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Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 4:24 AM EST on January 27, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 28, 2015


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations... eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as
all of Rhode Island. This includes the cities and towns of
Framingham... Lowell... Lawrence... Foxboro... Norwood... Cambridge
   ... Boston... Quincy... Taunton... Brockton... Plymouth... Fall
River... New Bedford... Mattapoisett... Foster... Smithfield...
Providence... West Greenwich... Warwick... Bristol...
Narragansett... westerly... Newport and Block Island.

* Hazard types... heavy snow... strong winds and blizzard
conditions. Considerable blowing and drifting snow. Strong to
damaging winds.

* Accumulations... snow accumulations 15 to 25 inches... with
locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour
at times this morning.

* Timing... the worst of the storm will be through this
afternoon... then diminishing later tonight.

* Impacts... heavy snow and strong winds will result in white-
out/blizzard conditions with near zero visibility. Travel will
be impossible and life threatening across the entire region.
Also snow may be wet enough to result in downed tree limbs and
power outages in addition to the winds.

* Winds... north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph... likely
stronger along eastern shorelines. The height of the winds will
be through early afternoon.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning is issued when sustained winds or frequent
gusts over 35 mph are expected with considerable falling and/or
blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will become poor with
whiteout conditions at times. Those venturing outdoors may become
lost or disoriented... so persons in the warning area are advised
to stay indoors.

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





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:47 AM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 6
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 13.8 321 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Manchester 12.5 355 am 1/27 trained spotter
   East Hartford 4.5 207 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Hartford 3.5 208 am 1/27 ham radio
   Windsor 3.0 152 am 1/27 ham radio
   Wethersfield 2.5 1105 PM 1/26 ham radio
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 1.5 1200 am 1/27 Airport
   Enfield 1.1 1111 PM 1/26 ham radio
   South Windsor 1.0 1114 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Simsbury 1.0 1106 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Tolland County...
   Tolland 10.0 439 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Coventry 6.5 230 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Vernon 1.5 1109 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Windham County...
   Thompson 8.2 224 am 1/27 media
   Ashford 6.0 344 am 1/27 none

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Sandwich 13.0 237 am 1/27 ham radio
   Cotuit 11.5 236 am 1/27 ham radio
   South Dennis 9.5 312 am 1/27 emergency manager
   West Harwich 7.0 1202 am 1/27 ham radio
   Harwich 6.0 1132 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Falmouth 5.0 1133 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   New Bedford 11.0 245 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Freetown 11.0 437 am 1/27 ham radio
   Taunton 10.5 445 am 1/27 NWS office
   Acushnet 8.5 1259 am 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 6.1 1108 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fairhaven 5.9 1214 am 1/27 ham radio
   fairahven 5.0 1103 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Salem 9.0 248 am 1/27 ham radio
   Lynn 8.5 330 am 1/27 ham radio
   Nahant 5.7 1159 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Haverhill 5.5 307 am 1/27 ham radio
   Danvers 2.0 1155 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Rockport 1.5 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Hampden County...
   Longmeadow 4.2 241 am 1/27 none
   Ludlow 4.1 102 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Agawam 2.8 105 am 1/27 ham radio
   Chicopee 2.5 257 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Westfield 1.0 1100 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Middlesex County...
   Wilmington 11.0 424 am 1/27 ham radio
   Burlington 8.5 411 am 1/27 ham radio
   Framingham 8.5 300 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 8.2 400 am 1/27 general public
   North Reading 7.5 323 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Dracut 6.9 301 am 1/27 general public
   Natick 4.5 112 am 1/27 ham radio
   Sudbury 4.0 142 am 1/27 ham radio
   Stoneham 1.9 1205 am 1/27 ham radio
   Littleton 1.3 1125 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Chelmsford 1.1 1130 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   South Weymouth 7.5 244 am 1/27 media
   Foxboro 3.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Franklin 2.3 1113 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Plymouth County...
   Plymouth 15.8 420 am 1/27 general public
   Pembroke 12.0 313 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Wareham 8.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Rockland 7.0 1253 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Hanson 5.0 1145 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Brockton 3.0 1156 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Suffolk County...
   1 N East Boston 2.3 1200 am 1/27 Airport
   Winthrop 2.3 1155 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Worcester County...
   Shrewsbury 14.8 403 am 1/27 ham radio
   Clinton 7.1 315 am 1/27 general public
   Milford 4.0 1142 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Worcester 2.6 1210 am 1/27 cwo
   3 WNW Worcester 2.6 1200 am 1/27 Airport

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   Coventry 7.0 1227 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Warwick 6.0 1202 am 1/27 trained spotter
   2 NNW Warwick 3.1 1200 am 1/27 Airport

... Providence County...
   N. Cumberland 5.5 348 am 1/27 none
   Providence 5.0 115 am 1/27 media

... Washington County...
   North Kingstown 7.0 1205 am 1/27 trained spotter


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

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Sagamore 70 313 am 1/27 general public
   Barnstable 63 325 am 1/27 ham radio
   Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio
   South Dennis 55 312 am 1/27 emergency manager
   Bourne 53 147 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 52 1236 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   aquinnah 72 1223 am 1/27 ham radio
   Edgartown 61 121 am 1/27 ham radio
   Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Rockport 57 115 am 1/27 ham radio

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 78 1244 am 1/27 ham radio
   2 ESE Nantucket 70 1245 am 1/27 ASOS

... Plymouth County...
   Scituate 58 251 am 1/27 ham radio
   Norwell 50 236 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

... Newport County...
   Middletown 50 130 am 1/27 ham radio


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

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Essex County...
   Rockport 33 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Nantucket County...
   2 ESE Nantucket 55 1246 am 1/27 ASOS


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