Winter Storm Warning


Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

by David Bidwell on 01/12/11

Warning Description: Winter Storm Warning

Warning Date: 3:55 am EST on January 12, 2011

WarningSum:...Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 8 Pm Est This
Evening...

Warning Message:A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 PM EST this
evening.
* Locations...northern Connecticut...central and southwest
Massachusetts...all of Rhode Island except Newport County and
Block Island.
* Hazard types...snow and blowing snow.
* Accumulations...12 to 16 inches of snow.
* Timing...the heaviest snow will fall through noon time. Snowfall
rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible in the heaviest
bands.
* Impacts...hazardous travel conditions expected. Heavy snow
will significantly impact the morning commute. Strong north to
northeast winds will combine with heavy snow to create near
blizzard conditions at times.
* Winds...north 10 to 20 with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average of 6 or more
inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period...or for 8 or more
inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well
treated surfaces...and quite difficult on any unplowed or
untreated surfaces.
Warning Description: Special Weather Statement

Warning Date: 5:24 am EST on January 12, 2011

WarningSum:...Heavy Snow Will Continue Across Much Of Southern New England
This Morning...

Warning Message:At 5 am...bands of heavy snow continued to move northward across
southern New England. Along the immediate South Coast...Cape Cod
and the islands milder air has changed the snow to rain.
Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour will be likely in the
heaviest snow bands through 8 am...especially in the interior.
Rain or mixed rain and snow will continue along the immediate
South Coast...but will change back to snow from west to east
between 8 am and noon.
Winds may gust to over 50 mph along the coast...especially the
cape and islands.
Kjc
524 am EST Wed Jan 12 2011
...Heavy snow will continue across much of southern New England
this morning...
At 5 am...bands of heavy snow continued to move northward across
southern New England. Along the immediate South Coast...Cape Cod
and the islands milder air has changed the snow to rain.
Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour will be likely in the
heaviest snow bands through 8 am...especially in the interior.
Rain or mixed rain and snow will continue along the immeidiate
South Coast...but will change back to snow from west to east
between 8 am and noon.
Winds may gust to over 50 mph along the coast...especially the
cape and islands.


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