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

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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