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Now a blizzard warning

Today was nice and sunny.

Tomorrow? Not so much.

So sayeth the National Weather Service:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
355 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO
DROP AROUND 2 FEET OF SNOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...

MAZ005>007-012>023-RIZ001>008-080500-
/O.UPG.KBOX.BZ.A.0001.130208T1200Z-130209T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.130208T1100Z-130209T1800Z/
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-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES 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...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...
WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
355 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING
  BOSTON AND BOSTON METRO AREA...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND INCLUDING
  BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES...
  QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES...AND WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY FRIDAY MORNING...BECOMING
  HEAVY LATE IN THE DAY INTO THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE HEAVIEST OF
  SNOWFALL...ESPECIALLY FOCUS ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR...WILL FALL
  FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. WHITE OUT
  CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED BY THE
  FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE
  ANTICIPATED WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 60 MPH...RESULTING IN
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES
  ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

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.

&&

$$

Fortunately, the local power lines are underground; unless one of the main lines into town gets hit, I should stay happily powered and connected. I suspect that tomorrow night's congregational meeting is going to be postponed, however.

Originally posted at http://edschweppe.dreamwidth.org/157726.html - comment wherever you please.