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Wind Advisories for the Region


Last updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:45 PM
Wind Advisories

Blizzard Warnings
Scroll down to see ALL of the advisories

NH/Maine

Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
258 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

...POWERFUL COASTAL STORM CONTINUES TO BRING HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS WITH VERY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES TO FOLLOW...

.Surface low pressure southeast of Cape Cod will track northeast
toward the Bay of Fundy this evening, with very heavy snow and
increasingly strong winds expected across Maine and New Hampshire
to the northwest of the low track. Blizzard conditions are likely
along the coastal plain, where the greatest combination of heavy
snow and strong winds will line up to produce whiteout conditions
at times. As the snow winds down this evening, the winds will
continue to blow the snow around through the night. By Friday,
much colder air will be pulled into the area with wind chill
values as cold or colder than what was experienced last week.

MEZ023>028-NHZ014-050500-
/O.CON.KGYX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0900Z/
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-Coastal Rockingham-
Including the cities of 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, Lincolnville, Greenland,
Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton,
and Seabrook
258 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Dangerously cold wind
chills possible this weekend. Travel will be very dangerous to
impossible through tonight. Tree branches could fall as well.
Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Coastal New Hampshire and coastal southwest Maine.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 55 mph will cause
whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the
snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.

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MA

Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
335 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

MAZ006-007-050330-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.A.0001.180106T0000Z-180106T1900Z/
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-
Including the cities of Lawrence and Gloucester
335 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow with blizzard conditions. Blowing and drifting
snow. Very cold wind chills possible Friday and Saturday. Travel
will be very difficult to impossible into this evening. Tree
branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 12 to
16 inches are expected. Wind chills could range from 10 below
zero to 25 below zero Friday and Saturday

* WHERE...Western Essex MA Counties.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.
For the Wind Chill Watch, from Friday evening through Saturday
afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for blizzard conditions and
near zero visibility at times. Cold wind chills as low as 25
below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to
exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination
of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind
chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for
updates on this situation.

 

 

 

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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
335 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

MAZ014>021-RIZ002-004>007-050330-
/O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.A.0001.180106T0000Z-180106T1900Z/
Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Southeast Providence RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton,
Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett,
Providence, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport
335 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected with blowing and drifting
snow. Very cold wind chills possible. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Expect damage to trees and power
lines as well. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches,
with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected. Wind
chills could range from 10 below zero to 20 below zero.

* WHERE...Eastern and southeastern Massachusetts and southern
Rhode Island, including the Boston to Providence corridor.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, through 7 PM EST this
evening. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Friday evening through
Saturday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 65 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely. Cold wind chills as low as 20
below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to
exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination
of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind
chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for
updates on this situation.

 

 

 

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Upstate NY - Albany Area

None

 

 

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NYC/Coastal CT and Long Island

Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
527 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

CTZ006>008-010>012-NYZ078>081-177-179-050630-
/O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0600Z/
/O.CON.KOKX.WC.Y.0001.180105T0600Z-180106T1500Z/
Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-Northern New London-
Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-
Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-
Southeastern Suffolk-Northern Nassau-Southern Nassau-
527 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO
10 AM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
dangerous to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines has
been reported. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches
are expected. By tonight, dangerous wind chills can be
expected. Expect wind chills to range from 0 to 20 below zero,
with the coldest values on Friday night.

* WHERE...Portions of southern Connecticut and southeast New
York.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, until 1 AM EST Friday. For
the Wind Chill Advisory, from 1 AM Friday to 10 AM EST
Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 55 mph will cause
whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the
snow is likely. The dangerous wind chills will cause frostbite
in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

 

 

 

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