Newport Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 11:03 AM EST on January 31, 2015

...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday evening through late Monday night...

* locations...northeast Connecticut...Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches.

* Timing...snow develops after midnight Sunday night...heaviest during Monday...then tapering off Monday night.

* Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Impacts...hazardous travel is expected along with poor visibility in heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow.

* Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 8:52 AM EST on January 31, 2015

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening...

* location...including the cities and towns of of...Gloucester... Boston...Quincy...Plymouth...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett... Bristol...Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing...through today.

* Impacts...winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. These wind gusts will cause blowing snow which could drop visibilities today.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.

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