Storm Coordination Message #3 – 12/26/12-12/27/12 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Major Winter Storm to affect the region tonight through Thursday Evening. Additional Watches/Warning/Advisories issued..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 AM Friday for Southern New Hampshire for 10-14 inches of snow and a trace of ice..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 AM Friday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 6-10″ of snow and a tenth inch of ice. Isolated higher amounts of snow are possible along and north of the Rte 2 corridor and in areas west of the Connecticut River Valley..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 AM Friday for Northern Connecticut, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ inches of snow and a trace of ice. A potential mix to changeover to rain in this area is why snow and ice amounts are lower in this area but this area will be near the transition zone between snow/ice versus rain and will need to be monitored closely during the storm event..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from tonight through Thursday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts and Bristol County Rhode Island. A High Wind Watch remains in effect for South Coastal Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the islands for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 55-60 MPH. These winds could cause isolated to scattered tree and power line damage and possible power outages..
..Minor Coastal flooding/splashover is possible on the Thursday Morning high tide across north and east facing beaches of East Coastal Massachusetts..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely tonight from roughly 7 PM-Midnight and again Thursday Morning from 5 AM through Thursday Evening. At this time, overnight Ops are not anticipated but this will be monitored closely and updated in another coordination message issued by 6 PM Wednesday Evening..

A major winter storm will affect Southern New England tonight through Thursday Evening. The region along and north of the Mass. Pike and north and west of the I-495 corridor is likely to get the heaviest snow and ice accumulations from this storm event. The headlines above depict the current storm threats, snow/ice accumulations and potential for strong to damaging winds across portions of East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is noted that areas not under Winter Storm Warnings/Winter Weather Advisories from Rhode Island into East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts will see a brief period of snow/sleet that will quickly changeover to a windswept rain with rainfall in the 1-2″ range with isolated higher amounts. This rainfall may cause brief urban and poor drainage flooding. Also, the High Wind Watch area has been expanded to include East Coastal Massachusetts and Bristol County Rhode Island.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely tonight and Thursday Morning into Thursday Evening. At this time, overnight Ops are not anticipated but this is still under review and being monitored closely. This will be detailed in the next coordination message issued by 6 PM this evening.

Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Snowfall prediction map and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch 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 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..

..Major Winter Storm to affect the region tonight through Thursday Evening. Additional Watches/Warning/Advisories issued..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 AM Friday for Southern New Hampshire for 10-14 inches of snow and a trace of ice..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 AM Friday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 6-10″ of snow and a tenth inch of ice. Isolated higher amounts of snow are possible along and north of the Rte 2 corridor and in areas west of the Connecticut River Valley..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight through 1 AM Friday for Northern Connecticut, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ inches of snow and a trace of ice. A potential mix to changeover to rain in this area is why snow and ice amounts are lower in this area but this area will be near the transition zone between snow/ice versus rain and will need to be monitored closely during the storm event..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from tonight through Thursday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts and Bristol County Rhode Island. A High Wind Watch remains in effect for South Coastal Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the islands for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 55-60 MPH. These winds could cause isolated to scattered tree and power line damage and possible power outages..
..Minor Coastal flooding/splashover is possible on the Thursday Morning high tide across north and east facing beaches of East Coastal Massachusetts..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely tonight from roughly 7 PM-Midnight and again Thursday Morning from 5 AM through Thursday Evening. At this time, overnight Ops are not anticipated but this will be monitored closely and updated in another coordination message issued by 6 PM Wednesday Evening..

A major winter storm will affect Southern New England tonight through Thursday Evening. The region along and north of the Mass. Pike and north and west of the I-495 corridor is likely to get the heaviest snow and ice accumulations from this storm event. The headlines above depict the current storm threats, snow/ice accumulations and potential for strong to damaging winds across portions of East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is noted that areas not under Winter Storm Warnings/Winter Weather Advisories from Rhode Island into East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts will see a brief period of snow/sleet that will quickly changeover to a windswept rain with rainfall in the 1-2″ range with isolated higher amounts. This rainfall may cause brief urban and poor drainage flooding. Also, the High Wind Watch area has been expanded to include East Coastal Massachusetts and Bristol County Rhode Island.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely tonight and Thursday Morning into Thursday Evening. At this time, overnight Ops are not anticipated but this is still under review and being monitored closely. This will be detailed in the next coordination message issued by 6 PM this evening.

Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Snowfall prediction map and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch 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 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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