Portsmouth EOC will be secured at 5:30 pm

The Portsmouth EOC has begun demobilizing and will secure operations at 5:30 PM on March 14th. Thank you for your cooperation during the storm.#stella02871

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Portsmouth Town Hall closed today

Portsmouth Town Hall is closed today March 14. #Stella02871

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Portsmouth Emergency Center is activated for Winter Storm Stella

Portsmouth Emergency Center (EOC) is activated for winter storm Stella. Please use hashtag #Stella02871 to receive Portsmouth related tweets.

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Portsmouth Public Schools Closed Tuesday 3/14

All Portsmouth public schools will be closed Tuesday due to the anticipated snow storm.

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Tues 3/14 – Parking Ban – Transfer Station Closed

Parking ban in Portsmouth 07:00 AM Tuesday 3/14 until further notice.

The Transfer Station will be closed all day Tuesday 3/14.

 

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WINTER STORM WARNING Tuesday Mar 14

Expect heavy snow and strong winds on Tuesday. Roads may become impassible. Be prepared to shelter in place on Tuesday. 

Monitor local weather information sources.
Be prepared for possible power outages.
Please *DO NOT* use candles for lighting!
Check batteries in flashlights and radios now.
Charge cell phone auxiliary banks now.
Have a 48 hour supply of water and non-perishable food on hand.
Have cash on hand. (ATM’s may be out.)

This is the latest information from National Weather Service Taunton:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
336 PM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for Heavy snow, which is in effect from 5 AM to 1 PM EDT
Tuesday.

* LOCATIONS…Eastern Massachusetts as well as central and
southern Rhode Island.

* HAZARD TYPES…Heavy snow and the potential for blizzard
conditions.

* ACCUMULATIONS…Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches with a low
risk for isolated amounts up to 2 feet across northeast MA.

* TIMING…Snow overspreads most of the region between 4 and 8 am
Tuesday morning. The snow will quickly become heavy with 2 to 4
inch per hour snowfall rates possible at times through Tuesday
afternoon. The heavy snow will taper off to snow showers
Tuesday night.

* IMPACTS…Heavy snow, poor visibility and strong winds will make
for extremely hazardous travel. Strong winds will bring the
potential for blizzard conditions and near white-out conditions
at times. Considerable blowing and drifting snow is also
expected and many roads may become impassable. The strong winds
will also bring the risk for scattered tree damage and power
outages…especially near the coast.

* WINDS…North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* VISIBILITIES…One quarter mile or less at times.

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Blizzard Watch for Mon night into Tues night

Be prepared to modify travel plans for Tuesday March 14. Stay tuned to local weather sources.

From the National Weather Service in Taunton:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
514 PM EST Sat Mar 11 2017

…BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Blizzard
Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through late
Tuesday night.

* LOCATIONS…Southern Rhode Island and east coastal Massachusetts from Boston to Plymouth.

* HAZARD TYPES…Heavy snow, strong winds, and reduced visibility.

* ACCUMULATIONS…Snow accumulation of greater than 6 inches
possible along drifting and blowing snow.

* TIMING…Tuesday and Tuesday night.

* IMPACTS…Rapid snow accumulation as well as blowing and
drifting snow. There may be scattered power outages.

* WINDS…Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 50 mph.

* TEMPERATURES…In the upper 20s.

* VISIBILITIES…One quarter mile or less at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Blizzard Watch means there is a potential for considerable
falling and/or blowing snow with sustained winds or frequent
gusts over 35 mph, with visibilities below one quarter mile, for
at least 3 hours. Whiteout conditions will be possible, making
travel very dangerous. Be prepared to alter any travel plans.

 
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All Portsmouth Public Schools Closed Fri 3/10

All Portsmouth Public Schools Closed Fri 3/10 due to weather.

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Winter Storm Watch Friday March 10 2017

Be prepared to modify travel plans for Friday. Stay tuned to local weather information sources.

From National Weather Service Taunton:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
1041 AM EST Thu Mar 9 2017

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

* HAZARD TYPES…Snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches. Given the snow will be very banded some locations will receive 4 inches while neighboring towns accumulate up to 7 inches.

* TIMING…Snow will develop after midnight, becoming heavy at times toward daybreak into the morning. The snow will taper off Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Snow covered roads will make for hazardous driving conditions. Snowfall rates may approach 1 inch per hour for a time during the Friday morning commute.

* VISIBILITIES…One quarter to one half mile at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared to modify
travel plans should winter weather develop.

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Parking Ban Friday Mar 10

A parking ban is in effect in Portsmouth from 3:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 until 9 pm March 10th. Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe!

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