National Weather Service Blizzard Watch and Special Weather Statement:
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 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.