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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 2:36 PM EST Feb. 7, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 am Monday to 7 am EST
Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from 4 am Monday to 7
am EST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations... the greater Boston area... North Shore... westward to
Worcester and south into northeast Connecticut... all of Rhode
Island and adjacent eastern Massachusetts. This includes the
cities and towns of Framingham... Lowell... Lawrence...
Gloucester... Foxboro... Norwood... Cambridge... Quincy...
Taunton... Fall River... New Bedford... Foster... Smithfield...
Providence... Warwick... Bristol and Newport.

* Hazard types... heavy snow.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.

* Timing... snow overspreads the area Monday morning 4 am to 7 am
then becomes heavy at times after 8 am and continues into the
early afternoon. Snow intensity begins to diminish by mid
afternoon.

* Impacts... travel will be slow at best on well treated
surfaces... and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated
surfaces.

* Winds... north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 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.