MEMA Statement: Potential Nor’easter Wednesday into Thursday 

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DATE: March 19, 2018
TIME: 7:00 AM

SUBJECT: Potential Nor’easter Wednesday into Thursday

SITUATION:

The National Weather Service has low but increasing confidence that portions of the Commonwealth will see periods of accumulating snowfall and strong winds Wednesday into Thursday. Although there is still too much uncertainty for exact snowfall amounts, at this time the area with the highest confidence for the highest snowfall totals is along and southeast of the I-95 corridor; this may shift over the coming days.

Potential impacts include:

  • Accumulating snow, enough to plow with a low risk for a period of 1-3” per hours snowfall rates.
  • Impacts to both commutes on Wednesday (especially the afternoon commute) and Thursday morning.
  • Strong northeast winds, likely requiring a wind advisory across SE MA  (up to 45-55 mph).
  • Some coastal flood issues, especially along the eastern MA coastline, around the early Thursday AM high tide.
  • Gales for mariners; a Gale Watch has been issued.  There is a low risk for Storm Warnings.

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