NOAA: Winter storm warning issued for Thursday

Storm forecast is currently 6-12 inches

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
451 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

MAZ017>023-RIZ002>008-081800-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0002.170209T0300Z-170210T0700Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.W.0002.170209T1100Z-170210T0500Z/
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-
Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River,
New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Vineyard Haven, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich,
EAST GREENWICH, WARWICK, WEST WARWICK, Bristol, Narragansett,
Westerly, Newport, and BLOCK ISLAND
451 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
EST THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 6 AM Thursday to
midnight EST Thursday night. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer
in effect.

* LOCATIONS...southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will begin early Thursday morning and last
  through much of the day before ending Thursday evening. Snow
  could fall heavy at times and impact both the morning and
  evening commutes.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor
  visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is possible.

* Winds...North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. 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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