Storm/White Christmas Coordination Message #2 – Monday Evening 12/24/12-Christmas Morning 12/25/12 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..A Light Snowstorm is still likely to bring a ‘White Christmas’ to much of Southern New England away from Cape Cod and the Islands based on storm intensity/track and amount of cold air available. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM tonight through 10 AM Christmas Morning for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, and Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for snow accumulations of 1-2″ with light ice amounts of a light coating to one-tenth inch poentially causing slippery travel. Outside of the Winter Weather Advisory area, precipitation is currently expected to be all snow with snowfall amounts of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts of up to 4″ north of the Massachusetts Turnpike. These amounts are below Winter Weather Advisory thresholds but if higher snowfall or any icing is possible, advisories could be extended northward in future updates and slippery travel is likely in these areas regardless..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to gather snowfall amounts during this storm event. The next coordination message for the Christmas Eve Night/Christmas Day storm event will be posted by 10 PM Monday Evening..
..Another more powerful storm is expected late Wednesday Afternoon into Thursday. Details for this storm are uncertain but SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible during this time period. Coordination Messages for this storm system will likely be issued by Christmas Night. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement, NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Taunton snow graphic map for the 12/24/12-12/25/12 storm event..

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 Graphic Map (12/24/12-12/25/12 Storm Event):
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..

..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..A Light Snowstorm is still likely to bring a ‘White Christmas’ to much of Southern New England away from Cape Cod and the Islands based on storm intensity/track and amount of cold air available. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM tonight through 10 AM Christmas Morning for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, and Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for snow accumulations of 1-2″ with light ice amounts of a light coating to one-tenth inch poentially causing slippery travel. Outside of the Winter Weather Advisory area, precipitation is currently expected to be all snow with snowfall amounts of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts of up to 4″ north of the Massachusetts Turnpike. These amounts are below Winter Weather Advisory thresholds but if higher snowfall or any icing is possible, advisories could be extended northward in future updates and slippery travel is likely in these areas regardless..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to gather snowfall amounts during this storm event. The next coordination message for the Christmas Eve Night/Christmas Day storm event will be posted by 10 PM Monday Evening..
..Another more powerful storm is expected late Wednesday Afternoon into Thursday. Details for this storm are uncertain but SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible during this time period. Coordination Messages for this storm system will likely be issued by Christmas Night. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement, NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Taunton snow graphic map for the 12/24/12-12/25/12 storm event..

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 Graphic Map (12/24/12-12/25/12 Storm Event):
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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