Storm Coordination Message #3 – Friday 12/21/12 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Strong Storm System affecting the region with Strong to Damaging Winds and a period of heavy rainfall with the possibility of a brief period of wintry mixed precipitation in Southern New Hampshire and Northwest Massachusetts before precipitation changes over to rain..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect until 4 PM Friday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands including Block Island RI for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts of 55-60 MPH..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect until 1 PM for all of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect for the North Shore, Metro Boston Area, the Blue Hills of Eastern Norfolk County, Plymouth, Bristol, Western Norfolk, Western Essex and Central Middlesex Counties for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. The strongest winds are expected between 9 AM-3 PM Friday across the region..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 9 AM Friday Morning to monitor the strong to damaging wind threat and any urban/poor drainage flooding that could occur with a period of heavy rainfall..

A strong storm system that is responsible for bringing a major winter storm/blizzard conditions to the midwest US will affect our weather with strong to damaging winds and a period of heavy rainfall as Southern New England stays on the warm side of the storm system. A brief period of snow/sleet/freezing rain is possible in Northwest Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire overnight but accumulations should be less than an inch or two and quickly change over to rain. A period of heavy rainfall is expected with possibly even some convection possible and this heavy rainfall may result in brief urban and poor drainage flooding.

Of more concern is the potential for strong to damaging winds over much of Eastern New England. A High Wind Warning is now in effect until 4 PM Friday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands including Block Island RI for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts of 55-60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect until 1 PM for all of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect for the North Shore, Metro Boston Area, the Blue Hills of Eastern Norfolk County, Plymouth, Bristol, Western Norfolk, Western Essex and Central Middlesex Counties for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. The strongest winds are expected between 9 AM-3 PM Friday across the region.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 9 AM Friday. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/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

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 #2 – Friday 12/21/12 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Strong Storm System still expected to affect the region with Strong to Damaging Winds and a period of heavy rainfall with the possibility of a brief period of wintry mixed precipitation in Southern New Hampshire and Northwest Massachusetts before precipitation changes over to rain..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from 5 AM Friday Morning through Friday Afternoon for South Coastal Rhode Island and South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Block Island and all of Plymouth County Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts of 60 MPH possible.
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts including the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, North Shore and the Blue Hills of Norfolk County for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. Interior locations could see Wind Advisory level winds during the day Friday. The strongest winds are expected between 10 AM-2 PM Friday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 9 AM Friday Morning to monitor the strong to damaging wind threat and any urban/poor drainage flooding that could occur with a period of heavy rainfall..

A strong storm system that is responsible for bringing a major winter storm/blizzard conditions to the midwest US will affect our weather with strong to damaging winds and a period of heavy rainfall as Southern New England stays on the warm side of the storm system. A brief period of snow/sleet/freezing rain is possible in Northwest Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire overnight but accumulations should be less than an inch or two and quickly change over to rain. A period of heavy rainfall is expected with possibly even some convection possible and this heavy rainfall may result in brief urban and poor drainage flooding. Of more concern is the potential for strong to damaging winds particularly over East Coastal New England but also possible over interior locations as well. A High Wind Watch reamins in effect from late Tonight through Friday Afternoon for sustained winds of 30 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH for South Coastal Rhode Island and South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Block Island and all of Plymouth County Massachusetts and has been expanded to include Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex and Eastern Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts. Interior locations could see Wind Advisory level winds during the day Friday with wind gusts of up to 50 MPH with a few higher gusts possible. Any heavier convective rain showers or possible thunderstorms may bring stronger winds down to the surface and will be monitored. The timeframe of strongest winds will likely be from around 10 AM-2 PM Friday.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 9 AM Friday. Another coordination message will be issued by 9 AM Friday Morning updating the storm threat. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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 #1 – Late Thursday Evening 12/20/12-Friday 12/21/12

Hello to all..

..Strong Storm System to affect the region will bring Strong to Damaging Winds and a period of heavy rainfall to the region with the possibility of a brief period of wintry mixed precipitation in Southern New Hampshire and Northwest Massachusetts before precipitation changes over to rain..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from late tonight through Friday Afternoon for South Coastal Rhode Island and South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Block Island and all of Plymouth County Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts of 50-60 MPH. Interior locations could see Wind Advisory level winds during the day Friday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible on Friday to monitor the strong to damaging wind threat and any urban/poor drainage flooding that could occur with a period of heavy rainfall..

A strong storm system that is responsible for bringing a major winter storm/blizzard conditions to the midwest US will affect our weather with strong to damaging winds and a period of heavy rainfall as Southern New England stays on the warm side of the storm system. A brief period of snow/sleet/freezing rain is possible in Northwest Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire overnight but accumulations should be less than an inch and quickly change over to rain. A period of heavy rainfall is expected with possibly even some convection possible and this heavy rainfall may result in brief urban and poor drainage flooding. Of more concern is the potential for strong to damaging winds particularly over Southeast New England but also possible over interior locations as well. A High Wind Watch is now in effect from late Tonight through Friday Afternoon for sustained winds of 25 to 35 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH for South Coastal Rhode Island and South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Block Island and all of Plymouth County Massachusetts. Interior locations could see Wind Advisory level winds during the day Friday with wind gusts of up to 50 MPH with a few higher gusts possible. Any heavier convective rain showers or possible thunderstorms may bring stronger winds down to the surface and will be monitored.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Friday. Another coordination message will be issued by 11 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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 #1 – Sunday 12/16/12-Monday Morning 12/17/12 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Several storm systems will affect Southern New England this week bringing some wintry precipitation, rainfall, possible minor coastal flooding and some strong winds to the region. Timeframes from these storms are Sunday Afternoon through Monday Morning, Monday Night into Wednesday and late Thursday into Friday. Coordination messages will be sent as warranted throughout this period for each of these storm events..
..The focus of this coordination message will be on the first storm system which will bring some wintry precipitation to Southern New Hampshire and Northwest and North-Central Massachusetts with rain elsewhere. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Noon Sunday to 9 AM Monday for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Worcester, Northern Middlesex and Western Hampden Counties for 1-3″ of snow and up to one-tenth of an inch of icing..
..Some minor splashover of coastal locations may occur late Sunday Morning into early this afternoon during that high tide cycle..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor this first storm system from Sunday Afternoon to Monday Morning..

A storm system will track over Southern New England later today into Monday Morning. This storm system will bring mostly rain to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts after a brief period of snow and sleet at the start of the event. Across Western and Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of Southern New Hampshire and Franklin, Hampshire, Worcester, Western Hampden, and Northern Middlesex Counties for 1-3″ of snow and up to one-tenth inch of radial ice. This will be enough wintry precipitation for hazardous road conditions. Also, there is the possibility for some minor splashover along north and east facing coastal areas during the Sunday midday high tide cycle and a Coastal Hazard Message has been issued highlighting that potential minor splashover in those areas.

This week looks to be an active week of weather. A second storm system is expected Monday Night into Wednesday. This system looks to bring predominantly rain to the region with a brief wintry mix possible in Northwest Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Minor coastal flooding may occur at the time of high tide across some north and east facing locations. Strong winds possibly to Wind Advisory levels may occur as the storm departs the region later Tuesday Night and Wednesday. Another storm system may then affect the region late Thursday Night and Friday but its too early to get into the details regarding that system. Additional coordination messages for each of these storm systems will be sent out as conditions warrant and we get closer to each event.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor tonight’s storm system looking for snowfall and icing reports and changeover in precipitation type. This will be the only coordination message for the Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning storm system unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Coastal Hazard Message for the Sunday midday high tide cycle:

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 Coastal Hazard Message:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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 #1 – Sunday Evening 12/9/12-Monday Morning 12/10/12 – Winter Weather Event – Southern NH/Northwest Mass.

Hello to all..

..Brief period of frozen precipitation expected across Northwest portions of the NWS Taunton coverage area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 PM tonight through 8 AM Monday for Southern New Hampshire and Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain and a brief period of light snow/sleet before all precipitation changes to rain by mid-morning Monday. The morning commute may be affected with some icy conditions before conditions warm in this area..
..All other areas will experience plain rain and there could be some brief nuisance flooding of poor drainage and urban areas in any heavy downpours but no other hazardous weather is expected..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be used as required for the Winter Weather Advisory area. This will be the only coordination message on this situation unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

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 #1 – Saturday Evening 12/1/12-Sunday Morning 12/2/12 Light Winter Precipitation Event

Hello to all..

..A weak storm system may cause hazardous travel in northwest portions of the NWS Taunton coverage area Saturday Evening into early Sunday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 8 PM Saturday Evening through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex and Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and all of Southern New Hampshire for snowfall of 1-2″ except one inch or less in Hampden County Massachusetts and icing glaze of less than one-tenth of an inch which may be enough to cover slippery travel overnight..
..This weather situation will be handled through SKYWARN Self-Activation overnight as needed. This will be the only coordination message on this storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook..
..SKYWARN Recognition Day activities will continue as planned and a link to that information is included below as well..

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 SKYWARN Recognition Day Activities:
http://www.wx1box.org/node/3218

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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