Air Quality Alert & Heat Advisory

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT  TO 11 PM TONIGHT & HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT TO 8PM TONIGHT 

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, in effect until  11 PM tonight! An Air Quality Action day means that Ground Level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.View Advisories  HERE

 

 

Air Quality Forecast

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT TUESDAY…

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, in effect from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Tuesday July 10, 2018

An Air Quality Action day means that Ground Level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards

Current Air Quality Report & Forecast HERE

MassDEP Air & Climate HERE

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY


URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA 9:23 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WEDNESDAY 3/21/18 5pm THROUGH THURSDAY 3/22/18 MORNING…

* WHAT… Wet snow. Total snow accumulations will range from 3 to 5  inches on the upper Cape, Martha`s Vineyard, and Block Island, to as little as 1 to 2 inches on the outer Cape.

* WINDS…Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph with the strongest winds Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

* WHERE…Cape Cod and the Islands.

* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

VIEW FORECAST HERE

Blizzard Warning

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Winds gusting as high as 65
mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
drifting of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 10
to 18 inches with localized 20 inch amounts possible.

* WHERE…Coastal Essex County, Plymouth County, Cape Cod and
Marthas Vineyard.

* WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very dangerous with 1 to 3
inch per hour snowfall rates at times and significantly impact
the morning commute. The Tuesday afternoon commute is also
expected to be impacted. Wet snow and strong winds will result
in some power outages and tree damage.

HIGH WIND WARNING

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM THURSDAY…

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM Wednesday, March 7  to 1 AM Thursday, March 8.

* Location…Eastern Massachusetts from Plymouth County to Cape
Cod and the Islands.

* Winds…East 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing…Strongest winds Wednesday afternoon and evening.

* Impacts…Damage to trees, power lines, and property are
possible with winds of this magnitude. Power outages are likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are
expected for at least one hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater
at any time. Take action to secure loose outdoor objects.

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

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…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total
average snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.
Locally higher amounts up to 7 inches possible across the upper
Cape.

* WHERE…Barnstable County.

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. Untreated surfaces will be slippery.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

 

Weather Forecast Here

Winter Storm Grayson

DPW STORM UPDATE!

January 4, 2018 10:30 PM – The bulk of the snow has ended. We have begun final salting of the main roads. Once that has been completed we will begin salting secondary roads. We expect that to be completed at approximately 4:00 AM. Temperatures are dropping, so walks and areas that do not have salt on them will be slick. If you go out, please be cautious.

January 4, 2018 7:30 PM – We still are experiencing bands of snow coming through, and as a result are continuing to scrape and salt the main roads. Secondary road plow drivers are on their routes as well. Once the snow stops falling, crews will finish scraping and apply an application of salt on all roads (mains and secondary roads), and parking lots. Please be aware, temperatures have dropped below freezing and with all of the moisture we received there is a lot of ice on walks and roads. If you must go out, please proceed with caution.

January 4, 2018 2:00 PM – The rain has started to turn to snow. Western portions of the Town are reporting heavy slush on the roads, and the eastern portions are starting to shush up as well. We are dispatching the main road plows and spreaders to start to scrape off the slush and get a layer of salt down. Secondary road contractors have been called in, and should be on their routes in an hour or so. We have also experienced flooding in coastal areas on the north side of town due to the high tides and wind pushing water on shore. If you must travel, please be aware that as temperatures continue to drop all of the moisture on the roads will freeze and driving will become hazardous.

January 4, 2018 08:15 AM – Good morning, our first large storm of the season is at our doorstep. “Grayson”, as named, is predicted to bring us rain through mid-day, then transition to a mix, and finally become just snow. Depending on the forecast you listen to, snow totals are predicted from less than an inch to up to 4-8 inches. As a result, the DPW is preparing for the higher amounts, and will adjust if get the lesser totals. Spreaders are on site standing by to address icing, and main road plows will be on station starting at 10AM in the event of an early turn-over. Tree crews are also ready in the event that the predicted winds cause tree damage. Finally we are monitoring for possible flooding due to rain falling on frozen ground, and the timing of high tides. At this point we just need to wait to see what Mother Nature send us. All forecasts are predicting that driving conditions this afternoon will be poor, so please stay in if possible.

As a reminder, the Transfer Station will be closing at noon, or sooner if the winds intensify faster than predicted.

Track Snow Fleet HERE