[9:15 AM] February 18, 2021 | Winter Weather Update – Snowfall Expected Today into Friday

Filed in Alerts, General by on February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021/ 9:15 AM – Snow in the southeast parts of the state will spread across the remainder of the state in the late morning or early afternoon today. Snow will continue through Thursday night into Friday that will range from 3-7 inches. Snow may mix with rain or sleet over southeastern Mass, possibly turning to all rain for a time Friday afternoon. Elsewhere conditions will remain snow throughout the day on Friday but some sleeting mixing in would not be impossible. Snow will become intermittent and light during afternoon on Friday but linger through the evening before ending early Saturday morning. The rest of Saturday should be dry with skies becoming clear to partly cloudy.

Given the current forecast and prolonged nature of this snow event, this will likely be the only update for this event.


Impacts/ Potential Impacts
  • Snow covered roads may lead to hazardous travel.
  • This evening and Friday morning commutes could be impacted.
  • Impacts will be lessened given the prolonged nature of the storm.



Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: February 18 at 3:55AM EST
Expiring: February 19 at 7:00PM EST
Areas affected:Barnstable; Central Middlesex County; Dukes; Eastern Essex; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Eastern Plymouth; Nantucket; Northern Bristol; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Southern Worcester; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Western Hampshire; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth

Preparedness and Safety Information


Stay Informed
For additional information and updated forecasts, see www.weather.gov/boston (National Weather Service Norton) and www.weather.gov/albany (National Weather Service Albany)


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


Online Resources 
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 Boston/ Norton, MA  at www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  www.spc.noaa.gov/
Northeast River Forecast Center: www.weather.gov/nerfc/National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.govMass211 at www.mass211.org

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