Storm Coordination Message #2 – Wednesday Night 12/7 through Thursday Morning 12/8

Hello to all..

..Strong and Quick Hitting Coastal Storm affecting the region with Heavy Rain, a brief period of heavy snow to the far northwest interior and strong winds to portions of the higher terrain and coastal locations Wednesday Night through daybreak Thursday Morning..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts including Eastern Hampden County and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands through Thursday Morning for rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some minor river and stream flooding though most rivers and streams are expected to remain in their banks. Flood Advisories may be posted for urban and poor drainage flooding as required overnight..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Midnight through 6 AM Thursday for Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusets for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations near the east slopes of the Berkshires where a few amounts could exceed 6 inches..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds may be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor rainfall totals, urban/poor draiange flood reports, snowfall totals, changeover from rain to snow in the interior and strong winds over the region. On Thursday Morning, the New England reflector system *NEW-ENG* node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system and a check of the Paxton and Pack Monadnock Repeaters will be done to collect snowfall totals from the advisory between 6-8 AM as precipitation should be ending rapidly during this timeframe. If required other SKYWARN repeaters will be checked for rain, flood and wind information..

At 940 PM, Doppler Radar shows a large area of precipitation affecting portions of Southern New England especially in interior Southern New England through Eastern New York and the Middle Atlantic states. A Flood Watch is now in effect for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts including Eastern Hampden County and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands through Thursday Morning for rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some minor river and stream flooding though most rivers and streams are expected to remain in their banks. Flood advisories may be issued overnight in some areas.

As the low continues to spin up at the coast, this will draw down colder air into northwest portions of the area bringing a changeover to wet snow which will be heavy at times but ending around daybreak and near or just before the morning commute starts. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Midnight to 6 AM for Cheshire, West-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire, and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations of northwest Massachusetts. In those areas, a few locations could receive greater than 6 inches of snow.

Strong winds will affect coastal areas and to a certain extent in the higher terrain locations of interior Massachusetts. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH probable. These winds may be sufficient to cause some isolated pockets of tree and wire damage. Interior high terrain locations will also need to be monitored to see if winds become strong enough to hit advisory levels or strong winds combined with 3 to 5 inches of potentially wet snow may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in those locations as well.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton don’t appear to be necessary but that will be monitored. A particular timeframe that will still be monitored will be between the 6 to 8 AM Thursday Morning timeframe to collect rain and snowfall totals of criteria as well as any wind measurements or damage reports of criteria. Snow is expected to fall during the overnight period while rain heavy at times continuing into early Thursday Morning with precipitation is expected to stop near or just prior the start of the morning commute around the daybreak timeframe.

This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we move into SKYWARN Self-Activaiton Ops mode. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

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

Hello to all..

..Strong and Quick Hitting Coastal Storm affecting the region with Heavy Rain, a brief period of heavy snow to the far northwest interior and strong winds to portions of the higher terrain and coastal locations Wednesday Night through daybreak Thursday Morning..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts including Eastern Hampden County and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands through Thursday Morning for rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some minor river and stream flooding though most rivers and streams are expected to remain in their banks. Flood Advisories may be posted for urban and poor drainage flooding as required overnight..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Midnight through 6 AM Thursday for Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusets for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations near the east slopes of the Berkshires where a few amounts could exceed 6 inches..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds may be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor rainfall totals, urban/poor draiange flood reports, snowfall totals, changeover from rain to snow in the interior and strong winds over the region. On Thursday Morning, the New England reflector system *NEW-ENG* node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system and a check of the Paxton and Pack Monadnock Repeaters will be done to collect snowfall totals from the advisory between 6-8 AM as precipitation should be ending rapidly during this timeframe. If required other SKYWARN repeaters will be checked for rain, flood and wind information..

At 940 PM, Doppler Radar shows a large area of precipitation affecting portions of Southern New England especially in interior Southern New England through Eastern New York and the Middle Atlantic states. A Flood Watch is now in effect for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts including Eastern Hampden County and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands through Thursday Morning for rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some minor river and stream flooding though most rivers and streams are expected to remain in their banks. Flood advisories may be issued overnight in some areas.

As the low continues to spin up at the coast, this will draw down colder air into northwest portions of the area bringing a changeover to wet snow which will be heavy at times but ending around daybreak and near or just before the morning commute starts. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Midnight to 6 AM for Cheshire, West-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire, and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations of northwest Massachusetts. In those areas, a few locations could receive greater than 6 inches of snow.

Strong winds will affect coastal areas and to a certain extent in the higher terrain locations of interior Massachusetts. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH probable. These winds may be sufficient to cause some isolated pockets of tree and wire damage. Interior high terrain locations will also need to be monitored to see if winds become strong enough to hit advisory levels or strong winds combined with 3 to 5 inches of potentially wet snow may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in those locations as well.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton don’t appear to be necessary but that will be monitored. A particular timeframe that will still be monitored will be between the 6 to 8 AM Thursday Morning timeframe to collect rain and snowfall totals of criteria as well as any wind measurements or damage reports of criteria. Snow is expected to fall during the overnight period while rain heavy at times continuing into early Thursday Morning with precipitation is expected to stop near or just prior the start of the morning commute around the daybreak timeframe.

This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we move into SKYWARN Self-Activaiton Ops mode. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

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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