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

Blizzard Warning


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

* locations... eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as
all of Rhode Island.

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

* Accumulations... snow accumulations of around 1 to 2 feet... with
locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour
at times.

* Timing... while the storm is expected to linger into Wednesday...
the worst of the storm will be tonight through Tuesday
afternoon.

* 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 around 55 to 65 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!





Statement as of 3:57 PM EST on January 26, 2015

Coastal Flood Warning


... 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





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