Barnstable Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 4:29 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until noon EST Tuesday...

* locations...Cape Cod and the islands.

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

* Accumulations...snow accumulations of around 10 to 18 inches... with higher amounts towards the Cape Cod canal. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches will be possible at times.

* Timing...the worst of the storm will be tonight through Tuesday afternoon...lingering into Wednesday. There will be a period where heavy snow will change over to rain...mainly during the day Tuesday...before changing back over to snow...especially on the outer arm of Cape Cod.

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

* Winds...northeast 35 to 45 mph with gusts around 70 to 80 mph... likely stronger along eastern shorelines. The height of the winds will be late tonight into Tuesday.

* 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 3:57 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 PM to 7 PM EST Tuesday...

* 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...during the early Tuesday morning high tide and again for the late Tuesday afternoon high tide.

* Impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and basements will occur during the Tuesday early morning and late afternoon high tides. Some structural damage is likely in the more vulnerable locations. Severe beach erosion is expected for both Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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 ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 8.8 26/04 PM 8.7 0.2 4-5 none 11.9 27/05 am 9.2 2.7 13-18 MDT-major 11.2 27/05 PM 8.2 3.0 17-21 moderate 10.4 28/06 am 8.9 1.5 8-11 minor 7.8 28/06 PM 7.7 0.1 3-4 none 8.7 29/07 am 8.7 0.0 2 none

Gloucester Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 1.2 26/10 PM 0.0 1.2 7-9 none 13.0 27/04 am 10.0 3.0 10-18 MDT-major 12.2 27/05 PM 9.0 3.2 19-25 moderate 11.3 28/05 am 9.8 1.5 9-14 minor 8.6 28/06 PM 8.5 0.1 4-5 none 9.6 29/07 am 9.6 0.0 2-3 none

Revere

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.2 26/04 PM 10.0 0.2 5-6 none 13.7 27/04 am 10.4 3.3 12-16 moderate 12.9 27/05 PM 9.4 3.5 16-21 moderate 11.5 28/06 am 10.1 1.4 7-10 none 9.1 28/06 PM 9.0 0.1 3-4 none 9.9 29/07 am 9.9 0.0 2 none

Boston Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.3 26/04 PM 10.1 0.2 2 none 13.8 27/04 am 10.5 3.3 2-3 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

Scituate

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.0 26/04 PM 9.9 0.2 5-6 none 13.8 27/04 am 10.4 3.4 13-21 MDT-major 13.2 27/05 PM 9.4 3.8 19-29 MDT-major 11.8 28/06 am 10.2 1.6 10-14 minor 9.5 28/06 PM 8.9 0.6 4-5 none 10.0 29/07 am 10.0 0.0 2-3 none

Sandwich Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 9.4 26/04 PM 9.2 0.2 4-6 none 12.5 27/04 am 9.6 2.9 10-13 moderate 12.5 27/05 PM 8.7 3.8 19-22 moderate 11.6 28/05 am 9.3 2.3 11-16 minor-MDT 9.3 28/06 PM 8.2 1.1 2-3 none 9.2 29/06 am 9.1 0.1 1-2 none

Provincetown Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.2 26/04 PM 10.0 0.2 3-4 none 13.2 27/05 am 10.3 2.9 6 minor-MDT 12.4 27/05 PM 9.4 3.0 5-6 minor-MDT 10.4 28/06 am 10.1 0.3 4-5 none 9.0 28/06 PM 9.0 0.0 3 none 9.8 29/07 am 9.8 0.0 2 none

Chatham - East Coast

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 6.6 26/05 PM 6.4 0.2 6-9 none 10.3 27/05 am 6.8 3.5 19-27 major 9.8 27/06 PM 6.0 3.8 20-23 MDT-major 8.4 28/06 am 6.7 1.7 13-15 minor 6.4 28/07 PM 5.7 0.7 4-6 none 6.6 29/07 am 6.6 0.0 3 none

Chatham - South Coast

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 4.5 26/05 PM 4.2 0.3 3 none 7.4 27/05 am 4.6 2.8 3-4 none 6.6 27/06 PM 4.0 2.6 4-6 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

Buzzards Bay - Woods Hole

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 4.1 27/01 am 2.0 2.1 2-4 none 3.1 27/02 PM 1.5 1.6 4 none 1.9 28/03 am 1.9 0.0 3 none 1.4 28/03 PM 1.4 0.0 2 none 1.9 29/04 am 1.9 0.0 1 none

Wings Neck

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.4 26/03 PM 3.3 0.1 3 none 6.2 27/02 am 4.2 2.0 3 none 5.1 27/03 PM 3.5 1.6 3 none 4.0 28/03 am 4.0 0.0 3 none 3.2 28/04 PM 3.2 0.0 2 none 3.9 29/05 am 3.9 0.0 1 none

Nantucket Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.5 26/05 PM 3.2 0.3 2-4 none 6.4 27/05 am 3.5 2.9 8-10 moderate 6.2 27/06 PM 3.0 3.2 8-9 moderate 5.3 28/07 am 3.4 1.9 4-7 minor-MDT 3.5 28/07 PM 2.9 0.6 2-3 none 3.4 29/08 am 3.4 0.0 1-2 none

Nantucket East Coast - erosion impacts

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.5 26/05 PM 3.2 0.3 6-8 none 7.0 27/05 am 3.4 3.6 20-23 major 7.0 27/06 PM 3.1 3.9 18-20 MDT-major 5.0 28/06 am 3.3 1.7 13-16 minor 2.9 28/07 PM 2.9 0.0 4-5 none 3.2 29/07 am 3.2 0.0 3 none

Nantucket - Madaket area erosion impacts

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 2.7 26/05 PM 2.4 0.3 4 none 5.0 27/05 am 2.5 2.5 7-8 none 4.4 27/06 PM 2.3 2.1 7-8 none 2.4 28/06 am 2.4 0.0 5-6 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

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:30 PM EST on January 26, 2015

The following are unofficial earlier snow fall 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... Manchester 1.5 902 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 1 WNW Windsor Locks 0.5 703 PM 1/26 Bradley

...Tolland County... Columbia 1.7 906 PM 1/26 ham radio Andover 1.0 745 PM 1/26 ham radio

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

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Centerville 3.5 805 PM 1/26 ham radio West Harwich 3.5 833 PM 1/26 ham radio West Yarmouth 3.0 927 PM 1/26 ham radio Falmouth 3.0 827 PM 1/26 ham radio Eastham 3.0 915 PM 1/26 ham radio Harwich 2.0 735 PM 1/26 ham radio East Falmouth 1.0 704 PM 1/26 social media

...Bristol County... West Island 3.5 806 PM 1/26 ham radio South Dartmouth 3.0 905 PM 1/26 ham radio Fall River 3.0 840 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 Taunton 2.0 816 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Dukes County... Oak Bluffs 5.0 923 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Essex County... Bradford 1.0 855 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Hampden County... Ludlow 1.2 911 PM 1/26 trained spotter Westfield 0.8 900 PM 1/26 trained spotter Agawam 0.5 845 PM 1/26 cwo

...Middlesex County... Hudson 1.2 810 PM 1/26 none North Reading 1.0 835 PM 1/26 trained spotter Dracut 1.0 832 PM 1/26 general public Framingham 0.7 720 PM 1/26 ham radio

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

...Norfolk County... Millis 2.0 921 PM 1/26 ham radio Stoughton 1.4 925 PM 1/26 ham radio Dover 1.2 920 PM 1/26 ham radio Walpole 1.0 922 PM 1/26 ham radio Randolph 0.6 700 PM 1/26 trained spotter

...Plymouth County... West Wareham 4.6 920 PM 1/26 trained spotter Middleboro 3.1 928 PM 1/26 ham radio 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

...Suffolk County... 1 N East Boston 0.4 700 PM 1/26 Logan Airport Winthrop 0.4 700 PM 1/26 none

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

Rhode Island

...Kent County... 2 NNW Warwick 1.2 702 PM 1/26 T.F.Green

...Newport County... Newport 3.3 904 PM 1/26 ham radio Middletown 1.0 703 PM 1/26 ham radio

...Providence County... Glocester 3.0 926 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 4.5 903 PM 1/26 ham radio