NOAA Storm Update

Storm total 12 to 18 inches forecast, high winds

Here's the 11 a.m. updated Blizzard Warning from NOAA:

Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1056 AM EST SAT JAN 7 2017

MAZ019-022>024-080000-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170108T0800Z/
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PLYMOUTH...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
1056 AM EST SAT JAN 7 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE EAST COASTAL PLYMOUTH COUNTY... CAPE COD...
   MARTHAS VINEYARD...AND NANTUCKET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...OF 12 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED 18 INCH
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN PLYMOUTH COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL FALL MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES INTO THIS
  EVENING THEN TAPERS OFF LATE TONIGHT. WINDS WILL INCREASE
  SUBSTANTIALLY LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE
  MOST LIKELY TO BE REALIZED BETWEEN 4 PM AND 10 PM.

* IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE AS SNOW BECOMES HEAVY
  AT TIMES ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS RESULTING IN
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH NEAR WHITE OUT
  CONDITIONS FORECAST. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE 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 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 STRONGLY ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD ...AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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