Western Hampshire Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 04:58 AM EST die 01o February, anno 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday...

* locations...includes most of Massachusetts and Rhode Island away from the immediate south coasts. The warning also includes northern Connecticut.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts...and around a foot in northern Connecticut and the rest of Massachusetts.

* Timing...snow develops before midnight across western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut and after midnight across eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Snow will fall heavy at times Monday morning at 1 to 2 inches per hour...impacting the morning rush hour. The snow may mix with or briefly change to sleet across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts around midday.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Impacts...hazardous travel is expected with snow covered roads and poor visibility. Blowing and drifting snow also expected... especially along the coast.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph closer to the coast.

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

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.