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NEW: Winter Storm Warning In Effect Saturday Into Sunday

Friday, December 13, 2013

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Worcester County, and much of southern New England. The warning is in effect from Saturday, December 14 at 1 PM until Sunday, December 15 at 1 PM.

Winter Storm Warning

 

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 414 PM EST FRI DEC 13 2013

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>016-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001-140515- /O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0008.131214T1700Z-131215T1600Z/ /O.NEW.KBOX.WS.W.0009.131214T1800Z-131215T1800Z/ 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 MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH- EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH- NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION... VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD... ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE... GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON... SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD... CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...AYER...JAFFREY...KEENE... MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD 414 PM EST FRI DEC 13 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM EST

SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WITH A BRIEF PERIOD OF SLEET AND FREEZING

RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM EST SUNDAY.

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHWEST RHODE

ISLAND...WESTERN...CENTRAL...EASTERN AND NORTHEASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS...AS WELL AS SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THIS INCLUDES

THE CITIES OF HARTFORD...BOSTON...WORCESTER...SPRINGFIELD...NASHUA

AND MANCHESTER.

* HAZARD TYPES...A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF

PERIOD OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...ALONG

WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

* TIMING...SNOW OVERSPREADS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AROUND MIDDAY

SATURDAY...BECOMING STEADIER AND HEAVIER AROUND MIDNIGHT SUNDAY

CONTINUING INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR

A BRIEF PERIOD OF MIXING WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN BY EARLY

SUNDAY MORNING OVER A MAJORITY OF THE WARNED AREA...BEFORE

CONCLUDING SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITIES AT TIMES DUE TO SNOW. HAZARDOUS

TRAVELING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH...

STRONGEST ALONG THE EAST-FACING SHORELINE WITH GUSTS UP TO 35

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.

 

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