Storm Coordination Message #3 – Wednesday 2/27/13-Thursday Morning 2/28/13 Potential Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Winter Storm remains on track for late Tuesday Night through early Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains 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 with isolated higher amounts possible in the higher terrain. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and may result in scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from late Tuesday Night through Thursday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, and Northern Worcester Counties for 4-8 Inches of snow along with around one-tenth inch of ice with isolated higher amounts of snow possible in the higher terrain. The snow is expected to be a heavy wet snow that may cause scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday for Eastern Franklin and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachuetts and A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Eastern Hillsborough County New Hampshire for 2-4″ of snow and a trace of ice. In this area, snow will mix with and change to sleet, freezing rain and then rain later in the day Wednesday..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory will see a brief wintry mix changing over to rain with little to no accumulation..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 7-11 AM Wednesday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for minor coastal flooding of shore roads. A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 11 AM to 2 PM Wednesday for East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for minor coastal flooding of shore roads..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 600 AM Wednesday through Early Evening..

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 Northern Worcester, Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts at the higher elevations. The snow will be heavy and wet causing the potential for scattered tree and wire damage. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Eastern Hillsborough County NH, Eastern Franklin and Northern Middlesx Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and a light ice accumulation. Minor coastal flooding of shore roads are expected on the south and east coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the Wednesday morning/midday high tide and a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for this area. Winds along the coast are expected to stay just below Wind Advisory criteria with sustained winds of 15-20 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH possible. This will be monitored in case stronger winds aloft have a better chance of making it down to the surface.

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 to determine how much snow/ice occurs over the given area and how much wind affects coastal areas. The headlines of this coordination message capture the current potential and will be monitored during the storm event.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 600 AM lasting through early evening. This will be the last coordination message for this storm system. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, and Snowfall Map:

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

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory 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..

..Winter Storm remains on track for late Tuesday Night through early Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains 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 with isolated higher amounts possible in the higher terrain. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and may result in scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from late Tuesday Night through Thursday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, and Northern Worcester Counties for 4-8 Inches of snow along with around one-tenth inch of ice with isolated higher amounts of snow possible in the higher terrain. The snow is expected to be a heavy wet snow that may cause scattered tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday for Eastern Franklin and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachuetts and A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Eastern Hillsborough County New Hampshire for 2-4″ of snow and a trace of ice. In this area, snow will mix with and change to sleet, freezing rain and then rain later in the day Wednesday..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory will see a brief wintry mix changing over to rain with little to no accumulation..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 7-11 AM Wednesday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for minor coastal flooding of shore roads. A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 11 AM to 2 PM Wednesday for East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for minor coastal flooding of shore roads..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 600 AM Wednesday through Early Evening..

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 Northern Worcester, Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts at the higher elevations. The snow will be heavy and wet causing the potential for scattered tree and wire damage. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Eastern Hillsborough County NH, Eastern Franklin and Northern Middlesx Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and a light ice accumulation. Minor coastal flooding of shore roads are expected on the south and east coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the Wednesday morning/midday high tide and a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for this area. Winds along the coast are expected to stay just below Wind Advisory criteria with sustained winds of 15-20 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH possible. This will be monitored in case stronger winds aloft have a better chance of making it down to the surface.

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 to determine how much snow/ice occurs over the given area and how much wind affects coastal areas. The headlines of this coordination message capture the current potential and will be monitored during the storm event.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 600 AM lasting through early evening. This will be the last coordination message for this storm system. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, and Snowfall Map:

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

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory 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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