For an update on the storm, please see Near-Blizzard Conditions Possible Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow and strong winds which is in effect until 7 pm EST Sunday. The winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.
- Locations: North Shore and southeast Massachusetts
- Hazard types: heavy snow and gusty winds.
- Accumulations: Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.
- Timing: Any mixed precipitation should change over to snow this evening.
- The snow may fall heavily for a time tonight into Sunday afternoon.
- Impacts: Untreated roads and walkways will become snow-covered.
- Strong winds will develop after midnight and continue through Sunday. This may result in poor visibilities and perhaps near whiteout conditions for a time.
- In addition, the initially wet snow combined with the wind could result in some downed tree limbs and a few power outages.
- Winds: northwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
- Visibilities: as low as one half mile at times, especially late tonight and Sunday morning.
- Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12-hour period or for 8 or more inches in a 24-hour period.
- Travel will be slow at best on well-treated surfaces and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.
A high wind warning is also in effect for Dukes County.
Source: National Weather Service. Click "Keep me posted" for automatic updates on the storm. You may also be interested in:
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