Block Island Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 4:57 AM EST on January 31, 2015

...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday evening through late Monday night...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday evening through late Monday night.

* Locations...this includes Block Island...Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Timing...snow develops after midnight Sunday night. The snow may mix with or change to sleet and rain Monday afternoon before changing back to snow.

* Impacts...hazardous travel is expected along with poor visibility in snow and blowing and drifting snow.

* Winds...northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24 degrees for at least 3 hours. Frostbite can develop in just 30 minutes with a wind chill index of -20. If you are heading outdoors...dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued for the potential of accumulating snow of 6 or more inches in a 12 hour period...or 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify travel plans should winter weather develop.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 4:58 AM EST on January 31, 2015

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM EST this evening...

* location...the cities and towns of...Chatham...Falmouth... Provincetown... Vineyard Haven...Nantucket and Block Island.

* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing...through today.

* Impacts...winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.

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