Sunday, January 27, 2008

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
350 PM EST SUN JAN 27 2008

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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
350 PM EST SUN JAN 27 2008

...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT CAPE
COD AND THE ISLANDS THROUGH THIS EVENING...

AT 350 PM...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED BANDS OF
HEAVY SNOW MOVING ONTO CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS FROM THE ATLANTIC
OCEAN. RADAR INDICATED THESE BANDS WERE WEAKENING AS THEY REACHED THE
CAPE COD CANAL.

EXPECT BANDS OF SNOW TO OCCASIONALLY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR
ZERO...AND BRING A QUICK INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION THROUGH 7 PM.

IN ADDITION...NORTHEAST WINDS WERE GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH JUST BEFORE
4 PM...AND WILL INCREASE TO NEAR 55 MPH BY 7 PM ON THE OUTER CAPE AND
NANTUCKET.

THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING ON CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.
BE PREPARED FOR POOR VISIBILITY AND SLICK ROADS IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.

CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN TO IMPROVE AFTER 9 PM AS THE SNOW LETS UP...
BUT STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL PERSIST.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR
UPDATES. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON
HOMEPAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON.

1 comment:

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Gosh it's beautiful-- what with the moon on the breast of the newfallen snow and all that jazz...

Hopefully you can stay safely at home, with your nice cat, and a lot of warm beverages.