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National Weather Service at 12:45 pm, 2/8/13

Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1200 PM EST FRI FEB 8 2013

...A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO
DROP AROUND 2 FEET OF SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY...

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...RHODE
ISLAND INCLUDING BLOCK ISLAND...AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES...
QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES...AND WINDS GUSTING NEAR 60 MPH.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 FEET.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST OF SNOW ANTICIPATED BY THE
EVENING COMMUTE INTO SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ALONG THE
I-95 CORRIDOR.

* IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL
WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AND WINDS
GUSTING AROUND 60 MPH. IN ADDITION...ANTICIPATE DAMAGE TO TREES
AND STRUCTURES ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MAZ015&wa...

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