NOAA: Snow starting to overspread the area

Some parts of Cape may get 6 to 8 inches

From the National Weather Service:

Snow has begun to overspread the region early this morning which will result in a messy commute. Conditions will improve this afternoon. Use caution if heading out and allow yourself plenty of travel time.

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
427 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017

MAZ022>024-RIZ008-101730-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170310T2100Z/
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Vineyard Haven, Nantucket, and New Shoreham
427 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

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

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 6 to 8 inches

* TIMING...Snow will become heavy at times after daybreak into
  the afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are possible
  at times. The snow will taper off mid to late afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Snow covered roads will make for hazardous travel
  conditions. The snow will impact the morning commute.

* 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.

 


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