Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Wednesday Night 1/11/12 through Thursday 1/12/12

Hello to all..

..Nor’easter will affect the region with a variety of winter weather well inland and strong to damaging winds at the coast late Wednesday Night through Thursday Evening. The Thursday Morning commute will be impacted most by the nor’easter..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Evening for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of Southern New Hampshire for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts along with a trace of ice accumulation..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Evening for Franklin, Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4 inches of snow and at least a trace of ice, possibly more depending on any changeover to rain and the amount of precipitation that falls as snow. Locations from Northern Connecticut, Northwest Rhode Island, and from Western Norfolk to the remainder of Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts may see some wintry mixed precipitation before a changeover to rain..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands. Wind Advisories may be needed for other portions of the coast for the same time period..
..Minor coastal flooding is possible at the time of high tide Thursday along the East Coastal Massachusetts area..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely some time very early Thursday Morning lasting through Thursday Evening..

A nor’easter will break the trend of recent quiet weather bringing wintry precipitation across interior Southern New England particularly north of the Mass. Pike and west of Interstate 495 in Massachusetts into Southern New Hampshire. The Thursday Morning commute will be most adversely impacted by this nor’easter.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night into Thursday Evening for Southern New Hampshire for 4-8 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts along with a trace of ice and a Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night into Thursday Evening for Franklin, Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and at least a trace of ice with the potential for higher accumulations of ice depending on the changeover to rain and how much precipitation falls as snow. Some mixed precipitation (snow/sleet/freeing rain) will be possible across Northern Connecticut, Northwest Rhode Island and across Western Norfolk through the remainder of Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts before a changeover to rain. In the area from the Boston to Providence corridor south and east, all rain or mostly rain is expected with little snow or ice accumulation.

A High Wind Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands for the potential of sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. Strongest wind potential at this time looks to be from 9 AM to 1 PM Thursday with the entire strong wind timeframe anywhere between 4 AM to 3 PM Thursday. Wind Advisories may be needed for other parts of coastal New England for this time period.

Minor coastal flooding is possible at the time of high tide along the East Coastal Massachusetts corridor. This potential will be monitored as we get closer to the storm event.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely early Thursday Morning lasting through evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch and High Wind Watch statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch 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..

..Nor’easter will affect the region with a variety of winter weather well inland and strong to damaging winds at the coast late Wednesday Night through Thursday Evening. The Thursday Morning commute will be impacted most by the nor’easter..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Evening for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of Southern New Hampshire for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts along with a trace of ice accumulation..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Evening for Franklin, Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4 inches of snow and at least a trace of ice, possibly more depending on any changeover to rain and the amount of precipitation that falls as snow. Locations from Northern Connecticut, Northwest Rhode Island, and from Western Norfolk to the remainder of Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts may see some wintry mixed precipitation before a changeover to rain..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands. Wind Advisories may be needed for other portions of the coast for the same time period..
..Minor coastal flooding is possible at the time of high tide Thursday along the East Coastal Massachusetts area..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely some time very early Thursday Morning lasting through Thursday Evening..

A nor’easter will break the trend of recent quiet weather bringing wintry precipitation across interior Southern New England particularly north of the Mass. Pike and west of Interstate 495 in Massachusetts into Southern New Hampshire. The Thursday Morning commute will be most adversely impacted by this nor’easter.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night into Thursday Evening for Southern New Hampshire for 4-8 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts along with a trace of ice and a Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night into Thursday Evening for Franklin, Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and at least a trace of ice with the potential for higher accumulations of ice depending on the changeover to rain and how much precipitation falls as snow. Some mixed precipitation (snow/sleet/freeing rain) will be possible across Northern Connecticut, Northwest Rhode Island and across Western Norfolk through the remainder of Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts before a changeover to rain. In the area from the Boston to Providence corridor south and east, all rain or mostly rain is expected with little snow or ice accumulation.

A High Wind Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands for the potential of sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. Strongest wind potential at this time looks to be from 9 AM to 1 PM Thursday with the entire strong wind timeframe anywhere between 4 AM to 3 PM Thursday. Wind Advisories may be needed for other parts of coastal New England for this time period.

Minor coastal flooding is possible at the time of high tide along the East Coastal Massachusetts corridor. This potential will be monitored as we get closer to the storm event.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely early Thursday Morning lasting through evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch and High Wind Watch statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch 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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