Western Massachusetts Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

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

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 7 Am Est
Thursday
- Locations Western And Central Massachusetts Including Southern
New Hampshire
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow.
- Accumulations Snow Accumulation Of 8 To 12 Inches.
- Timing Heaviest Snow Falls From About 1 Pm To 8 Pm With
Snowfall Rates Of 1 To 2 Inches Likely.
- Impacts This Storm Will Significantly Impact Holiday Travel
Making Driving Dangerous At Times. Visibilities In Heavy Snow
Expected To Be Significantly Reduced To One Quarter Mile Or
Less At Times.
- Uncertainty Greatest Risk For Heavy Snow Is Along And
Northwest Of A Line From Springfield Massachusetts Northeast To
Fitchburg To Manchester New Hampshire.
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.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Northern Berkshire
  • Southern Berkshire

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 7 Am Est
Thursday
- Locations Litchfield Hills Berkshires Southern Vermont
Eastern Catskills Mid Hudson Valley And Central And Southern
Taconics.
- Hazard Types Heavy Snow And Some Drifting Snow.
- Snow Accumulations 8 To 16 Inches. Greatest Totals Expected
Across The Higher Elevations With Lower Amounts Across
Southern Litchfield County Where Sleet May Mix In Later Today.
- Maximum Snowfall Rates 1 To 3 Inches Per Hour Expected From
Late Morning Into Early Evening.
- Timing Snow Will Spread From South To North Across The Area
Beginning Around Or Shortly After Sunrise. Snow May Be Mixed
With Rain At The Onset. The Snow Will Be Heaviest During The
Afternoon Into The Evening With The Snow Tapering Off Late
Tonight.
- Impacts This Storm Will Significantly Impact Holiday Travel
Making Driving Dangerous At Times With Snow Covered Roads And
Poor Visibilities. Isolated Power Outages Will Be Possible
Where The Heaviest Snow Occurs.
- Visibilities Less Than One Half Mile At Times.
- Winds North 10 To 15 Mph With Gusts Up To 25 Mph.
- Temperatures In The Upper 20s To Mid 30s.
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 Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Suffolk
  • Western Norfolk

Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Until 7 Am Est
Thursday
- Locations The Boston To Providence Corridor.
- Hazard Types Snow And Sleet.
- Accumulations A Slushy Snow Accumulation An Inch Or Two
Possible.
- Timing Rain Heavy Times This Afternoon Will Change To A Period
Of Snow And Sleet This Evening. Heaviest Precipitation Occurs
Between 1 Pm And 8 Pm.
- Impacts This Storm Will Significantly Impact Holiday Travel
Making Driving Dangerous At Times. Visibilities In Heavy Snow
Expected To Be Significantly Reduced To One Quarter Mile Or
Less At Times.
- Uncertainty High Uncertainty On Snowfall Accumulations Given A
Wintry Mix Of Rain Snow And Sleet.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Weather Advisory Is Issued When Snow And/or Ice Is
Forecast To Develop In The Affected Areas But Accumulations Are
Expected To Be Light. Any Snow Or Ice Would Result In Slippery
Conditions On Untreated Roadways And Sidewalks. When
Temperatures Are Below Freezing Motorists Need To Be Especially
Careful On Bridges And Overpasses Where Slippery Spots Can Easily
Develop.