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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albany NY
1130 AM EDT Thu Aug 31 2017

...Changes to 2017-2018 winter storm warning and winter weather 
advisory criteria for Litchfield County, Connecticut...Berkshire
County, Massachusetts and Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont...

The National Weather Service office in Albany, New York will 
lower its snowfall criteria for winter storm watches/warnings and 
winter weather advisories across our four western New England 
counties for this upcoming 2017-2018 winter. This is being done so
that these criteria in Berkshire and Litchfield County are 
uniform with the rest of southern New England, while Bennington 
and Windham Counties are uniform with the rest of northern New 
England.

For Litchfield County, Connecticut (forecast zones CTZ001 and 
CTZ013), 24-hour winter storm watch/warning criteria for snow will
change from 9 to 8 inches. For Litchfield County, Connecticut 
(forecast zones CTZ001 and CTZ013), 12-hour winter storm 
watch/warning criteria for snow will change from 7 to 6 inches and
winter weather advisory criteria for snow will change from 4 to 3
inches.

For Berkshire County, Massachusetts (forecast zones MAZ001 and 
MAZ025), 24-hour winter storm watch/warning criteria for snow will
change from 9 to 8 inches. For Berkshire County, Massachusetts 
(forecast zones MAZ001 and MAZ025), 12-hour winter storm 
watch/warning criteria for snow will change from 7 to 6 inches and
winter weather advisory criteria for snow will change from 4 to 3
inches.

For Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont (forecast zones 
VTZ013, VTZ014 and VTZ015), 12-hour winter storm watch/warning 
criteria for snow will change from 7 to 6 inches. Winter weather 
advisory criteria for snow will remain at 4 inches.

No communication changes are required to continue to receive 
these watch/warning/advisory products for snow. Only National 
Weather Service triggering thresholds will change.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact Steve
DiRienzo, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, or Neil Stuart, 
Winter Weather Focal Point. Email: Stephen.DiRienzo@noaa.gov or 
Neil.Stuart@noaa.gov. 

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