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Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1146 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...ANOTHER ROUND OF SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING AND SEVERE BEACH
EROSION EXPECTED ALONG THE MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST THIS AFTERNOON
INTO EARLY EVENING...

MAZ007-015-016-019-022-024-280100-
/O.EXT.KBOX.CF.W.0002.150127T1900Z-150128T0100Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-
1146 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST INCLUDING CAPE COD
  AND NANTUCKET.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WIDESPREAD MODERATE WITH ISOLATED MAJOR
  COASTAL FLOODING LIKELY ALONG WITH SEVERE BEACH EROSION.

* TIMING...WITHIN SEVERAL HOURS OF THE LATE AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE. A
  FEW AREAS WERE UNABLE TO DRAIN FROM THE EARLY MORNING HIGH TIDE.
  RENEWED COASTAL FLOODING FROM THE NEXT HIGH TIDE COULD OCCUR AS
  EARLY AS 2 TO 3 PM.

* IMPACTS...FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND BASEMENTS WILL
  OCCUR AGAIN DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE. THERE REMAINS A
  RISK OF ISOLATED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE MOST VULNERABLE
  LOCATIONS. SEVERE BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY IN SUCH
  LOCATIONS AS PLUM ISLAND...PLYMOUTH...NORTH SIDE OF CAPE COD
  FROM SANDWICH TO EASTHAM...CHATHAM AREA...AND PORTIONS OF THE
  NANTUCKET SHORELINE INCLUDING THE SIASCONSET AREA. TOTAL WATER
  LEVELS SHOULD BE A LITTLE LESS FOR THE LATE AFTERNOON HIGH
  TIDE...BUT WAVES WILL LIKELY BE A FEW FEET HIGHER. WE ARE
  ANTICIPATING IMPACTS FROM THE LATE AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE TO BE
  COMPARABLE TO OR A LITTLE LESS THAN THE MORNING HIGH TIDE IN
  MOST AREAS. HOWEVER...THE IMPACTS ALONG THE CAPE COD NORTH SHORE
  INCLUDING THE SANDWICH...BARNSTABLE...DENNIS AND EASTHAM
  SHORELINE WILL LIKELY BE SOMEWHAT GREATER THAN THE EARLY MORNING
  HIGH TIDE. COASTAL FLOODING AND EROSION IN THE CHATHAM AND
  NANTUCKET AREAS WILL LIKELY BE AT LEAST AS SIGNIFICANT AS WHAT
  OCCURRED DURING THE PRIOR TIDE. AND ALONG THE ENTIRE EAST COAST
  OF MASSACHUSETTS...THE LATE AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE COULD COMPOUND
  ANY DAMAGE EXPERIENCED DURING THE PRIOR HIGH TIDE.

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.

&&

&&

ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

NEWBURYPORT

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.5    27/05 PM     8.2      2.9     15-23    MDT-MAJOR
    10.5    28/06 AM     8.9      1.6      9-11      MINOR
     7.8    28/06 PM     7.7      0.1      4-5        NONE
     8.7    29/07 AM     8.7      0.0      2-3        NONE
     7.4    29/07 PM     7.4      0.0       2         NONE
     8.5    30/07 AM     8.3      0.2       2         NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.2    27/05 PM     9.0      2.5     14-24     MODERATE
    10.8    28/05 AM     9.8      1.0     10-14       NONE
     8.6    28/06 PM     8.5      0.1      5-6        NONE
     9.6    29/07 AM     9.6      0.0      2-3        NONE
     8.3    29/07 PM     8.3      0.0       2         NONE
     9.5    30/07 AM     9.3      0.2       3         NONE

REVERE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.3    27/05 PM     9.4      2.9     20-24    MINOR-MDT
    11.1    28/06 AM    10.1      1.0      8-10       NONE
     9.1    28/06 PM     9.0      0.1      4-5        NONE
     9.9    29/07 AM     9.9      0.0      2-3        NONE
     8.8    29/07 PM     8.7      0.1      1-2        NONE
     9.9    30/07 AM     9.7      0.2       2         NONE

BOSTON HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.4    27/05 PM     9.5      2.9       2        MINOR
    11.2    28/05 AM    10.2      1.0       2         NONE
     9.2    28/06 PM     9.1      0.1       2         NONE
    10.0    29/06 AM    10.0      0.0       1         NONE
     8.9    29/07 PM     8.8      0.1       1         NONE
    10.0    30/07 AM     9.8      0.2       1         NONE

SCITUATE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    13.0    27/05 PM     9.4      3.6     22-29    MDT-MAJOR
    12.0    28/06 AM    10.2      1.8     10-13      MINOR
     9.5    28/06 PM     8.9      0.6      5-6        NONE
    10.0    29/07 AM    10.0      0.0      2-3        NONE
     8.8    29/07 PM     8.7      0.1       2         NONE
    10.0    30/07 AM     9.7      0.3       2         NONE

SANDWICH HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.8    27/05 PM     8.7      4.1     21-26    MDT-MAJOR
    11.6    28/05 AM     9.3      2.3      8-11      MINOR
     9.3    28/06 PM     8.2      1.1      3-4        NONE
     9.2    29/06 AM     9.1      0.1       2         NONE
     8.0    29/07 PM     8.0      0.0       1         NONE
     9.2    30/07 AM     9.0      0.2       1         NONE

PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.4    27/05 PM     9.4      3.0      3-5     MINOR-MDT
    10.4    28/06 AM    10.1      0.3      2-3        NONE
     9.0    28/06 PM     9.0      0.0       2         NONE
     9.8    29/07 AM     9.8      0.0      1-2        NONE
     8.7    29/07 PM     8.7      0.0       2         NONE
     9.8    30/07 AM     9.6      0.2       2         NONE

CHATHAM - EAST COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.9    27/06 PM     6.0      3.9     21-24    MDT-MAJOR
     8.6    28/06 AM     6.7      1.9     12-17      MINOR
     6.4    28/07 PM     5.7      0.7      5-7        NONE
     6.6    29/07 AM     6.6      0.0      3-4        NONE
     5.5    29/08 PM     5.5      0.0       2         NONE
     6.1    30/07 AM     5.9      0.2       3         NONE

CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     6.6    27/06 PM     4.0      2.6      4-5        NONE
     4.6    28/07 AM     4.6      0.0      3-4        NONE
     3.8    28/07 PM     3.8      0.0       2         NONE
     4.6    29/07 AM     4.6      0.0      1-2        NONE
     3.7    29/08 PM     3.7      0.0      1-2        NONE
     4.4    30/07 AM     4.1      0.3       2         NONE

BUZZARDS BAY - WOODS HOLE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     2.4    27/06 PM     0.8      1.6      5-6        NONE
     2.2    28/03 AM     1.9      0.3      2-3        NONE
     1.4    28/03 PM     1.4      0.0       2         NONE
     1.9    29/04 AM     1.9      0.0       1         NONE
     1.3    29/04 PM     1.3      0.0       1         NONE
     2.3    30/05 AM     1.9      0.4       1         NONE

WINGS NECK

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     5.1    27/03 PM     3.5      1.6       3         NONE
     4.3    28/03 AM     4.0      0.3      2-3        NONE
     3.2    28/04 PM     3.2      0.0       2         NONE
     3.9    29/05 AM     3.9      0.0       1         NONE
     3.1    29/05 PM     3.1      0.0       1         NONE
     4.4    30/06 AM     4.0      0.4       1         NONE

NANTUCKET HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     6.8    27/06 PM     3.0      3.8      8-9     MDT-MAJOR
     5.5    28/07 AM     3.4      2.1      4-7     MINOR-MDT
     3.5    28/07 PM     2.9      0.6       3         NONE
     3.4    29/08 AM     3.4      0.0      1-2        NONE
     2.8    29/08 PM     2.8      0.0       1         NONE
     3.2    30/07 AM     3.0      0.2       2         NONE

NANTUCKET EAST COAST - EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     7.0    27/06 PM     3.1      3.9     19-22    MDT-MAJOR
     5.1    28/06 AM     3.3      1.8     10-14      MINOR
     2.9    28/07 PM     2.9      0.0       5         NONE
     3.2    29/07 AM     3.2      0.0      3-4        NONE
     2.8    29/08 PM     2.8      0.0       2         NONE
     3.1    30/07 AM     2.9      0.2       3         NONE

NANTUCKET - MADAKET AREA EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     4.4    27/06 PM     2.3      2.1       8         NONE
     2.4    28/06 AM     2.4      0.0      4-5        NONE
     2.2    28/07 PM     2.2      0.0      2-3        NONE
     2.4    29/07 AM     2.4      0.0      1-2        NONE
     2.1    29/08 PM     2.1      0.0      1-2        NONE
     2.5    30/07 AM     2.2      0.3       2         NONE

$$

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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
851 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND HISTORIC BLIZZARD WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW ENGLAND INTO TONIGHT WHILE JUST A MODERATE
SNOWSTORM AFFECTS FAR WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...

MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>008-272200-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150128T0600Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
851 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF
  FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE
   ...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL
  RIVER... NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
  PROVIDENCE... WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
  NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY... NEWPORT AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 15 TO 25 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES THIS MORNING.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT.

* 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.
  STROGN WINDS MAY RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND ISOLATED
  POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH...LIKELY
  STRONGER ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS
  WILL BE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* 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! THIS IS A SERIOUS LIFE-
THREATENING STORM!

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
432 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

MAZ007-015-016-019-280945-
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
432 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   COASTAL FLOOD WARNING.
   BLIZZARD WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS POSSIBLE WITH ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM...BUT CERTAINLY NOTHING SIMILAR TO TODAY/S STORM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$



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