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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 
535 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019

A potent storm system located over Tennessee this afternoon will 
head northeast and bring our region a wintry mix of precipitation 
tonight and Sunday. The precipitation will start out as snow this 
evening, then change to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain 
between Midnight tonight and sunrise Sunday morning, with rain along 
the south coast. The precipitation will change back to snow late 
Sunday afternoon before ending. Snowfall totals from this storm 
could range from a trace across the south coast, to 12 inches across 
northwest Massachusetts. Of equal concern is a long duration of 
freezing rain along and around a swath from Hartford, to Worcester, 
to Lawrence. Additionally, plunging temperatures Sunday evening will 
cause a flash freeze and could result in numerous power outages.

As the storm departs Sunday night, arctic air will continue to spill 
across the region on blustery northwest winds. Temperatures by 
Monday morning will range from 5 below to 10 above zero. Blustery 
northwest winds will persist during the day Monday with temperatures 
only rising into the single digits and teens. Blustery and frigid 
conditions will continue Monday night. 

Looking ahead, dry high pressure builds over the region Tuesday, 
then shifts offshore Tuesday night. For Wednesday and Thursday, 
temperatures moderate while two low pressure areas bring our region 
rain and snow. Friday looks to be dry with cooling temperatures, 
then a return to near seasonable temperatures on Saturday with the 
chance for snow late in the day. 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTERN ESSEX County,MA

655 AM EST Sat Jan 19 2019

   WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
EST SUNDAY  

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Massachusetts, 
eastern Massachusetts, northeastern Massachusetts and western 
Massachusetts.

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Storm Warning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Storm Warning.

Arctic air will overspread our region late Sunday into Sunday night.
Wind chills may get low enough to require a Wind Chill Advisory.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

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7-Day Forecast For WESTERN ESSEX County, MA
Issued at 715 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019


WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST SUNDAY

TONIGHT
Snow. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight. Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. Temperature rising to around 30 after midnight. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph, increasing to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

SUNDAY
Freezing rain and rain in the morning, then freezing rain with a chance of sleet in the afternoon. Additional sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Ice accumulation of up to one quarter of an inch. Highs in the lower 30s. Temperature falling into the lower 20s in the afternoon. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the evening. Much colder with lows around 3 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
Mostly cloudy. Much colder with highs around 10 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy and cold. Near steady temperature around 6 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the mid 20s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Not as cool. Near steady temperature around 20.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Not as cool with highs around 40. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows around 20.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 30.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Massachusetts
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
JANUARY 19TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1810...
The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and
accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy
struck Sanbornton NH where three chidren froze to death. (David Ludlum)
...1933...
Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state
record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1977...
Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme southern
Florida. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A storm tracking toward the northeastern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of
snow in northern Indiana. Peru IN reported a foot of snow. Six cities in
Florida reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 88 degrees at Miami equalled their record for the month of January.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A powerful storm hit the central U.S. producing blizzard conditions in the
Central High Plains, and severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi
Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to 36 inches at Wolf Creek Pass CO, with
31 inches at Elsmere NE. Tornadoes claimed five lives in Tennessee, and a
tornado at Cullman AL injured 35 persons. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks AK was a frigid 41 degrees
below zero, and the morning low of 24 degrees below zero at Anchorage AK
was their coldest reading in fourteen years. (National Weather Summary)
...1990...
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in eastern Texas and
Louisiana. Tornadoes at Garland TX and Apple Springs TX each injured one
person. Heavy snow spread from the Southern and Central Rockies into the
Great Plains. Storm totals in New Mexico reached 36 inches at Gascon.
Totals in the Central Plains ranged up to 15 inches near McCook NE and
Garden City KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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