Western Massachusetts Weather Alerts

Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Western Norfolk
  • Suffolk

Blizzard Warning In Effect From 7 Pm Monday To 1 Am Est
Wednesday
The National Weather Service In Taunton Has Issued A Blizzard
Warning Which Is In Effect From 7 Pm Monday To 1 Am Est
Wednesday. The Blizzard Watch Is No Longer In Effect.
- Locations Eastern And Southeastern Massachusetts As Well As
All Of Rhode Island.
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow Strong Winds And Blizzard
Conditions. Considerable Blowing And Drifting Snow. Strong To
Damaging Winds.
- Accumulations Snow Accumulations Of Around 20 To 30 Inches
With Locally Higher Amounts. Snowfall Rates Of 2 To 4 Inches An
Hour At Times.
- Timing While The Storm Is Expected Late Monday Lingering Into
Early Wednesday The Worst Of The Storm Will Be Monday Night
Through 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-northeast 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts Around 65 To 75
Mph. The Height Of The Winds Will Be Late Monday Night Into
Tuesday. The Strongest Winds Will Be Across The Coastal Areas.
- 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 Beginning Monday Afternoon
To Allow People Already On The Road To Safely Reach Their
Destination Before The Heavy Snow Begins And To Allow Snow
Removal Equipment To Begin To Clear Roads.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Southern Berkshire
  • Northern Berkshire

Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 1 Pm Monday To 1 Am Est
Wednesday
The National Weather Service In Albany Has Issued A Winter Storm
Warning For Heavy Snow Which Is In Effect From 1 Pm Monday To 1 Am
Est Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch Is No Longer In Effect.
- Locations Eastern Catskills Mid Hudson Valley Taconics
Berkshires And Southern Vermont.
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow.
- Snow Accumulations 12 To 24 Inches. The Highest Amounts Will
Likely Be In Dutchess County The Taconics And Berkshires.
- Maximum Snowfall Rates 2 To 3 Inches Per Hour.
- Timing Snow Will Overspread The Region From Southwest To
Northeast Monday Afternoon And Will Continue Heavy At Times
Monday Night Into Tuesday Before Gradually Tapering Off Late
Tuesday Night.
- Impacts Extremely Dangerous Travel Conditions Due To Snow
Covered Roadways And Low Visibility. Blowing And Drifting Snow
Will Also Be Likely. Some Roads May Become Impassable.
- Winds North 10 To 20 Mph With Gusts Up To 30 Mph.
- Temperatures In The Teens To Lower 20s.
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 In Effect From 7 Pm Monday To 1 Am Est
Wednesday
The National Weather Service In Taunton Has Issued A Winter Storm
Warning For Heavy Snow Which Is In Effect From 7 Pm Monday To 1
Am Est Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch Is No Longer In Effect.
- Locations Portions Of Western And Central Massachusetts.
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow Along With Considerable Blowing And
Drifting Snow. Near Blizzard Conditions Are Possible.
- Accumulations Snow Accumulations Of Around 20 To 30 Inches
With Locally Higher Amounts. Snowfall Rates Of 2 To 4 Inches An
Hour At Times.
- Timing While The Storm Is Expected Late Monday Lingering Into
Early Wednesday The Worst Of The Storm Will Be Monday Night
Through 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-northeast 15 To 25 Mph With Gusts Around 35 To
45 Mph. The Height Of The Winds Will Be Late Monday Night Into
Tuesday.
- 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 Beginning Monday Afternoon
To Allow People Already On The Road To Safely Reach Their
Destination Before The Heavy Snow Begins And To Allow Snow
Removal Equipment To Begin To Clear Roads.

Coastal Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Suffolk
  • Suffolk

Coastal Flood Warning In Effect From 3 Am To 7 Am Est
Tuesday
Coastal Flood Watch In Effect From Tuesday Afternoon Through
Tuesday Evening
The National Weather Service In Taunton Has Issued A Coastal
Flood Warning Which Is In Effect From 3 Am To 7 Am Est Tuesday.
- Location The Eastern Massachusetts Coast Including Cape Cod
And Nantucket.
- Coastal Flooding Moderate To Isolated Pockets Of Major Coastal
Flooding Expected Along With Severe Beach Erosion.
- Timing During The Early Tuesday Morning High Tide And Possibly
Again For The Late Tuesday Afternoon High Tide.
- Impacts Flooding Of Vulnerable Shore Roads And Basements
Expected During The Tuesday Early Morning High Tide. Some
Structural Damage Is Likely In The Most Vulnerable Locations.
Severe Beach Erosion Is Expected For The Tuesday Early Morning
High Tide And Remains A Threat For The Late Tuesday Afternoon
High Tide. This Storm Has Enough Intensity That Could Cause New
Inlets 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.
Major Coastal Flooding Is Considered Severe Enough To Cause At
Least Scattered Structural Damage Along With Widespread Flooding
Of Vulnerable Shore Roads And/or Basements. Some Vulnerable
Homes Will Be Severely Damaged Or Destroyed. Numerous Roads Are
Impassable Some With Washouts Severe Enough To Be Life-
Threatening If One Attempted To Cross On Foot Or By Vehicle. Some
Neighborhoods Will Be Isolated. Evacuation Of Some Neighborhoods
May Be Necessary.