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Cold Blast to Start the Weekend, Snow Expected to End It

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The Berkshires will be under a wind chill warning until Saturday afternoon and as temperatures creep back up through the afternoon and Sunday, 6 to 10 inches of snow are expected to fall.  
There is a wind chill warning in effect from 7 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday. During the day in North Adams, temperatures will inch up to 30 degrees then will quickly drop as the evening rolls in. 
There will be a low of minus-4 but with the wind, it will feel much cooler (between minus-27 and minus-40).
Saturday, there will be a high of 5 degrees but it will feel much cooler with the wind chill.
Temperatures will be relatively warmer Sunday with a high of 26. Come nighttime, snow is expected with 1 to 3 inches Sunday night and 6 to 10 inches expected overnight and throughout the day Monday. 
For what it's worth, it will be warmer Monday with a high of 36.
Adams has set a winter storm emergency from midnight Monday, Jan 17, through midnight Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Town code requires that for the duration of the storm emergency:
  • No vehicle is permitted to park or stand unattended upon any street, highway, traveled way, or public parking lot during a storm emergency.
  • No vehicle is permitted to park or stand unattended on any open municipal parking lot during a storm emergency permitting the lot to be effectively cleared of snow.
The duration of the storm emergency covers the anticipated period of the storm as well as the time required for the town crews to clean up streets after the storm ends. Vehicles found in violation of the above parking regulations will be ticketed and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
Town residents and business owners are reminded that town code requires sidewalks abutting their property be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the storm event has ended and prohibits the plowing, throwing, pushing or otherwise disposing of snow from their property onto public streets and sidewalks. 
Residents and business owners are also encouraged to please clear snow from around fire hydrants located near houses or businesses.
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More information here.


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More information here

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