Western Massachusetts Weather Alerts

Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Western Norfolk
  • Suffolk

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!

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Southern Berkshire
  • Northern Berkshire

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 Am Est
Wednesday
- Locations Eastern Catskills Mid Hudson Valley Taconics
Berkshires And Southern Vermont.
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow.
- Snow Accumulations 10 To 18 Inches With Up To 24 Inches
Across The Southern Berkshires.
- Maximum Snowfall Rates 2 To 3 Inches Per Hour.
- Timing Light Snow Will Continue Through Midnight. It Will
Become Heavy At Times After Midnight And Continue Heavy A
Times Into Tuesday. It Will Then Taper Off Tuesday Night.
- Impacts Very Dangerous Travel Conditions Due To Snow Covered
Roadways And Low Visibility. Some Blowing Snow And Drifting
Snow Will Also Be Likely Mainly In Outlying Areas. Some
Roads May Become Impassable.
- Winds North 10 To 15 Mph Increasing To 15 To 20 Mph
Tonight Into Tuesday With Gusts Up To 30 Mph.
- Temperatures 10 To 20 Degrees.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Means Severe Winter Weather
Conditions Are Expected Or Occurring. Significant Amounts Of Snow
Are Forecast That Will Make Travel Dangerous. Only Travel In An
Emergency. If You Must Travel Keep An Extra Flashlight
Food And Water In Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Eastern Hampshire
  • Eastern Hampden
  • Western Franklin
  • Eastern Franklin
  • Western Hampshire
  • Western Hampden

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 Am Est
Wednesday
- Locations Portions Of Western And Central Massachusetts. This
Includes The Cites And Towns Of Charlemont Greenfield Orange
Barre Fitchburg Chesterfield Blandford Amherst
Northampton Springfield And Ayer.
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow Along With Considerable Blowing And
Drifting Snow. Near Blizzard Conditions Are Possible.
- Accumulations Snow Accumulations Around 18 To 24 Inches
With Locally Higher Amounts. Snowfall Rates Of 2 To 4 Inches
An Hour At Times.
- Timing While The Storm Is Expected To Linger Into Early
Wednesday The Worst Of The Storm Will Be Tonight Into Tuesday
Afternoon.
- Impacts Heavy Snow And Strong Winds May Result In White-out/
Blizzard Conditions With Near Zero Visibility At Times. Travel
Will Be Difficult To Near Impossible And Life-threatening
Across The Entire Region.
- Winds North 10 To 20 Mph With Gusts Up Around 30 To 40 Mph.
The Height Of The Winds Will Be Tonight Into Tuesday Afternoon.
- 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.
All Unnecessary Travel Is Discouraged! This Is A Serious Life-
Threatening Storm!

Coastal Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Suffolk

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.

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