Monday, March 13, 2017

Blizzard Warning Issued For Southern Maine

Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
344 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...POWERFUL WINTER STORM TO BRING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO SOME AREAS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...

.A strong low pressure system will track up the Eastern Seaboard
and bring heavy snow to Maine and New Hampshire Tuesday into
early Wednesday. Snow will begin Tuesday morning in southern New
Hampshire and spread northwards into western Maine by noon. Snow
will become heavy Tuesday afternoon with snowfall rates of one to
three inches per hour possible and blizzard conditions along the
coast. The storm will come to an end overnight into early
Wednesday morning.

Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-
Strafford-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
Coastal Rockingham-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray,
North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Barrington,
Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury,
Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow,
Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye,
Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, and Seabrook
344 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017



...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TUESDAY TO 5 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect from 7 AM Tuesday to 5 AM EDT
Wednesday. The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow.

* Accumulations...Snow accumulation of 14 to 18 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will begin Tuesday morning. The heaviest snow
  and most significant impacts are expected Tuesday afternoon
  into Tuesday night. Snow will taper off early Wednesday.

* Temperatures...In the lower 20s.

* Winds...North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile or less at times.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snow Tuesday and Tuesday night combined with
  gusty winds and blowing snow...will create blizzard conditions
  at times and lead to dangerous travel conditions. Strong wind
  gusts may lead to scattered power outages.

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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