Flood/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Monday 9/5/11 Flood/Severe Weather Threat

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..Heavy Rainfall from showers and thunderstorms with a low probability of an isolated strong or severe thunderstorm later Monday Afternoon and Evening across portions of Southern New England..
..A Flash Food Watch is in effect from 2 PM Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. A slow moving cold front will push further east causing heavy rainfall in showers and thunderstorms and this slow moving cold front combined with moisture from Hurricane Irene from last week will cause the potential for flash flooding in the watch area. The region east of the Flash Flood Watch should monitor the potential for flooding but the issues will be greatest in the Flash Flood Watch area..
..If enough instability develops, an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm could occur in interior Southern New England with damaging wind and large hail but the main threat with thunderstorms will be heavy rainfall..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible this afternoon and evening or into Tuesday Morning depending on the heavy rainfall threat and if areal county flood warnings are issued. Another coordination message will be issued this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective 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

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Sunday September 4th, 2011 Potential Severe Weather/Flood Threat

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms remain possible over interior Southern New England especially in Southwest New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut. Damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding are the primary threats..
..Threat region is mostly centered through New York State into Northern New England where the Storm Prediction Center, SPC, has placed this area in a Slight Risk for Severe Weather but if sufficient heating and destabilization can occur, interior Southern New England, particularly Southwest New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut could experience isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. Doppler Radar currently shows a line of strong to severe thunderstorms over Northeastern New York and Satellite imagery shows low clouds and fog over parts of New England that should burn off later this morning allowing heating and destabilization..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely particularly in Southwest New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut for later this afternoon and evening. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the threat is widespread enough. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday September 4th, 2011 Potential Severe Weather/Flood Threat

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible in interior Southern New England particularly in Southwest New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Damaging Wind, Hail and urban/poor drainage flooding are the primary threats. The Storm Prediction Center, SPC, has placed the region just west of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area in a Slight Risk for Severe Weather..
..Instability should be prevalent over the region but wind shear profiles will be quite weak which should keep strong to severe thunderstorms more isolated. If thunderstorms form as expected and are strong enough, they could be slow moving and training thunderstorms which may increase the urban/poor drainage flood threat in those areas affected by slow-moving thunderstorms that track over the same area..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Sunday Afternoon and Evening. The next coordination message will be posted by Noon Sunday. Below is the NWS Taunton Area Forecast Discussion, Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook..

NWS Taunton Area Forecast Discussion:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

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

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KWNS/1109031731.acus02.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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Post-Hurricane Irene Coordination Message #2

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..New England Continues its Recovery from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. Power Outages numbers in Massachusetts dipped below 100,000 for the first time this week and power outage numbers in Rhode Island and Connecticut continue to decline. Most areas will receive power back on Friday with isolated areas not receiving power back until Sunday, nearly a week after Irene’s impact..
..Pictures and Video of damage and flooding can still be very useful for damage assessment efforts by local, state and federal emergency management and post storm reports issued by the National Weather Service. Of particular interest now are pictures of any road washouts and bridge issues over Western Massachusetts or any pictures of flooding from those areas. Please send by either a reply to this note or via the pics at nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the person that took the pictures and/or video as its shared with various agencies and the media..
..Also, SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators that have weather stations that log data are asked to send a dump of their weather station data if their winds exceeded a 50 MPH gust or if there rainfall was 4″ or more over their area. This can also be sent to the same email address as pictures..
..Another post-Hurricane Irene Coordination Message will be posted this weekend. Below is an archive of the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement highlighting the damage, flooding and wind measurement and rainfall totals from Irene’s impact on the region..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/LSR_8_28_11.txt

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_8_29_11.txt

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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