A winter storm warning is in effect for most of Southern New England as a blizzard has crushed its way up the East Coast.

Spotters on the amateur Fire Radio System, which usually monitors fires around the state, announced they picked up the first signs of flakes falling in Boston at 11:43 p.m.

Snow is expected to cover the region. The warning is in effect until noontime on Sunday. Fifteen inches of snow could fall in the area, with southeastern Massachusetts getting the worst of it.

With the snow will come gusty winds up to 35 MPH.

The National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected to fall in a 12-hour period or 8 inches in a 24-hour period.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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