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NEW: More Winter Weather May Impact Monday Morning Commute

Sunday, February 09, 2014

 

Snowfall in Southern New England may reach accumulations of up to 3 inches overnight Sunday into Monday.

While this is hardly the biggest storm of the year--or even week--the weather is likely to affect Monday morning's commute for much of the region.

 

From the National Weather Service:

 

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

430 PM EST SUN FEB 9 2014

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>005-008>013-017-018-020-021-023-024-026-NHZ011-

012-015-RIZ001>008-100500-

HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-

EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-

WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-

EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-

NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-

SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-

CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-

WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-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...CHESTERFIELD...

BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...

WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...FALL RIVER...

NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET...AYER...

JAFFREY...KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...

FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...

BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND

430 PM EST SUN FEB 9 2014

...LIGHT SNOWFALL MAY LEAD TO SOME SLIPPERY CONDITIONS TONIGHT...

SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND

CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. ALTHOUGH SNOWFALL RATES

WILL BE RELATIVELY LOW...AND FINAL TOTALS WILL ONLY BE A COATING

TO ABOUT 2 INCHES IN MOST PLACES...CONDITIONS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY AT TIMES. THE BULK OF THE SNOW WILL BE FINISHED BY THE TIME OF THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

426 PM EST SUN FEB 9 2014

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-102130-

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-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-

WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-

SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-

WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-

426 PM EST SUN FEB 9 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN

CONNECTICUT...CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW

HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THIS

EVENING AND TONIGHT. THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY OF 3 INCH AMOUNTS ALONG PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

A COASTAL STORM MAY BRING MAINLY RAIN OR ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE EXACT TRACK OF THE STORM...WHICH REMAINS HIGHLY UNCERTAIN AT THIS POINT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 

Related Slideshow: Top 10 Blizzards in MA History

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10.  Blizzard of 2006

Max Accumulation: Approximately 22"

February 11-13, 2006

Arriving on the evening of Feb. 13, this Nor’easter resulted in heavy snow, coastal flooding and a storm surge in Massachusetts. Wilbraham was the hardest hit area receiving more than 22 inches of snow.

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9. Blizzard of 2010

Max Accumulation: Approximately 24"

December 22-29, 2010

This historic blizzard brought as much as two feet of snow to parts of Massachusetts and caused Boston to declare a State of Emergency.

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8. Winter Storm Nemo

Max Accumulation: Approximately 25"

February 7-18, 2013

Total snowfall in Boston reached nearly 25 inches, making it the fifth-highest total ever recorded in the city.

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7. 1969 Nor’easter

Max Accumulation: Approximately 26"

February 8-10, 1969

This storm blanketed many parts of Massachusetts with upwards of 20 inches of snow, including 26.3 in Boston.

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6. Blizzard of 2003

Max Accumulation: Approximately 27.5"

February 14-19, 2013

Know as the President’s Day Storm II, this blizzard brought a record-setting 27.5 inches of snow to Boston.

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5. Blizzard of 1996

Max Accumulation: Approximately 30"

Jan. 6-10, 1996

One of two blizzards to receive an “extreme” rating on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, this storm blanketing parts of Western Massachusetts with upwards of 30 inches of snow.

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4. Blizzard of 1978

Max Accumulation: Approximately 32"

February 5-7, 1978

This historic nor’easter brought a then-record 27.1 inches of snowfall to Boston and over 32 inches to Rockport. Additionally, the storm killed 73 Bay State residents.

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3. April Fool's Day Blizzard

Max Accumulation: Approximately 33"

March 30 to April 1, 1997

This blizzard was no joke, dropping a record-breaking 33 inches on Worcester.

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2. Blizzard of 2005

Max Accumulation: Approximately 40"

January 20-23, 2005

This three-day storm delivered more than 40 inches of snow in Mashpee, Massachusetts, one of the hardest hit areas. Some portions of Massachusetts reported 6 foot snow drifts.

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1. Great Blizzard of 1888

Max Accumulation: Approximately 50"

March 11-14, 1888

One of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States, this superstorm dumped as much as 50 inches of snow in parts of Massachusetts.

 
 

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