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Rhode Island, Bristol

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!





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:42 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 4.7 1152 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Manchester 2.5 1130 PM 1/26 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
   Staffordville 2.0 951 PM 1/26 co-op observer
   Columbia 1.7 906 PM 1/26 ham radio
   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
   West Yarmouth 3.0 927 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Fall River 6.1 1108 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fairhaven 5.9 1214 am 1/27 ham radio
   New Bedford 5.0 1116 PM 1/26 ham radio
   fairahven 5.0 1103 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Taunton 4.1 1200 am 1/27 NWS office
   South Dartmouth 3.0 905 PM 1/26 ham radio
   North Attleboro 2.0 928 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 3.0 1048 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Longmeadow 2.8 1114 PM 1/26 none
   Agawam 1.5 1045 PM 1/26 cwo
   Westfield 1.0 1100 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Springfield 1.0 925 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Middlesex County...
   North Reading 3.0 1202 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Burlington 2.5 1159 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Dracut 2.3 1203 am 1/27 general public
   Ashland 2.0 947 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Wilmington 2.0 1127 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 1033 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Foxboro 3.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Franklin 2.3 1113 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Millis 2.0 921 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Norwood 1.8 947 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   Dover 1.2 920 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Walpole 1.0 922 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
   Hanson 5.0 1145 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Rockland 4.0 1029 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   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 none

... Worcester County...
   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
   Auburn 2.5 925 PM 1/26 trained spotter
   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
   Newport 3.3 904 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Providence County...
   Providence 4.0 1226 am 1/27 ham radio
   Pawtucket 3.5 941 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Glocester 3.0 926 PM 1/26 ham radio
   North Providence 3.0 1033 PM 1/26 none

... Washington County...
   North Kingstown 7.0 1205 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Wakefield 7.0 1044 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Saunderstown 5.3 955 PM 1/26 general public
   westerly (se) 5.0 1040 PM 1/26 none


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

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Barnstable 53 1214 am 1/27 ham radio
   Yarmouth 53 1208 am 1/27 ham radio
   Wellfleet 52 1215 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 50 1033 PM 1/26 none

... Bristol County...
   Fairhaven 58 1100 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Fall River 47 1048 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   aquinnah 57 1119 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Oak Bluffs 56 1156 PM 1/26 ham radio
   Edgartown 55 1154 PM 1/26 ham radio

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

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 77 1138 PM 1/26 ham radio
   2 ESE Nantucket 69 1219 am 1/27 ASOS

... Plymouth County...
   Scituate 51 1135 PM 1/26 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   Worcester 24 935 PM 1/26 none

Rhode Island

... Providence County...
   North Providence 33 1033 PM 1/26 none

... Washington County...
   Charlestown 59 950 PM 1/26 ham radio


***********************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 51 1056 PM 1/26 ASOS


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