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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
448 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

MAZ005>007-012>017-020-RIZ001-002-004-005-007-071800-
/O.EXA.KBOX.WS.A.0003.160208T1200Z-160209T1200Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...FALL RIVER...
NEW BEDFORD...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WARWICK...
BRISTOL...NEWPORT
448 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...A LARGE PORTION OF RHODE ISLAND AND EASTERN
  MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING THE PROVIDENCE...WORCESTER...AND BOSTON
  METROPOLITAN AREAS AS WELL AS THE MERRIMACK VALLEY AND CAPE ANN.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW
  ACROSS THE WATCH AREA MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

* UNCERTAINTY...THE AMOUNT OF OCEAN-EFFECT ENHANCED SNOW BANDING
  REMAINS UNCERTAIN. IN ADDITION...A SLIGHT WESTWARD SHIFT IN THE
  TRACK OF AN OCEAN STORM COULD INCREASE AMOUNTS WHILE A TRACK
  FARTHER EAST COULD REDUCE AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...SNOW OVERSPREADS THE WATCH AREA MONDAY MORNING AND
  AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS SHOULD
  MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY TRAVEL PLANS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...MAY BE REDUCED AT TIMES TO ONE-HALF MILE OR LESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW OF 6 OR MORE INCHES IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY
TRAVEL PLANS .SYNOPSIS FOR MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL
WATERS...SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.

&&

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