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Updated Snowfall Amounts

February 8, 2013

Photo courtesy of The Weather Channel.  We are in the 6-12″ range!

BLIZZARD ALERT

February 7, 2013

A blizzard warning has been issued for the Falmouth area from 6am Friday (2/8) to 1pm Saturday (2/9).  Here is the warning from The Weather Channel:

 

Local Weather Alert

Blizzard Warning for Barnstable, MA

From 6:00 AM EST, Fri., Feb 08, 2013 until 1:00 PM EST, Sat., Feb 09, 2013

Other affected areas: 

Central Middlesex County, MA;  Western Essex, MA;  Eastern Essex, MA;  Southern Worcester, MA;  Western Norfolk, MA;  Southeast Middlesex, MA;  Suffolk, MA;  Eastern Norfolk, MA;  Northern Bristol, MA;  Western Plymouth, MA;  Eastern Plymouth, MA;  Southern Bristol, MA;  Southern Plymouth, MA;  Barnstable, MA;  Dukes, MA;  Northwest Providence, RI;  Southeast Providence, RI;  Western Kent, RI;  Eastern Kent, RI;  Bristol, RI;  Washington, RI;  Newport, RI;  Block Island, RI
 

Issued by The National Weather Service
Boston, MA

Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 3:55 PM EST 

… BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY…

* LOCATIONS… EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS… INCLUDING BOSTON AND BOSTON METRO AREA… ALL OF RHODE ISLAND INCLUDING BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW… BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES… QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES… AND WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH.

* ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY FRIDAY MORNING… BECOMING HEAVY LATE IN THE DAY INTO THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE HEAVIEST OF SNOWFALL… ESPECIALLY FOCUS ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR… WILL FALL FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS… BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED BY THE FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 60 MPH… RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ANTICIPATED.

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

* VISIBILITIES… ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES… IN THE MID 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.

 

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… A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO DROP AROUND 2 FEET OF SNOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY…