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Winter Storm Mars is on the Way

Winter Storm Mars

Winter’s grip took hold in South County 2015. Back to back storms have residents wondering if 2016 will be a repeat performance. Winter Storm Mars is expected to arrive on Monday morning, the second storm to dump snow on the area in less than a week. (Photo Tracey C. O’Neill)

BOSTON – The National Weather Service Boston/Taunton issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Rhode Island including Block Island; Central, Eastern, Northeastern, Southeastern Massachusetts; and Northeastern Connecticut.

The NWS alert, in effect from 4 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday, predicted snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches.

The storm is expected to overspread the impact area between 4 and 7 a.m., becoming heavy at times into the early afternoon. Winds are predicted at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. Block Island may see gusts up to 50 MPH.

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS…EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS… SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS…AND RHODE ISLAND. ~NWS Taunton

Snowfall is expected to diminish by mid afternoon. Visibility is expected to be diminished at one quarter mile or less at times.

NWS warns that travel will be slow at best on well-treated surfaces and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.


		
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One comment on “Winter Storm Mars is on the Way

  1. Here in Charlestown snow started at 6:45. About 7 am had a wind gust of 52. Having steady winds of 38.

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