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

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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