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Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 11:09 PM EST on January 26, 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 of around 1 to 2 feet...
with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches
an hour at times.

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

* 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 around 55 to 65 mph...
likely stronger along eastern shorelines. The height of the
winds will be tonight into Tuesday 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!





Coastal Flood Warning

Statement as of 11:20 PM EST on January 26, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015


... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST
Tuesday...
... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 PM to 7 PM EST
Tuesday...

* location... the eastern Massachusetts coast including Cape Cod
and Nantucket.

* Coastal flooding... widespread moderate with pockets of major
coastal flooding expected along with severe beach erosion.

* Timing... during the early Tuesday morning high tide and again
for the late Tuesday afternoon high tide.

* Impacts... flooding of vulnerable shore roads and basements will
occur during the Tuesday early morning and late afternoon high
tides. Some structural damage is likely in the more vulnerable
locations. Severe beach erosion is expected for both Tuesday
high tide cycles. Erosion will be a particular concern for
portions of Plum Island and along the east facing shorelines of
Orleans... Chatham and Nantucket for both tide cycles. Severe
erosion is also possible along the north side of Cape Cod from
Sandwich to Eastham during the Tuesday late afternoon high tide.
This storm has enough intensity to possibly cause a New Inlet or
two to be formed along barrier beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major coastal
flooding is likely. Moderate coastal flooding produces widespread
flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to the
height of storm tide and/or wave action. Numerous Road closures
are needed. Lives may be at risk for people who put themselves in
harms way. Isolated structural damage may be observed.



All tide heights are relative to mean lower low water.
Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Newburyport

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     8.8 26/04 PM 8.7 0.2 4-5 none
    11.9 27/05 am 9.2 2.7 13-18 MDT-major
    11.2 27/05 PM 8.2 3.0 17-21 moderate
    10.4 28/06 am 8.9 1.5 8-11 minor
     7.8 28/06 PM 7.7 0.1 3-4 none
     8.7 29/07 am 8.7 0.0 2 none

Gloucester Harbor

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     1.2 26/10 PM 0.0 1.2 7-9 none
    13.0 27/04 am 10.0 3.0 10-18 MDT-major
    12.2 27/05 PM 9.0 3.2 19-25 moderate
    11.3 28/05 am 9.8 1.5 9-14 minor
     8.6 28/06 PM 8.5 0.1 4-5 none
     9.6 29/07 am 9.6 0.0 2-3 none

Revere

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
    10.2 26/04 PM 10.0 0.2 5-6 none
    13.7 27/04 am 10.4 3.3 12-16 moderate
    12.9 27/05 PM 9.4 3.5 16-21 moderate
    11.5 28/06 am 10.1 1.4 7-10 none
     9.1 28/06 PM 9.0 0.1 3-4 none
     9.9 29/07 am 9.9 0.0 2 none

Boston Harbor

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
    10.3 26/04 PM 10.1 0.2 2 none
    13.8 27/04 am 10.5 3.3 2-3 minor-MDT
    13.0 27/05 PM 9.5 3.5 2 minor
    11.7 28/05 am 10.2 1.5 2 none
     9.2 28/06 PM 9.1 0.1 2 none
    10.0 29/06 am 10.0 0.0 1 none

Scituate

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
    10.0 26/04 PM 9.9 0.2 5-6 none
    13.8 27/04 am 10.4 3.4 13-21 MDT-major
    13.2 27/05 PM 9.4 3.8 19-29 MDT-major
    11.8 28/06 am 10.2 1.6 10-14 minor
     9.5 28/06 PM 8.9 0.6 4-5 none
    10.0 29/07 am 10.0 0.0 2-3 none

Sandwich Harbor

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     9.4 26/04 PM 9.2 0.2 5-6 none
    12.5 27/04 am 9.6 2.9 10-13 moderate
    12.5 27/05 PM 8.7 3.8 19-22 moderate
    11.6 28/05 am 9.3 2.3 11-16 minor-MDT
     9.3 28/06 PM 8.2 1.1 2-3 none
     9.2 29/06 am 9.1 0.1 1-2 none

Provincetown Harbor

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
    10.2 26/04 PM 10.0 0.2 3-4 none
    13.2 27/05 am 10.3 2.9 6 minor-MDT
    12.4 27/05 PM 9.4 3.0 5-6 minor-MDT
    10.4 28/06 am 10.1 0.3 4-5 none
     9.0 28/06 PM 9.0 0.0 3 none
     9.8 29/07 am 9.8 0.0 2 none

Chatham - East Coast

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     6.6 26/05 PM 6.4 0.2 6-9 none
    10.3 27/05 am 6.8 3.5 19-27 major
     9.8 27/06 PM 6.0 3.8 20-23 MDT-major
     8.4 28/06 am 6.7 1.7 13-15 minor
     6.4 28/07 PM 5.7 0.7 4-6 none
     6.6 29/07 am 6.6 0.0 3 none

Chatham - South Coast

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     4.5 26/05 PM 4.2 0.3 3 none
     7.4 27/05 am 4.6 2.8 3-4 none
     6.6 27/06 PM 4.0 2.6 4-6 none
     4.6 28/07 am 4.6 0.0 3-4 none
     3.8 28/07 PM 3.8 0.0 2 none
     4.6 29/07 am 4.6 0.0 1-2 none

Buzzards Bay - Woods Hole

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     4.1 27/01 am 2.0 2.1 2-4 none
     3.1 27/02 PM 1.5 1.6 4 none
     1.9 28/03 am 1.9 0.0 3 none
     1.4 28/03 PM 1.4 0.0 2 none
     1.9 29/04 am 1.9 0.0 1 none

Wings Neck

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     6.2 27/02 am 4.2 2.0 3 none
     5.1 27/03 PM 3.5 1.6 3 none
     4.0 28/03 am 4.0 0.0 3 none
     3.2 28/04 PM 3.2 0.0 2 none
     3.9 29/05 am 3.9 0.0 1 none

Nantucket Harbor

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     3.5 26/05 PM 3.2 0.3 2-4 none
     6.4 27/05 am 3.5 2.9 8-10 moderate
     6.2 27/06 PM 3.0 3.2 8-9 moderate
     5.3 28/07 am 3.4 1.9 4-7 minor-MDT
     3.5 28/07 PM 2.9 0.6 2-3 none
     3.4 29/08 am 3.4 0.0 1-2 none

Nantucket East Coast - erosion impacts

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     3.5 26/05 PM 3.2 0.3 6-8 none
     7.0 27/05 am 3.4 3.6 20-23 major
     7.0 27/06 PM 3.1 3.9 18-20 MDT-major
     5.0 28/06 am 3.3 1.7 13-16 minor
     2.9 28/07 PM 2.9 0.0 4-5 none
     3.2 29/07 am 3.2 0.0 3 none

Nantucket - Madaket area erosion impacts

   total astro
    tide day/time tide surge waves flood
    /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
     2.7 26/05 PM 2.4 0.3 4 none
     5.0 27/05 am 2.5 2.5 7-8 none
     4.4 27/06 PM 2.3 2.1 7-8 none
     2.4 28/06 am 2.4 0.0 5-6 none
     2.2 28/07 PM 2.2 0.0 2-3 none
     2.4 29/07 am 2.4 0.0 1-2 none





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:39 AM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial 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...
   Marlborough 7.0 122 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Manchester 3.5 1244 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Wethersfield 2.5 1105 PM 1/26 ham radio
   West Hartford 2.0 1112 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...
   Coventry 3.0 1215 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Vernon 1.5 1109 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Windham County...
   Thompson 5.5 1204 am 1/27 media
   Eastford 1.3 1019 PM 1/26 ham radio

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Sandwich 9.3 1231 am 1/27 ham radio
   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
   Eastham 4.1 1030 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Acushnet 8.5 1259 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Freetown 8.0 106 am 1/27 ham radio
   Taunton 7.0 133 am 1/27 NWS office
   New Bedford 7.0 103 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

... Dukes County...
   Oak Bluffs 6.0 1017 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Nahant 5.7 1159 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Topsfield 2.3 1048 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Danvers 2.0 1155 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Rockport 1.5 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Hampden County...
   Ludlow 4.1 102 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Longmeadow 3.5 120 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Agawam 2.8 100 am 1/27 cwo
   Westfield 1.0 1100 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Middlesex County...
   Natick 4.5 112 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 4.4 100 am 1/27 general public
   Wilmington 4.0 120 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Reading 4.0 121 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Dracut 2.9 101 am 1/27 general public
   Burlington 2.5 1159 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Stoneham 1.9 1205 am 1/27 ham radio
   Framingham 1.4 1040 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Littleton 1.3 1125 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Chelmsford 1.1 1130 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Holbrook 3.8 1045 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Foxboro 3.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Franklin 2.3 1113 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Plymouth County...
   West Wareham 8.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Plymouth 7.4 1152 PM 1/26 general public
   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
   Bridgewater 2.0 1032 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 7.0 108 am 1/27 ham radio
   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
   Hubbardston 1.3 1043 PM 1/26 social media

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

... Newport County...
   Portsmouth 5.2 1054 PM 1/26 NWS employee

... Providence County...
   Providence 5.0 115 am 1/27 media
   North Providence 3.0 1033 PM 1/26 trained spotter

... Washington County...
   North Kingstown 7.0 1205 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Wakefield 7.0 1044 PM 1/26 ham radio
   westerly 5.0 1040 PM 1/26 trained spotter


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

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio
   Barnstable 53 1214 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 50 1033 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   West Chatham 50 100 am 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Fairhaven 58 1100 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fall River 52 1236 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Edgartown 61 121 am 1/27 ham radio
   Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio
   aquinnah 57 1119 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Rockport 51 1137 PM 1/26 media

... Middlesex County...
   Waltham 53 1215 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 52 1250 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

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

... Providence County...
   North Providence 33 1033 PM 1/26 trained spotter


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

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   East Falmouth 33 1033 PM 1/26 none

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

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


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