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Winter Storm Watch

Warning Description: Winter Storm Watch Warning Date: 4:38 am EST on January 10, 2011 WarningSum:…Winter Storm Watch In Effect From Late Tuesday Night Through Wednesday Evening… Warning Message:The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Watch…which is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening. * Locations…most of Massachusetts except Nantucket and Berkshire County…northern Connecticut…Rhode Island and Hillsborough and Cheshire counties of southern New Hampshire. * Hazard types…snow…which will fall heavily at times. * Accumulations…7 to 12 inches of snow…with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of one to two inches an hour are possible for a time. * Timing…highest amounts are expected to fall late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. * Impacts…hazardous travel conditions are expected Tuesday night and at least through the day Wednesday. Visibilities will be poor. Commute on Wednesday morning will be very challenging. * Winds…north to northeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph at times. * Temperatures…in the mid 20s to lower 30s. * Visibilities…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 should winter weather develop.

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