Southern Plymouth Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 1:01 PM EST on February 01, 2015

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

* locations...south coasts of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island

* hazard types...heavy snow along with a period of sleet and freezing rain possible.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches...along with around a tenth of an inch of ice.

* Timing...snow develops after midnight tonight. Snow falls heavy at times Monday morning at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour and impacts the morning rush hour. Snow will likely mix with and change to a period of sleet and freezing rain and possibly plain rain for a time late Monday morning into the afternoon. Any mixed precipitation will change back to snow mid to late afternoon before ending Monday evening.

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

* Winds...northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* 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.

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