At 7 a.m. it may look outside like we should be heading off to work but there is plenty of snow headed our way. Radar shows the precipitation rapidly approaching us from the southeast. Virtually everything's closed today, so please stay off the roads.
Latest blizzard update from the National Weather Service:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA 428 AM EST Thu Feb 9 2017 MAZ019-022>024-RIZ008-091730- /O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0002.170209T1400Z-170210T0100Z/ Eastern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA- Block Island RI- Including the cities of Plymouth, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, NANTUCKET, and BLOCK ISLAND 428 AM EST Thu Feb 9 2017 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EST THIS EVENING... * LOCATIONS...Eastern Plymouth County...Cape Cod...Marthas Vineyard...Nantucket and Block Island. * HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow...strong to damaging winds and Blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 12 to 16 inches. * TIMING...Precipitation will overspread the region between 6 and 9 am this morning and may begin as a brief period of rain. Any rain will change to snow by late morning. The snow will then fall heavy at times this afternoon before tapering off to snow showers this evening. * IMPACTS...Heavy snow and strong to damaging winds will result in blizzard conditions this afternoon and early evening. Intense snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour will be possible at times this afternoon. Strong winds will create blowing and drifting snow and near-white out conditions at times. Travel is not recommended this afternoon and evening. In addition strong to damaging winds may result in isolated power outages. * Winds...Northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. * Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...In the upper 20s. 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.