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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