Storm Update: Mix of Sleet + Snow to Continue Through Afternoon
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The precipitation may go back to all snow later today or this evening but by that time most of the heavy precipitation will be out of the area. So I wouldn't expect more than an additional inch or two before it all comes to an end later tonight.
National Weather Service
.LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC THIS MORNING WILL
TRACK SOUTH OF NANTUCKET LATE TODAY. THIS STORM WILL BRING A
LARGE SWATH OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AWAY FROM THE SOUTH
COAST. FOR THE IMMEDIATE SOUTH COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED BEFORE A CHANGEOVER TO
SLEET AND RAIN FROM 9 AM TO MIDDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF DURING THE
AFTERNOON EXCEPT ACROSS NORTHERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHWEST NEW
HAMPSHIRE WHERE SNOW MAY LINGER UNTIL THE EVENING.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
* LOCATION...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
WELL AS NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND.
* TIMING...SNOW IS BEGINNING TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION THIS MORNING
AND IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HEAVY BY 6 OR 7 AM. SNOWFALL RATES OF
1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE ANTICIPATED THROUGH MIDDAY BEFORE
TAPERING OFF DURING THE AFTERNOON.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES...ALONG
WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE IN SPOTS.
* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES
DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND SNOW COVERED ROADS...ESPECIALLY FOR THIS
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.
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
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