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...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EST
MONDAY...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EST
MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND EXCEPT BLOCK ISLAND AND ALL OF
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS EXCEPT CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS...
WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL START EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOME
HEAVY BY EVENING. VERY HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL THROUGHOUT TONIGHT
WITH UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR LIKELY AT TIMES. THE SNOW
WILL TAPER TO FLURRIES EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL PEAK
FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP
BY THIS EVENING. STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH THE SNOW TO
CREATE BLINDING CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES
TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED DURING THE
HEIGHT OF THE STORM TONIGHT FROM BOTH THE STRONG WINDS
KNOCKING DOWN POWER LINES AND THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAVY SNOW.
SHOVELING SHOULD NOT BE DONE BY ANYONE WITH HEART CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.  THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY
BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE
ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.

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