[February 3, 2022 | 9:30 AM] Wintery Mix Friday – Travel Impacts – MEMA Situational Report #1

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The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a wintery mix this Friday that may impact morning commuters. Rain changes to sleet Friday with a brief period of light freezing rain during the transition then end as light snow late Friday. A flash freeze is expected as temperatures quickly drop below freezing starting between 3-6 AM along/north of Route 2, then 7-10 AM in Worcester and Boston, and 12-3 PM South Coast/ Cape Cod/ Islands. Widespread ice accumulations will total 0.10 – 0.25 inches for most of the state and 0.01 – 0.10” for Cape Cod and the Islands.

In terms of snowfall, the bulk of snow/ sleet accumulation will be north of the Mass Pike between 1-2”. South of the Mass Pike will get up to 1”. The highest accumulations will be mainly along and north of Route 2 and over Berkshire County with localized north western pockets of 4-6”.

A sharp drop in temperature is expected Friday night into Saturday with highs in the 20s and 15-25 mph winds. This will cause hazardous travel conditions into Saturday morning.

    • Slippery travel, especially from Hartford, Worcester, Boston, and points north during the Friday morning commute.
    • Any freezing rain is not expected to cause significant icing on trees/wires.
    • Rainfall prior to changeover may wash away road treatments.

Weather Forecast Overview

Advisories, Watches, and Warnings

Last updated: 03:48 EST on 02-03-2022

 

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: February 03 at 3:48 AM EST
Expiring: February 04 at 5:00 PM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Northern Berkshire
Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: February 03 at 3:48 AM EST
Expiring: February 04 at 5:00 PM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Southern Berkshire
Winter Storm Warning
Issued: February 03 at 2:44 AM EST
Expiring: February 04 at 7:00 PM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Eastern Franklin; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Western Franklin; Western Hampshire
Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: February 03 at 2:44 AM EST
Expiring: February 04 at 7:00 PM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Worcester; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Hampden; Western Norfolk
Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: February 03 at 2:44 AM EST
Expiring: February 04 at 7:00 PM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Eastern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Western Plymouth
Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: February 03 at 2:44 AM EST
Expiring: February 04 at 7:00 PM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Barnstable; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth
Dense Fog Advisory
Issued: February 03 at 12:27 AM EST
Expiring: February 03 at 9:00AM EST
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Barnstable; Dukes; Eastern Plymouth; Nantucket; Northern Bristol; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Western Plymouth

 

Preparedness and Safety Information

 

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Online Resources

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Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov
National Weather Service Boston/ Norton, MA  www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY 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.gov

Mass211 www.mass211.org

 

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