Blizzard Forecast: Morning White-Out Conditions, Tapering in Afternoon
Visibility is reduced to a quarter-mile, residents are advised to stay indoors.
There's more coming.
The blizzard that has effectively shut down Belmont will continue into this afternoon with the town experiencing white-out conditions with the strongest winds and snow fall during Saturday morning, according to the latest National Weather Service bulletin issued at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
An official blizzard warning continues until 1 p.m. with heavy, wind-swept snow (gusts as high as 75 mph were recorded in nearby Bedford) that will reduce visibility to less than a quarter-mile. The winds will case snow drifts of several feet in locations.
High temperatures will only reach the mid-20s.
Due to the conditions, the NWS is strongly advising all residents to stay indoors as travel will be dangerous as those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented.
There is some indication that the blizzard will begin tapering in the late afternoon and during the night.