NOAA: Morning weather briefing 02/13/17

1 to 3 inches forecast, windy, coastal flooding
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Morning update from National Weather Service

Below is the storm wrap-up and anticipated hazards for today. A few things of focus:

1) Slippery road conditions for this morning commute: Many areas that were above freezing last night have dropped into the upper 20s early this morning. This will result in any wet roads and the snow pack to refreeze. Shoveling will also be exacerbated as this will increase the weight of the snow.

2) Wind headlines: Only change was to put Block Island in the High Wind Warning. Otherwise no changes to wind headlines. Anticipate wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph for coastal Essex/Plymouth Counties as well as the Cape and Nantucket. Across eastern MA/RI expect northwest wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, but opted to include these locations in a High Wind Warning due to potential wind damage.

3) Wind Damage: There is an enhanced risk of tree damage and numerous scattered power outages across eastern MA/RI. This is a result of the heavy wet snow caked to trees/powerlines etc from yesterday's snow combined with the strong gusty wind anticipated this morning. We are already receiving reports of down trees.

4) Coastal Flood Warning Issued Early Monday Afternoon: A coastal flood warnings remain in effect for the early afternoon high tide cycle from Salisbury to Rockport, Hull to Plymouth, Sandwich to Eastham and Nantucket. There is the potential for minor coastal flooding during tonight's (1 AM Tues) high tide.


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