Storm Coordination Message #2 – Wednesday Evening 12/26/12-Thursday 12/27/12 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators and thanks to those who provided pictures of the light snowfall that occurred over much of Southern New England..
..Major Winter Storm will impact Southern New England Wednesday Evening into Thursday bringing Heavy Snow/Mixed Preciptation, potential for strong to damaging winds and heavy rainfall at the coast and possibly minor coastal flooding to north and east facing coastal locations..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Southern New Hampshire from 7 PM Wednesday through 1 AM Friday Morning for Heavy snowfall. Total accumulations of 10 to 14 inches of snow are expected..
..A Winter Storm Watch has been expanded and is now in effect from Wednseday Evening through late Thursday Night for Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and all of Northern Connecticut for 4-8″ of snow except for amounts up to 12″ in the northern parts of the Winter Storm Watch area and around a trace to possibly 1/4″ of ice..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Morning for Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Rhode Island for sustained winds from 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday Evening into Thursday Evening..

A much more potent coastal storm is still expected to affect Southern New England Wednesday Evening into Thursday Evening. Models have been trending colder and a bit more to the east with the storm and this has resulted in expanding the Winter Storm Watches further south and the issuance of a Winter Storm Warning for Southern New Hampshire for 10-14″ of snow and winds of 10-20 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH possible. Little or no ice is expected in Southern New Hampshire.

A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Evening through Thursday Evening for Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and all of Northern Connecticut for 4-8″ of snow and a trace to possibly 1/4″ of ice. The northern parts of the Winter Storm Watch area from Franklin to Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties and through Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties could see amounts greater than 8″ up to 12″. Winds will be 10-20 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH possible.

Across areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area through the Boston to Providence corridor, a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain with some snow and ice accumulation expected before some areas particularly closest to the Boston to Providence corridor to the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island changes over to rain. Cape Cod and the Islands will see a period of mix precipitation before it changes over to a windswept rain. All of this is dependent on the track of the coastal storm which again has trended a bit further east and colder in the last few model runs. Winter Weather Advisories may be required for most areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area in future forecasts. Minor coastal flooding and beach erosion is possible at the time of high tide across north and east facing locations of the East Coastal Massachusetts.

A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Morning for Bristol, Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Rhode Island for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and holiday decorations should be secured as well. Some interior locations outside of the current High Wind Watch area not covered in the Winter Storm Watch/Warning may reach Wind Advisory thresholds.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday late Afternoon/Evening into Thursday evening. Another coordination message will be issued by 9 AM Christmas Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Watch statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Snowfall Map and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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

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..

..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators and thanks to those who provided pictures of the light snowfall that occurred over much of Southern New England..
..Major Winter Storm will impact Southern New England Wednesday Evening into Thursday bringing Heavy Snow/Mixed Preciptation, potential for strong to damaging winds and heavy rainfall at the coast and possibly minor coastal flooding to north and east facing coastal locations..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Southern New Hampshire from 7 PM Wednesday through 1 AM Friday Morning for Heavy snowfall. Total accumulations of 10 to 14 inches of snow are expected..
..A Winter Storm Watch has been expanded and is now in effect from Wednseday Evening through late Thursday Night for Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and all of Northern Connecticut for 4-8″ of snow except for amounts up to 12″ in the northern parts of the Winter Storm Watch area and around a trace to possibly 1/4″ of ice..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Morning for Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Rhode Island for sustained winds from 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday Evening into Thursday Evening..

A much more potent coastal storm is still expected to affect Southern New England Wednesday Evening into Thursday Evening. Models have been trending colder and a bit more to the east with the storm and this has resulted in expanding the Winter Storm Watches further south and the issuance of a Winter Storm Warning for Southern New Hampshire for 10-14″ of snow and winds of 10-20 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH possible. Little or no ice is expected in Southern New Hampshire.

A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Evening through Thursday Evening for Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and all of Northern Connecticut for 4-8″ of snow and a trace to possibly 1/4″ of ice. The northern parts of the Winter Storm Watch area from Franklin to Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties and through Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties could see amounts greater than 8″ up to 12″. Winds will be 10-20 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH possible.

Across areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area through the Boston to Providence corridor, a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain with some snow and ice accumulation expected before some areas particularly closest to the Boston to Providence corridor to the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island changes over to rain. Cape Cod and the Islands will see a period of mix precipitation before it changes over to a windswept rain. All of this is dependent on the track of the coastal storm which again has trended a bit further east and colder in the last few model runs. Winter Weather Advisories may be required for most areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area in future forecasts. Minor coastal flooding and beach erosion is possible at the time of high tide across north and east facing locations of the East Coastal Massachusetts.

A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Thursday Morning for Bristol, Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Rhode Island for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and holiday decorations should be secured as well. Some interior locations outside of the current High Wind Watch area not covered in the Winter Storm Watch/Warning may reach Wind Advisory thresholds.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday late Afternoon/Evening into Thursday evening. Another coordination message will be issued by 9 AM Christmas Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Watch statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Snowfall Map and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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

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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