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

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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