsmouth 5.2 1054 PM 1/26 NWS employee

... Providence County...
   Providence 5.0 115 am 1/27 media
   North Providence 3.0 1033 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Washington County...
   North Kingstown 7.0 1205 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Wakefield 7.0 1044 PM 1/26 ham radio
   westerly 5.0 1040 PM 1/26 trained spotter


***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio
   Barnstable 53 1214 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 50 1033 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   West Chatham 50 100 am 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Fairhaven 58 1100 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fall River 52 1236 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Edgartown 61 121 am 1/27 ham radio
   Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio
   aquinnah 57 1119 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Rockport 51 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Middlesex County...
   Waltham 53 1215 am 1/27 ham radio

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 78 1244 am 1/27 ham radio
   2 ESE Nantucket 70 1245 am 1/27 ASOS

... Plymouth County...
   Scituate 52 1250 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

... Newport County...
   Middletown 50 130 am 1/27 ham radio

... Providence County...
   North Providence 33 1033 PM 1/26 trained spotter


***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   East Falmouth 33 1033 PM 1/26 none

... Essex County...
   Rockport 33 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Nantucket County...
   2 ESE Nantucket 55 1246 am 1/27 ASOS


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