NOAA: Updated Winter Storm Warning 4:01 p.m.

Possible 6-8 inch accumulation now forecast

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
401 PM EST Thu Mar 9 2017

MAZ022>024-RIZ008-100515-
/O.EXT.KBOX.WS.W.0004.170310T0800Z-170310T2100Z/
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Vineyard Haven, Nantucket, and New Shoreham
401 PM EST Thu Mar 9 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 4 PM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Cape Cod, Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard and Block
  Island.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will develop after midnight, becoming heavy at
  times during the morning and into midday Friday. The snow will
  taper off mid afternoon Friday.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable
  especially with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour at
  times.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average snowfall of
6 inches or more is expected within a 12 hour period, or for
8 inches or more in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best
on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on untreated
surfaces. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep
an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of
an emergency.

&&ranging
from 4 to 8 inches.

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