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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Worcester County

Monday, April 04, 2016

 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Worcester County to take effect starting at 3 a.m. on Monday, April 4 and going till 8 p.m. on April 4. 

According to the weather service, there is a 46% chance that Worcester gets 4 to 6 inches and a 21% chance that Worcester gets 6 to 8 inches. 

Overall, the Weather Service is saying that there is a 100% chance of snow. 

See the Advisory Below

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-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-

NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-

EASTERN KENT 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...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...

AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...

WARWICK

253 PM EDT SUN APR 3 2016

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 PM EDT

MONDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 PM EDT

MONDAY.

 

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EXCEPT FOR THE IMMEDIATE

  SOUTH COAST...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

 

* HAZARD TYPES...ACCUMULATING SNOW.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES. BEST CHANCE

  OF THE HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN.

 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL QUICKLY OVERSPREAD WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND

  NORTHERN CONNECTICUT BETWEEN 3 AND 5 AM. THE SNOW SHOULD THEN

  MOVE INTO RHODE ISLAND AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS BETWEEN 5 AND 7

  AM. THE BULK OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH MID TO

  LATE AFTERNOON...BUT SOME SNOW MAY LINGER INTO MONDAY EVENING

  ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE.

 

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL IMPACT AT LEAST PART OF THE MONDAY MORNING

  RUSH HOUR...PARTICULARLY IN THE HARTFORD AND SPRINGFIELD

  METROPOLITAN AREAS WHERE IT BEGINS EARLIER. TEMPERATURES EARLY

  MONDAY MORNING WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 20S...SO EXPECT

  SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS MAKING FOR A SLIPPERY COMMUTE.

  BY LATER MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON...THE STRONG APRIL SUN

  ANGLE WILL PROBABLY ALLOW FOR MELTING ON MOST ROADWAYS OUTSIDE

  OF LOCALIZED HEAVIER SNOW BANDS AND ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

  HOWEVER...BY EARLY EVENING TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BACK INTO THE

  20S AND THERE COULD BE A RARE APRIL FLASH FREEZE ALONG THE

  BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR. THIS MAY IMPACT THE MONDAY

  EVENING RUSH HOUR.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW AND/OR ICE IS

FORECAST TO DEVELOP IN THE AFFECTED AREAS...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE

EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ANY SNOW OR ICE WOULD RESULT IN SLIPPERY

CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS.  WHEN

TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...MOTORISTS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY

CAREFUL ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS CAN EASILY

DEVELOP.

 

Related Slideshow: Worcester’s Top Ten Highest Annual Snowfall Totals

Prev Next

#10

Year: 1966-67

Total Amount of Snow: 94.2 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '67 - 46.8 inchess

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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#9

Year: 1957-58

Total Amount of Snow: 97.5 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: February '58 - 36.5 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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#8

Year: 1995-96

Total Amount of Snow: 97.9 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '96 - 45.2 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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#7

Year: 1947-48

Total Amount of Snow: 98.5 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '48 - 37.7 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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#6

Year: 1971-72

Total Amount of Snow: 99.3 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '72 - 35 inches 

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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#5

Year: 1993-94

Total Amount of Snow: 100 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '94  - 34 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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#4

Year: 1960-61

Total Amount of Snow: 104 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '61 - 32 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#3

Year: 2012-2013

Total Amount of Snow: 108.9 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: February '13 - 44.44 inches

Source: Goldensnowglobe.com and U.S. Climate Data

Prev Next

#2

Year: 2004-2005

Total Amount of Snow: 114 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '05 - 50.9 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#1

Year: 1992-93

Total Amount of Snow: 114 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: March '93 - 44 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
 

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