UPDATED: Blizzard Watch Issued for Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod, A Potential Historic Storm

Snowfall expected to drop one to feet of snow across the Cape and Islands.

Updated: 5:08 am Friday: Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Blizzard Watch for Dukes and Barnstable counties. A potential of one to two feet of snow across the region from Friday into Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.


The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm, Coastal Flooding and High Wind watches for Martha's Vineyard in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. 

Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning, followed by rain between 1pm and 4pm and then snow again Friday night, with the heaviest snowfall  occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. 

Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow, 28 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 55 mph and poor visibility. Friday night, wind gust could reach 70 mph.  NWS urges residents to be prepared to alter travel plans.

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Unfiltered Steve Simoneau February 08, 2013 at 12:24 AM
I know that many residents of the Cape and Vineyard are viewing this storm as a pain in the neck, but I am genuinely jealous. I love storms, and we rarely get anything storm-worthy here in the North Bay Area of California. Our weather is pretty boring. Some rain, three bolts of lightning and one huge thunder clap is all that winter could stir up for us this year. *yawn*
Louisa Hufstader February 08, 2013 at 12:32 AM
We never talked about this, Steve! My whole family is weather-obsessed in various ways. Do you feel a sense of wild glee when the rare thunderstorm hits the Napa Valley?


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