Suffolk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 03:53 AM EST on Januar 26, 2015

...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations...eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as all of Rhode Island.

* Hazard types...heavy snow...strong winds and blizzard conditions. Considerable blowing and drifting snow. Strong to damaging winds.

* Accumulations...snow accumulations of around 20 to 30 inches... with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour at times.

* Timing...while the storm is expected to begin late today and linger into early Wednesday...the worst of the storm will be tonight through Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts...heavy snow and strong winds will result in white-out / blizzard conditions with near zero visibility. Travel will be impossible and life threatening across the entire region. Also snow may be wet enough to result in downed tree limbs and power outages in addition to the winds.

* Winds...north-northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 65 to 75 mph. The height of the winds will be late tonight into Tuesday.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning is issued when sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 mph are expected with considerable falling and/or blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will become poor with whiteout conditions at times. Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented...so persons in the warning area are advised to stay indoors.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon... to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destination before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads.

Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Watch
Statement as of 03:57 AM EST on Januar 26, 2015

...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... ...Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening...

* location...the eastern Massachusetts coast including Cape Cod and Nantucket.

* Coastal flooding...moderate to isolated areas of major coastal flooding expected along with severe beach erosion.

* Timing...during the early Tuesday morning high tide and possibly again for the late Tuesday afternoon high tide.

* Impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and basements expected during the Tuesday early morning high tide. Some structural damage is likely in the most vulnerable locations. Severe beach erosion is expected for the Tuesday early morning high tide and remains a threat for the late Tuesday afternoon high tide. This storm has enough intensity that could cause new inlets to be formed along barrier beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major coastal flooding is likely. Moderate coastal flooding produces widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to the height of storm tide and/or wave action. Numerous Road closures are needed. Lives may be at risk for people who put themselves in harms way. Isolated structural damage may be observed.

Major coastal flooding is considered severe enough to cause at least scattered structural damage along with widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements. Some vulnerable homes will be severely damaged or destroyed. Numerous roads are impassable...some with washouts severe enough to be life- threatening if one attempted to cross on foot or by vehicle. Some neighborhoods will be isolated. Evacuation of some neighborhoods may be necessary.

All tide heights are relative to mean lower low water. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Newburyport

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 9.3 26/04 am 9.3 0.0 3 none 8.7 26/04 PM 8.7 0.0 3-5 none 11.9 27/05 am 9.2 2.7 13-18 MDT-major 11.2 27/05 PM 8.2 3.0 17-21 moderate 10.4 28/06 am 8.9 1.5 8-10 none 7.7 28/06 PM 7.7 0.0 3-4 none

Gloucester Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.2 26/03 am 10.2 0.0 4 none 9.6 26/04 PM 9.5 0.1 4-6 none 13.0 27/04 am 10.0 3.0 14-20 moderate 12.2 27/05 PM 9.0 3.2 20-26 moderate 11.3 28/05 am 9.8 1.5 10-11 minor 8.5 28/06 PM 8.5 0.0 4-5 none

Revere

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.7 26/03 am 10.7 0.0 2 none 10.1 26/04 PM 10.0 0.1 4-6 none 13.7 27/04 am 10.4 3.3 12-17 minor-MDT 12.9 27/05 PM 9.4 3.5 16-21 minor-MDT 11.4 28/06 am 10.1 1.3 7-9 none 9.0 28/06 PM 9.0 0.0 3-4 none

Boston Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.8 26/03 am 10.8 0.0 1 none 10.2 26/04 PM 10.1 0.1 3 none 13.8 27/04 am 10.5 3.3 2-3 minor-MDT 13.0 27/05 PM 9.5 3.5 2 minor 11.7 28/05 am 10.2 1.5 2 none 9.1 28/06 PM 9.1 0.0 2 none

Scituate

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.6 26/04 am 10.6 0.0 3 none 10.0 26/04 PM 9.9 0.1 4-7 none 13.8 27/04 am 10.4 3.4 13-20 MDT-major 13.2 27/05 PM 9.4 3.8 21-26 MDT-major 11.9 28/06 am 10.2 1.7 9-12 minor 8.9 28/06 PM 8.9 0.0 4-5 none

Sandwich Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 9.8 26/03 am 9.8 0.0 3-4 none 9.3 26/04 PM 9.2 0.1 4-5 none 12.5 27/04 am 9.6 2.9 10-14 moderate 12.5 27/05 PM 8.7 3.8 16-19 moderate 11.2 28/05 am 9.3 1.9 7-10 none 8.2 28/06 PM 8.2 0.0 2 none

Provincetown Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.6 26/04 am 10.6 0.0 1 none 10.0 26/04 PM 10.0 0.0 2-5 none 13.2 27/05 am 10.3 2.9 6 minor-MDT 12.4 27/05 PM 9.4 3.0 4-6 minor-MDT 10.4 28/06 am 10.1 0.3 3 none 9.0 28/06 PM 9.0 0.0 3 none

Chatham - East Coast

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 6.9 26/04 am 6.9 0.0 4 none 6.6 26/05 PM 6.4 0.2 5-9 none 10.4 27/05 am 6.8 3.6 17-23 major 9.9 27/06 PM 6.0 3.9 19-25 minor 8.4 28/06 am 6.7 1.7 10-12 none 5.7 28/07 PM 5.7 0.0 4-6 none

Chatham - South Coast

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 4.6 26/04 am 4.6 0.0 1 none 4.4 26/05 PM 4.2 0.2 3 none 7.4 27/05 am 4.6 2.8 3-4 none 6.6 27/06 PM 4.0 2.6 4 none 4.6 28/07 am 4.6 0.0 3 none 3.8 28/07 PM 3.8 0.0 2-3 none

Buzzards Bay - Woods Hole

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 1.8 26/01 PM 1.8 0.0 1-3 none 4.1 27/01 am 2.0 2.1 3 none 3.1 27/02 PM 1.5 1.6 4 none 1.9 28/03 am 1.9 0.0 3 none 1.4 28/03 PM 1.4 0.0 1-2 none

Wings Neck

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.3 26/03 am 3.3 0.0 1 none 4.0 26/02 PM 3.9 0.1 1-3 none 6.2 27/02 am 4.2 2.0 3 none 5.1 27/03 PM 3.5 1.6 3 none 4.0 28/03 am 4.0 0.0 3 none 3.2 28/04 PM 3.2 0.0 1-2 none

Nantucket Harbor

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.5 26/05 am 3.5 0.0 2-3 none 3.4 26/05 PM 3.2 0.2 4-5 none 6.4 27/05 am 3.5 2.9 8-10 moderate 6.2 27/06 PM 3.0 3.2 8-9 moderate 4.8 28/07 am 3.4 1.4 4-5 minor 2.9 28/07 PM 2.9 0.0 2-3 none

Nantucket East Coast - erosion impacts

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 3.4 26/04 am 3.4 0.0 4 none 3.4 26/05 PM 3.2 0.2 5-8 none 7.0 27/05 am 3.4 3.6 12 moderate 7.0 27/06 PM 3.1 3.9 11-12 moderate 5.0 28/06 am 3.3 1.7 9 none 2.9 28/07 PM 2.9 0.0 4-5 none

Nantucket - Madaket area erosion impacts

total astro tide day/time tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 2.6 26/04 am 2.6 0.0 3-4 none 2.6 26/05 PM 2.4 0.2 3-4 none 5.0 27/05 am 2.5 2.5 7-8 none 4.4 27/06 PM 2.3 2.1 6-8 none 2.4 28/06 am 2.4 0.0 5 none 2.2 28/07 PM 2.2 0.0 2-3 none