Massachusetts (Central Middlesex County/MAZ005)
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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Central Middlesex County (MAZ005) Massachusetts Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Watch Winter Storm Watch - Central Middlesex County (Massachusetts)


Updated:Thu 17-Jan-19 04:26pm EST
Effective:Sat 19-Jan-19 04:00pm EST
Expires:Sun 20-Jan-19 07:00pm EST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Eastern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Worcester; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Western Hampshire; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth
 
Instructions: A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Message summary: ...winter storm watch remains in effect from saturday afternoon through sunday evening...
* what...heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of 6 inches or more possible with the highest risk north of the massachusetts turnpike. Highest potential for over a foot of snow is north of route 2 in massachusetts. In addition, ice accretion of one tenth to three tenths of an inch are possible mainly to the south of the massachusetts turnpike with localized amounts up to one half inch possible.
* where...northern connecticut, northern rhode island and all of massachusetts east of the berkshires.
* when...mainly saturday evening through sunday afternoon.
* additional details...snow develops by early saturday evening. The snow will change to sleet and freezing rain south of route 2 between midnight and 6 am sunday. The bulk of the freezing rain and ice accretion is expected south of the massachusetts turnpike, where some scattered power outages are possible if higher amounts occur. Precipitation may change to a period of all rain along and southeast of the boston to providence corridor for a time. If this occurs, rapidly falling temperatures on sunday may result in a flash freeze. Mixed precipitation will transition back to a period of snow before ending sometime sunday afternoon or early evening.
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Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - Central Middlesex County (Massachusetts)


Updated:Thu 17-Jan-19 03:09pm EST
Effective:Sat 19-Jan-19 04:00pm EST
Expires:Fri 18-Jan-19 04:00am EST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Eastern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Southern Worcester; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Western Hampshire; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth
 
Message summary: ...some slippery travel possible late tonight and during the friday morning commute...
A period of light snow is expected after midnight tonight and during friday morning across the area. Snowfall accumulations are expected to range from a dusting to 2 inches. While the snow is expected to be light, temperatures in the teens and 20s will allow any snow to stick on untreated roads. This could lead to slippery travel for the morning commute. Motorists should use caution late tonight and friday morning. Precipitation is expected to end towards midday friday, possibly ending as some light rain over east coastal ma and ri.
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