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Connecticut, Windham

Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 4:24 AM EST on January 27, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 28, 2015


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

* locations... portions of central Massachusetts as well as
northern Connecticut. This includes the cities of... Hartford...
   Windsor Locks... Union... Vernon... Putnam... Willimantic...
Milford and Worcester.

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

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

* Timing... the worst of the storm will be through this
afternoon... then diminishing later tonight.

* 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 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. The height
of the winds will be through early afternoon.

* 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!





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:32 AM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 5
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...
   Marlborough 13.8 321 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Manchester 12.5 355 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Windsor 8.0 510 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Hartford 4.5 207 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Hartford 3.5 208 am 1/27 ham radio

... Tolland County...
   Staffordville 11.5 449 am 1/27 none
   Tolland 10.0 439 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Coventry 6.5 230 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Windham County...
   East Killingly 13.0 546 am 1/27 none
   Woodstock 12.0 521 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashford 9.0 527 am 1/27 none
   Thompson 8.2 224 am 1/27 media

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Sandwich 18.0 615 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Falmouth 12.5 606 am 1/27 ham radio
   Cotuit 11.5 236 am 1/27 ham radio
   South Dennis 9.5 312 am 1/27 emergency manager

... Bristol County...
   Taunton 12.5 620 am 1/27 NWS office
   Acushnet - north 11.5 614 am 1/27 none
   north Acushnet 11.5 603 am 1/27 ham radio
   New Bedford 11.0 245 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Freetown 11.0 437 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   West Tisbury 10.0 607 am 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Topsfield 11.0 600 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Salem 9.0 248 am 1/27 ham radio
   Lynn 8.5 330 am 1/27 ham radio
   Haverhill 6.9 446 am 1/27 none

... Hampden County...
   Monson 12.0 552 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Palmer 8.0 545 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Wilbraham 6.0 545 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Longmeadow 4.2 241 am 1/27 none
   Chicopee 3.5 552 am 1/27 broadcast media

... Middlesex County...
   Wilmington 14.0 613 am 1/27 ham radio
   Dracut 13.6 502 am 1/27 general public
   Concord 10.0 610 am 1/27 ham radio
   Littleton 10.0 608 am 1/27 ham radio
   Burlington 8.5 411 am 1/27 ham radio
   Framingham 8.5 300 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 8.2 400 am 1/27 general public
   North Reading 7.5 323 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Sudbury 4.0 142 am 1/27 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   South Weymouth 7.5 244 am 1/27 media

... Plymouth County...
   Plymouth 15.8 420 am 1/27 general public
   Pembroke 12.0 313 am 1/27 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   Oxford 18.0 550 am 1/27 none
   West Boylston 16.2 600 am 1/27 none
   Southbridge 16.0 623 am 1/27 ham radio
   Shrewsbury 14.8 403 am 1/27 ham radio
   Berlin 14.3 605 am 1/27 general public
   Clinton 12.5 506 am 1/27 general public
   Sturbridge 12.0 619 am 1/27 ham radio
   Charlton 11.0 526 am 1/27 ham radio
   Westminster 6.9 621 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   West Warwick 10.0 447 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Newport County...
   Middletown 11.0 622 am 1/27 ham radio

... Providence County...
   Providence 10.0 604 am 1/27 media
   N. Cumberland 5.5 348 am 1/27 none

... Washington County...
   Charlestown 8.0 448 am 1/27 ham radio
   Hopkinton 7.0 536 am 1/27 none


***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Sagamore 70 313 am 1/27 general public
   Wellfleet 65 515 am 1/27 ham radio
   Barnstable 63 325 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 56 621 am 1/27 none
   South Dennis 55 312 am 1/27 emergency manager
   Bourne 53 147 am 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Fairhaven 64 340 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   aquinnah 74 133 am 1/27 general public

... Nantucket County...
   2 ESE Nantucket 76 535 am 1/27 ASOS

... Plymouth County...
   Humarock 74 553 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Scituate 58 251 am 1/27 ham radio
   Norwell 50 236 am 1/27 ham radio


***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Wellfleet 52 515 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 44 621 am 1/27 none

... Nantucket County...
   2 ESE Nantucket 59 609 am 1/27 ASOS


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