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

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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