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Winter Storm Watch Statements for the Region
Snowfall Maps are available here


Last updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 5:29 PM

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Winter Storm Watches
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Visit the "Winter Weather Center" Panel on the home page for snow estimates

Winter Storm Watch

NH South

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
307 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

...Accumulating snow likely Tuesday evening into Wednesday
afternoon...

.Low pressure is expected to develop off the Mid Atlantic coast
Tuesday afternoon then move northeastward into the Gulf of Maine
on Wednesday. Light snow may begin overspreading the Connecticut
River Valley late Tuesday afternoon, then overspread the rest of
the watch area Tuesday evening. The snow could be heavy at times
late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning before ending during the
afternoon hours.

MEZ012-018>028-NHZ004>015-160415-
/O.NEW.KGYX.WS.A.0003.180117T0000Z-180117T2200Z/
Southern Oxford-Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-
Kennebec-Interior Waldo-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-
Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-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 Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover,
Locke Mills, Milton, Newry, Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford,
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,
Lincolnville, North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham,
Crawford Notch, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth,
Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro,
Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont, Cornish, 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, and Weare
307 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Total snow
accumulations of 6 or more inches possible.

* WHERE...Much of southern and central New Hampshire as well as
portions of central and southernmost Maine. This includes the
Midcoast of Maine.

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
possible along with very slippery travel. The snow could be wet
for a time Wednesday morning along the immediate coast. The
islands and some necks may see a mix with rain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

 

 

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MA Central/EAST:

 

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
303 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

MAZ005>007-014-026-160415-
/O.EXT.KBOX.WS.A.0002.180116T2100Z-180117T2300Z/
Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-
Southeast Middlesex MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Cambridge, and Ayer
303 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
possible.

* WHERE...Central Middlesex MA, Western Essex MA, Eastern Essex
MA, Southeast Middlesex MA and Northern Middlesex MA Counties.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

 

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MA North West & Central:

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
303 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

MAZ002>004-008>012-160415-
/O.EXT.KBOX.WS.A.0002.180116T1800Z-180117T2000Z/
Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-
Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton,
Springfield, Milford, and Worcester
303 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central and western Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

 

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NH/ME North and East:

Same as south above

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SE & Coastal MA

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
303 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

MAZ016-160415-
/O.EXB.KBOX.WS.A.0002.180116T2100Z-180117T2300Z/
/O.CON.KBOX.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180116T0300Z/
Eastern Norfolk MA-
Including the city of Quincy
303 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Light snow and freezing drizzle is occurring. Plan on
slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute.
Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice
accumulations of a light glaze are expected. Heavy snow
possible Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible.

* WHERE...Eastern Norfolk MA County.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 10 PM EST this
evening. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. Significant reductions in visibility are possible late
Tuesday into Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

 

 


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