Special Announcement: “High Impact Weather Weekend” at Boston Museum of Science Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th, 2012

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For those interested in plans in Boston this weekend, the Boston Museum of Science, the National Weather Service, the Amateur Radio portion of the SKYWARN program and several other groups will have booths and programs at the Boston Museum of Science “High Impact Weather Weekend” this Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Some event details are listed at the following link:

http://www.mos.org/events_activities/events&d=4953

The event will give people an opportunity to meet NWS forecasters and several Amateur Radio Operators who support and coordinate the NWS Taunton SKYWARN program. We hope to see some of you there!

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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2A – SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton Now Active – Friday 6/8/12 Severe Weather Event

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..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton initiated for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm threat beginning now through this evening. Damaging Winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage floding are the primary threats..
..Below is the NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook..

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206081530.wwus81.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Friday June 8th Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely this Friday Afternoon and Evening. Damaging Winds, Large Hail and urban and poor drainage flooding are the primary threats..
..SPC and NWS Taunton are continuing a Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms across Southern New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts with isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms likely extending to much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area away from the immediate coast..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely this afternoon into tonight..

Today will feature sun and warmer temperatures than yesterday across the region. This will allow for destablization across the region at a greater level than yesterday. A cold front will approach the region during the afternoon and evening. Cold temperatures aloft similar to yesterday but with more heating as tempeatures approach 80 degrees will allow for greater destablization, forcing with the cold front, and sufficient wind shear will set the stage for isolated to scatterred strong to severe thunderstorms across much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area with damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats.
SPC and NWS Taunton are in agreement on a slight risk for severe weather across Southern New Hampshire and Western Massachsuetts but an isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm threat exists across much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area away from the coast this Friday Afternoon and Evening.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely this afternoon and tonight. This will be the last complete coordination message on this threat. A shortened coordination message will be issued as time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Friday June 8th Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely Friday Afternoon and evening across much of interior Southern New England. Damaging Winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. SPC and NWS Taunton are in agreement for a Slight Risk of Severe Weather in portions of Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Friday Afternoon and Evening. Additional details will be posted in a more detailed coordination message by 830 AM Friday. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook..

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/spc/latest.acus02.KWNS.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 #6 – Tuesday Evening 6/5-Wednesday Morning 6/6 Minor Coastal Flood Event

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..One last round of minor Coastal Flooding at the time of the late Tuesday Night, early Wednesday Morning high tide across East Coastal Massachusetts. This should be much less significant than the Sunday and Monday Evening high tides and more along the lines of the Saturday Evening or Monday Midday high tide as a worse case scenario..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 11 PM Tuesday Evening to 3 AM Wednesday Morning for East Coastal Massachusetts. The greatest threat for minor coastal flooding will be on north and east facing coastal locations south of Boston..
..There is a possibility of isolated strong thunderstorms Wednesday. If this possibility becomes more certain, a coordination message will be posted on Wednesday Morning..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will cover any threat from this minor coastal flood episode. This will be the last coordination message concerning coastal flooding. Below are the NWS Taunton Local Storm Reports from the past several coastal flood events, NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – Coastal Flooding from the late Monday Evening High Tide:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206050525.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – Coastal Flooding from Monday Midday High Tide:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206041729.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – Coastal Flooding Late Sunday Night:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206040434.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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 #5A – Monday Evening High Tide – Ops at NWS Taunton

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..Upon Consultation with NWS Taunton forecasters, SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 930 PM ET through about 1 AM ET for the coastal flood threat along East Coastal Massachusetts..
..A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 10 PM Monday Evening through 5 AM Tuesday Morning for East Coastal Massachusetts. The late Monday Evening high tide cycle stands the highest risk of fairly widespread moderate coastal flooding in the warning area similar to perhaps slightly greater than Sunday night due to stronger winds and potentially larger storm surge..
..The Wind Advisory for East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket Island is cancelled but wind gusts to 30-40 MPH remain possible especially along Southeast Coastal Massachusetts locations. This is below Wind Advisory criteria..
..Below is the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report on the Monday Midday high tide and Sunday night’s coastal flooding, NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Warning/Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – Coastal Flooding for Monday Midday High Tides:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206041729.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – Coastal Flooding Late Sunday Night:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206040434.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory/Warning statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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 #5 – Monday 6/4/12 Late Morning and Monday late Evening High Tide Cycles and Strong Wind Potential

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..Offshore system will bring a cycle of minor coastal flooding across East Coastal Massachusetts with the late morning Monday high tide and at least moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide across East Coastal Massachusetts for the late Monday Night High Tide. Winds are now expected to reach Wind Advisory criteria along East Coastal Massachusetts..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM Monday Morning to 2 PM Monday Afternoon for East Coastal Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding at the time of the late Monday Morning high tide..
..A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 10 PM Monday Evening through 5 AM Tuesday Morning for East Coastal Massachusetts. The late Monday Evening high tide cycle stands the highest risk of fairly widespread moderate coastal flooding in the warning area similar to perhaps slightly greater than Sunday night due to stronger winds and potentially larger storm surge..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect for Eastern Essex County from 11 AM Monday Morning to 8 PM Moday Evening. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Eastern Plymouth County from 2 PM Monday Afternoon to 10 PM Monday Night. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Barnstable and Nantucket Counties from 2 PM Monday Afternoon to 2 AM Monday Monrning. Sustained winds of 30-35 MPH with gusts of 40 to perhaps 50 MPH are likely in the wind advisory areas today..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will cover the coastal flood threat midday Monday. Ops at NWS Taunton could be initiated for the Monday Night high tide but self-activation may be sufficient to monitor the threat. This will likely be the last complete coordination message on the threat. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops for the Monday Evening high tide is initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report on last night’s coastal flooding, NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory/Warning Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – Coastal Floodng Late Sunday Night:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206040434.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory/Warning statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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 #4 – Coastal Flood Potential Sunday Evening 6/3/12 and Monday Evening 6/4/12

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..Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms affected portions of Western Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island this Sunday Afternoon. A link to the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report for that event has been provided. Thanks to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators who provided reportable small hail and wind reports not listed in the Local Storm Report along with reports near or at severe criteria..
..Offshore system will bring several cycles of minor to moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide across East Coastal Massachusetts. Winds are currently expected to remain below Wind Advisory criteria but wind gusts at the coast could approach 40 MPH..
..A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect until 2 AM Monday Morning for minor to moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide Sunday Night. The highest probability for coastal flooding for tonight’s high tide cycle will be across the north shore of massachusetts with less risk southward to Cape Cod..
..A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect from 9 PM Monday Evening through 5 AM Tuesday Morning for East Coastal Massachusetts. The late Monday Evening high tide cycle stands the highest risk of coastal flooding with more widespread moderate coastal flooding in the warning area likely due to stronger winds and potentially larger storm surge..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will cover the coastal flood threat tonight and Monday Night. Ops at NWS Taunton could be initiated for the Monday Night high tide but self-activation may be sufficient to monitor the threat. Another coordination message will be issued by Midday Monday for the Monday Evening high tide cycle. Below is the NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Warning Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report on Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorm activity:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1206032213.nwus51.html

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Warning statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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 -Sunday June 3rd, 2012 to Monday June 4th, 2012 Coastal Flood Potential

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..Threat for Coastal Flooding continues for the next couple of high tide cycles as a late season nor’easter takes shape tonight through Tuesday..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 9 PM Tonight through 2 AM Monday Morning for East Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod. The advisory is for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide with the greatest risk of shore road flooding in low lying areas in the North Shore of Massachusetts with less risk southward into the Boston Area and Cape Cod..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is now in effect from Monday Evening through Tuesday Morning for East Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod. There is a low to moderate probability for more significant coastal flooding reaching the moderate coastal flood category across the entire Coastal Flood Watch area due to stronger winds and a potentially larger storm surge..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation near the high tide cycles Sunday and Monday Evening are likely. SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators that can check typical coastal road areas without endangering themselves will be helpful for the watch/advsiory/warning process and for archival purposes on coastal flood events. Pictures can be sent to pics at nsradio.org and credit will be given to the spotters taking the pictures which will be distributed to emergency management and media unless otherwise indicated..
..Another coordination message will be sent out by 9 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Coastal Flood/Watch Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook as well as the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement containing spotter reports of coastal flooding and rainfall around or greater than 2″..

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory/Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nwus51.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.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 Mesage #2 – Saturday June 2nd into Sunday June 3rd, 2012 Storm Potential

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..Heavy Rainfall will affect portions of Northeast Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire tonight into early Sunday Morning with an increasing coastal flood threat starting with minor coastal flooding at tonight’s high tide and the potential for minor to even moderate coastal flooding at the Sunday Night and Monday Night high tides. A late season nor’easter will potentially affect the region later Sunday through Tuesday..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM This Afternoon through Sunday Morning for Southern New Hampshire and Essex and Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. Total rainfall of 1.5-3 inches are likely with isolated higher amounts possible. Current weather models continue to indicate that widespread heavy rainfall of greater than 3″ will stay north of this region but it will need to be monitored closely..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts from 10 PM Saturday Night to 3 AM Sunday Morning. A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday Evening through late Sunday Night. The High Surf Advisory east and South Coastal New England has been cancelled..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for Coastal flooding is likely Saturday and Sunday Night. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible tonight and Sunday if coastal flooding is widespread enough or the threat of flooding of urban areas and small streams increases overnight into Sunday Morning..

A Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Morning for Southern New Hampshire and Essex and Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. Total rainfall of 1.5-3.0″ is expected which may be sufficient for urban and poor drainage flooding as well as sharp river/stream water level rises. Heavier widespread rainfall of greater than 3″ is expected over Southern Maine and models continue to indicate that this heavier rain will stay just to the north of Southern New Hampshire and Northeast Massachusetts. This will be monitored closely throughout the morning.

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts from 10 PM Saturday Evening through 3 AM Sunday Morning. Minor coastal flooding of shore roads is likely in the advisory area across East Coastal Massachusetts due to the combination of wave action and astronomically high tides with some wind influence. A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for Sunday Evening into late Sunday Night due to a greater risk of more widespread minor to perhaps even moderate coastal flooding across East Coastal Massachusetts. Another threat for Coastal Flooding exists Monday Evening as a late season nor’easter takes shape bringing heavy rain and strong winds along with the threat of coastal flooding into the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation for Coastal flooding is likely Saturday and Sunday Night. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible tonight and Sunday if coastal flooding is widespread enough or the threat of flooding of urban areas and small streams increases overnight into Sunday Morning. Another coordination message will be issued if time allows Saturday Night otherwise the next coordination message will be issued during the day on Sunday to discuss the potential for a late season nor’easter to affect the region. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory/Watch statements and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory/Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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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