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

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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