Posted by: coastlinesproject | February 2, 2015

Massachusetts winter storm warning 10-14 inches.

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Winter Storm Warning for Massachusetts
Active for next 17 hours · National Weather Service
This alert has been updated.
Posted 3 hours, 16 minutes ago
A major winter storm expected today.

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 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 10 to 14 inches along and north of the Pike. 6 to 12 inches of snowfall is expected south of the Pike, with the least amounts over Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice accretion across interior Rhode Island.
Timing: Heavy snow with brief snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches lifting north across the region this morning which will impact the morning rush hour. Snow will mix and change to a period of sleet and freezing rain for a time from mid morning into the afternoon across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts with plain rain near the coast. Any mixed precipitation will change back to snow mid to late afternoon before ending this evening.
Winds: northeast 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 northeast Massachusetts coast.
Winds: north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.
Recommended 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.
The original text for this alert has been automatically reformatted to correct capitalization.
ready.govTips from
Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
Sand to improve traction.
Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack – a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.
noaa.govWhat is a Winter Storm Warning?
A winter weather event including 1) snow, ice, or sleet meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria; or 2) a combination of snow, ice, or sleet and blowing snow with at least one of the precipitation elements meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria.

Alert area: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Eastern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Worcester; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Western Hampshire; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth
Tweets related to this alert

Natasja Payne
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All classes cancelled thi morning – due to snow storm. #constantcontact

Tony Murphy
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All Yonkers Public Schools are closed today and Alternate side parking is suspended. Be careful on the roads.

The Boston Globe
@BostonGlobe 15m
Most Boston area schools and colleges are closed but core systems remain open:
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Commack Schools
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Commack Schools CLOSED today 2/2 due to icy road conditions and forecasts for freezing rain. See website for more info.

Springfield College
@SpfldCollege 1h
Due to the snow storm, the College’s main campus is closed and all day and evening classes are cancelled for Monday, Feb. 2.

Town of Brookhaven
@BrookhavenInfo 1h
#Brookhaven Emergency Operations Center opened at 5 am today in response to the snow & ice storm.…

Northeastern U.
@Northeastern 2h
All day, evening classes on MA campuses canceled, business offices closed today 2/2. More at:
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