Storm Coordination Message #2 – Saturday 2/16/13-Sunday 2/17/13 Winter Storm Event – Note Web Spotter Form Outage

Hello to all..

..It is noted that the Spotter Webform for entry of Snowfall Reports is down. If you have a snowfall report from this morning’s snowfall, please relay as a reply to this coordination message. We will notify everyone when it returns to service.

..After an area of light snow moves through Southern New England this morning producing snowfall amounts from a dusting to as much as 3 inches, A Winter Storm Will Impact Portions of Southern New England Saturday Night into Sunday Night with greatest risk for Heavy Snow in Southeast New England with strong winds across portions of Eastern New England. Model spread remains high leading to greater uncertainty even though the storm is less than 24 hours from impact..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 PM tonight through 7 PM Sunday Evening for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for 4-8 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts with a storm track closer to the coast. Lesser amounts if a further offshore solution verifies. Sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH are possible. This may lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight to 1 PM Sunday Afternoon for Southern Bristol, Plymouth County Massachusetts and Marthas Vineyard for 4 to 6 Inches of snow. Isolated higher amounts would be possible with a storm track closer to the coast. Lesser amounts if a further offshore solution verifies. Sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH are possible. This may lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight to 1 PM Sunday for all of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts except for Northern Middlesex County Massachusetts for 2-4 Inches of snow. Isolated higher amounts would be possible with a storm track closer to the coast. Lesser amounts if a further offshore solution verifies..
..Outside of the Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Warning areas, snowfall amounts should be less than 2 inches. A Wind Advisory may be issued for later this weekend for parts of the region as strong winds affect the region from the departing ocean storm..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snowfall today. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely Sunday for the snowfall with Ops at NWS Taunton possible particularly if the web spotter form remains out of service..

A light snowfall has occurred across portions of interior Southern New England with some locations receiving up to 2-3 inches of snow. It is noted that the web spotter form is down so any snowfall reports would be appreciated as a response to this message. After this light snowfall, a more potent winter storm will affect the region particularly Eastern New England and Southeast portions of the area. The model spread on this winter storm remains high creating greater uncertainty. One set of computer models brings only light snowfall to Southeast New England, while another set brings heavier snows to the area. Currently, it is the set of models calling for heavier snowfall that are being used for the forecast. As the ocean storm organizes during the course of the day, it will help determine if those models will verify.

The headlines above depict the storm impacts. It is noted that some additional tree and wire damage will be possible in areas hard hit by last week’s blizzard if the closer to the coast model solutions verify. Winds are not expected to be as strong as what was experienced in the blizzard and while snow will start off wet initially, it will become a drier snow as the storm wears on. Isolated tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible but this will be far less of an impact than the blizzard of last weekend based on the current models.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snowfall today. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely Sunday for the snowfall with Ops at NWS Taunton possible particularly if the web spotter form remains out of service. Another coordination message will be issued by 8 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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 Snowfall 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

Hello to all..

..It is noted that the Spotter Webform for entry of Snowfall Reports is down. If you have a snowfall report from this morning’s snowfall, please relay as a reply to this coordination message. We will notify everyone when it returns to service.

..After an area of light snow moves through Southern New England this morning producing snowfall amounts from a dusting to as much as 3 inches, A Winter Storm Will Impact Portions of Southern New England Saturday Night into Sunday Night with greatest risk for Heavy Snow in Southeast New England with strong winds across portions of Eastern New England. Model spread remains high leading to greater uncertainty even though the storm is less than 24 hours from impact..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 PM tonight through 7 PM Sunday Evening for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for 4-8 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts with a storm track closer to the coast. Lesser amounts if a further offshore solution verifies. Sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH are possible. This may lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight to 1 PM Sunday Afternoon for Southern Bristol, Plymouth County Massachusetts and Marthas Vineyard for 4 to 6 Inches of snow. Isolated higher amounts would be possible with a storm track closer to the coast. Lesser amounts if a further offshore solution verifies. Sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH are possible. This may lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM tonight to 1 PM Sunday for all of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts except for Northern Middlesex County Massachusetts for 2-4 Inches of snow. Isolated higher amounts would be possible with a storm track closer to the coast. Lesser amounts if a further offshore solution verifies..
..Outside of the Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Warning areas, snowfall amounts should be less than 2 inches. A Wind Advisory may be issued for later this weekend for parts of the region as strong winds affect the region from the departing ocean storm..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snowfall today. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely Sunday for the snowfall with Ops at NWS Taunton possible particularly if the web spotter form remains out of service..

A light snowfall has occurred across portions of interior Southern New England with some locations receiving up to 2-3 inches of snow. It is noted that the web spotter form is down so any snowfall reports would be appreciated as a response to this message. After this light snowfall, a more potent winter storm will affect the region particularly Eastern New England and Southeast portions of the area. The model spread on this winter storm remains high creating greater uncertainty. One set of computer models brings only light snowfall to Southeast New England, while another set brings heavier snows to the area. Currently, it is the set of models calling for heavier snowfall that are being used for the forecast. As the ocean storm organizes during the course of the day, it will help determine if those models will verify.

The headlines above depict the storm impacts. It is noted that some additional tree and wire damage will be possible in areas hard hit by last week’s blizzard if the closer to the coast model solutions verify. Winds are not expected to be as strong as what was experienced in the blizzard and while snow will start off wet initially, it will become a drier snow as the storm wears on. Isolated tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible but this will be far less of an impact than the blizzard of last weekend based on the current models.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snowfall today. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely Sunday for the snowfall with Ops at NWS Taunton possible particularly if the web spotter form remains out of service. Another coordination message will be issued by 8 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Taunton Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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 Snowfall 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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