Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Storm Warnings


Drink coffee. Stay warm. Enjoy watching, listening and being in the winter moment. But most of all, be safe. Java!
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Issued by The National Weather Service
Boston, MA
4:02 am EST, Sun., Dec. 20, 2009

... BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
THIS BLIZZARD WARNING IS FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND... SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING THE CAPE AND ISLANDS.
SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR DURING THE EARLY MORNING. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS AS WELL AS ALONG THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY EAST COAST WILL PRODUCE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. ACROSS INTERIOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AND INTERIOR RHODE ISLAND... WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH WILL ALSO PRODUCE NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. ISOLATED THUNDER SNOW COULD RESULT IN BRIEF ISOLATED SNOWFALL RATES BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES PER HOUR UNTIL DAYBREAK. THE WETTER SNOW ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS MAY CAUSE ADDITIONAL SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING.
THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO LESSEN IN INTENSITY FROM WEST TO EAST BY AROUND MID MORNING.
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 12 TO 16 INCHES ARE FORECAST ACROSS ALL OF RHODE ISLAND... SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS... AND THE UPPER CAPE. NEAR 10 INCHES IS FORECAST FOR MARTHAS VINEYARD AND THE OUTER CAPE. ON NANTUCKET... A WETTER SNOW WILL REDUCE SNOW TOTALS TO BETWEEN 6 AND 10 INCHES.
LIGHT SNOW MAY LINGER ACROSS CAPE COD... MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
TRAVEL WILL REMAIN DANGEROUS AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED THROUGH THE MORNING.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE FOR AT LEAST THREE CONSECUTIVE HOURS. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED... SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS. ALSO... BE SURE TO CHECK ALL EXTERNAL VENTS ON YOUR HOUSE BECAUSE THEY CAN LEAD TO A CARBON MONOXIDE RISK IF BLOCKED BY SNOW DRIFTS.

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