Northern Worcester Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 11:09 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations...portions of western and central Massachusetts. This includes the cites and towns of Charlemont...Greenfield...Orange... Barre...Fitchburg...Chesterfield...Blandford...Amherst... Northampton...Springfield and Ayer.

* Hazard types...heavy snow along with considerable blowing and drifting snow. Near blizzard conditions are possible.

* Accumulations...snow accumulations around 18 to 24 inches... with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour at times.

* Timing...while the storm is expected to linger into early Wednesday...the worst of the storm will be tonight into Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts...heavy snow and strong winds may result in white-out/ blizzard conditions with near zero visibility at times. Travel will be difficult to near impossible and life-threatening across the entire region.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up around 30 to 40 mph. The height of the winds will be tonight into Tuesday afternoon.

* 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.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged! This is a serious life- threatening storm!

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:25 am EST on January 27, 2015

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 4 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Skywarn spotters...cooperative observers...media and Highway departments for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Boston

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

Connecticut

...Hartford County... Marlborough 10.8 221 am 1/27 trained spotter Manchester 7.5 306 am 1/27 ham radio East Hartford 4.5 207 am 1/27 ham radio West Hartford 3.5 208 am 1/27 ham radio Windsor 3.0 152 am 1/27 ham radio 1 WNW Windsor Locks 1.5 1200 am 1/27 Airport

...Tolland County... Coventry 6.5 230 am 1/27 trained spotter

...Windham County... Thompson 8.2 224 am 1/27 media

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Sandwich 13.0 237 am 1/27 ham radio Cotuit 11.5 236 am 1/27 ham radio South Dennis 9.5 312 am 1/27 emergency manager West Harwich 7.0 1202 am 1/27 ham radio Harwich 6.0 1132 PM 1/26 ham radio Falmouth 5.0 1133 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Bristol County... New Bedford 11.0 245 am 1/27 ham radio Taunton 9.0 314 am 1/27 NWS office Acushnet 8.5 1259 am 1/27 ham radio East Freetown 8.0 106 am 1/27 ham radio Fairhaven 5.9 1214 am 1/27 ham radio

...Essex County... Salem 9.0 248 am 1/27 ham radio Nahant 5.7 1159 PM 1/26 trained spotter Haverhill 5.5 307 am 1/27 ham radio Danvers 2.0 1155 PM 1/26 ham radio Rockport 1.5 1137 PM 1/26 media

...Hampden County... Longmeadow 4.2 241 am 1/27 none Ludlow 4.1 102 am 1/27 trained spotter Agawam 2.8 100 am 1/27 cwo Chicopee 2.5 257 am 1/27 broadcast media

...Middlesex County... Framingham 8.5 300 am 1/27 ham radio Wilmington 7.5 235 am 1/27 general public Dracut 6.9 301 am 1/27 general public Burlington 6.5 305 am 1/27 ham radio Natick 4.5 112 am 1/27 ham radio Somerville 4.4 100 am 1/27 general public North Reading 4.0 121 am 1/27 trained spotter Sudbury 4.0 142 am 1/27 ham radio Stoneham 1.9 1205 am 1/27 ham radio Littleton 1.3 1125 PM 1/26 trained spotter Chelmsford 1.1 1130 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Norfolk County... South Weymouth 7.5 244 am 1/27 media Foxboro 3.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter

...Plymouth County... Plymouth 13.1 240 am 1/27 general public West Wareham 8.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter Rockland 7.0 1253 am 1/27 trained spotter Hanson 5.0 1145 PM 1/26 ham radio Brockton 3.0 1156 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Suffolk County... 1 N East Boston 2.3 1200 am 1/27 Airport Winthrop 2.3 1155 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Worcester County... Shrewsbury 10.3 256 am 1/27 ham radio Clinton 7.1 315 am 1/27 general public Milford 4.0 1142 PM 1/26 trained spotter Worcester 2.6 1210 am 1/27 cwo 3 WNW Worcester 2.6 1200 am 1/27 Airport

Rhode Island

...Kent County... Coventry 7.0 1227 am 1/27 ham radio West Warwick 6.0 1202 am 1/27 trained spotter 2 NNW Warwick 3.1 1200 am 1/27 Airport

...Providence County... Providence 5.0 115 am 1/27 media

...Washington County... North Kingstown 7.0 1205 am 1/27 trained spotter

***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments gust of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio South Dennis 55 312 am 1/27 emergency manager Barnstable 53 1214 am 1/27 ham radio Bourne 53 147 am 1/27 ham radio West Chatham 50 100 am 1/27 ham radio

...Bristol County... Fall River 52 1236 am 1/27 ham radio

...Dukes County... aquinnah 64 1215 am 1/27 ham radio Edgartown 61 121 am 1/27 ham radio Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio

...Essex County... Rockport 57 115 am 1/27 ham radio

...Nantucket County... Nantucket 78 1244 am 1/27 ham radio 2 ESE Nantucket 70 1245 am 1/27 ASOS

...Plymouth County... Scituate 58 251 am 1/27 ham radio Norwell 50 236 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

...Newport County... Middletown 50 130 am 1/27 ham radio

***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments speed of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Essex County... Rockport 33 1137 PM 1/26 media

...Nantucket County... 2 ESE Nantucket 55 1246 am 1/27 ASOS