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Thursday, February 7, 2013

If you like violent weather...

Check out the NWS forecast for Bpston:

Highlights:
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Blizzard watch:

* potential historic winter storm and blizzard to impact much of
southern New England Friday into Sat

* 1 to 2 feet of snow possible for much of southern New England
except areas near the South Coast where there may be some mixing

...We are confident that much of the region
will receive 1 to 2 feet of snow. We also expect a middle level deformation band that
will lead to localized higher amounts across the interior.

The main show looks to be Friday night into Saturday morning as
this low bombs out ... which will lead to tremendous snowfall
rates and perhaps even some thunder accompanying the storm. Would
expect hourly snowfall rates on the order of 2 to 3 inches per
hour with a tremendous cold conveyer belt on the backside of this
system.

In addition...very strong winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour will be battering
the coastal plain leading to considerable blowing and drifting
snow.

Travel may become almost impossible with blizzard conditions
possible. A blizzard watch has been expanded to cover southern
Worcester County as well as all of eastern Massachusetts...southern Rhode
Island and northern Connecticut. This blizzard watch includes the
Boston to Providence corridor...given the potential for 50 to 60
miles per hour winds and considerable blowing and drifting snow. The timing
of the blizzard conditions will not exactly match that of the
watch as it stands now. This timing will be refined with later
forecasts. The high wind watches have been dropped in favor of the
blizzard watches.

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