Updated: Snow totals upped for the Cape – Winter Storm Warning, High Wind Warning, Coastal Flood Warning


Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
320 PM EST Mon Feb 12 2024

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, highest near the Cape Cod Canal. Winds gusting as high
as 60 mph.

* WHERE…Barnstable County.

* WHEN…From 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Travel will become difficult Tuesday morning and last through most of the day due to low visibility and snow covered roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.


High Wind Warning

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
500 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2024

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…North winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.

* WHERE…Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties.

* WHEN…From 7 AM to 10 PM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…strongest winds occur approximately between 1 PM and 7 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.


Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
341 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2024

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 5 PM EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Two to three feet of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways (4.0 to 14.3 feet Mean Lower Low Water).

* WHERE…Suffolk MA, Eastern Norfolk MA, Eastern Plymouth MA, Barnstable MA, Dukes MA and Nantucket MA Counties.

* WHEN…From noon to 5 PM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Some vulnerable coastal roads become impassable around high tide. Flooding 1 to 2 feet deep affects some coastal roads and low lying areas from Revere and Winthrop through Boston to Hull, Braintree, and Quincy. Splashover and debris may wash onto coastal roads when large waves occur. Roads remain passable. Low lying areas and roads near Nantucket Harbor, including Easy Street, may experience pockets of shallow flooding less than one foot deep. Roads remain passable. Shallow pockets of flooding less than one foot deep affect low lying areas in Provincetown, mainly near the airport and Race Point Road. In Truro, flooding up to one foot deep affects low lying areas near Pamet Harbor and along the Pamet River. Roads remain passable with pockets of shallow flooding less than one foot deep. This mainly affects low lying areas and roads near Edgartown Harbor, including the Chappy Ferry Dock. Shallow flooding may also approach Five Corners in Vineyard Haven.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.



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