Storm Coordination Message #3A – Ops at NWS Taunton Wednesday 2/29/12 Storm

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..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 3 PM ET today lasting through approximately 11 PM-12 AM tonight for the storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton may initiate again Thursday Morning depending on storm evolution..
..An additional shortened coordination message will be sent if time allows and we can schedule net call-ups on the various SKYWARN repeaters. Also, please monitor Facebook and Twitter feeds for those that have them (listed under WX1BOX) for updates on nets in the area..

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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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Moderate Snowstorm Event Wednesday 2/29/12-Thursday 3/1/12

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..Moderate Snowstorm to affect the region this afternoon through Thursday Afternoon. Level of forecaster confidence is a bit lower than normal due to questions regarding how far south the cold air will remain over the region..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from Noon today to 6 PM Thursday Evening for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 6-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts along with a trace of ice. Snow will impact the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Eastern Essex, Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk Counties from Noon today through 6 PM Thursday and for Eastern Hampsden County from Noon today through 6 AM Thursday for 4-6″ of snow along with a trace of ice. Snow will impact that Wednesday Evening Commute in Eastern Hampden County with the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes impacted in the rest of this advisory area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Noon Wednesday to 6 AM Thursday for 2-4″ of snow along with a trace of ice for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence and Western Kent Counties RI with the Wednesday Evening commute impacted..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Noon to Midnight today for Northern Bristol, and Western Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent and Bristol Counties of Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow along with a trace of ice. The Winter Weather Advisory has been cancelled for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island as snow accumulations there should be 2″ or less with negligible ice accumulation as preciptiation changes to rain. Cape Cod and the Islands will see a mostly rain event..
..SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely today. Ops at NWS Taunton remain possible. A shortened coordination message will be issued later today on activation plans and potential net call-ups..

There remains a bit of a split in the model guidance with one model insisting on a warmer solution over the area while several other reliable models continue to indicate a colder solution. Additional forecast adjustments could be made over the region based on the amount of cold air that maintains itself over the current warning/advisory areas and how far south the cold air is able to maintain itself. This will be contingent on how heavy the precipitation is on its onset to allow for cooling over the area and how much cold air from high pressure in Canada filters into the area and how far south as the storm passes through the area.

The headlines above detail the storm situation. The biggest changes are the conversion of a Winter Storm Watch to Winter storm Warning for much of the North-Central interior Massachusetts area as well as Southern New Hampshire and for Winter Weather Advisories to be issued through the Boston to Providence corridor. Winter Weather Advisories were cancelled for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island as any snow will be 2″ or less with neglibile icing before changing to rain. Cape Cod and the Islands will be mostly rain for this storm event. Winds will not be an issue with this storm system.

SKYWARN Activation in some form remains likely. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible. A shortened coordination message will be sent regarding changes in activation status later this morning or midday. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall forecast map and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall Forecast Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Moderate Snowstorm Event Wednesday 2/29/12-Thursday 3/1/12

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..Moderate Snowstorm/winty mix event likely to impact much of interior Southern New England late Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon. This is a shortened coordination message, a more complete coordination message will be issued Wednesday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Essex County Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for 6-10 inches of snow and a light coating of ice. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon for 4-6 inches of snow with a light coating of ice for Eastern Essex, Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from Noon Wednesday through 6 AM Thursday for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County RI, Western Kent County RI for 2-5″ inches of snow along with a coating to a tenth of an inch of ice. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Noon Wednesday to Midnight Wednesday Night for 2-4″ of snow and possibly a light coating of ice for Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Central and Southern Rhode Island. The Wednesday Evening commute will be impacted. Preciptiation is expected to change to rain after midnight..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area may see a light snow/ice accumualtion before a quick changover to rain..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Wednesday Afternoon and Evening and Thursday Morning into the afternoon for snow accumulation reports and precipitation changeover reports. The next complete coordination message will be posted by 830 AM Wednesday. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Moderate Snowstorm Event Wednesday 2/29/12-Thursday 3/1/12

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..Moderate Snowstorm/winty mix event likely to impact much of interior Southern New England late Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Essex County Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for 4-8 inches of snow. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County RI, Eastern Essex, Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Suffolk and Norfolk counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ inches of snow along with a trace of ice. There is the possibility of colder temperatures that may bring more snow to portions of the watch area. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area may see some snow and ice accumualtion before a changover to rain..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Wednesday Afternoon and Evening and Thursday Morning into the afternoon for snow accumulation reports and precipitation changeover reports..

In the mostly snowless winter of 2011-2012, it has been difficult to get any snowstorms with any degree of strength with the exception of a couple storm systems in mid-January. The storm system for Wednesday into Thursday has potential to bring an accumulating moderate snowfall to interior Southern New England particularly around the Mass. Pike and I-495 Northward but possibly extending as far south as the I-95 corridor. The key difference in this storm system is the storm will track sufficiently far north to bring precipitation to much of the region while a high pressure system to the north that keeps colder air in place for at least a portion of the region north and west of the Mass. Pike and I-495 and possibly as far south as the I-95 corridor. This will result in accumulating snow and mixed preciptiation across much of the interior. It is noted that one reliable model guidance tries to push the warmer air further north than several of the other models but with high pressure to the north, this is currently being viewed as an outlier solution.

A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Essex County Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for 4-8 inches of snow. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted.

A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County RI, Eastern Essex, Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Suffolk and Norfolk counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ inches of snow along with a trace of ice. There is the possibility of colder temperatures that may bring more snow to portions of this watch area. Both the Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning commutes could be impacted.

SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible. Another coordination message will follow by 1130 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch 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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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Strong Wind Event Saturday 2/25/12

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..Strong to Damaging Winds Likely On Saturday across the entire NWS Taunton coverage area. Lingering snow and frozen precipitation overnight in the northwest portions of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4 AM to 7 PM Saturday for Northeast Connecticut all of Rhode Island, Central and Eastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands. Sustained winds will be from 20-30 MPH away from the coast and 30-40 MPH at the coast with wind gusts of 55-60 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible in these areas..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire from 4 AM to 8 PM Saturday for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. Isolated higher wind gusts will be possible in higher terrain locations..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 1 AM Saturday for lingering light snow and freezing rain for Western Hampden, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 6 AM for strong to damaging winds across the NWS Taunton coverage area. SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to cover conditions this evening in the Winter Weather Advisory area..

A strong to damaging wind event is likely across much of the NWS Taunton coverage area for Saturday. A High Wind Warning is in effect from 4 AM to 7 PM Saturday for Central and Eastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Rhode Island and Windham County Connecticut. Sustained winds at the coast will be 30-40 MPH with 20-30 MPH inland with wind gusts of 55-60 MPH likely across the High Wind Warning area. A few isolated higher wind gusts will be possible. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area to include Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties of Western Massachusetts and all of Southern New Hampshire for sustained winds that will be 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH likely. Isolated higher wind gusts will be possible in higher terrain.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Western Hampden, Western Hampshire and Western Franklin Counties of Massachusetts and Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough County of New Hampshire until 1 AM for lingering light snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain. Most snow accumulations will be up to 1″ except the possibility for 2-4″ in Northern Cheshire County and Northwest Hillsborough County New Hampshire.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 6 AM Saturday lasting through evening to cover the strong to damaging wind threat. SKYWARN Self-Activation will be done this evening for any lingering snowfall and snowfall totals in the Winter Weather Advisory area. This will be the last coordination message on this event. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Winter Weather 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 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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday 2/24/12 Snow Event and Saturday 2/25/12 Strong Wind Event

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..Strong to Damaging Winds Possible Saturday across much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area. Snow and mixed precipitation moving rapidly through much of Southern New England with heaviest amounts in portions of Connecticut and Rhode Island with portions of the Central parts of those states receiving 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts. More snow still possible over Southern New Hampshire and extreme Northwest Massachusetts during the day today..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands and Block Island Rhode Island from late tonight through Saturday Evening for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH possible..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for the remainder of South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island from Midnight tonight through 10 PM Saturday for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 45-50 MPH..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area from 6 AM Saturday to 8 PM Saturday for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 45-50 MPH..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Western Franklin County Massachusetts, Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire until 7 PM this evening for snowfall up to 4″..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will handle snowfall conditions today. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will be possible Saturday depending on how the wind threat evolves. A more detailed coordination message on the winds will be posted by Friday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and latest Spotter Reports on snowfall along with the snowfall forecast map..

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

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch/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

NWS Taunton Current Spotter Reports:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Snowfall Forecast Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday February 24th, 2012 Storm Event

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..A storm system will attempt to bring wintry precipitation into Northwest and North-Central portions of Southern New England with a brief wintry mix changing to rain in south-central and eastern portions of the area. Snow amounts and threat area will be dependent on amount of cold air that works into the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM Friday for Western Franklin County Massachusetts, Cheshire County NH and Western and Central Hillsborough County NH for 4-6″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM for Hampshire, Eastern Franklin, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall amounts is likely during the day on Friday..

A storm system will move into the region late tonight into Friday Evening bringing with it the threat for some wintry preciptation particularly over the northwest and north-central portions of the NWS Taunton coverage area while south-central and southeast portions of the region see a wintry mix that changes to rain during the day Friday. There is some question as to how much cold air moves into the area with this storm system. Less cold air may confine the snow and any brief wintry mix further north into Northern New England and that has been the noted trend for storm scenarios such as this one for this winter. More cold air moving into the region would allow for more snowfall further south into the area. At this time, the heaviest snowfall is expected to be in portions of Cheshire County NH and Western Franklin County Massachusetts moving northward into Northern New England with some snow accumulations in the north-central portions of the NWS Taunton coverage area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM Friday for Western Franklin County Massachusetts, Cheshire County NH and Western and Central Hillsborough County NH for 4-6″ of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM for Hampshire, Eastern Franklin, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow. Across Southern Worcester County through Western Norfolk County and into Essex County Massachusetts, 1-2″ of snow is possible. These snowfall amounts are based on current forecasts and current expectation of cold air moving into these areas. If more cold air can work into these areas, there is a chance for somewhat higher snow totals. If cold air remains to the north, snow amounts could be less than expected. Across the remainder of Southern New England, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected at the start possibly affecting the morning commute before it changes over to rain with 1″ or less of snow accumulation.

SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall totals in the advisory area is expected during the day on Friday. Another coordination message, possibly a shortened message due to monitoring for snow total reports, will be done on Friday Morning by 830 AM. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Forecast Map:

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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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NWS Taunton Public Information Statement – River Gauge on Connecticut River in Middletown CT No Longer In Service

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The following NWS Taunton Public Information Statement is on the River Gauge on the Connecticut River no longer in service and that forecasting and warnings for this point will not be given as in the past.

000
NOUS41 KBOX 211742
PNSBOX
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-231200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1240 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2012

…THE RIVER GAUGE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER IN MIDDLETOWN IS NO
LONGER IN SERVICE RESULTING IN TERMINATION OF RIVER FORECASTS AND
WARNINGS FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT…

THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAS DISCONTINUED THE OPERATION
OF THE MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT RIVER GAUGE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.
WITH THE LOSS OF THE REAL TIME RIVER DATA FROM THIS GAUGE…THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FORECAST
AND WARNING SERVICE FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN.
EFFECTIVE TODAY ALL RIVER WARNINGS AND FORECASTS FOR THE CONNECTICUT
RIVER AT MIDDLETOWN HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

TO MITIGATE THE LOSS OF WARNINGS FOR THIS SITE THE NWS WILL BE
TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES.

THE NWS WILL INCORPORATE EXISTING FLOOD IMPACT STATEMENTS FOR
MIDDLETOWN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA WITH THE CURRENT IMPACT
STATEMENTS INCLUDED FOR RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED FOR HARTFORD
CONNECTICUT. THIS WILL TAKE 1 TO 3 MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH.

THE NWS WILL ESTABLISH NEW RIVER FORECAST AND FLOOD WARNING SERVICES
FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM CONNECTICUT. A USGS
STREAM GAUGE AT MIDDLE HADDAM IS LOCATED LESS THAN TWO MILES
DOWNSTREAM OF THE MIDDLETOWN GAUGE. THIS TASK WILL TAKE 12 TO 18
MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH.

FOR INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF THE MIDDLETOWN GAUGE BEING
DISCONTINUED CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS AT 508-823-1900

$$

DUNHAM

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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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Winter Weather Advisory Cancelled – Downgrading Self-Activation

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..Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for the region as computer models in agreement on a further offshore storm track resulting in little to no snow accumulation north and west of the Boston to Providence corridor and a coating to 2 inches of snow south and east of the Boston to Providence corridor. In addition, temperatures near freezing may preclude significant snow accumulation in southeast New England and keep snow amounts from going much higher than a coating to 2 inches and that may only occur on grassy surfaces..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will still monitor the situation for southeast New England but formal net call-ups on various Amateur Radio Repeaters no longer anticipated. Certain local repeaters in southeast New England and the New England Reflector system IRLP 9123/Echolink conference node *NEW-ENG* node: 9123 will be monitored informally as needed..
..Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory cancellation 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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Saturday February 11th, 2012 Moderate Snowstorm Event

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..Moderate Snowstorm to impact much of South-Central and Eastern portions Southern New England Saturday into Saturday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 10 PM Saturday for Windham county Connecticut, All of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands. Total snowfall of 2 to 5 inches will occur across much of the advisory area particularly along and north of the Mass. Pike with 4 to 6 inches with isolated amounts of up to 8″ possible south and east of the Boston to Providence corridor particularly along the South Coast of Massachusetts into Cape Cod. Heaviest snowfall is expected in the late morning to early afternoon hours. Outside of the advisory area a total of 1-2″ of snow with isolated 3″ amounts will be possible..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur Saturday Morning into Evening for snowfall reports from across the region. Another coordination message will be sent Saturday Morning by 10 AM to update timeframes of net call-ups on various repeaters particularly in the advisory area along and south of the Mass. Pike. The New England IRLP/Echolink system IRLP 9123/Echolink *NEW-ENG* node: 9123 will also be monitored for much of the day Saturday. 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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