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Rhode Island, Washington

Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 3:40 PM EST on January 27, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 8 PM EST this
evening...

* locations... eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as
all of Rhode Island. This includes the cities and towns of
Framingham... Lowell... Lawrence... Foxboro... Norwood... Cambridge
   ... Boston... Quincy... Taunton... Brockton... Plymouth... Fall
River... New Bedford... Mattapoisett... Foster... Smithfield...
Providence... West Greenwich... Warwick... Bristol...
Narragansett... westerly... Newport and Block Island.

* Hazard types... blizzard winds down this evening.

* Accumulations... 18 to 24 inches with localized 30 inch amounts.

* Timing... moderate to heavy snow bands comes to an end from west
to east this evening. Scattered snow showers may persist well
into the overnight hours... but any additional accumulations
after 8 PM will be less than 1 inch.

* Impacts... heavy snow and strong winds will result in white-
out/blizzard conditions with near zero visibility at times.
Travel will be very difficult across the entire region.

* Winds... northerly wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph will result in
blowing and drifting snow early this evening. Winds gradually
diminish after sunset.

* 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!





Record Report

Statement as of 4:28 PM EST on January 27, 2015


... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Providence RI...

A record snowfall of 14.2 inches (so far) was set at Providence RI
today. This breaks the old record of 6.7 inches set in 2011.


Local Storm Report



01/26/2015 0950 PM

Charlestown, Washington County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust M59 mph, reported by ham radio.


            Ham radio


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:52 PM EST on January 27, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 18
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 22.0 448 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Newington 15.0 1231 PM 1/27 none
   Farmington 12.3 224 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   Avon 10.0 234 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   East Granby 8.0 236 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   1 WNW Windsor Locks 7.5 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   North Granby 4.5 336 PM 1/27 trained spotter

... Tolland County...
   Staffordville 20.0 148 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Columbia 16.5 212 PM 1/27 none
   Stafford Springs 16.5 332 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Somers 15.2 421 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Union 15.0 225 PM 1/27 dept of highways
   Vernon 14.8 227 PM 1/27 dept of highways

... Windham County...
   Thompson 30.5 233 PM 1/27 media
   Moosup 25.0 1220 PM 1/27 ham radio
   East Killingly 24.2 418 PM 1/27 none
   Putnam 21.5 1225 PM 1/27 ham radio
   South Killingly 21.0 1226 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Ashford 18.5 109 PM 1/27 ham radio

Massachusetts

... Barnstable County...
   West Yarmouth 24.0 250 PM 1/27 ham radio
   East Falmouth 23.5 452 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   West Harwich 19.5 401 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Centerville 18.0 102 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Orleans 17.6 547 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Wellfleet 17.5 136 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Brewster 14.0 308 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   East Freetown 26.0 458 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Somerset 24.0 1235 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 21.1 404 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   New Bedford 21.0 508 PM 1/27 none
   Mansfield 19.8 548 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   North Attleboro 18.9 306 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Taunton 17.8 100 PM 1/27 NWS office
   west Acushnet 14.3 1229 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Dukes County...
   Oak Bluffs 27.0 237 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Ipswich 26.0 230 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Salem 24.0 345 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Peabody 24.0 207 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Nahant 24.0 445 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Gloucester 23.0 453 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Marblehead 22.0 546 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Topsfield 22.0 343 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Danvers 21.5 221 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Swampscott 18.9 100 PM 1/27 general public
   Rockport 18.7 447 PM 1/27 media

... Franklin County...
   Northfield 7.2 240 PM 1/27 none
   Heath 5.0 412 PM 1/27 none

... Hampden County...
   East Longmeadow 12.5 1206 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Ludlow 12.0 208 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Longmeadow 12.0 1215 PM 1/27 none
   Westfield 6.8 222 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Southwick 4.5 108 PM 1/27 none

... Hampshire County...
   South Hadley 6.2 217 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Westhampton 6.2 113 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Amherst 6.0 130 PM 1/27 none

... Middlesex County...
   Acton 32.5 439 PM 1/27 none
   Tyngsboro 32.5 540 PM 1/27 general public
   Dunstable 32.0 330 PM 1/27 none
   Framingham 31.5 301 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Lowell 31.0 408 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Chelmsford 30.2 320 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Westford 30.0 1236 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Marlborough 29.5 152 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Groton 29.0 449 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Littleton 28.4 118 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Hudson 28.0 215 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   North Chelmsford 28.0 102 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Dracut 27.2 532 PM 1/27 general public
   North Reading 27.0 109 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Ashby 27.0 1229 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Pepperell 26.5 513 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Billerica 26.0 232 PM 1/27 media
   Wakefield 25.5 224 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Natick 23.0 459 PM 1/27 general public
   Sudbury 23.0 245 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Bedford 23.0 139 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   West Newton 22.5 214 PM 1/27 general public
   wesford 22.5 145 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Tewksbury 22.4 1159 am 1/27 none
   Stow 22.0 144 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Somerville 21.7 315 PM 1/27 general public
   Townsend 21.6 528 PM 1/27 none
   reading 21.5 220 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Melrose 21.0 434 PM 1/27 general public
   North Woburn 21.0 115 PM 1/27 none
   Winchester 21.0 1242 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Wayland 20.0 428 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 12.0 411 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Norfolk County...
   Sharon 30.5 545 PM 1/27 general public
   Braintree 26.0 407 PM 1/27 general public
   Blue Hills 25.5 100 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Weymouth 23.0 404 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Wrentham 22.0 1249 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Milton 21.2 426 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Needham Heights 21.0 312 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Randolph 20.3 205 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Foxboro 20.2 431 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Quincy 20.0 235 PM 1/27 general public
   Norfolk 20.0 1251 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Norwood 19.5 305 PM 1/27 ham radio
   South Weymouth 19.0 426 PM 1/27 media
   Medfield 19.0 430 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Cohasset 18.3 235 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Stoughton 17.0 429 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Millis 15.7 1243 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Plymouth County...
   Kingston 28.0 526 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Plymouth 28.0 441 PM 1/27 general public
   Marshfield 24.0 238 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Pembroke 23.0 432 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Hanover 23.0 317 PM 1/27 general public
   West Wareham 21.5 230 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Rockland 20.0 255 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Carver 19.4 400 PM 1/27 NWS employee
   Hanson 15.5 1216 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Suffolk County...
   Boston 26.0 300 PM 1/27 none
   South Boston 25.0 440 PM 1/27 none
   1 N East Boston 20.8 100 PM 1/27 Airport
   Winthrop 20.8 100 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Boston city 17.6 534 PM 1/27 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   Auburn 35.0 427 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Clinton 34.1 419 PM 1/27 general public
   Lunenburg 34.0 502 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Worcester 32.0 421 PM 1/27 none
   Holden 32.0 546 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   3 WNW Worcester 31.0 303 PM 1/27 Airport
   Whitinsville 30.0 503 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Fitchburg 30.0 305 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Northborough 29.3 217 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Sterling 29.3 352 PM 1/27 none
   Milford 29.0 457 PM 1/27 none
   Leominster 29.0 437 PM 1/27 none
   Lancaster 28.5 302 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Shrewsbury 28.4 324 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Upton 28.0 240 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Boylston 28.0 534 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Leicester 27.0 222 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Grafton 27.0 218 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Northboro 27.0 1217 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Harvard 27.0 257 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Bolton 26.0 318 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Douglas 24.0 312 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Mendon 23.0 249 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Oakham 18.0 301 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Southbridge 16.8 256 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Hubbardston 13.0 223 PM 1/27 ham radio
   Ashburnham 10.0 426 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Gardner 9.0 430 PM 1/27 trained spotter

Rhode Island

... Kent County...
   West Warwick 18.5 317 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Greene 18.0 351 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   2 NNW Warwick 17.3 100 PM 1/27 Airport

... Providence County...
   Burrillville 26.5 357 PM 1/27 general public
   west Glocester 24.4 321 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Glendale 23.5 254 PM 1/27 ham radio
   North Foster 20.7 546 PM 1/27 co-op observer
   Cumberland 18.0 213 PM 1/27 NWS employee
   N. Cimberland 18.0 1221 PM 1/27 none
   Cranston 17.0 338 PM 1/27 general public
   North Providence 16.0 1215 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   1 W Providence 15.5 509 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   Pawtucket 15.5 350 PM 1/27 general public
   Providence 15.0 201 PM 1/27 media
   East Providence 13.0 1158 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Washington County...
   Hope Valley 18.5 527 PM 1/27 trained spotter
   North Kingstown 15.0 430 PM 1/27 none
   Hopkinton 14.5 203 PM 1/27 none


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

Location Max wind time/date comments
                        gust of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Anz235...
   6 WSW Cuttyhunk 62 200 am 1/27 buoy buzm3

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

... Anz251...
   8 NNE Minot 64 450 am 1/27 buoy 44013

... Barnstable County...
   Chatham 75 926 am 1/27 chh upper air
   Centerville 72 915 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Sagamore 70 313 am 1/27 general public
   Wellfleet 65 515 am 1/27 ham radio
   Barnstable 63 325 am 1/27 ham radio
   Yarmouth 61 1229 am 1/27 ham radio
   2 NW Chatham 59 249 am 1/27 ASOS
   East Falmouth 56 621 am 1/27 trained spotter
   South Dennis 55 312 am 1/27 emergency manager
   Bourne 54 623 am 1/27 ham radio
   West Chatham 50 100 am 1/27 ham radio

... Bristol County...
   Fairhaven 64 340 am 1/27 ham radio
   Fall River 55 506 am 1/27 ham radio
   3 NW New Bedford 55 120 am 1/27 ASOS

... Dukes County...
   aquinnah 74 712 am 1/27 ham radio
   Edgartown 67 641 am 1/27 ham radio
   3 S Vineyard Haven 66 149 am 1/27 ASOS
   Oak Bluffs 60 1224 am 1/27 ham radio

... Essex County...
   Rockport 64 1253 PM 1/27 media
   Gloucester 42 448 am 1/27 trained spotter

... Nantucket County...
   Nantucket 78 1244 am 1/27 ham radio
   2 ESE Nantucket 76 535 am 1/27 ASOS

... Norfolk County...
   Milton 51 547 am 1/27 coop observer
   3 SSW Milton 49 132 am 1/27 ASOS

... Plymouth County...
   Humarock 74 553 am 1/27 broadcast media
   Plymouth 72 1039 am 1/27 trained spotter
   4 SW Plymouth 65 1002 am 1/27 ASOS
   Marshfield 61 1110 am 1/27 ham radio
   Scituate 58 251 am 1/27 ham radio
   Norwell 50 236 am 1/27 ham radio

... Worcester County...
   North Milford 57 412 am 1/27 trained spotter
   3 WNW Worcester 55 752 am 1/27 ASOS
   Northborough 52 220 PM 1/27 trained spotter

Rhode Island

... Anz236...
   3 ENE Kiefer Park 54 454 am 1/27 nos qptr1
   1 SSW Nayatt 53 454 am 1/27 nos cptr1

... Kent County...
   2 NNW Warwick 49 431 am 1/27 ASOS

... Newport County...
   Newport 53 612 am 1/27 nos nwpr1
   4 NE Newport 53 432 am 1/27 ASOS
   Middletown 50 130 am 1/27 ham radio

... Washington County...
   Narragansett 51 357 am 1/27 ham radio


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

Location wind time/date comments
                        speed of
                         mph measurement

Massachusetts

... Anz235...
   6 WSW Cuttyhunk 53 100 am 1/27 buoy buzm3

... Anz250...
   8 SSE Bass Rocks 54 204 am 1/27 buoy 44029

... Anz251...
   8 NNE Minot 47 450 am 1/27 buoy 44013

... Barnstable County...
   Wellfleet 52 515 am 1/27 ham radio
   2 NE Hyannis 45 957 am 1/27 ASOS
   East Falmouth 44 621 am 1/27 trained spotter
   Centerville 44 915 am 1/27 trained spotter
   2 NW Chatham 33 728 am 1/27 ASOS

... Bristol County...
   Fall River 38 1242 am 1/27 nos bltm3
   3 NW New Bedford 35 152 am 1/27 ASOS

... Dukes County...
   3 S Vineyard Haven 46 435 am 1/27 ASOS

... Essex County...
   Rockport 44 733 am 1/27 media
   5 WNW Beverly 33 343 PM 1/27 ASOS

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

... Norfolk County...
   3 SSW Milton 32 355 am 1/27 ASOS

... Plymouth County...
   4 SW Plymouth 47 225 am 1/27 ASOS

... Suffolk County...
   1 N East Boston 32 541 am 1/27 ASOS

... Worcester County...
   3 WNW Worcester 31 1141 am 1/27 ASOS

Rhode Island

... Anz236...
   1 SSW Nayatt 44 430 am 1/27 nos cptr1
   3 ENE Kiefer Park 39 812 am 1/27 nos qptr1

... Kent County...
   2 NNW Warwick 38 441 am 1/27 ASOS

... Newport County...
   Newport 39 542 am 1/27 nos nwpr1
   4 NE Newport 37 1257 am 1/27 ASOS

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


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