Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday 2/24/12 Snow Event and Saturday 2/25/12 Strong Wind Event

Hello to all..

..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

Hello to all..

..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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