NOAA: Blizzard Watch and Special Weather Statement

Possible freezing drizzle tonight, blizzard conditions Sun/Mon
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National Weather Service Blizzard Watch and Special Weather Statement:

Blizzard Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
518 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2017

MAZ022-024-120630-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.A.0001.170213T0900Z-170214T0000Z/
Barnstable MA-Nantucket MA-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
and NANTUCKET
518 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2017

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...Cape Cod.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 6 inches of snow.

* HAZARD TYPES...include moderate to heavy snow, as well as
  blowing snow.

* TIMING...Rain begins late tomorrow, transitioning to snow
overnight along with increasing winds by early Monday morning.
It is during these peak winds, that blizzard conditions are
possible.

* WINDS...Northwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...One quarter mile or less at times.

* IMPACTS...The combination of brief heavy snow and strong winds
  may lead to dangerous driving conditions as well as scattered
  power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Watch means there is a potential for considerable
falling and/or blowing snow with sustained winds or frequent
gusts over 35 mph...with visibilities below one quarter mile...
for at least 3 hours. Whiteout conditions will be possible...
making travel very dangerous. Be prepared to alter any travel
plans.

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
456 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2017

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>022-026-RIZ001>007-120930-
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Ayer, Foster,
Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, EAST GREENWICH,
WARWICK, WEST WARWICK, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly,
and Newport
456 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2017

...Icy conditions possible overnight...

The combination of periods of freezing drizzle as well as surface
temperatures dropping into the teens and 20s overnight will yield
icy and sometimes dangerous travel conditions on untreated
roadways and walkways.

Anyone traveling during the night should allow for extra time and
be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions.

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