Storm Coordination Message #2 – Light Icing Conditions in Interior Southern New England – 12/31/11

Hello to all..

..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..Warm front hangs up just inland of Southeast Coastal New England. Colder air over interior Massachusetts through Southern New Hampshire and parts of Northern Connecticut causing freezing rain, icy roadways and car accidents over portions of the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Tolland and Windham Counties in Connecticut, Northwest Providence County RI, and Western Essex, Central Middlesex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts until 11 AM ET for a trace/coating of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Noon Saturday for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Hampshire, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts, and Cheshire and Hillsborough County New Hampshire until Noon today for up to one-tenth of an inch of ice..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor icing conditions through Noon time today. This will be the only message on this situation unless another upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Light Freezing Rain Event for Southwest NH 12/31/11

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..A Brief Period of Freezing Rain may cause a brief period of slippery travel Saturday Morning in Southwest New Hampshire..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cheshire and Western and Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire from 4 AM to 10 AM Saturday. A brief period of freezing rain may result in slippery travel before temperatures warm up above freezing and the precipitation changes to rain. This is a lower confidence than normal forecast and there is a possibility that the precipitation doesn’t enter the area until temperatures warm above freezing. This advisory is being issued due to the danger a light icing can pose on roadways if precipitation moves into the area with temperatures below freezing based on current forecast expectations..
..No SKYWARN Activation is anticipated at this time. This will be the only coordination message posted on this situation unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday Evening 12/27 – Early Wednesday Morning 12/28 Event

Hello to all..

..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 8 PM ET lasting through 3 AM ET for monitoring of strong to damaging winds over the region. This morning’s coordination message follows below with refreshed wording..
..A fast moving, strong storm system is still expected to bring strong to damaging winds, heavy showers and possible thunderstorms and the possibility of splashover at the time of high tide over South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 9 PM tonight through 3 AM Wednesday for Cape Cod and the Islands and Block Island RI for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. Higher wind gusts will be possible if thunderstorms develop..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM tonight through 3 AM Wednesday for South-Central Rhode Island, East Coastal Massachusetts including the North Shore and Metro Boston area and the Blue Hills of Eastern Norfolk County for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH..
..Additional strong winds area wide are possible Wednesday as cold air moves into the region once again. Winds may reach Wind Advisory crtieria..

A fast moving storm system is still expected to bring strong to damaging winds, a brief period of heavy rain possibly accompanied by thunderstorms and the possibility of minor splashover at the time of high tide to South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening until 3 AM Wednesday for Cape Cod and the Islands including Block Island Rhode Island for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. Stronger winds could develop in any thunderstorms. These winds would be sufficient to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages over the area. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for the remainder of Coastal Massachusetts including the North Shore and Metro Boston area and the Blue Hills of Norfolk County as well as South-Central Rhode Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. The winds in the adviosry area could be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage.

A brief period of heavy rain will occur that could drop a quick 0.50″ to 1.5″ of rain over the area. These heavy showers could help mix down strong to damaging winds in the Wind Advisory and High Wind Warning areas particulary if any thunderstorms develop. The rain may cause a brief period of urban/poor drainage flooding over portions of the area.

The strong southerly winds may cause minor splashover at the time of high tide over South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The strongest winds are occurring at the time of a low astronomical tide which should mitigate the impact but this will still be monitored.

As the storm passes on Wednesday, strong winds will occur over much of Southern New England and may reach Wind Advisory criteria. A separate coordination message will be posted on this potential Wednesday Morning if needed.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 8 PM ET lasting through 3 AM ET to monitor strong to damaging wind potential. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Evening 12/27 – Early Wednesday Morning 12/28 Event

Hello to all..

..A fast moving, strong storm system will bring strong to damaging winds, heavy showers and possible thunderstorms and the possibility of splashover at the time of high tide over South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 9 PM tonight through 3 AM Wednesday for Cape Cod and the Islands and Block Island RI for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts to 55 to 60 MPH. Higher wind gusts will be possible if thunderstorms develop..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 9 PM tonight through 3 AM Wednesday for South-Central Rhode Island, East Coastal Massachusetts including the North Shore and Metro Boston area and the Blue Hills of Eastern Norfolk County for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH..
..Additional strong winds area wide are possible Wednesday as cold air moves into the region once again. Winds may reach Wind Advisory crtieria..
..SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely during the High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory timeframes overnight. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible..

A fast moving storm system will bring strong to damaging winds, a brief period of heavy rain possibly accompanied by thunderstorms and the possibility of minor splashover at the time of high tide to South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A High Wind Warning is in effect from 9 PM this evening until 3 AM Wednesday for Cape Cod and the Islands including Block Island Rhode Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55-60 MPH. Stronger winds could develop in any thunderstorms. These winds would be sufficient to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages over the area. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the remainder of Coastal Massachusetts including the North Shore and Metro Boston area and the Blue Hills of Norfolk County as well as South-Central Rhode Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. The winds in the adviosry area could be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage.

A brief period of heavy rain will occur that could drop a quick 0.50″ to 1.5″ of rain over the area. These heavy showers could help mix down strong to damaging winds in the Wind Advisory and High Wind Warning areas particulary if any thunderstorms develop. The rain may cause a brief period of urban/poor drainage flooding over portions of the area.

The strong southerly winds may cause minor splashover at the time of high tide over South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The strongest winds are occurring at the time of a low astronomical tide which should mitigate the impact but this will still be monitored.

As the storm passes on Wednesday, strong winds will occur over much of Southern New England and may reach Wind Advisory criteria. A separate coordination message will be posted on this potential Wednesday Morning.

SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely during the High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory timeframe. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible. This will likely be the only complete coordination message on this event with a shortened coordination message sent updating the status of potential Ops at NWS Taunton. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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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Special Announcement: Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Happy Holidays to All SKYWARN Spotters & Amateur Radio Operators!

Hello to all..

On behalf of the entire Amateur Radio Group at WX1BOX, the Amateur Radio station for NWS Taunton Massachusetts, and the forecaster staff at NWS Taunton, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holiday season. 2011 will be known as a historic weather year in Southern New England. Many of you provided critical reports, pictures and videos that supported and resulted in the protection of life and property and timely warnings being issued based on the surface reporting and ground truth that is so critical in confirming what the radar is or is not seeing. This information was then shared with local, state and federal emergency management and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are always looking for situational awareness and disaster intelligence to gauge the level of response and recovery required for an incident. They have been extremely impressed with all the work that all of you do and they extend their appreciation. That appreciation of the weather and damage reports is highly recognized by many of the media outlets as well who thank SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators on television and over social media such as facebook and twitter. This mission could not be done without all of your support.

A quick synopsis of 2011 reveal that it was a historic weather year for our region. It started with the repeated snowstorms of January into early February where the Blizzard of 2011 on January 12th, 2011 dumped widespread snowfall amounts of 1-2 feet with isolated 30″ amounts in the interior and 6-12″ of snow away from Cape Cod and the Islands and winds gusting to over 60 MPH over the coast, Cape Cod and the Islands and Southeastern New England. The repeated storms after the Blizzard resulted in numerous roof collapses across Southern New England that were tracked by SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators during the storms with follow-up done after the winter storms passed by local and state emergency management where buildings were still having roof issues days after the winter storms ended.

As we moved into summer, the historic June 1st, 2011 tornado outbreak affected New England, specifically Massachusetts and also into Northern New Hampshire and Maine. The biggest tornado being the EF-3 Western Massachusetts long-track tornado that caused the worst damage in years over an area starting from Granville/Westfield into West Springfield, Springfield, Wilbraham, Monson, Brimfield, Sturbridge, Southbridge and Charlton. This tornado was on the ground for 70 minutes and 39 miles and killed 3 people with 200 injuries. Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters played their biggest role since the program began in earnest in this region in 1995. Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters kept the National Weather Service, Emergency Management, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the media informed across its entire track from initial touchdown through its eventual lifting in Charlton, Massachusetts. Debris was deposited 40-70 miles away and was reported by SKYWARN Spotters and Ham Radio Operators as far east as Millbury, Myllis, and Milton, Massachusetts. This event underscores the importance of weather spotting and gathering critical situational awareness and disaster intelligence in near real-time so that agencies can gear up a proper response and recovery effort as early as possible. It also underscores that when a tornado is spotted versus a tornado warning based upon purely radar indication alone without a report of the tornado being spotted, the public pays more attention to the warning when it is spotted and radar inciated and seeks cover immediately otherwise the death toll and injuries may have been much higher given this large tornado’s crossing over the Springfield metropolitan area. A total of 4 tornadoes were confirmed in Massachusetts on June 1st with additional confirmed tornadoes in Northern New England.

After several other potent severe weather events from June through August, Hurricane Irene would visit New England as a strong tropical storm. Irene caused significant wind damage across much of Southern New England particularly in Connecticut, Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with moderate storm surge flooding across all areas of the coast. The worst river/stream/urban flooding seen in years occurred across Vermont, Western Connecticut and Western Massachusetts especially in Berkshire, Western Hampden, Western Hampshire, and Franklin Counties of Massachusetts with minor to moderate floding in other parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island. Rainfall amounts in the hardest hit areas were 5-10″ with higher amounts in Vermont. The region was rain soaked from earlier systems in August which further aggravated the flooding over the region. Irene was the strongest tropical system to affect the region since Hurricane Bob in August 1991.

After several storms produced flooding over the region in September through early October, including the North Shore of Massachusetts unexpected Flash Flood event of October 4th, 2011 which left localized urban flooding in Peabody, Lynn and Swampscott, Massachusetts flooded for almost a day after 5-7″ of rain were dumped on the area in just a couple of hours, a rare October Snowstorm dubbed ‘Snowtober’ affected the region just before Halloween on October 29th and 30th. With foiliage still on the trees and a heavy wet snowfall especially across valley areas of Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, through Central and Northeast Massachusetts and Southeast New Hampshire, widespread tree and power line damage occurred. The storm rivaled and in some cases created more power outages than Irene in August. A widespread 4-8″ snowfall with isolated 12″ amounts occurred in valley locations of interior Massachusetts north and west of I-95 and especially from I-495 north and west with amounts of 12-24″ with isolated 30″ amounts in the higher elevations and especially in Northwest Massachusetts and Southwest New Hampshire. Power would be out for 3-5 days with some locations espically in Connecticut and Southwest Massachusetts having power outages for 7 days or longer. It was the worst major snowstorm to affect the reigon in October in history and historic in terms of snowfall for the interior regions. At the coast, winds gusted over 60 MPH with mostly rain ending as a period of snow before the storm departed.

As we move forward in 2012, we will be renewing our commitment to SKYWARN training. The training presentation will be reorganized and updated with more sessions offered over the course of the year. We will also continue to embrace new technologies while maintaining all the other technologies utilized to gather as much real-time and precise meteorological and damage report information as possible. We will be renewing our efforts to utilizing Amateur Radio HF and 6 Meters where required, Amateur Radio simplex as well as continued usage of all the SKYWARN Amateur Radio Repeaters and radio linked systems via the Internet that are at our disposal as well as monitoring of weather stations ingested over APRS and into the mesonet networks that have supported and helped with seeing what is happening on the ground.

In terms of new technologies, we have our twitter feed setup and you can follow WX1BOX on twitter by following our Amateur Radio Call-Sign, WX1BOX. Over the past year, we have setup a WX1BOX Facebook page and NWS Taunton has setup their facebook page as well. SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators on facebook can ‘like’ these pages. They are available via the following links:

WX1BOX Amateur Radio SKYWARN Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wx1box-National-Weather-Service-Taunton-Amateur-Radio-Skywarn-Group/216287391738620#!/pages/Wx1box-National-Weather-Service-Taunton-Amateur-Radio-Skywarn-Group/216287391738620

NWS Taunton Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wx1box-National-Weather-Service-Taunton-Amateur-Radio-Skywarn-Group/216287391738620#!/US.NationalWeatherService.Boston.gov

We are also looking at other ways to get near-real time video and pictures while also continuing to receive pictures and videos hours and days after a major severe weather event. This will further enhance our abilities to gather situatiuonal awareness and disaster intelligence information in a short period of time.

We, again, want to provide a tremendous THANK YOU to all of you that supported SKYWARN and the National Weather Service during this historic 2011 weather season. We wish everyone once again, a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holiday Season and hope people enjoy their time with family and friends during this joyous holiday season!

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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday Morning 12/23 Light Snow Event

Hello to all..

..A light snowfall in interior locations tonight into early Friday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Friday for Franklin, Western Hampshire and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusett for 2-4″ of snow. Similar accumulations are expected in portions of Southwest New Hampshire but the threshold for an advisory in there area is higher than 2-4″ of snow. Other portions of the region may see a dusting to 2 inches of snow pending the intensity of the precipitation and the amount of cold air that works into the region..
..Formal Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but SKYWARN Self-Activation to monitor for snowfall reports will occur Friday Morning after 7 AM into the early afternoon. This will be the only coordination message on this storm event unless an upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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Wind Coordination Message #1 – 12/19-12/20 Cape Cod Strong Wind Event

Hello to all..

..Strong Winds to Affect Cape Cod and the Islands tonight. A Wind Advisory is in effect through 1 AM Tuesday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH possible. The Strong winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area. Other areas along the coast and Southeast Massachusetts may see wind gusts just below Wind Advisory wind speeds during this timeframe. No Ops at NWS Taunton anticipated but SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds over the advisory area. This will be the only coordination message on this event. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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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Special Announcement: Worcester NOAA WX Radio Transmitter Down Until Further Notice

Hello to all..

Please see the NWS Taunton Public Information Statement concerning the Worcester NOAA WX Radio Transmitter being down until further notice. See statement below:

000
NOUS41 KBOX 190424
PNSBOX
CTZ003-004-MAZ003>005-010>012-016-026-NHZ011-015-RIZ001-192130-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1123 PM EST SUN DEC 18 2011

…THE WORCESTER NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER WILL BE DOWN
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…

THE PAXTON TRANSMITTER ON FREQUENCY 162.550 MHZ LOCATED AT MT.
ASNEBUMSKIT SERVING THE CITY OF WORCESTER AND ADJACENT COMMUNITIES
WILL BE OFF THE AIR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TECHNICIANS WILL BE WORKING
ON THE PROBLEM MONDAY WITH SERVICE HOPEFULLY RETURNING SOMETIME THIS
WEEK.

IF YOU TYPICALLY LISTEN TO THIS TRANSMITTER AND DEPENDING UPON WHERE
YOU LIVE…YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PICK UP A SIGNAL FROM A SURROUNDING
TRANSMITTER.

TO THE SOUTHEAST…THE JOHNSTON TRANSMITTER OUTSIDE OF PROVIDENCE
BROADCASTS AT 162.400 MHZ. TO THE SOUTHWEST…THE NORTH SOMERS
CONNECTICUT TRANSMITTER ON SOAPSTONE MT. BROADCASTS AT 162.475 MHZ.
AND TO THE NORTH THE PACK MONADNOCK TRANSMITTER AT PETERBOROUGH NEW
HAMPSHIRE BROADCASTS AT 162.525 MHZ. FINALLY TO THE EAST THE BOSTON
TRANSMITTER AT THE TOP OF BLUE HILL BROADCASTS AT 162.475 MHZ.

WE REGRET THE INTERRUPTION IN THIS SERVICE.

$$

NOCERA

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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Ocean Effect Snow on Cape Cod/Nantucket 12/18/11

Hello to all..

..First Measurable Snowfall of the year still expected for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island through early Sunday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 1 PM Sunday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for 1-4″ of snow with the highest amounts over Outer Cape Cod. Marthas Vineyard could receive an inch or two of snow with up to an inch or 1.5 inches in Southeast Plymouth County Massachusetts. The snowfall is due to ocean effect snow affecting the region from strong North winds over the warm ocean waters with cold air in place over the area..
..Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to gather snowfall reports particularly over the advisory area. We will monitor the Cape Cod 146.955 and 147.375 repeaters as well as the Echolink *NEW-ENG* Conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 Sunday Morning likely around 7 AM ET. This will be the last coordination message on this event. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Cape Cod Ocean Effect Snow 12/17-12/18/11

Hello to all..

..First Measurable Snowfall of the year expected for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island late Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon through 1 PM Sunday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for 2-4″ of snow with the highest amounts over Outer Cape Cod. Marthas Vineyard could receive an inch or two of snow with up to an inch in Southeast Plymouth County Massachusetts. The snowfall is due to ocean effect snow affecting the region from strong North winds over the warm ocean waters with cold air in place over the area..
..Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to gather snowfall reports particularly over the advisory area later Saturday and Sunday Morning. Another coordination message will be issued this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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