January 25 2015

Plan on Getting Out Home Early - Blizzard Warning Issued for Monday Night

By: Rich Hosford

It would be wise to make arrangements or change plans to be home before Monday night. 


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a blizzard warning for eastern and southeastern Massachusetts that will start at 7 p.m. Monday and continue until 1 a.m. Wednesday. 


During this time the NWS states that heavy snow and strong to damaging winds could combine to create a dangerous situation. It is possible areas in the blizzard warning could see between 20 and 30 inches of snow. Snowfall rates of two to four inches an hour is possible. 


The worst of the storm, the NWS states, will be between later Monday through Tuesday afternoon. 


According to the NWS, the snow and strong winds could create blizzard conditions with near-zero visibility. Winds could be between 30 and 40 miles per hour with gusts around 65 to 75 miles per hour. 


"Travel will be impossible and life threatening across the entire region," the NWS warning states. "Also snow may be wet enough to result in downed tree limbs and power outages in addition to the winds." 


The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety has a list of guidelines for before, during and after a heavy snowstorm that can be found by clicking here

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