Winter Storm Watch, High Wind Warning, Coastal Flood Warning

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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
328 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2024

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph.

* WHERE…Barnstable County.

* WHEN…From late Monday night through late Tuesday night.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will particularly impact the Tuesday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…heaviest snow likely occurs roughly between 12 PM and 5 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.


High Wind Warning

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
500 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2024

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…North winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.

* WHERE…Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties.

* WHEN…From 7 AM to 10 PM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…strongest winds occur approximately between 1 PM and 7 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.


Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
341 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2024

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 5 PM EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Two to three feet of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways (4.0 to 14.3 feet Mean Lower Low Water).

* WHERE…Suffolk MA, Eastern Norfolk MA, Eastern Plymouth MA, Barnstable MA, Dukes MA and Nantucket MA Counties.

* WHEN…From noon to 5 PM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Some vulnerable coastal roads become impassable around high tide. Flooding 1 to 2 feet deep affects some coastal roads and low lying areas from Revere and Winthrop through Boston to Hull, Braintree, and Quincy. Splashover and debris may wash onto coastal roads when large waves occur. Roads remain passable. Low lying areas and roads near Nantucket Harbor, including Easy Street, may experience pockets of shallow flooding less than one foot deep. Roads remain passable. Shallow pockets of flooding less than one foot deep affect low lying areas in Provincetown, mainly near the airport and Race Point Road. In Truro, flooding up to one foot deep affects low lying areas near Pamet Harbor and along the Pamet River. Roads remain passable with pockets of shallow flooding less than one foot deep. This mainly affects low lying areas and roads near Edgartown Harbor, including the Chappy Ferry Dock. Shallow flooding may also approach Five Corners in Vineyard Haven.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.

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