Storm Coordination Message #2 – 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 remains 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 up to one tenth inch of ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Franklin, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice, possibly more depending on any changeover to rain and the amount of precipitation that falls as snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Harford County Connecticut and Western Essex, Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties for a coating to 3 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice accumulation. All other areas will be receiving rain or a brief period of mixed precipitation changing to rain..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Thursday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Newport County Rhode Island and Block Island RI. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the remaining islands from 4 AM to 3 PM Thursday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties for sustained winds 25-35 MPH except possibly 30-40 MPH on Cape Cod and the islands with gusts to 50 MPH. Isolated higher gusts possible on Cape Cod..
..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..
..NWS Taunton WSR-88D Doppler Radar is back in service and now operating with the new dual polarization hardware upgrade in place..

A nor’easter is still expected to 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 remains 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 up to one tenth of an inch of ice. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Franklin, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice, possibly more depending on any changeover to rain and the amount of precipitation that falls as snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Harford County Connecticut and Western Essex, Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties for a coating to 3 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice accumulation. All other areas will be receiving rain or a brief period of mixed precipitation changing to rain.

A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Thursday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Newport County Rhode Island and Block Island RI. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the remaining islands, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Nortfolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties from 4 AM to 3 PM Thursday for sustained winds 25-35 MPH except possibly 30-40 MPH on Cape Cod and the islands with gusts to 50 MPH. Isolated higher gusts possible on Cape Cod. These winds could produce isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.

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.

It is noted that the NWS Taunton WSR-88D Doppler Radar, which has been down since January 4th, is now back in service 4 days early and operating with the new dual poalrization upgrade in place. The radar should be available for this storm event.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely early Thursday Morning lasting through evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/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..

..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 remains 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 up to one tenth inch of ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Franklin, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice, possibly more depending on any changeover to rain and the amount of precipitation that falls as snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Harford County Connecticut and Western Essex, Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties for a coating to 3 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice accumulation. All other areas will be receiving rain or a brief period of mixed precipitation changing to rain..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Thursday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Newport County Rhode Island and Block Island RI. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the remaining islands from 4 AM to 3 PM Thursday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties for sustained winds 25-35 MPH except possibly 30-40 MPH on Cape Cod and the islands with gusts to 50 MPH. Isolated higher gusts possible on Cape Cod..
..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..
..NWS Taunton WSR-88D Doppler Radar is back in service and now operating with the new dual polarization hardware upgrade in place..

A nor’easter is still expected to 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 remains 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 up to one tenth of an inch of ice. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Franklin, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice, possibly more depending on any changeover to rain and the amount of precipitation that falls as snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Harford County Connecticut and Western Essex, Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties for a coating to 3 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice accumulation. All other areas will be receiving rain or a brief period of mixed precipitation changing to rain.

A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Thursday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Newport County Rhode Island and Block Island RI. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the remaining islands, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Nortfolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties from 4 AM to 3 PM Thursday for sustained winds 25-35 MPH except possibly 30-40 MPH on Cape Cod and the islands with gusts to 50 MPH. Isolated higher gusts possible on Cape Cod. These winds could produce isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.

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.

It is noted that the NWS Taunton WSR-88D Doppler Radar, which has been down since January 4th, is now back in service 4 days early and operating with the new dual poalrization upgrade in place. The radar should be available for this storm event.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely early Thursday Morning lasting through evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/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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