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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:29 PM EST on January 26, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 28, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST
Wednesday...

* locations... portions of western and central Massachusetts.

* Hazard types... heavy snow along with considerable blowing and
drifting snow. Near blizzard conditions are possible.

* Accumulations... snow accumulations around 18 to 24 inches... with
locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour
at times.

* Timing... while the storm is expected to linger into early
Wednesday... the worst of the storm will be tonight through
Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts... heavy snow and strong winds may result in white-out /
blizzard conditions with near zero visibility at times. Travel
will be difficult to near impossible and life-threatening
across the entire region.

* Winds... north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up around 30 to 40 mph.
The height of the winds will be late tonight into Tuesday.

* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.

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.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged! This is a serious life-
threatening storm!





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:30 PM EST on January 26, 2015


The following are unofficial earlier snow fall observations taken
during the past 4 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...
   Manchester 1.5 902 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   East Hartford 1.4 744 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Marlboro 1.3 753 PM 1/26 ham radio
   West Hartford 1.1 846 PM 1/26 broadcast media
   Granby 1.0 739 PM 1/26 ham radio
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 0.5 703 PM 1/26 Bradley

... Tolland County...
   Columbia 1.7 906 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Andover 1.0 745 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Windham County...
   Danielson 1.3 825 PM 1/26 ham radio

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Centerville 3.5 805 PM 1/26 ham radio
   West Harwich 3.5 833 PM 1/26 ham radio
   West Yarmouth 3.0 927 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Falmouth 3.0 827 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Eastham 3.0 915 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Harwich 2.0 735 PM 1/26 ham radio
   East Falmouth 1.0 704 PM 1/26 social media

... Bristol County...
   West Island 3.5 806 PM 1/26 ham radio
   South Dartmouth 3.0 905 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fall River 3.0 840 PM 1/26 ham radio
   New Bedford 2.8 835 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Freetown 2.5 810 PM 1/26 ham radio
   west Acushnet 2.3 809 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Acushnet 2.0 831 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Taunton 2.0 816 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Oak Bluffs 5.0 923 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Bradford 1.0 855 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Hampden County...
   Ludlow 1.2 911 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Westfield 0.8 900 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Agawam 0.5 845 PM 1/26 cwo

... Middlesex County...
   Hudson 1.2 810 PM 1/26 none
   North Reading 1.0 835 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Dracut 1.0 832 PM 1/26 general public
   Framingham 0.7 720 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 4.5 845 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Millis 2.0 921 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Stoughton 1.4 925 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Dover 1.2 920 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Walpole 1.0 922 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Randolph 0.6 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Plymouth County...
   West Wareham 4.6 920 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Middleboro 3.1 928 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Bridgewater 2.0 815 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Kingston 2.0 813 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Hanson 1.8 826 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Plymouth 1.6 811 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Pembroke 1.0 746 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Suffolk County...
   1 N East Boston 0.4 700 PM 1/26 Logan Airport
   Winthrop 0.4 700 PM 1/26 none

... Worcester County...
   Auburn 2.5 925 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Worcester 1.0 908 PM 1/26 ham radio
   3 WNW Worcester 1.0 825 PM 1/26 orh Airport

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   2 NNW Warwick 1.2 702 PM 1/26 T.F.Green

... Newport County...
   Newport 3.3 904 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Middletown 1.0 703 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Providence County...
   Glocester 3.0 926 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Foster 2.5 843 PM 1/26 co-op observer
   west Glocester 2.1 827 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Smithfield 2.0 852 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Washington County...
   Wakefield 4.5 903 PM 1/26 ham radio


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