Storm Coordination Message #2 – Monday August 15th, 2011 Event

Hello to all..

..Flood Potential Increasing across portions of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area later this afternoon and tonight..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hillsborough County New Hampshire, Central and Eastern Massachusetts as well as Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, and Western Franklin Counties of Massachusetts. The Flood Watch is for urban areas and small streams in the region..
..Flood Advisories have been issued for portions of the area for urban and poor drainage flooding and more advisories could be issued throughout the day today..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is possible to likely for later this afternoon and evening based on current trends on radar and spotter reports..

At 1135 AM, Doppler Radar showed widrespread moderate rainfall over much of the region with moderate to heavy rainfall over Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut into Central Massachusetts. There is also a swath of heavy rainfall south and east of Long Island New York extending a couple hundred miles offshore funnelling into portions of Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Widespread rainfall of 1-2″ has occurred with isolated 3 to 4″ rainfall amounts in the area. Some rainfall amounts as of 1050 AM as gathered from the Amateur Radio APRS and CWOP program are as follows:

Rainfall Reports 2″ or More as of Monday 8/15 at 1050 AM:
Charlestown, RI: 3.88″ (3.29″ of rain in 3 hours from 545 to 845 AM)
Westerly, RI: 2.79″
Canton, CT: 2.29″
Worcester, Mass: 2.26″
Hampton, CT: 2.11″
West Simsbury, CT: 2.04″

Rainfall Reports 2″ or More as of Monday 8/15 at 1050 AM:
Danielson, CT: 1.45″
Southington, CT: 1.91″
Berlin, CT: 1.88″
East Hartford, CT: 1.36″
Hebron, CT: 1.19″
Sturbridge, Mass: 1.03″
Goshen, Mass: 1.06″
Easthampton, Mass: 1.31″
Auburn, Mass: 1.12″
Coventry, RI: 1.69″

With the potential for flooding increased, SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible to likely for later this afternoon into this evening. This will likely be the last complete coordination message on this event. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Flood Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Flood Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus81.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..

..Flood Potential Increasing across portions of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area later this afternoon and tonight..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hillsborough County New Hampshire, Central and Eastern Massachusetts as well as Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, and Western Franklin Counties of Massachusetts. The Flood Watch is for urban areas and small streams in the region..
..Flood Advisories have been issued for portions of the area for urban and poor drainage flooding and more advisories could be issued throughout the day today..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is possible to likely for later this afternoon and evening based on current trends on radar and spotter reports..

At 1135 AM, Doppler Radar showed widrespread moderate rainfall over much of the region with moderate to heavy rainfall over Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut into Central Massachusetts. There is also a swath of heavy rainfall south and east of Long Island New York extending a couple hundred miles offshore funnelling into portions of Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Widespread rainfall of 1-2″ has occurred with isolated 3 to 4″ rainfall amounts in the area. Some rainfall amounts as of 1050 AM as gathered from the Amateur Radio APRS and CWOP program are as follows:

Rainfall Reports 2″ or More as of Monday 8/15 at 1050 AM:
Charlestown, RI: 3.88″ (3.29″ of rain in 3 hours from 545 to 845 AM)
Westerly, RI: 2.79″
Canton, CT: 2.29″
Worcester, Mass: 2.26″
Hampton, CT: 2.11″
West Simsbury, CT: 2.04″

Rainfall Reports 2″ or More as of Monday 8/15 at 1050 AM:
Danielson, CT: 1.45″
Southington, CT: 1.91″
Berlin, CT: 1.88″
East Hartford, CT: 1.36″
Hebron, CT: 1.19″
Sturbridge, Mass: 1.03″
Goshen, Mass: 1.06″
Easthampton, Mass: 1.31″
Auburn, Mass: 1.12″
Coventry, RI: 1.69″

With the potential for flooding increased, SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible to likely for later this afternoon into this evening. This will likely be the last complete coordination message on this event. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Flood Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Flood Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus81.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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