Major Winter Storm Approaching - Prepare Now
Massachusetts will experience a severe and potentially historic storm Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning, complete with snow measured in feet, damaging winds, and serious coastal flooding. A corridor of heavy, wet snow is expected in southeast MA (east of I-95) where temperatures will near 32 degrees, making for heavy wet snow. Elsewhere, colder temperatures (teens and 20’s) will make for fluffier snow. Snowfall totals are expected to reach over 20 inches across much of the Commonwealth, with pockets of 30+ inches possible. The Cape and Martha’s Vineyard will see 12+ inches.
Timing - Light snow will impact the late afternoon commute on Monday with 1-2” in Boston/Worcester/Springfield. A forecasted 12-18” will fall in a 9-hour period from 1AM to 10AM Tuesday, falling at a rate of 2 or more inches per hour. Thunderstorms will also be occurring in this time window. Snow, with varying intensities will continue through Tuesday night, likely last until daybreak Wednesday morning, potentially bringing up to an additional 10 inches of snow in areas.
Please reference the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's home page for storm preparedness tips.
Governor Charlie Baker announced a payment deadline extension for the Massachusetts Health Connector. The deadline for enrollment was set for January 23, 2015 for individuals to select and pay for a health care plan, but due to overwhelming wait times, the Baker Administration has ordered the Massachusetts Health Connector to continue accepting payments until Wednesday, January 28, 2015 for enrollees seeking coverage for February 1st. Read the press release for more details.