Eastern Plymouth Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 4:24 AM EST on January 27, 2015

...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations...eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as all of Rhode Island. This includes the cities and towns of Framingham...Lowell...Lawrence...Foxboro...Norwood...Cambridge ...Boston...Quincy...Taunton...Brockton...Plymouth...Fall River... New Bedford...Mattapoisett...Foster...Smithfield... Providence... West Greenwich...Warwick...Bristol... Narragansett...westerly... Newport and Block Island.

* Hazard types...heavy snow...strong winds and blizzard conditions. Considerable blowing and drifting snow. Strong to damaging winds.

* Accumulations...snow accumulations 15 to 25 inches...with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour at times this morning.

* Timing...the worst of the storm will be through this afternoon...then diminishing later tonight.

* Impacts...heavy snow and strong winds will result in white- out/blizzard conditions with near zero visibility. Travel will be impossible and life threatening across the entire region. Also snow may be wet enough to result in downed tree limbs and power outages in addition to the winds.

* Winds...north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph...likely stronger along eastern shorelines. The height of the winds will be through early afternoon.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning is issued when sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 mph are expected with considerable falling and/or blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will become poor with whiteout conditions at times. Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented...so persons in the warning area are advised to stay indoors.

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

Coastal Flood Warning
Statement as of 3:48 AM EST on January 27, 2015

...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 7 am EST this morning... ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 7 PM EST this evening...

* location...the eastern Massachusetts coast including Cape Cod and Nantucket.

* Coastal flooding...widespread moderate with pockets of major coastal flooding expected along with severe beach erosion.

* Timing...high tide this morning and again late this afternoon.

* Impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and basements will occur early this morning and late this afternoon high tides. Some structural damage is likely in the more vulnerable locations. Severe beach erosion is expected for both high tide cycles. Erosion will be a particular concern for portions of Plum Island and along the east facing shorelines of Orleans... Chatham and Nantucket for both tide cycles. Severe erosion is also possible along the north side of Cape Cod from Sandwich to Eastham during the late afternoon high tide. This storm has enough intensity to possibly cause a New Inlet or two to be formed along barrier beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major coastal flooding is likely. Moderate coastal flooding produces widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to the height of storm tide and/or wave action. Numerous Road closures are needed. Lives may be at risk for people who put themselves in harms way. Isolated structural damage may be observed.

All tide heights are relative to mean lower low water. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Newburyport

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 11.9 27/05 am 9.2 2.7 18-22 major 11.2 27/05 PM 8.2 3.0 21-26 MDT-major 10.4 28/06 am 8.9 1.5 8-11 minor 7.8 28/06 PM 7.7 0.1 4-5 none 8.7 29/07 am 8.7 0.0 2-3 none 7.4 29/07 PM 7.4 0.0 2 none

Gloucester Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 13.0 27/04 am 10.0 3.0 20-25 MDT-major 12.2 27/05 PM 9.0 3.2 25-32 MDT-major 11.3 28/05 am 9.8 1.5 10-14 minor 8.6 28/06 PM 8.5 0.1 5-6 none 9.6 29/07 am 9.6 0.0 2-3 none 8.3 29/07 PM 8.3 0.0 2 none

Revere

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 13.7 27/04 am 10.4 3.3 17-20 moderate 12.9 27/05 PM 9.4 3.5 20-25 moderate 11.5 28/06 am 10.1 1.4 7-10 none 9.1 28/06 PM 9.0 0.1 4-5 none 9.9 29/07 am 9.9 0.0 2-3 none 8.8 29/07 PM 8.7 0.1 1-2 none

Boston Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 13.8 27/04 am 10.5 3.3 2 minor-MDT 13.0 27/05 PM 9.5 3.5 2 minor 11.7 28/05 am 10.2 1.5 2 none 9.2 28/06 PM 9.1 0.1 2 none 10.0 29/06 am 10.0 0.0 1 none 8.9 29/07 PM 8.8 0.1 1 none

Scituate

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 13.8 27/04 am 10.4 3.4 21-26 major 13.2 27/05 PM 9.4 3.8 25-32 MDT-major 11.8 28/06 am 10.2 1.6 10-13 minor 9.5 28/06 PM 8.9 0.6 5-6 none 10.0 29/07 am 10.0 0.0 2-3 none 8.8 29/07 PM 8.7 0.1 2 none

Sandwich Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 12.5 27/04 am 9.6 2.9 14-17 moderate 12.5 27/05 PM 8.7 3.8 21-22 moderate 11.6 28/05 am 9.3 2.3 8-12 minor 9.3 28/06 PM 8.2 1.1 3-4 none 9.2 29/06 am 9.1 0.1 2 none 8.0 29/07 PM 8.0 0.0 1 none

Provincetown Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 13.2 27/05 am 10.3 2.9 6 moderate 12.4 27/05 PM 9.4 3.0 3-6 minor-MDT 10.4 28/06 am 10.1 0.3 2-3 none 9.0 28/06 PM 9.0 0.0 2 none 9.8 29/07 am 9.8 0.0 1-2 none 8.7 29/07 PM 8.7 0.0 2 none

Chatham - East Coast

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.3 27/05 am 6.8 3.5 26-31 major 9.8 27/06 PM 6.0 3.8 17-24 MDT-major 8.4 28/06 am 6.7 1.7 12-15 minor 6.4 28/07 PM 5.7 0.7 5-7 none 6.6 29/07 am 6.6 0.0 3-4 none 5.5 29/08 PM 5.5 0.0 2 none

Chatham - South Coast

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 7.4 27/05 am 4.6 2.8 5 none 6.6 27/06 PM 4.0 2.6 4-5 none 4.6 28/07 am 4.6 0.0 3-4 none 3.8 28/07 PM 3.8 0.0 2 none 4.6 29/07 am 4.6 0.0 1-2 none 3.7 29/08 PM 3.7 0.0 1-2 none

Buzzards Bay - Woods Hole

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.5 27/05 am 1.4 2.1 4-5 none 3.1 27/02 PM 1.5 1.6 5-6 none 1.9 28/03 am 1.9 0.0 2-3 none 1.4 28/03 PM 1.4 0.0 2 none 1.9 29/04 am 1.9 0.0 1 none 1.3 29/04 PM 1.3 0.0 1 none

Wings Neck

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 6.0 27/03 am 4.0 2.0 3 none 5.1 27/03 PM 3.5 1.6 3 none 4.0 28/03 am 4.0 0.0 2-3 none 3.2 28/04 PM 3.2 0.0 2 none 3.9 29/05 am 3.9 0.0 1 none 3.1 29/05 PM 3.1 0.0 1 none

Nantucket Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 6.4 27/05 am 3.5 2.9 10-11 MDT-major 6.2 27/06 PM 3.0 3.2 7-9 moderate 5.3 28/07 am 3.4 1.9 4-6 minor 3.5 28/07 PM 2.9 0.6 3 none 3.4 29/08 am 3.4 0.0 1-2 none 2.8 29/08 PM 2.8 0.0 1 none

Nantucket East Coast - erosion impacts

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 7.0 27/05 am 3.4 3.6 17-18 MDT-major 7.0 27/06 PM 3.1 3.9 12-16 MDT-major 5.0 28/06 am 3.3 1.7 11-12 minor 2.9 28/07 PM 2.9 0.0 5 none 3.2 29/07 am 3.2 0.0 3-4 none 2.8 29/08 PM 2.8 0.0 2 none

Nantucket - Madaket area erosion impacts

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 5.0 27/05 am 2.5 2.5 8-9 none 4.4 27/06 PM 2.3 2.1 7-8 none 2.4 28/06 am 2.4 0.0 4-5 none 2.2 28/07 PM 2.2 0.0 2-3 none 2.4 29/07 am 2.4 0.0 1-2 none 2.1 29/08 PM 2.1 0.0 1-2 none

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:47 am EST on January 27, 2015

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 6 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... Marlborough 13.8 321 am 1/27 trained spotter Manchester 12.5 355 am 1/27 trained spotter East Hartford 4.5 207 am 1/27 ham radio West Hartford 3.5 208 am 1/27 ham radio Windsor 3.0 152 am 1/27 ham radio Wethersfield 2.5 1105 PM 1/26 ham radio 1 WNW Windsor Locks 1.5 1200 am 1/27 Airport Enfield 1.1 1111 PM 1/26 ham radio South Windsor 1.0 1114 PM 1/26 ham radio Simsbury 1.0 1106 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Tolland County... Tolland 10.0 439 am 1/27 broadcast media Coventry 6.5 230 am 1/27 trained spotter Vernon 1.5 1109 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Windham County... Thompson 8.2 224 am 1/27 media Ashford 6.0 344 am 1/27 none

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Sandwich 13.0 237 am 1/27 ham radio Cotuit 11.5 236 am 1/27 ham radio South Dennis 9.5 312 am 1/27 emergency manager West Harwich 7.0 1202 am 1/27 ham radio Harwich 6.0 1132 PM 1/26 ham radio Falmouth 5.0 1133 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Bristol County... New Bedford 11.0 245 am 1/27 ham radio East Freetown 11.0 437 am 1/27 ham radio Taunton 10.5 445 am 1/27 NWS office Acushnet 8.5 1259 am 1/27 ham radio Fall River 6.1 1108 PM 1/26 ham radio Fairhaven 5.9 1214 am 1/27 ham radio fairahven 5.0 1103 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Essex County... Salem 9.0 248 am 1/27 ham radio Lynn 8.5 330 am 1/27 ham radio Nahant 5.7 1159 PM 1/26 trained spotter Haverhill 5.5 307 am 1/27 ham radio Danvers 2.0 1155 PM 1/26 ham radio Rockport 1.5 1137 PM 1/26 media

...Hampden County... Longmeadow 4.2 241 am 1/27 none Ludlow 4.1 102 am 1/27 trained spotter Agawam 2.8 105 am 1/27 ham radio Chicopee 2.5 257 am 1/27 broadcast media Westfield 1.0 1100 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Middlesex County... Wilmington 11.0 424 am 1/27 ham radio Burlington 8.5 411 am 1/27 ham radio Framingham 8.5 300 am 1/27 ham radio Somerville 8.2 400 am 1/27 general public North Reading 7.5 323 am 1/27 trained spotter Dracut 6.9 301 am 1/27 general public Natick 4.5 112 am 1/27 ham radio Sudbury 4.0 142 am 1/27 ham radio Stoneham 1.9 1205 am 1/27 ham radio Littleton 1.3 1125 PM 1/26 trained spotter Chelmsford 1.1 1130 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Norfolk County... South Weymouth 7.5 244 am 1/27 media Foxboro 3.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter Franklin 2.3 1113 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Plymouth County... Plymouth 15.8 420 am 1/27 general public Pembroke 12.0 313 am 1/27 ham radio West Wareham 8.5 1200 am 1/27 trained spotter Rockland 7.0 1253 am 1/27 trained spotter Hanson 5.0 1145 PM 1/26 ham radio Brockton 3.0 1156 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Suffolk County... 1 N East Boston 2.3 1200 am 1/27 Airport Winthrop 2.3 1155 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Worcester County... Shrewsbury 14.8 403 am 1/27 ham radio Clinton 7.1 315 am 1/27 general public Milford 4.0 1142 PM 1/26 trained spotter Worcester 2.6 1210 am 1/27 cwo 3 WNW Worcester 2.6 1200 am 1/27 Airport

Rhode Island

...Kent County... Coventry 7.0 1227 am 1/27 ham radio West Warwick 6.0 1202 am 1/27 trained spotter 2 NNW Warwick 3.1 1200 am 1/27 Airport

...Providence County... N. Cumberland 5.5 348 am 1/27 none Providence 5.0 115 am 1/27 media

...Washington County... North Kingstown 7.0 1205 am 1/27 trained spotter

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

Location Max wind time/date comments gust of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Sagamore 70 313 am 1/27 general public Barnstable 63 325 am 1/27 ham radio Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio South Dennis 55 312 am 1/27 emergency manager Bourne 53 147 am 1/27 ham radio West Chatham 50 100 am 1/27 ham radio

...Bristol County... Fairhaven 64 340 am 1/27 ham radio Fall River 52 1236 am 1/27 ham radio

...Dukes County... aquinnah 72 1223 am 1/27 ham radio Edgartown 61 121 am 1/27 ham radio Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio

...Essex County... Rockport 57 115 am 1/27 ham radio

...Nantucket County... Nantucket 78 1244 am 1/27 ham radio 2 ESE Nantucket 70 1245 am 1/27 ASOS

...Plymouth County... Scituate 58 251 am 1/27 ham radio Norwell 50 236 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

...Newport County... Middletown 50 130 am 1/27 ham radio

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

Location wind time/date comments speed of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Essex County... Rockport 33 1137 PM 1/26 media

...Nantucket County... 2 ESE Nantucket 55 1246 am 1/27 ASOS