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Massachusetts, Northern Worcester

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 12:09 PM EST on January 27, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 8 PM EST this
evening...

* locations... portions of western and central Massachusetts.
This includes the cites and towns of Charlemont... Greenfield...
   Orange... Barre... Fitchburg... Chesterfield... Blandford...
Amherst... Northampton... Springfield and Ayer.

* Hazard types... heavy snow.

* Accumulations... 5 to 10 inches of snow across far western
Massachusetts to around 2 feet across portions of northern
Worcester County.

* Timing... accumulating snow will becoming to an end by early
this evening.

* Impacts... untreated roads will remain snow covered and
slippery. In addition... gusty winds will result in blowing and
drifting snow along with poor visibility.

* Winds... north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 to 40 mph.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average of 6 or more
inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period... or for 8 or more
inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well
treated surfaces... and quite difficult on any unplowed or
untreated surfaces.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:32 PM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 8
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 21.5 922 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Manchester 17.5 1006 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Newington 15.0 1231 PM 1/27 none
   West Hartford 13.0 1132 am 1/27 ham radio
   glasonbury 12.0 846 am 1/27 ham radio
   Southington 11.2 835 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Somers 11.0 820 am 1/27 ham radio
   Windsor 10.0 850 am 1/27 ham radio
   Enfield 9.7 841 am 1/27 ham radio
   Wethersfield 9.0 851 am 1/27 ham radio
   Granby 9.0 842 am 1/27 ham radio
   Hartland 8.5 1120 am 1/27 trained spotter
   East Farmington heig 8.0 1110 am 1/27 trained spotter
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 7.5 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   Avon 7.5 731 am 1/27 trained spotter
   New Britain city 6.0 847 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Granby 4.0 848 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Tolland County...
   Tolland 19.5 1110 am 1/27 none
   Staffordville 18.5 1014 am 1/27 none
   Columbia 15.0 940 am 1/27 ham radio
   Stafford Springs 14.5 1108 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Coventry 14.0 933 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Ellington 14.0 1111 am 1/27 ham radio
   Bolton 13.5 1120 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somers 13.5 1215 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Windham County...
   Moosup 25.0 1220 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Hampton 22.5 1016 am 1/27 coop observer
   Danielson 22.3 1050 am 1/27 ham radio
   Putnam 21.5 1225 PM 1/27 ham radio
   South Killingly 21.0 1226 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Killingly 20.0 657 am 1/27 ham radio
   Pomfret 20.0 1116 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashford 18.5 109 PM 1/27 ham radio
   East Killingly 15.8 705 am 1/27 none
   Plainfield 15.0 917 am 1/27 ham radio

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   Falmouth 19.0 718 am 1/27 ham radio
   Centerville 18.0 102 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Harwich 18.0 722 am 1/27 ham radio
   Sandwich 18.0 615 am 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 17.0 1254 PM 1/27 none
   South Dennis 13.2 749 am 1/27 emergency manager
   North Falmouth 12.5 606 am 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Somerset 24.0 1235 PM 1/27 ham radio
   East Freetown 21.0 1157 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Attleboro 18.3 1247 PM 1/27 ham radio
   New Bedford 18.0 848 am 1/27 none
   Taunton 17.8 100 PM 1/27 NWS office
   South Dartmouth 17.5 921 am 1/27 ham radio
   Mansfield 16.8 1112 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Fairhaven 14.5 931 am 1/27 ham radio
   west Acushnet 14.3 1229 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 13.2 913 am 1/27 ham radio
   Acushnet 13.0 630 am 1/27 ham radio
   north Acushnet 11.5 554 am 1/27 ham radio
   Acushnet - north 11.5 614 am 1/27 none

... Dukes County...
   Edgartown 16.0 905 am 1/27 co-op observer
   West Tisbury 10.0 607 am 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Peabody 23.0 1227 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Topsfield 19.0 1212 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Methuen 19.0 904 am 1/27 general public
   Georgetown 18.5 928 am 1/27 ham radio
   Nahant 17.6 1105 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Rockport 16.5 1253 PM 1/27 media
   Salem 16.0 1030 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Andover 15.0 1119 am 1/27 ham radio
   Salisbury 13.0 736 am 1/27 coop observer
   Newburyport 13.0 746 am 1/27 ham radio
   Gloucester 12.5 850 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Swampscott 11.5 830 am 1/27 general public
   Lynn 11.5 750 am 1/27 ham radio

... Franklin County...
   Leyden 5.5 819 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashfield 5.0 828 am 1/27 none
   Shelburne Falls 4.0 820 am 1/27 social media
   Heath 3.0 741 am 1/27 ham radio

... Hampden County...
   East Longmeadow 12.5 1206 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Monson 12.0 552 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Longmeadow 12.0 1215 PM 1/27 none
   Wales 12.0 845 am 1/27 ham radio
   Agawam 10.9 1100 am 1/27 cwo
   Hampden 10.5 919 am 1/27 ham radio
   Palmer 8.0 545 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Springfield 7.3 930 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Wilbraham 6.0 545 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Southwick 4.5 108 PM 1/27 none
   Holyoke 4.0 816 am 1/27 ham radio
   Chicopee 3.5 552 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Westfield 3.0 743 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Hampshire County...
   Ware 8.0 840 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Westhampton 6.2 113 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Belchertown 6.0 711 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Amherst 5.5 900 am 1/27 trained spotter
   South Hadley 4.0 724 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Plainfield 2.3 629 am 1/27 ham radio

... Middlesex County...
   Westford 30.0 1236 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Framingham 30.0 1010 am 1/27 ham radio
   Tyngsboro 29.0 114 PM 1/27 general public
   Acton 28.8 1250 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Littleton 28.4 118 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Lowell 28.0 1237 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   North Chelmsford 28.0 102 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Reading 27.0 109 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Chelmsford 27.0 1250 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Groton 27.0 1215 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Ashby 27.0 1229 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Ayer 24.0 1054 am 1/27 ham radio
   Pepperell 23.0 1214 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Wilmington 23.0 1032 am 1/27 general public
   Tewksbury 22.4 1159 am 1/27 none
   North Woburn 21.0 115 PM 1/27 none
   Winchester 21.0 1242 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Sudbury 20.5 912 am 1/27 ham radio
   Wakefield 20.2 1014 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Dracut 20.1 800 am 1/27 general public
   Newton 20.0 953 am 1/27 ham radio
   north chelsmford 20.0 730 am 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 19.9 1200 PM 1/27 general public
   Burlington 19.5 805 am 1/27 ham radio
   Sherborn 19.4 857 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Newton 19.0 1057 am 1/27 general public
   Natick 19.0 1020 am 1/27 general public
   Melrose 17.0 1205 PM 1/27 none
   Stoneham 17.0 849 am 1/27 ham radio
   Townsend 15.6 946 am 1/27 none
   Medford 15.0 1034 am 1/27 ham radio
   reading 14.0 128 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Malden 13.0 1126 am 1/27 none
   Bedford 12.8 709 am 1/27 ham radio
   Medfield 12.5 1108 am 1/27 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Weymouth 22.0 1252 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Wrentham 22.0 1249 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Norfolk 20.0 1251 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Sherborn 19.4 907 am 1/27 ham radio
   Milton 19.2 1036 am 1/27 coop observer
   west Walpole 18.0 1107 am 1/27 ham radio
   Randolph 17.6 1044 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Norwood 16.9 835 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Holbrook 16.0 832 am 1/27 ham radio
   Millis 15.7 1243 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Quincy 14.5 920 am 1/27 general public
   Stoughton 14.5 1246 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Walpole 14.0 1027 am 1/27 ham radio
   Dover 14.0 825 am 1/27 ham radio

... Plymouth County...
   Plymouth 23.8 110 PM 1/27 general public
   Pembroke 20.0 1222 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Rockland 19.0 113 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   West Wareham 18.5 1020 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Hanover 18.0 1110 am 1/27 general public
   East Bridgewater 18.0 117 PM 1/27 ham radio
   South Plymouth 18.0 738 am 1/27 ham radio
   Kingston 16.0 849 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Hanson 15.5 1216 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Halifax 13.8 959 am 1/27 none
   Bridgewater 12.5 954 am 1/27 ham radio
   Brockton 12.0 745 am 1/27 ham radio

... Suffolk County...
   Boston 21.5 1100 am 1/27 none
   1 N East Boston 20.8 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   Winthrop 20.8 100 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Chelsea 20.0 854 am 1/27 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   Lunenburg 30.0 107 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Northboro 27.0 1217 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Berlin 26.5 1102 am 1/27 general public
   Shrewsbury 26.2 748 am 1/27 ham radio
   Lancaster 26.0 924 am 1/27 ham radio
   Milford 26.0 1146 am 1/27 general public
   3 WNW Worcester 26.0 943 am 1/27 Airport
   Worcester 25.0 716 am 1/27 ham radio
   Auburn 25.0 1047 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Leominster 25.0 1040 am 1/27 none
   Grafton 25.0 1042 am 1/27 ham radio
   Boylston 24.5 115 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Rochdale 24.0 1041 am 1/27 ham radio
   Harvard 24.0 1016 am 1/27 none
   Clinton 23.5 804 am 1/27 none
   Sterling 23.0 1024 am 1/27 general public
   Spencer 22.3 926 am 1/27 ham radio
   southboro 22.1 1133 am 1/27 ham radio
   Milbury 21.0 856 am 1/27 ham radio
   Whitinsville 20.2 825 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Northbridge 19.0 844 am 1/27 ham radio
   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
   Douglas 15.5 1037 am 1/27 ham radio
   Westminster 14.0 916 am 1/27 ham radio
   Sturbridge 12.0 619 am 1/27 ham radio
   Barre 11.0 910 am 1/27 ham radio
   Ashburnham 7.0 929 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Leominster 6.0 743 am 1/27 trained spotter

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   2 NNW Warwick 17.3 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   West Warwick 16.0 1004 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Greene 13.0 903 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Newport County...
   Middletown 16.0 1017 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Portsmouth 15.0 820 am 1/27 social media
   Little Compton 13.0 835 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Providence County...
   Burrillville 23.0 1148 am 1/27 general public
   west Glocester 21.8 1223 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   North Foster 18.5 1025 am 1/27 co-op observer
   N. Cimberland 18.0 1221 PM 1/27 none
   Smithfield 16.0 936 am 1/27 ham radio
   North Providence 16.0 1215 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   East Providence 13.0 1158 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Cranston 12.0 648 am 1/27 ham radio
   Cumberland 12.0 944 am 1/27 NWS employee
   N. Cumberland 12.0 755 am 1/27 none
   Providence/north pro 11.0 646 am 1/27 general public
   Providence 11.0 815 am 1/27 media

... Washington County...
   Charlestown 15.0 742 am 1/27 ham radio
   Hopkinton 13.5 1039 am 1/27 none
   westerly 13.3 1048 am 1/27 none
   North Kingstown 12.2 852 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Saunderstown 12.0 1145 am 1/27 general public
   Richmond 11.0 834 am 1/27 ham radio


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

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Anz250...
   8 SSE Bass Rocks 67 804 am 1/27 buoy 44029

... Barnstable County...
   Chatham 75 926 am 1/27 chh upper air
   East Falmouth 56 621 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Bourne 54 623 am 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Edgartown 67 641 am 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Rockport 64 1253 PM 1/27 media

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

... Norfolk County...
   Milton 51 748 am 1/27 coop observer

... Plymouth County...
   Humarock 74 553 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Plymouth 72 1039 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Marshfield 61 1110 am 1/27 ham radio

Rhode Island

... Newport County...
   Newport 53 612 am 1/27 nos nwpr1


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

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   East Falmouth 44 621 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Essex County...
   Rockport 44 733 am 1/27 media

... Nantucket County...
   2 ESE Nantucket 59 609 am 1/27 ASOS
   Nantucket 40 1006 am 1/27 nos ntkm3

Rhode Island

... Anz236...
   3 ENE Kiefer Park 39 812 am 1/27 nos qptr1

... Newport County...
   Newport 39 542 am 1/27 nos nwpr1

... Washington County...
   Narragansett 37 900 am 1/27 potters Cove naxr1


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