Eastern Hampshire Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 11:09 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations...portions of western and central Massachusetts. This includes the cites and towns of Charlemont...Greenfield...Orange... Barre...Fitchburg...Chesterfield...Blandford...Amherst... Northampton...Springfield and Ayer.

* Hazard types...heavy snow along with considerable blowing and drifting snow. Near blizzard conditions are possible.

* Accumulations...snow accumulations around 18 to 24 inches... with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour at times.

* Timing...while the storm is expected to linger into early Wednesday...the worst of the storm will be tonight into Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts...heavy snow and strong winds may result in white-out/ blizzard conditions with near zero visibility at times. Travel will be difficult to near impossible and life-threatening across the entire region.

* Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up around 30 to 40 mph. The height of the winds will be tonight into Tuesday afternoon.

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

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.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged! This is a serious life- threatening storm!

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:12 PM EST on January 26, 2015

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 4 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Skywarn spotters...cooperative observers...media and Highway departments for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Boston

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

Connecticut

...Hartford County... Wethersfield 2.5 1105 PM 1/26 ham radio Manchester 2.0 1032 PM 1/26 trained spotter East Hartford 1.4 744 PM 1/26 ham radio Marlboro 1.3 753 PM 1/26 ham radio West Hartford 1.1 846 PM 1/26 broadcast media Granby 1.0 739 PM 1/26 ham radio Simsbury 1.0 1106 PM 1/26 ham radio Windsor 1.0 1109 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Tolland County... Coventry 2.0 1020 PM 1/26 trained spotter Staffordville 2.0 951 PM 1/26 co-op observer Andover 2.0 1108 PM 1/26 ham radio Columbia 1.7 906 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Windham County... Danielson 1.3 825 PM 1/26 ham radio Eastford 1.3 1019 PM 1/26 ham radio

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Sandwich 6.5 1026 PM 1/26 ham radio West Harwich 5.5 1004 PM 1/26 ham radio Eastham 4.1 1030 PM 1/26 ham radio Centerville 3.5 805 PM 1/26 ham radio West Yarmouth 3.0 834 PM 1/26 ham radio Falmouth 3.0 827 PM 1/26 ham radio Harwich 2.0 732 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Bristol County... fairahven 5.0 1103 PM 1/26 ham radio Fall River 4.8 1006 PM 1/26 ham radio West Island 3.5 806 PM 1/26 ham radio Taunton 3.3 1039 PM 1/26 NWS office South Dartmouth 3.0 905 PM 1/26 ham radio New Bedford 2.8 835 PM 1/26 ham radio Freetown 2.5 810 PM 1/26 ham radio west Acushnet 2.3 809 PM 1/26 ham radio Acushnet 2.0 831 PM 1/26 ham radio North Attleboro 2.0 928 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Dukes County... Oak Bluffs 6.0 1017 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Essex County... Topsfield 2.3 1048 PM 1/26 trained spotter Bradford 1.0 855 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Hampden County... Ludlow 3.0 1048 PM 1/26 trained spotter Agawam 1.5 1045 PM 1/26 cwo Longmeadow 1.5 922 PM 1/26 none Springfield 1.0 925 PM 1/26 ham radio Westfield 0.8 900 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Middlesex County... Ashland 2.0 947 PM 1/26 ham radio North Reading 2.0 1019 PM 1/26 trained spotter Dracut 1.8 1031 PM 1/26 general public Framingham 1.4 1040 PM 1/26 ham radio Hudson 1.2 810 PM 1/26 none Stoneham 1.0 930 PM 1/26 ham radio Littleton 1.0 1015 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Nantucket County... Nantucket 4.5 845 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Norfolk County... Holbrook 3.8 1045 PM 1/26 ham radio Millis 2.0 921 PM 1/26 ham radio Norwood 1.8 947 PM 1/26 trained spotter Dover 1.2 920 PM 1/26 ham radio Walpole 1.0 922 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Plymouth County... West Wareham 6.4 1050 PM 1/26 trained spotter Rockland 4.0 1029 PM 1/26 trained spotter Bridgewater 2.0 815 PM 1/26 ham radio Kingston 2.0 813 PM 1/26 ham radio Hanson 1.8 826 PM 1/26 ham radio Plymouth 1.6 811 PM 1/26 ham radio Pembroke 1.0 746 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Worcester County... Auburn 2.5 925 PM 1/26 trained spotter Hubbardston 1.3 1043 PM 1/26 social media Worcester 1.0 908 PM 1/26 ham radio 3 WNW Worcester 1.0 825 PM 1/26 orh Airport

Rhode Island

...Kent County... West Warwick 4.0 958 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Newport County... Portsmouth 5.2 1054 PM 1/26 NWS employee Newport 3.3 904 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Providence County... Pawtucket 3.5 941 PM 1/26 ham radio Glocester 3.0 926 PM 1/26 ham radio North Providence 3.0 1033 PM 1/26 none Providence 2.5 935 PM 1/26 ham radio Foster 2.5 843 PM 1/26 co-op observer west Glocester 2.1 827 PM 1/26 trained spotter Smithfield 2.0 852 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Washington County... Wakefield 7.0 1044 PM 1/26 ham radio Saunderstown 5.3 955 PM 1/26 general public westerly (se) 5.0 1040 PM 1/26 none

***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments gust of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... East Falmouth 50 1033 PM 1/26 none

...Bristol County... Fairhaven 48 845 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Dukes County... aquinnah 54 840 PM 1/26 ham radio Edgartown 47 1014 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Nantucket County... Nantucket 69 1010 PM 1/26 ham radio 2 ESE Nantucket 65 1101 PM 1/26 ASOS

...Plymouth County... Scituate 46 940 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Worcester County... Worcester 24 935 PM 1/26 none

Rhode Island

...Providence County... North Providence 33 1033 PM 1/26 none

...Washington County... Charlestown 59 950 PM 1/26 ham radio

***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments speed of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... East Falmouth 33 1033 PM 1/26 none

...Nantucket County... 2 ESE Nantucket 51 1056 PM 1/26 ASOS