Storm Coordination Message – Potential Icing Event – 1/26/12-1/27/12

Hello to all..

..A storm system will bring mixed precipitation to the region at the start changing to an extended period of freezing rain that will result in slippery travel and the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage along and north of the Mass Pike and especially in Southern New Hampshire..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 PM Friday for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and icing of up to one-quarter to possibly one-third of an inch..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur this evening through Friday Morning. Ops at NWS Taunton will be possible if it becomes evident that ice amounts are causing damage to locations within the advisory area that are widespread..

A storm system will track over Southern New England tonight through Friday. The storm will bring a brief period of mixed precipitation changing to rain across much of interior southern New England south of the Mass. Pike and east of I-495 with coastal locations seeing all rain. North of the Mass. Pike and west of I-495, A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 7 PM Thursday Evening through 1 PM Friday Afternoon for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1 inch of snow and ice amounts of up to one-quarter to possibly one-third of an inch especially over Southern New Hampshire. These ice amounts could result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. These ice amounts are expected to be below Winter Storm Warning threshold though this will be monitored closely. If ice amounts reach one-quarter to one-third of an inch, some isolated to scattered tree and wire damage will be possible but it should not be widespread. Amounts greater than one-third of an inch ice could result in damage that is more widespread so this will be watched closely.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur this evening through Friday Morning. Ops at NWS Taunton will be possible if it becomes evident that ice amounts are causing damage to locations within the advisory area that are widespread. Another coordination message will follow 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

Hello to all..

..A storm system will bring mixed precipitation to the region at the start changing to an extended period of freezing rain that will result in slippery travel and the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage along and north of the Mass Pike and especially in Southern New Hampshire..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 PM Friday for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and icing of up to one-quarter to possibly one-third of an inch..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur this evening through Friday Morning. Ops at NWS Taunton will be possible if it becomes evident that ice amounts are causing damage to locations within the advisory area that are widespread..

A storm system will track over Southern New England tonight through Friday. The storm will bring a brief period of mixed precipitation changing to rain across much of interior southern New England south of the Mass. Pike and east of I-495 with coastal locations seeing all rain. North of the Mass. Pike and west of I-495, A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 7 PM Thursday Evening through 1 PM Friday Afternoon for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1 inch of snow and ice amounts of up to one-quarter to possibly one-third of an inch especially over Southern New Hampshire. These ice amounts could result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. These ice amounts are expected to be below Winter Storm Warning threshold though this will be monitored closely. If ice amounts reach one-quarter to one-third of an inch, some isolated to scattered tree and wire damage will be possible but it should not be widespread. Amounts greater than one-third of an inch ice could result in damage that is more widespread so this will be watched closely.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur this evening through Friday Morning. Ops at NWS Taunton will be possible if it becomes evident that ice amounts are causing damage to locations within the advisory area that are widespread. Another coordination message will follow 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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