Blizzard Warning Issued

MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT

 

DATE:              January 07, 2017
TIME:              12:30 PM
SUBJECT:         Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions Today and Tonight for Parts of the State

 

Situation: Winter Storm Warnings have been modified to include the Springfield area. Snowfall amounts around 6-inches for this area.  Heavy snow is developing and visibility is dropping to ¼ of a mile or less. NWS Reports quickly being gathered of snow accumulating along roadways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowfall Totals: Most likely and reasonable worst case scenario snowfall totals are depicted in the following graphics from the National Weather Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watches and Warnings:

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: January 07 at 11:44AM EST
Expiring: January 07 at 11:00PM EST

Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Southern Worcester; Western Essex

 

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: January 07 at 11:44AM EST
Expiring: January 07 at 11:00PM EST

Areas affected: Eastern Hampden

 

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: January 07 at 11:44AM EST
Expiring: January 08 at 1:00AM EST

Areas affected: Eastern Essex; Eastern Norfolk; Northern Bristol; Southeast Middlesex; Suffolk; Western Norfolk

 

Blizzard Warning
Issued: January 07 at 11:44AM EST
Expiring: January 08 at 3:00AM EST

Areas affected: Barnstable; Dukes; Eastern Plymouth; Nantucket

 

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: January 07 at 11:44AM EST
Expiring: January 08 at 3:00AM EST

Areas affected: Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Western Plymouth

 

 

MEMA Operations:

The State Emergency Operations Center is operating at Level II (Partial Activation).  MEMA will continue to monitor the forecast and will disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements as necessary. 

 

Preparedness and Safety Information:

Stay Informed:

Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.

Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html

Utilize MEMA’s live weather radar and forecasting tools, including the live snowfall forecast map: http://memamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=0da6e4d888b74317b52b7a5064aa3dc2

Online Resources:
For additional information and resources, visit:
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema
MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA
MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov
National Weather Service/Taunton at www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Mass211 at www.mass211.org