Western Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 10:14 PM EST Jan. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday to
7 PM EST Sunday...

* what... heavy snow with some sleet and freezing. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 16 inches with the highest of those
amounts near the New Hampshire border. Ice accumulations of a
trace up to two tenths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40
mph.

* Where... northern Massachusetts.

* When... mainly Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* Additional details... heavy snow develops Saturday evening,
changes to a period of freezing rain and sleet in most
locations toward daybreak Sunday. A period of plain rain is
expected across northeast MA early Sunday morning, but
temperatures plunging into the upper teens to lower 20s by
lunch time will result in a flash freeze and roads becoming
icy. Any mixed precipitation will end as a period of snow
Sunday afternoon. Travel will be very difficult and hazardous
Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, along with poor
visibility.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.