Hartford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 9:42 PM EST on January 31, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 9 PM Sunday to 1 am EST Tuesday...

* locations...includes most of Massachusetts and Rhode Island away from the immediate south coasts. The warning also includes northeast Connecticut.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 8 to 14 inches expected.

* Timing...snow develops very late Sunday evening across western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut and after midnight across eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Snow will fall heavy at times Monday morning at 1 to 2 inches per hour... impacting the morning rush hour. Snow will continue to fall moderate to heavy at times into Monday evening before tapering off.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Impacts...hazardous travel is expected with snow covered roads and poor visibility. Blowing and drifting snow also expected... especially along the coast.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures...bitterly cold wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero expected by late Monday night.

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.