Post Storm Coordination Message #1/Wind Coordination Message #1

Hello to all..

..Strong to Damaging Winds affected much of Southern New England Particularly Central and Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut with some pockets of wind damage in Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire..
..Strong winds but not has severe as what occurred earlier today will affect the region through evening. A Wind Advisory will remain in effect through 600 PM for the entire NWS Taunton coverage area for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. SKYWARN Operations at WX1BOX stopped at 11 AM but SKYWARN self-Activation will montior for any further reports of wind damage..
..Any wind damage pictures from today can be sent to pics@nsradio.org or as a reply to this message. Credit will be given to the person that gave the photo unless otherwise noted. This will likely be the last coordination message on this storm event. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement on Wind Reports..

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

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

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement – Wind Reports:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.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 – Wednesday Evening 1/30/13-Thursday Morning 1/31/13 Storm Event

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..Threat for strong to damaging winds for much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Strong Winds also expected behind the front on Thursday..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..   
..A period of heavy rain is also likely as the cold front passes through the region Wednesday Night with the potential for a thunderstorm or two possibly causing pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding as the front moves through and allowing stronger winds to mix down to the surface..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at approximately 9-930 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning. It is noted that the strongest winds are expected from 2-8 AM so overnight ops will occur given possible wind damage issues..

The potential remains for strong to damaging winds across much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region after a day of unseasonably mild temperatures. A High Wind Warning remains in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A High Wind Warning is now in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH likely. There will be very strong winds aloft over the region as a cold front moves through the area but an impediment to the strong winds will be a temperature inversion aloft. Nonetheless, convective heavy rain showers and possibly even a thunderstorm or two will likely allow enough of the winds to get down to the surface to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages either within the heavy rain showers or just ahead of this activity. It is noted that the strongest winds are expected from 2-8 AM so overnight ops will occur given possible wind damage issues. The brief heavy rainfall may result in pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in typical locations.

It is noted that later in the day on Thursday strong winds to potentially Wind Advisory levels are possible over much of the NWS Taunton coverage area. If Wind Advisories do get issued for later in the day Thursday, an updated coordination message will be sent if time allows.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at approximately 9-930 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning. This will be the last coordination message for the overnight storm. Again, if time allows, and strong winds are expected to continue later in the day Thursday, a separate coordination message will be sent Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning Statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning 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 #3 – Wednesday Evening 1/30/13-Thursday Morning 1/31/13 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Threat for strong to damaging winds expanded to all of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region Wednesday Evening into Thursday Morning. Strong Winds also expected behind the front on Thursday..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 8 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH possible. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages.  
..A period of heavy rain is also likely as the cold front passes through the region Wednesday Night with the potential for a thunderstorm or two possibly causing pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding as the front moves through and allowing stronger winds to mix down to the surface..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday Evening lasting into early Thursday Morning..

The potential remains for strong to damaging winds across much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region after a day of unseasonably mild temperatures. A High Wind Warning is now in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 8 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A High Wind Watch remains in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH possible. There will be very strong winds aloft over the region as a cold front moves through the area but an impediment to the strong winds will be a temperature inversion aloft. Nonetheless, convective heavy rain showers and possibly even a thunderstorm or two will likely allow enough of the winds to get down to the surface to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages either within the heavy rain showers or just ahead of this activity. The brief heavy rainfall may result in pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in typical locations.

It is noted that later in the day on Thursday strong winds to potentially Wind Advisory levels are possible over much of the NWS Taunton coverage area. This potential will be updated in the next coordination message.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton remain likely Wednesday Evening lasting through early Thursday Morning to monitor the strong to damaging wind potential. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Watch/Warning Statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/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 #2 – Wednesday Evening 1/30/13-Thursday Morning 1/31/13 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..A few pockets of freezing rain to affect portions of Western and Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire with a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect for this region through 1 AM Wednesday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the pockets of freezing rain Tuesday Evening..
..Threat for strong to damaging winds expanded to all of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region Wednesday Evening into Thursday Morning. A High Wind Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area from Wednesday Evening through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..  
..A period of heavy rain is also likely as the cold front passes through the region Wednesday Night with the potential for a thunderstorm or two possibly causing pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding as the front moves through and allowing stronger winds to mix down to the surface..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday Evening around 6-7 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning..

Overnight Tuesday Evening, some pockets of freezing rain will affect Western and Central Massachusetts through Southern New Hampshire. A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect through 1 AM Wednesday Morning for slick travel caused by these freezing rain pockets this evening.

As we get into Wednesday Evening into Thursday Morning, the potential exists for strong to damaging winds across much of Southern New England. A High Wind Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 20-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. The greatest risk for strong to damaging winds will be across East and South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands and the higher terrain locations of interior Southern New England. There will be very strong winds aloft over the region as a cold front moves through the area but an impediment to the strong winds will be a temperature inversion aloft. Nonetheless, convective heavy rain showers and possibly even a thunderstorm or two will likely allow enough of the winds to get down to the surface to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages either within the heavy rain showers or just ahead of this activity. The brief heavy rainfall may result in pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in typical locations.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely around 6 or 7 PM Wednesday Evening lasting through early Thursday Morning to monitor the strong to damaging wind potential. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Freezing Rain Advisory for Tuesday Evening, High Wind Watch Statement for Wednesday Evening into Thursday Morning and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Freezing Rain 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

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 – Wednesday Evening 1/30/13 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Strong to Damaging Winds and heavy showers and even an isolated thunderstorm or two will affect portions of Southern New England Wednesday Evening..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from Wednesday Evening through late Wednesday Night for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands and Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts for sustained southerly winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 55-60 MPH. These winds may cause isolated to scatterred pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Wind Advisories may be required for other parts of Southern New England as we get closer to this storm event..
..Rainfall from heavy rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will likely be 1-2″ and may cause pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible to likely Wednesday Evening..

Warmer temperatures will move into the region as we get into Wednesday with the potential for temperatures to rise well into the 50s to possibly even 60 degrees in some locations. A strong cold front will then approach the region as we get into Wednesday Evening. There will be very strong winds aloft in the atmosphere but a temperature inversion will inhibit some of the strong winds from reaching the surface. Nonetheless, along coastal and higher terrain locations in Southern New England, strong to damaging winds are possible and a High Wind Watch has been posted for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands including Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts as this is the most likely area to see strong to damaging winds. Wind Advisories may be required for other higher terrain locations of Southern New England as we get closer to this storm event.

Brief heavy rainfall with a convective line of heavy rain showers and possibly even a thunderstorm or two will bring 1-2 inches of rain and the possibility of pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding. These showers and an isolated thunderstorm may also bring stronger winds down to the surface.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible to likely Wednesday Evening for this storm event. The next coordination message will be issued by 1130 PM Tuesday 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 #2 – Monday Afternoon 1/28/13-Tuesday Morning 1/29/13 Storm Event

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..Wintry Mix will affect portions of Southern New England Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning as a warm front brings below normal temperatures to an end across the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Western, Central and Northeast Massachusetts and now includes the Metro Boston area and North Shore of Massachusetts through Norfolk County Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island from 1 PM Monday Afternoon through 6 AM Tuesday Morning for snow accumulations of 1-2 inches and icing of a trace to one-tenth of an inch which will lead to slippery travel over this region impacting the Monday Evening commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Northern Bristol County Massachusetts, Southeast Providence, Kent and Washington Counties of Rhode Island from 1 PM this afternoon through Midnight tonight for 1-2 inches of snow and icing of a trace to one-tenth of an inch which will lead to slippery travel over this region impacting the Monday Evening commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Southern New Hampshire from 1 PM Monday Afternoon through 6 AM Tuesday Morning for snow accumulations of 2-4 inches and icing of around a trace which will lead to slippery travel over this region impacting the Monday Evening commute..
..Across the remainder of the region a brief period of snow and ice may occur with accumulations of snow of one inch or less and a trace of ice before precipitation changes over to rain and ends as the warm front pushes through the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to obtain snowfall reports and changeover in precipitation type as well as icing issues around the region Monday Evening. Ops at NWS Taunton do not appear necessary at this time but will be monitored. This will be the last coordination message on this situation unless a significant change to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall Map and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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 – Monday Afternoon 1/28/13-Tuesday 1/29/13 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Wintry Mix will affect portions of Southern New England Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning as a warm front brings below normal temperatures to an end across the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Western, Central and interior Northeast Massachusetts north of the Mass. Pike and away from the coast, Northern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island from 1 PM Monday Afternoon through 6 AM Tuesday Morning for snow accumulations of 1-2 inches and icing of a trace to one-tenth of an inch which will lead to slippery travel over this region impacting the Monday Evening commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Southern New Hampshire from 1 PM Monday Afternoon through 6 AM Tuesday Morning for snow accumulations of 2-4 inches and icing of around a trace which will lead to slippery travel over this region impacting the Monday Evening commute..
..Across the remainder of the region a brief period of snow and ice may occur with accumulations of snow of one inch or less and a trace of ice before precipitation changes over to rain and ends as the warm front pushes through the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to obtain snowfall reports and changeover in precipitation type as well as icing issues around the region Monday Evening. Ops at NWS Taunton do not appear necessary at this time but will be monitored. An updated coordination message will be issued by 900 AM Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall Map and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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 #2B – Storm Wrap-Up Monday 1/21/13-Tuesday 1/22/13

Hello to all..

..Snow bands remained offshore resulting in very light amounts of a dusting to 1 inch over much of interior Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island and Northern Connecticut with 2-5.5″ of snow across South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands..
..All Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been cancelled. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for dangerously cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall reports will continue through 830 AM and then secure. Next storm of concern is in the Friday to Saturday timeframe. It is too early to get into specifics on this system. Below are the NWS Taunton Wind Chill Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Public Information Statement with snow reports..

NWS Taunton Wind Chill 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 Public Information Statement – Spotter Reports:
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 Message #2A – Ongoing Monday Night 1/21/13-Tuesday Morning 1/22/13 Storm Event – Message Shortened Due to Storm Operations Starting

Hello to all..

..Snowstorm in progress over portions of Southern New England..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 1 PM Tuesday for Essex County Massachusetts and Barnstable County (Cape Cod) for 6 to 9 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts up to 1 foot possible..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 AM Tuesday for Plymouth County, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket for 3-6″ of snow. Isolated higher amounts are possible over the islands..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 AM Tuesday for Northeast Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow with the higher amounts over south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..SKYWARN Self Activation is being utilized for snowfall reports from around the region..

This message has been shortened due to storm operations and self-activation for reports having already started. The following is the current information on the storm as of earlier this afternoon. It is noted that there is some model data indicating the heaviest snow bands may setup along or just offshore presenting some concerns for the northern extent of the snowfall based on current radar trends. The forecast expectations is for the band to rotate and move up northward with other bands organizing as the band moves north. Models continue to struggle with where the heavier snow bands will setup creating the potential for snowfall forecasts that could have wider variances than normal given the storm is ongoing.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will continue to be utilized starting Tuesday Morning with the Cape Cod and Islands Weather Net at 600 AM to gather snowfall data. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory statement, Snowfall Map and Hazardous Weather Outlook along with the link to the latest snowfall reports via the NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement – Spotter Reports:
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 Message #1 – Monday January 21st-Tuesday January 22nd 2013 Winter Storm Potential

Hello to all..

..A Winter Storm is likely for portions of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island this Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning for Essex and Plymouth Counties as well as Cape Cod and the Islands for 4-8″ of snow. Isolated higher amounts are possible depending on the storm track and where the heaviest snow bands setup..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM this afternoon through 10 AM Tuesday Morning for all of Rhode Island, Central Middlesex, Western Norfolk, and Bristol Counties of Massachusetts where a general 2-4 inch snowfall is likely with the potential for 3-6 inches over the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island depending on the storm track and where the heaviest snow bands setup..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory regions are likely to receive 1-3″ of snow..
..Strong Winds may reach Wind Advisory criteria on Cape Cod and the Islands after the snow ends late Tuesday Morning..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall reports is likely with Ops at the NWS Taunton office possible for this event..

Uncertainty remains a bit higher than normal with the winter storm expected to impact the region this afternoon through Tuesday Morning. The heaviest bands of snow will be difficult to pinpoint and a variance of just 50 miles could make significant differences on snowfall totals for the region based on the storm track and the setup from this storm where heaviest snow will fall in smaller bands over the region. A track closer to the coast would bring heavier snow to more locations further inland while a track further offshore would keep the heavier snow bands more offshore and lower snowfall amounts particularly away from the immediate coasts.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning for Essex and Plymouth Counties as well as Cape Cod and the Islands for 4-8″ of snow. Isolated higher amounts are possible depending on the storm track and where the heaviest snow bands setup. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM this afternoon through 10 AM Tuesday Morning for all of Rhode Island, Central Middlesex, Western Norfolk, and Bristol Counties of Massachusetts where a general 2-4 inch snowfall is likely with the potential for 3-6 inches over the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island depending on the snow track and where the heaviest snow bands setup. Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory regions are likely to receive 1-3″ of snow.

It is also noted that strong winds may reach Wind Advisory criteria on Cape Cod and the Islands after the snow ends late Tuesday Morning. This will be monitored and updated in the next coordination message.

SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall reports is likely with Ops at the NWS Taunton office possible for this event. An updated coordination message will be issued by 9 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall Map and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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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