Storm Coordination Message #1 – Monday January 21st-Tuesday January 22nd 2013 Winter Storm Potential

Hello to all..

..After Strong Winds today into tonight usher in cold air. A Winter Storm is likely for portions of Eastern Massachusetts and portions of Eastern Rhode Island..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning for Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Eastern Norfolk, 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..
..Portions of Eastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island not under the current Winter Storm Watch may see advisory level snowfall..
..SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely for this storm event for Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning. At this time, it looks like a self-activation of SKYWARN is likely with Ops at the NWS Taunton office possible for this event..

After strong wind gusts in the 45-55 MPH range and isolated damage reports during the course of Sunday, colder air will plunge into the region overnight Sunday Night. With the cold air in place, another storm system will take aim on portions of Eastern New England with accumulating to significant snow likely in this area.

A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning for Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Eastern Norfolk, 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. Portions of Eastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island not under the current Winter Storm Watch may see advisory level snowfall.

It is noted that the track of this storm system is a bit more uncertain than normal given the close timeframe of the storm impacts. If there is a track closer to the coast, heavier snowfall could occur in the current Winter Storm Watch area with an expansion of heavier snowfall into much of Eastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island. A track of the storm further offshore would mean lesser snow especially over inland areas but could also mean lower snowfall amounts at the coast as well.

SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely for this storm event for Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning. At this time, it looks like a self-activation of SKYWARN is likely with Ops at the NWS Taunton office possible for this event. An updated coordination message will be issued by 9 AM Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Sunday January 20th 2013 Potential Wind Event

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..A cold front will move through the region bringing colder air and strong winds as the front approaches and passes through Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 900 AM to 10 PM Today for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. The strongest winds will likely occur this afternoon and evening as the front moves through the region. These winds may be enough to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and possibly isolated power outages..
..It is noted that a coastal storm system will follow Monday Night into Tuesday bringing the potential for a moderate to possibly even heavy snowstorm to portions of East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Coordination Messages for this storm system may start later tonight. Another coastal storm system is possible Friday but it is too early to get into details on that system..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor the strong winds for today across the region. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory 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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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Saturday January 19th 2013 Potential Wind Event

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..Strong Winds to Wind Advisory levels will affect Cape Cod and the Islands on Saturday with winds just below Wind Advisory levels affecting other coastal and higher terrain locations of Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 7 AM to 6 PM Saturday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. This may cause isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Strong winds may affect this region again Sunday resulting in an additional Wind Advisory..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for strong winds over Cape Cod and the Islands and other locations Saturday as needed. This will be the only coordination message on this event for Saturday unless a significant change occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory 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 – Friday Janaury 18th 2013 Light Snowstorm

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..A Light Snowstorm is expected to impact Southeast New England. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 8 AM Friday for Nantucket Island for 2-4″ of snow. Across Southern Bristol and Plymouth Counties and the rest of Cape Cod and the Islands, a Coating to 3 inches is possible with the higher amounts over Cape Cod..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall reports will be utilized Friday Morning including monitoring the Cape Cod and Islands Weather Net at 600 AM Friday Morning. This will be the only message on this storm system. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.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 January 16th, 2013 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Light to Moderate Snowstorm still expected to affect the Wednesday Morning commute over much of Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 5 AM to 8 AM Wednesday for Southern New Hampshire for 3-6 inches of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 1 AM to 4 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow and a trace of ice. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 7 PM Wednesday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Western Essex, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow and a trace of ice. The heaviest snow is likely to fall during the Wednesday Morning commute timeframe. Areas along and south of the Mass. Pike may see snow change over to a mix of snow, sleet and rain or possibly all rain late Wednesday Morning..
..Across the region from Boston to Providence south and east an inch or two of snow is possible before a change over to sleet and rain. Its noted that despite being less than 24 hours from the event, the area of heaviest snow and any areas that changeover to mixed precipitation or rain could still change based on storm track and amount of cold air over the region. This is especially true for the Boston-Providence area to the Cape Cod Canal where colder temperatures or a slightly further south storm track could cause higher snow amounts in this area. Cape Cod and the Islands will see mostly rain from this system..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall totals and changeover of precipitation type is likely for this storm event starting around 600 AM through the morning hours. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event unless a significant upgrade or change to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow Total Forecast Map..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather 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 Snow Total Forecast Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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 January 16th, 2013 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Light to Moderate Snowstorm will affect the Wednesday Morning commute over much of Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 3 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 AM to 3 PM Wednesday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow. The heaviest snow is likely to fall during the Wednesday Morning commute timeframe. Areas along and south of the Mass. Pike may see snow change over to a mix of snow, sleet and rain or possibly all rain late Wednesday Morning..
..Across the region from Boston to Providence south and east an inch or two of snow is possible before a change over to sleet and rain. Its noted that despite being less than 24 hours from the event, the area of heaviest snow and any areas that changeover to mixed precipitation or rain could still change based on storm track and amount of cold air over the region. Winter Weather Advisories maybe issued for Southern New Hampshire in future forecasts depending on the storm track..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for snowfall totals and changeover of precipitation type is likely for this storm event. Another coordination message will be issued by 930 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow Total Forecast Map..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather 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 Snow Total Forecast Map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/StormTotalSnow/index.php

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 – Friday Evening 1/11/13-Saturday Morning 1/12/13 Storm Event

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..A period of Freezing Rain tonight into early Saturday Morning may cause hazardous travel conditions across northwest portions of the NWS Taunton coverage area..
..A Freezing Rain Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Friday Afternoon to 7 AM Saturday Morning for Southern New Hampshire and Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. Freezing Rain mixed with rain will occur in this area resulting in slippery travel conditions. Ice accretion amounts should be from a coating to one-tenth inch of ice..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this situation. This will be the only coordination message for this event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Freezing Rain Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Freezing Rain 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

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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