Travel Advisory – Tues 3 PM Update

Latest graphics (3:00 PM Tues) from National Weather Service Taunton:

 

 

 

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Travel Advisory – Updated Graphics

Here are updated graphics from National Weather Service Taunton  5:00 AM Tuesday

See previous blog post for more discussion.

 

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Travel Advisory for Wednesday into Thursday

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
Precipitation:

  • •Mix snow/rain to start Wed morning to midday
  • •Highest uncertainty is in where rain-snow line sets up
  • •More likely scenario is primarily rain east of I-95
Probability of 6 Inches or More Snow:

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Emergency Preparedness Expo Nov 15

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19 Oct 2014 1200 – Exercise Activation of EOC for Fire Dept Open House

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.

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Open House at Portsmouth Fire Station and EOC

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.

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Red Cross Shelter Open House Sat July 26

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Electric power outage Thurs April 17

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.

 

 

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Winter Storm Watch Tue/Wed Mar 25/26

*** Corrected title heading – was listed as warning, not watch ***
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
337 PM EDT MON MAR 24 2014
POWERFUL WINTER STORM LIKELY TO AFFECT SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND
AND PARTICULARLY THE CAPE AND ISLANDS VERY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY MORNING
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…PLYMOUTH…
FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…NEWPORT
…WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
* LOCATIONS…PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS AND NEWPORT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST RHODE ISLAND.
* HAZARD TYPES…POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH SOME BLOWING
AND DRIFTING.
* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.
* TIMING…VERY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT VERY
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION…WINDY
CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH
POOR VISIBILITIES. THE WEDNESDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR MAY BE
IMPACTED SIGNIFICANTLY.
* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.
* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
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.
FOR THE LATEST UPDATES…PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON
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Winter Storm Watch for Tues/Wed Mar 25-26

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
DRIFTING.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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FOR THE LATEST UPDATES…PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON

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