Cape's First Snow Incoming

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST SUNDAY...* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS EVENING. ALL THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO SNOW SHOWERS BY MID TO LATE EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY SET UP IN LOCALIZED HEAVIER BANDS. THEREFORE...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. THE SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER OFF LATER SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OTHER UNTREATED SURFACES WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AND HAZARDOUS TO DRIVERS LATER TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION...VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN LOCALIZED HEAVIER SNOW BANDS.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW AND/OR ICE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP IN THE AFFECTED AREAS...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ANY SNOW OR ICE WOULD MAKE DRIVING AND WALKING DIFFICULT...BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE...ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...MOTORISTS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS CAN EASILY DEVELOP.

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
in effect until Sunday, Dec 18, 4:00 AM

...ONE HALF TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST PLYMOUTH COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS MARTHAS VINEYARD...

OCEAN EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS HAVE DEVELOPED THIS EVENING AND SHOULD CONTINUE AT TIMES INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WHILE THIS REGION WILL LIKELY BE ON THE FRINGE OF THE MAIN SNOW SHIELD THAT HAS SET UP ACROSS CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET...SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE STILL POSSIBLE.

MOTORISTS PLANNING TRAVEL LATER TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF UNTREATED ROADS BECOMING SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY.

 

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