Storm Coordination Message #4 – Saturday Evening 2/23/13-Sunday 2/24/13 Winter Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Impacts from Coastal Storm remains lowered and models in better agreement on this scenario. Highest amounts of snowfall in the NWS Taunton coverage area will be over Southeast New Hampshire and possibly right along the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence and Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island through 7 AM Sunday for snow and sleet accumulation of up to 1″ along with a trace of ice accumulation from a light wintry mix..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Norfolk, Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts from 300 PM Saturday Afternoon through Midnight Sunday Night (meaning covering all day Sunday) for 2-4″ of snow along with a trace of ice as much of this advisory area is likely to see mixed precipitation chaging over to light snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Southern New Hampshire from 9 PM this evening to Midnight Sunday Night (meaning covering all of Sunday) for 4-6″ of snow. The threat for pockets of scatterd tree and wire damage and scattered power outages is lower due to lower snowfall amounts but will still be monitored..
..Outside of the Winter Weather Advisory areas snowfall of under 2″ and little if any ice accumulation is currently expected..
..The coastal flood threat has been reduced to minor splashover and wind is not expected to be a factor for this storm system presuming the weaker and further offshore storm track verifies. A coastal flood statement has been issued covering the splashover threat..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will likely be utilized for this entire event. Ops at NWS Taunton would be possible Sunday if greater impacts unfolded for the region but that is becoming less likely..
..Checking with NWS Forecasters as of 445 PM Saturday Evening, the web-spotter form remains down but may work as the storm situation unfolds. For now, using Twitter/Facebook via the WX1BOX address, a reply to this message as well as any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Nets that self-activate and the echolink *NEW-ENG* conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system for reports will be appreciated. If time allows, an update will be posted regarding the webform during the storm event..

Daytime model runs continue the theme of a further offshore and weaker solution with less of a model spread now lending confidence to a more offshore solution. Based on this data, snowfall amounts have been lowered over Massachusetts, Northwest Rhode Island, and Conencticut where a light wintry mix is expected as outlined in the above headlines. The heaviest snowfall amounts are currently expected in Southern New Hampshire and could affect areas of Massachusetts near the ma/nh border as we get into Sunday. At this time, the threat for tree and wire damage and power outages across the area due to wet snow or ice has lessned considerably but will be monitored for portions of Southern New Hampshire where snow amounts will be higher but the snow may be of a drier consistancy.

The coastal flood threat has been reduced to minor splashover and wind is not expected to be a factor for this storm system presuming the weaker and further offshore storm track verifies. A coastal flood statement has been issued covering the splashover threat.

Checking with NWS Forecasters as of 445 PM Saturday Evening, the web-spotter form remains down but may work as the storm situation unfolds. For now, using Twitter/Facebook via the WX1BOX address, a reply to this message as well as any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Nets that self-activate and the echolink *NEW-ENG* conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system for reports will be appreciated. If time allows, an update will be posted regarding the webform during the storm event.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will likely be utilized for this entire event. Ops at NWS Taunton would be possible Sunday if greater impacts unfolded for the region but that is becoming less likely. This will be the last coordination message on this event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. A shortened coordination message may be issued if time allows concerning the web based reporting form. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and snowfall map:

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

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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..

..Impacts from Coastal Storm remains lowered and models in better agreement on this scenario. Highest amounts of snowfall in the NWS Taunton coverage area will be over Southeast New Hampshire and possibly right along the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence and Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island through 7 AM Sunday for snow and sleet accumulation of up to 1″ along with a trace of ice accumulation from a light wintry mix..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Norfolk, Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts from 300 PM Saturday Afternoon through Midnight Sunday Night (meaning covering all day Sunday) for 2-4″ of snow along with a trace of ice as much of this advisory area is likely to see mixed precipitation chaging over to light snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Southern New Hampshire from 9 PM this evening to Midnight Sunday Night (meaning covering all of Sunday) for 4-6″ of snow. The threat for pockets of scatterd tree and wire damage and scattered power outages is lower due to lower snowfall amounts but will still be monitored..
..Outside of the Winter Weather Advisory areas snowfall of under 2″ and little if any ice accumulation is currently expected..
..The coastal flood threat has been reduced to minor splashover and wind is not expected to be a factor for this storm system presuming the weaker and further offshore storm track verifies. A coastal flood statement has been issued covering the splashover threat..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will likely be utilized for this entire event. Ops at NWS Taunton would be possible Sunday if greater impacts unfolded for the region but that is becoming less likely..
..Checking with NWS Forecasters as of 445 PM Saturday Evening, the web-spotter form remains down but may work as the storm situation unfolds. For now, using Twitter/Facebook via the WX1BOX address, a reply to this message as well as any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Nets that self-activate and the echolink *NEW-ENG* conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system for reports will be appreciated. If time allows, an update will be posted regarding the webform during the storm event..

Daytime model runs continue the theme of a further offshore and weaker solution with less of a model spread now lending confidence to a more offshore solution. Based on this data, snowfall amounts have been lowered over Massachusetts, Northwest Rhode Island, and Conencticut where a light wintry mix is expected as outlined in the above headlines. The heaviest snowfall amounts are currently expected in Southern New Hampshire and could affect areas of Massachusetts near the ma/nh border as we get into Sunday. At this time, the threat for tree and wire damage and power outages across the area due to wet snow or ice has lessned considerably but will be monitored for portions of Southern New Hampshire where snow amounts will be higher but the snow may be of a drier consistancy.

The coastal flood threat has been reduced to minor splashover and wind is not expected to be a factor for this storm system presuming the weaker and further offshore storm track verifies. A coastal flood statement has been issued covering the splashover threat.

Checking with NWS Forecasters as of 445 PM Saturday Evening, the web-spotter form remains down but may work as the storm situation unfolds. For now, using Twitter/Facebook via the WX1BOX address, a reply to this message as well as any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Nets that self-activate and the echolink *NEW-ENG* conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system for reports will be appreciated. If time allows, an update will be posted regarding the webform during the storm event.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will likely be utilized for this entire event. Ops at NWS Taunton would be possible Sunday if greater impacts unfolded for the region but that is becoming less likely. This will be the last coordination message on this event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. A shortened coordination message may be issued if time allows concerning the web based reporting form. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and snowfall map:

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

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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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