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Be prepared for blizzard Eugene

Good morning, all. We’ve been watching the Nor’easter that has been forecast for our area tomorrow. There have been some updates to the forecast over the past 24 hours.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area from 5am Tueday through 2am Wednesday for Blizzard Eugene. Snow is expected to start falling around 4-5am Tuesday morning, becoming heavy by 9am.

Blizzard conditions are expected in the late morning, early afternoon timeframe. Snow will begin to taper off in the evening, dropping to flurries by 11pm Tuesday.

Total snowfall accumulations are expected to be 18-26 inches by Wednesday morning. This snow has the potential to be wet and heavy.

Winds will be a significant factor in this storm. Sustained winds of 20-30mph are expected with gusts as high as 60mph possible.

These winds, in addition to the snow, may result in isolated power outages. Please remember to report outages to Eversource, either using their online system or by calling 800-286-2000.

If you are aware of anyone needing shelter from the storm or the cold, please have them call 2-1-1 to find the nearest active shelter.

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