NOAA: Special weather statement 03/03/2017 10:52 a.m.

Best chance of snow squalls 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
1052 AM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-032130-
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-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-
Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island 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, Vineyard Haven,
Nantucket, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,
West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, Newport, and New Shoreham
1052 AM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

...Snow showers with embedded snow squalls late today into this
evening...

An arctic cold front will cross the region late this afternoon and
evening. As it does so, scattered snow showers are expected to
develop. Some of these snow showers could become squalls, with
quick accumulations on area roadways and rapid visibility
reductions at times. The best chance for these will occur between
5 PM and 10 PM this evening but may linger beyond midnight across
eastern Massachusetts including the Greater Boston area.

Note that, like summertime thunderstorms, these squalls are will
be hit-or-miss with some locations seeing little to no impact.
Latest forecast guidance suggest that there could be two rounds of
snow showers/squalls. The first round moving west to east across
the region from 5 pm to 10 pm followed by a second band moving
north to south exiting New Hampshire into Massachusetts between 9
pm and midnight. These narrow but brief intense snow bands are
extremely difficult to pinpoint exact timing and location.
Nonetheless evening commuters need to be prepared for rapid but
brief changes in visibility and potentially snow covered roads for
a time.

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