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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 3:40 PM EST on January 27, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 PM EST this
evening...

* locations... portions of western and central Massachusetts.
This includes the cites and towns of Charlemont... Greenfield...
   Orange... Barre... Fitchburg... Chesterfield... Blandford...
Amherst... Northampton... Springfield and Ayer.

* Hazard types... blowing snow.

* Accumulations... the accumulating snow has come to end.
However... blowing and drifting snow will continue early this
evening with hazardous travel.

* Impacts... untreated roads will remain snow covered and slippery.
Blowing and drifting snow is also expected... which will result
in poor visibility at times.

* Winds... north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average of 6 or more
inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period... or for 8 or more
inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well
treated surfaces... and quite difficult on any unplowed or
untreated surfaces.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:45 PM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 18
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Skywarn spotters... cooperative observers... media and
Highway departments for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/Boston

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Connecticut

... Hartford County...
   Marlborough 21.5 922 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Manchester 17.5 1006 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Newington 15.0 1231 PM 1/27 none
   West Hartford 13.0 1132 am 1/27 ham radio
   Farmington 12.3 100 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   glasonbury 12.0 846 am 1/27 ham radio
   Southington 11.2 835 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Somers 11.0 820 am 1/27 ham radio
   Avon 10.0 234 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   Windsor 10.0 850 am 1/27 ham radio
   Enfield 9.7 841 am 1/27 ham radio
   Wethersfield 9.0 851 am 1/27 ham radio
   Granby 9.0 842 am 1/27 ham radio
   Hartland 8.5 1120 am 1/27 trained spotter
   East Farmington heig 8.0 1110 am 1/27 trained spotter
   East Granby 8.0 236 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 7.5 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   New Britain city 6.0 847 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Granby 4.5 336 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Tolland County...
   Staffordville 20.0 148 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Tolland 19.5 1110 am 1/27 none
   Columbia 16.5 212 PM 1/27 none
   Stafford Springs 16.5 332 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Union 15.0 225 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   Vernon 14.8 227 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   Coventry 14.0 933 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Ellington 14.0 1111 am 1/27 ham radio
   Bolton 13.5 1120 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somers 13.5 1215 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Windham County...
   Thompson 30.5 233 PM 1/27 media
   Moosup 25.0 1220 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Hampton 22.5 1016 am 1/27 coop observer
   Danielson 22.3 1117 am 1/27 ham radio
   Putnam 21.5 1225 PM 1/27 ham radio
   South Killingly 21.0 1226 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Pomfret 20.0 1116 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashford 18.5 1219 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Plainfield 15.0 917 am 1/27 ham radio

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   West Yarmouth 24.0 250 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Centerville 18.0 102 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Wellfleet 17.5 136 PM 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 17.0 1254 PM 1/27 none
   South Dennis 13.2 749 am 1/27 emergency manager
   West Harwich 12.5 1230 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Bristol County...
   East Freetown 25.5 225 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Somerset 24.0 1235 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Attleboro 18.9 306 PM 1/27 ham radio
   New Bedford 18.0 848 am 1/27 none
   Taunton 17.8 100 PM 1/27 NWS office
   South Dartmouth 17.5 921 am 1/27 ham radio
   Mansfield 16.8 1112 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Fairhaven 14.5 931 am 1/27 ham radio
   west Acushnet 14.3 1229 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 13.2 913 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Oak Bluffs 27.0 237 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Edgartown 16.0 905 am 1/27 co-op observer

... Essex County...
   Ipswich 26.0 230 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Peabody 24.0 207 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Nahant 23.0 239 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Danvers 21.5 221 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Topsfield 19.0 1212 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Methuen 19.0 904 am 1/27 general public
   Swampscott 18.9 100 PM 1/27 general public
   Georgetown 18.5 928 am 1/27 ham radio
   Rockport 16.5 1253 PM 1/27 media
   Salem 16.0 1030 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Andover 15.0 1119 am 1/27 ham radio
   Newburyport 13.0 746 am 1/27 ham radio
   Gloucester 12.5 850 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Lynn 11.5 750 am 1/27 ham radio

... Franklin County...
   Northfield 7.2 240 PM 1/27 none
   Leyden 5.5 819 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashfield 5.0 828 am 1/27 none
   Shelburne Falls 4.0 820 am 1/27 social media
   Heath 3.9 135 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Hampden County...
   East Longmeadow 12.5 1206 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Ludlow 12.0 208 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Longmeadow 12.0 1215 PM 1/27 none
   Wales 12.0 820 am 1/27 ham radio
   Agawam 10.9 1100 am 1/27 cwo
   Hampden 10.5 919 am 1/27 ham radio
   Springfield 7.3 930 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Westfield 6.8 222 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Southwick 4.5 108 PM 1/27 none
   Holyoke 4.0 816 am 1/27 ham radio

... Hampshire County...
   Ware 8.0 840 am 1/27 broadcast media
   South Hadley 6.2 217 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Westhampton 6.2 113 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Amherst 6.0 130 PM 1/27 none

... Middlesex County...
   Framingham 31.5 301 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Chelmsford 30.2 320 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Westford 30.0 1236 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Marlborough 29.5 152 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Tyngsboro 29.0 114 PM 1/27 general public
   Acton 28.8 1250 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Littleton 28.4 118 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Hudson 28.0 215 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Lowell 28.0 117 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Chelmsford 28.0 1257 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Groton 27.6 316 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Reading 27.0 109 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Ashby 27.0 1229 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Billerica 26.0 232 PM 1/27 media
   Wakefield 25.5 224 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Ayer 24.0 1054 am 1/27 ham radio
   Sudbury 23.0 245 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Pepperell 23.0 1214 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Bedford 23.0 139 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Wilmington 23.0 1032 am 1/27 general public
   West Newton 22.5 214 PM 1/27 general public
   wesford 22.5 145 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Tewksbury 22.4 1159 am 1/27 none
   Stow 22.0 144 PM 1/27 ham radio
   reading 21.5 220 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Woburn 21.0 115 PM 1/27 none
   Winchester 21.0 1242 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Dracut 20.1 800 am 1/27 general public
   Newton 20.0 953 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 19.9 1200 PM 1/27 general public
   Wayland 19.5 304 PM 1/27 media
   Burlington 19.5 805 am 1/27 ham radio
   Sherborn 19.4 857 am 1/27 ham radio
   Natick 19.0 1020 am 1/27 general public
   Melrose 17.0 1205 PM 1/27 none
   Stoneham 17.0 849 am 1/27 ham radio
   Townsend 15.6 946 am 1/27 none
   Medford 15.0 1034 am 1/27 ham radio
   Malden 13.0 1126 am 1/27 none
   Medfield 12.5 1108 am 1/27 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Blue Hills 25.5 100 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Weymouth 22.0 1252 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Wrentham 22.0 1249 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Needham Heights 21.0 312 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Randolph 20.3 205 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Quincy 20.0 235 PM 1/27 general public
   Norfolk 20.0 1251 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Norwood 19.5 305 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Sherborn 19.4 907 am 1/27 ham radio
   Milton 19.2 1036 am 1/27 coop observer
   Foxboro 19.0 307 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Dover 18.5 308 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Cohasset 18.3 235 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   west Walpole 18.0 1031 am 1/27 ham radio
   Holbrook 16.0 832 am 1/27 ham radio
   Millis 15.7 1243 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Stoughton 14.5 1246 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Walpole 14.0 1027 am 1/27 ham radio

... Plymouth County...
   Marshfield 24.0 238 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Plymouth 23.8 110 PM 1/27 general public
   Hanover 23.0 317 PM 1/27 general public
   West Wareham 21.5 230 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Rockland 20.0 255 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Pembroke 20.0 1222 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Kingston 16.0 849 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Hanson 15.5 1216 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Halifax 13.8 959 am 1/27 none
   Bridgewater 12.5 954 am 1/27 ham radio
   Brockton 12.0 745 am 1/27 ham radio

... Suffolk County...
   Boston 26.0 300 PM 1/27 none
   South Boston 24.0 245 PM 1/27 none
   1 N East Boston 20.8 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   Winthrop 20.8 100 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Chelsea 20.0 854 am 1/27 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   Lunenburg 33.1 311 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Auburn 32.5 205 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   3 WNW Worcester 31.0 303 PM 1/27 Airport
   Fitchburg 30.0 305 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Clinton 29.5 155 PM 1/27 general public
   Northborough 29.3 217 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Lancaster 28.5 302 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Shrewsbury 28.4 324 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Upton 28.0 240 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Leicester 27.0 222 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Grafton 27.0 218 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Northboro 27.0 1217 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Milford 27.0 228 PM 1/27 general public
   Harvard 27.0 257 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Sterling 26.5 210 PM 1/27 general public
   Berlin 26.5 1102 am 1/27 general public
   Bolton 26.0 318 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Worcester 25.0 941 am 1/27 ham radio
   Leominster 25.0 1040 am 1/27 none
   Grafton 25.0 1042 am 1/27 ham radio
   Boylston 24.5 115 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Rochdale 24.0 1041 am 1/27 ham radio
   Douglas 24.0 312 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Mendon 23.0 249 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Spencer 22.3 926 am 1/27 ham radio
   southboro 22.1 1133 am 1/27 ham radio
   Milbury 21.0 856 am 1/27 ham radio
   Whitinsville 20.2 825 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Northbridge 19.0 844 am 1/27 ham radio
   Oakham 18.0 301 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Southbridge 16.8 256 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Westminster 14.0 916 am 1/27 ham radio
   Hubbardston 13.0 223 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Barre 11.0 910 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashburnham 9.0 156 PM 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   West Warwick 18.5 317 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   2 NNW Warwick 17.3 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   Greene 17.0 223 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Newport County...
   Middletown 16.0 1017 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Portsmouth 15.0 820 am 1/27 social media
   Little Compton 13.0 835 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Providence County...
   west Glocester 24.4 321 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Glendale 23.5 254 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Burrillville 23.0 1148 am 1/27 general public
   North Foster 18.5 1025 am 1/27 co-op observer
   Cumberland 18.0 213 PM 1/27 NWS employee
   N. Cimberland 18.0 1221 PM 1/27 none
   Cranston 17.0 338 PM 1/27 general public
   Smithfield 16.0 936 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Providence 16.0 1215 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Providence 15.0 201 PM 1/27 media
   East Providence 13.0 1158 am 1/27 trained spotter
   N. Cumberland 12.0 755 am 1/27 none

... Washington County...
   Hopkinton 14.5 203 PM 1/27 none
   westerly 13.3 1048 am 1/27 none
   North Kingstown 12.2 852 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Saunderstown 12.0 1145 am 1/27 general public
   Richmond 11.0 834 am 1/27 ham radio


***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Anz235...
   6 WSW Cuttyhunk 62 200 am 1/27 buoy buzm3

... Anz250...
   8 SSE Bass Rocks 67 804 am 1/27 buoy 44029

... Anz251...
   8 NNE Minot 64 450 am 1/27 buoy 44013

... Barnstable County...
   Chatham 75 926 am 1/27 chh upper air
   Sagamore 70 313 am 1/27 general public
   Wellfleet 65 515 am 1/27 ham radio
   Barnstable 63 325 am 1/27 ham radio
   Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 56 621 am 1/27 trained spotter
   South Dennis 55 312 am 1/27 emergency manager
   Bourne 54 623 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Chatham 50 100 am 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Fairhaven 64 340 am 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 55 506 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   aquinnah 74 712 am 1/27 ham radio
   Edgartown 67 641 am 1/27 ham radio
   Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Rockport 64 1253 PM 1/27 media
   Gloucester 42 448 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 78 1244 am 1/27 ham radio
   2 ESE Nantucket 76 535 am 1/27 ASOS

... Norfolk County...
   Milton 51 547 am 1/27 coop observer

... Plymouth County...
   Humarock 74 553 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Plymouth 72 1039 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Marshfield 61 1110 am 1/27 ham radio
   Scituate 58 251 am 1/27 ham radio
   Norwell 50 236 am 1/27 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   North Milford 57 412 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Northborough 52 220 PM 1/27 trained spotter

Rhode Island

... Anz236...
   3 ENE Kiefer Park 54 454 am 1/27 nos qptr1
   1 SSW Nayatt 53 454 am 1/27 nos cptr1

... Newport County...
   Newport 53 612 am 1/27 nos nwpr1
   Middletown 50 130 am 1/27 ham radio

... Washington County...
   Narragansett 51 357 am 1/27 ham radio


***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Anz235...
   6 WSW Cuttyhunk 53 100 am 1/27 buoy buzm3

... Anz250...
   8 SSE Bass Rocks 54 204 am 1/27 buoy 44029

... Anz251...
   8 NNE Minot 47 450 am 1/27 buoy 44013

... Barnstable County...
   Wellfleet 52 515 am

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