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Winter Weather Warnings and What They Mean - Boylston

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

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When you hear a winter storm warning on the news, we know that it's best to pay attention, but do we know what exactly they mean?

In Massachusetts it's common to see winter storm or weather advisories on the news, but there are many of them and they all have different meanings. 

Here are a few:

Winter Storm Watch:

Issued when there is potential for significant hazardous weather in the next 48 hours. This means winter weather is possible.

Blizzard Warning 

Within the next 12-18 hours the following conditions are expected:

- Sustained winds of 35 or more MPH 

- Snow and or snow blowing reducing visibility to 1/4 or less miles for 3 or more hours

Ice Storm Warning

1/4 or more inches of ice accumulation 

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued for any amount of freezing rain, or 2-4 inches of snow is expected. 

Dense Fog Advisory 

When fog is expected to reduce visibility to 1/4 or less miles over a large area for 2 or more hours

Wind Advisory 

- Sustained winds of 31-39 MPH for an hour or more 


- Wind gusts of 46-57 MPH for any number of hours 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

- Winds of 58 or more MPH


- Hail 1 inch or more in diameter 

Frost Advisory

When the min. temp is forecast to be 33-36 degrees.

For more information about weather advisories click here

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