Storm Coordination Message #2 – Wednesday 2/27/13-Thursday Morning 2/28/13 Potential Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Winter Storm for late Tuesday Night through early Thursday Morning remains on track..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 AM Wednesday to 10 AM Thursday for Cheshire and Western and Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire for 4-8 inches of snow except up to a foot of snow above 1200 feet. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and may result in scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Tuesday Night through Thursday Morning for Eastern Hillsborough County New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties for 3-6 Inches of snow except higher amounts of 6-10 inches of snow are possible at elevations above 1200 feet with light ice accumulations possible. The snow is expected to be a heavy wet snow that may cause scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..Areas just outside of the Winter Storm Watch may see some wintry mixed precipitation before a changeover to rain. A Winter Weather Advisory may be needed for late tonight across portions of Northern Connecticut and Central and Western Massachusetts..
..There is a slight chance for minor coastal flooding during the Wednesday high tide along the east and south coasts of Massachusetts..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton remains possible to likely for Wednesday..

Another winter storm remains on track to affect Southern New England late Tuesday Night through early Thursday Morning. The biggest update in this coordination message is an upgrade to a Winter Storm Warning for Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties NH for 4-8″ of snow in the lower elevations and up to a foot of snow at elevations above 1200 feet. The snow will be heavy and wet causing the potential for scattered tree and wire damage. Winter Storm Watches remain in place for the same areas as last night. Winter Weather Advisories may be issued for other parts of Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut later today.

The greatest uncertainty with this storm system remains temperatures over the region and how far and how quickly a warm front moves over the region and what kind of warming takes place at different levels of the atmosphere. The headlines of this coordination message capture the current potential but that potential could change as we get closer to this event. Also, there is some potential for strong winds at the coastline but this will also depend on the warming that takes place at the coastline. There is also a slight chance for minor coastal flooding on the south and east coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the Wednesday midday high tide.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible to likely for Wednesday. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 PM Tuesday Evening for this storm threat. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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

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..

..Winter Storm for late Tuesday Night through early Thursday Morning remains on track..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 AM Wednesday to 10 AM Thursday for Cheshire and Western and Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire for 4-8 inches of snow except up to a foot of snow above 1200 feet. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and may result in scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Tuesday Night through Thursday Morning for Eastern Hillsborough County New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties for 3-6 Inches of snow except higher amounts of 6-10 inches of snow are possible at elevations above 1200 feet with light ice accumulations possible. The snow is expected to be a heavy wet snow that may cause scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..Areas just outside of the Winter Storm Watch may see some wintry mixed precipitation before a changeover to rain. A Winter Weather Advisory may be needed for late tonight across portions of Northern Connecticut and Central and Western Massachusetts..
..There is a slight chance for minor coastal flooding during the Wednesday high tide along the east and south coasts of Massachusetts..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton remains possible to likely for Wednesday..

Another winter storm remains on track to affect Southern New England late Tuesday Night through early Thursday Morning. The biggest update in this coordination message is an upgrade to a Winter Storm Warning for Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties NH for 4-8″ of snow in the lower elevations and up to a foot of snow at elevations above 1200 feet. The snow will be heavy and wet causing the potential for scattered tree and wire damage. Winter Storm Watches remain in place for the same areas as last night. Winter Weather Advisories may be issued for other parts of Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut later today.

The greatest uncertainty with this storm system remains temperatures over the region and how far and how quickly a warm front moves over the region and what kind of warming takes place at different levels of the atmosphere. The headlines of this coordination message capture the current potential but that potential could change as we get closer to this event. Also, there is some potential for strong winds at the coastline but this will also depend on the warming that takes place at the coastline. There is also a slight chance for minor coastal flooding on the south and east coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the Wednesday midday high tide.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible to likely for Wednesday. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 PM Tuesday Evening for this storm threat. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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

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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