Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 28, 2015
Statement as of 3:58 PM EST on January 25, 2015
... Blizzard Warning in effect from 7 PM Monday to 1 am EST
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 The blizzard watch is no longer in effect.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
* 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.
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.