Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 4:38 AM EST on December 13, 2013
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday morning...
* locations... most of Connecticut... Rhode Island... Massachusetts
and New Hampshire. This includes the cities of Hartford...
Providence... Boston... Worcester... Springfield... Nashua and
Manchester New Hampshire.
* Hazard types... a period of heavy snow followed by sleet and
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches... along
with a trace to a tenth of an inch of ice.
* Timing... snow overspreads southern New England Saturday
afternoon and then becomes steadier and heavier Saturday night
into Sunday morning before tapering off Sunday afternoon. Snow
will likely change to sleet and freezing rain for a time late
Saturday night into Sunday morning across Connecticut... Rhode
Island and possibly as far north as the Massachusetts Turnpike
including the greater Boston area.
* Impacts... travel will likely become difficult and treacherous
* winds... northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Strongest winds across Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.
* Temperatures... in the 20s but rising into the lower and mid
30s across Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.
* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times in heavy
snow. There will also be a period of blowing and drifting snow
across Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts given the gusty
* Uncertainty... it is still unknown how far inland a wintry mix
will occur. This will greatly impact exact snowfall totals.
Nevertheless a period of heavy snow followed by sleet and
freezing rain will create treacherous travel conditions
Saturday night into early Sunday.
A Winter Storm Watch is issued for the potential of accumulating
snow of 6 or more inches in a 12 hour period... or 8 or more
inches in a 24 hour period. Anyone traveling in the next 24 to
36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify
travel plans should winter weather develop.
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