Storm Coordination Message #1 – Monday August 15th, 2011 Storm/Rainfall Event

Hello to all..

..Strong Storm System will bring another round of Heavy Rainfall to Southern New England, particularly in portions of Western New England..
..A Flood Watch is in effect from Midnight Tonight through Monday Evening for Western Hampshire, Western Hampden and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts. Areas outside of the flood watch area particularly in the remainder of Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut would have the potential for urban/poor drainage flooding depending on the axis of heavy rainfall..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized for rainfall reports meeting SKYWARN Reporting criteria and any flooding. Ops at NWS Taunton may be utilized if the threat for flooding becomes more widespread..

At 430 PM, Doppler Radar has shown rainfall over Connecticut and extending into portions of Western and Central Massachusetts and Western Rhode Island. Heavier Rainfall has occurred over the New York City and Long Island area into New Jersey. Some locations received almost 8″ of rainfall in Nassau County New York.

Rainfall of the magnitude over Long Island New York is not expected in the NWS Taunton County Warning Area, however, widespread 1-3″ rainfall is expected over much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area especially in Southwest New Hampshire, Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut with amounts of 2-4″ of Rain expected over Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Franklin Counties where a Flood Watch is in effect from Midnight tonight through Monday Evening. In the flood watch area, urban/poor drainage flooding and river/stream flooding are the main threats. Areas just outside of the flood watch particularly in Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut may see urban/poor drainage flooding but less likely to see river and stream flooding. Urban areas of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island may also have urban/poor drianage flooding depending on the amount of rainfall and the timeframe with which the rainfall falls.

SKYWARN Self-Activation to monitor for rainfall reports meeting SKYWARN reportable crtieria and any flooding is the most likely way for this storm to be handled. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the threat for flooding is more widespread. This will be the only coordination message on this event unless the threat for flooding increases. If the threat increases, another coordination message will be issued Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator          
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

Hello to all..

..Strong Storm System will bring another round of Heavy Rainfall to Southern New England, particularly in portions of Western New England..
..A Flood Watch is in effect from Midnight Tonight through Monday Evening for Western Hampshire, Western Hampden and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts. Areas outside of the flood watch area particularly in the remainder of Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut would have the potential for urban/poor drainage flooding depending on the axis of heavy rainfall..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized for rainfall reports meeting SKYWARN Reporting criteria and any flooding. Ops at NWS Taunton may be utilized if the threat for flooding becomes more widespread..

At 430 PM, Doppler Radar has shown rainfall over Connecticut and extending into portions of Western and Central Massachusetts and Western Rhode Island. Heavier Rainfall has occurred over the New York City and Long Island area into New Jersey. Some locations received almost 8″ of rainfall in Nassau County New York.

Rainfall of the magnitude over Long Island New York is not expected in the NWS Taunton County Warning Area, however, widespread 1-3″ rainfall is expected over much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area especially in Southwest New Hampshire, Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut with amounts of 2-4″ of Rain expected over Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Franklin Counties where a Flood Watch is in effect from Midnight tonight through Monday Evening. In the flood watch area, urban/poor drainage flooding and river/stream flooding are the main threats. Areas just outside of the flood watch particularly in Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut may see urban/poor drainage flooding but less likely to see river and stream flooding. Urban areas of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island may also have urban/poor drianage flooding depending on the amount of rainfall and the timeframe with which the rainfall falls.

SKYWARN Self-Activation to monitor for rainfall reports meeting SKYWARN reportable crtieria and any flooding is the most likely way for this storm to be handled. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the threat for flooding is more widespread. This will be the only coordination message on this event unless the threat for flooding increases. If the threat increases, another coordination message will be issued Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator          
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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