(Photo: Most Likely Snow Accumulation Potential)

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area, both are in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

The latest Winter Storm Watch (located below) is forecasting our area to see possible snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Both updates with forecast and have been posted below.

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Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
420 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

MAZ020>024-RIZ006>008-221730-
/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.A.0001.160123T1200Z-160124T1200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…
MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…FALMOUTH…PROVINCETOWN…
VINEYARD HAVEN…NANTUCKET…NARRAGANSETT…WESTERLY…NEWPORT…
BLOCK ISLAND
420 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS…SOUTH COAST OF MASSACH– USETTS AND RHODE ISLAND
INCLUDING CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE
WINTER STORM WATCH INCLUDE FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…
MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…FALMOUTH…PROVINCETOWN…VINEYARD
HAVEN…NANTUCKET…NARRAGANSETT…WESTERLY…NEWPORT AND BLOCK
ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…POSSIBLE SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 7 INCHES.

* TIMING…SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO
MODIFY TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…AROUND 30.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW OF 6 OR MORE INCHES IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD…OR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY
TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
436 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

MAZ020>022-RIZ006-007-230945-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-WASHINGTON RI-
NEWPORT RI-
436 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASSACH– USETTS
AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WINTER STORM WATCH.

THIS WEEKEND…STRONG WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING ARE LIKELY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

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