Latest graphics (3:00 PM Tues) from National Weather Service Taunton:
Here are updated graphics from National Weather Service Taunton 5:00 AM Tuesday
See previous blog post for more discussion.
The Taunton Office of the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Watch for much of the surrounding area. Please monitor future forecasts and plan any Thanksgiving travel accordingly. The latest guidance (5 PM Mon) from NWS is:
Forecast Confidence: Moderate
Wednesday Morning Commute: Low Impact
Wednesday Afternoon & Night Travel: High Impact
Thanksgiving Morning Travel: Low Impact
EXERCISE – The Portsmouth RI Emergency Ops Center (EOC) has been activated concurrent with the Portsmouth Fire Dept Open House, 12 Noon to 2 PM today Oct 19, 2014.
The Portsmouth Fire Department will host its annual Open House on Sunday October 19 from noon to 2:00 PM. The fire station will be open to the public and friendly Fire Department personnel will be on hand to display all the Department’s equipment and answer your questions. Refreshments and light food will be available. Our firefighters always go out of their way to make this a memorable event for youngsters.
The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the second floor of the fire station will be open to the public as well. Portsmouth EMA will be conducting an EOC activation exercise in parallel with the open house. The EOC will be staffed and operational much as it would be during an actual emergency. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to view the facility that becomes the Town’s nerve center during an emergency.
Put October 19th on your calendar and join us for Open House.
Approximately 550 National Grid customers on mainland Portsmouth and Prudence Island have been affected by an electric power outage. National Grid expects to restore service to all customers by 10:00 PM tonight.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1037 AM EDT MON MAR 24 2014
…POWERFUL WINTER STORM LIKELY TO AFFECT SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND…
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…PLYMOUTH…
FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…NEWPORT
1037 AM EDT MON MAR 24 2014
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
* LOCATIONS…PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS AND NEWPORT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST RHODE ISLAND.
* HAZARD TYPES…POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW WITH BLOWING AND
* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 INCHES OR MORE IS
POSSIBLE DEPENDING UPON THE EXACT TRACK OF THE STORM.
* TIMING…TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION ALONG WITH BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW THAT MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.
* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES…AROUND 30.
* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.
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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