NOAA Special Weather Statement concerning snow

Snow is overspreading the area

Special weather statement issued at 3:04 P.M. today:

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
304 PM EST Tue Jan 31 2017

CTZ002>004-MAZ009-011>013-016>024-RIZ001>008-312215-
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Hampden MA-
Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-
Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-
Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket 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...Hartford...Windsor Locks...Union...
Vernon...Putnam...Willimantic...Blandford...Springfield...
Milford...Worcester...Foxborough...Norwood...Quincy...Taunton...
Brockton...Plymouth...Fall River...New Bedford...Mattapoisett...
Chatham...Falmouth...Provincetown...Vineyard Haven...NANTUCKET...
Foster...Smithfield...Providence...Coventry...West Greenwich...
EAST GREENWICH...WARWICK...WEST WARWICK...Bristol...
Narragansett...Westerly...Newport...BLOCK ISLAND
304 PM EST Tue Jan 31 2017

...STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST SNOW OCCURS THROUGH 4 PM ACROSS
CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND...HOWEVER UNTIL 7 PM FOR SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS FOLLOWED BY LIGHTER SNOWS THEREAFTER...

LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CONNECTICUT AND RHODE
ISLAND THROUGH ABOUT 4 PM...LINGERING UNTIL ABOUT 7 PM ACROSS
SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO AN INCH PER HOUR
IS POSSIBLE AT TIMES ACROSS THIS AREA. THIS WILL RESULT IN POOR
Visibility AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. THUS A VERY SLOW AND
Treacherous LATE DAY COMMUTE.

SNOW INTENSITY WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE BETWEEN 4 PM AND 7 PM FROM
WEST TO EAST WITH LIGHTER SNOWS CONTINUING LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...HOWEVER CONTINUING TO ACCUMULATE. MOST LOCATIONS WILL
SEE A STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.

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