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

Hello to all..

..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

Hello to all..

..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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