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December 4, 2020 – BCREPC Weather Update | High Wind Watch for Cape Cod and the Islands on Saturday

By on December 4, 2020 in Recent News

Information from Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC).

Strong winds are likely along the coast and a high wind watch has been issued for coastal Plymouth county to Cape Cod and the Islands Saturday into Saturday night.

Gusts could be 60-65 mph resulting in possible scattered power outages across the region.  The MACC is on standby for this event and continues to monitor this situation.

Read the following National Weather Service – Boston/Norton report 12/4/2020 4:15 AM:

OVERVIEW:
▪ Strong storm will bring heavy rain changing to a period of heavy snow across the interior along with strong wind gusts along the coast.

TIMING

▪ Saturday into Saturday Night

HAZARDS & IMPACTS
▪ Significant snow accumulation possible over the interior with scattered power outages where heavy snow accumulates
▪ Areas of urban and poor drainage street flooding possible across RI and southeast MA
▪ Strong winds along the coast; gales and very rough seas coastal waters

NWS ALERTS
▪ Winter Storm Watch across most of west, central and northeast Massachusetts; High Wind Watch for coastal Plymouth county and Cape/Islands

FORECAST CHALLENGES
▪ Axis of heaviest snowfall may shift east or west depending on the track of the storm
▪ Later forecasts may show higher or lower snowfall totals for a given location depending on any changes to the storm track

NEXT BRIEFING
By 6pm Friday, December 4

Please also refer to NOAA’s Winter Weather page (https://www.weather.gov/box/winter) for additional information.

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