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Special Weather Statements for the Region


Last updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:34 PM

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Special Weather Statements
Winter Weather Advisories

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Winter Weather Advisory

 

New Hampshire/Maine

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
257 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...FAST MOVING SYSTEM BRINGS SNOW AND SOME FREEZING RAIN TO THE
AREAS TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING...

.Two low pressure systems, one passing to our north, and one
moving off the coast, will move quickly through the region tonight
and Thursday morning. This will produce a period of snow, which
will end as sleet or freezing rain over southern New Hampshire,
and the Maine coast. Snow begins this evening in New Hampshire,
and around or shortly after midnight in Maine, and should wind
down during Thursday morning from southwest to northeast. Still,
winter weather will impact the Thursday morning commute. By
Thursday afternoon, the sun will break out in many locations with
temperatures rising into the mid 30s to mid 40s.

NHZ001>015-210400-
/O.CON.KGYX.WW.Y.0011.190221T0100Z-190221T1500Z/
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-
Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
Coastal Rockingham-Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin,
Dummer, Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln,
Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock,
Jackson, North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch,
Lebanon, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney,
Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro,
Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon,
Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen,
Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia,
Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford,
Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan,
Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem, Atkinson,
Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Greenland,
Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook,
Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon, Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon,
Hollis, and Weare
257 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
of 2 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze
expected, mainly in southern New Hampshire.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern and southern New
Hampshire.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions will impact the Thursday morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

============================================================

Central New Hampshire/Maine - North

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
257 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...FAST MOVING SYSTEM BRINGS SNOW AND SOME FREEZING RAIN TO THE
AREAS TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING...

.Two low pressure systems, one passing to our north, and one
moving off the coast, will move quickly through the region tonight
and Thursday morning. This will produce a period of snow, which
will end as sleet or freezing rain over southern New Hampshire,
and the Maine coast. Snow begins this evening in New Hampshire,
and around or shortly after midnight in Maine, and should wind
down during Thursday morning from southwest to northeast. Still,
winter weather will impact the Thursday morning commute. By
Thursday afternoon, the sun will break out in many locations with
temperatures rising into the mid 30s to mid 40s.

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-210400-
/O.CON.KGYX.WW.Y.0011.190221T0400Z-190221T1700Z/
Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford, Goodwins Mills, Buxton,
Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham,
Bridgton, Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner,
Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Arrowsic, Bath,
Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden,
Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor,
Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden,
Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont,
and Lincolnville
257 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze
expected, mainly near the coast.

* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest, west central and
western Maine.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to noon EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions will impact the Thursday morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

========================================

 

Mass.

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
357 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-026-RIZ001>007-210500-
/O.CON.KBOX.WW.Y.0012.190221T0000Z-190221T1200Z/
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,
West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport
357 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
inch expected.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern, northeastern and southeastern
Massachusetts, and all of Rhode Island except Block Island.

* WHEN...Light snow early tonight. Mixed precipitation starting
roughly 9 PM to 1 AM. Precipitation changes to rain along the
coast and in the southeast interior by 3 AM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

===================================================================

SE Mass

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
357 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-026-RIZ001>007-210500-
/O.CON.KBOX.WW.Y.0012.190221T0000Z-190221T1200Z/
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,
West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport
357 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
inch expected.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern, northeastern and southeastern
Massachusetts, and all of Rhode Island except Block Island.

* WHEN...Light snow early tonight. Mixed precipitation starting
roughly 9 PM to 1 AM. Precipitation changes to rain along the
coast and in the southeast interior by 3 AM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

==============================================

Upstate New York - Albany Area


Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albany NY
338 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

CTZ001-013-NYZ047-058>060-063>066-211000-
/O.CON.KALY.WW.Y.0017.190220T2100Z-190221T1200Z/
Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Schoharie-Western Greene-
Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster-
Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess-
Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville,
New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Cobleskill, Breakabeen,
Gilboa, Livingstonville, Middleburgh, North Blenheim, Jefferson,
Hunter, Tannersville, Windham, Prattsville, Catskill, Coxsackie,
Athens, Cairo, Jefferson Heights, Hudson, Ellenville, Woodstock,
West Hurley, West Shokan, Kerhonkson, Napanoch, Sundown,
Kingston, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Arlington, Pawling,
Wingdale, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Stanfordville, Pine Plains,
and Amenia
338 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
up to three inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of
an inch expected.

* WHERE...Northwestern Connecticut and the mid Hudson Valley,
southern Taconics, eastern Catskills, and Schoharie Valley of
east central New York.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday evening and
Thursday morning commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

=========================================================================

New York City

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
401 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

NYZ078>081-210515-
/O.CON.KOKX.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-190221T0600Z/
Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-
Southeastern Suffolk-
401 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches and total ice
accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE...Suffolk County.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Thursday. The heaviest snow and sleet
should fall through early evening. The precipitation should
begin to change to rain around 10pm.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Check local Department of Transportation information services for
the latest road conditions.


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