Special Announcement: SKYWARN Training Schedule for 2013 Update

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A slate of SKYWARN Training classes have been put together for the May to June timeframe. Additional classes are being worked in the June-July-August timeframe that will be driven by Amateur Radio Coordinators and added to the schedule as confirmed. Areas for additional classes that are being looked at include Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts and possibly in the Eastern Franklin County Massachusetts/Cheshire County New Hampshire area. The following links can be utilized to see updates for the SKYWARN Training Schedule:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/36
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/officePrograms/skywarn/skywarnTraining.shtml

Please note that the NWS link will be updated with the New Braintree, MA class for Thursday 5/30/13 listed on the wx1box.org link in a future update. We have also listed the SKYWARN Training Schedule off the wx1box.org site below:

The following are SKYWARN Training Sessions booked for 2013. Further training
sessions will be booked over the course of the year so check back frequently
for updates.

Thursday May 9th, 2013: 6:30-9:30 PM:
Heath Community Center
Heath, MA
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Thursday May 16th, 2013: 7-10 PM:
Marlborough CT Fire Department
200 West Road
Marlborough, CT
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Tuesday May 21st, 2013: 7-10 PM:
“Alternatives”
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Thursday May 30th, 2013: 7-10 PM:
Massachusetts State Police Academy
340 West Brookfield Road
New Braintree, MA
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Monday June 10th, 2013: 7-10 PM:
Manchester Health Department Rooms: 162 and 164
1528 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Tuesday June 11th, 2013: 630-930 PM:
Masenic Regional High School
175 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Monday June 17th, 2013: 7-10 PM:
Morton Hospital and Medical Center – Margaret Stone Conference Room
88 Washington Street
Taunton Mass.
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration: Pre-registration required. RSVP via Rob Macedo-KD1CY via email at rmacedo at rcn dot com

Please forward the SKYWARN Training Schedule to all interested and thanks to all for their support!

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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NWS Taunton – Flood Awareness Week Statements from March 18th-23rd 2013 & NWS River Stage Forecasts/Flood Warning Services for Connecticut River at Middle Haddam CT

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While these NWS Taunton Public Information Statements were issued some time ago in the March 18th-23rd 2013 timeframe, here are the NWS Taunton Flood Awareness Week Public Information Statements from that timeframe and on Friday April 19th, 2013, new services have been announced for NWS River Stage Forecasts and River Flood Warning services beginning on May 28th, 2013 for the Connecticut River at Middle Haddam CT. Those statements are listed via the link below:

http://www.wx1box.org/local/spring_flood_awareness_week_pns_3_19_3_23_13.txt

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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Boston Marathon Coordination Message #1 – Monday April 15th, 2013

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The following message is being posted via the SKYWARN email list to allow for widest distribution to Amateurs supporting the Boston Marathon. We appreciate everyone’s patience with this message.

A Boston Marathon Coordination Message has been posted to the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site. It is giving information to Amateur Radio Operators who are supporting the Boston Marathon from around the region, weather safety information as it pertains to the marathon event and information to Eastern Massachusetts ARES members who cannot support the marathon to have a heightened state of awareness on Monday April 15th from 7 AM-7 PM in case of an incident outside of the marathon route that they may be able to support. ARES members in the Eastern Massachusetts section that are supporting the Boston Marathon directly are to support that mission as their top priority and utilize this coordination message for weather safety information only. A link to the coordination message is listed below:

http://ares.ema.arrl.org/node/657

We appreciate those Amateur Radio Operators and Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters who are supporting this year’s Boston Maraton event!

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 – Friday April 12th, 2013 Storm Event

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..A coastal low is on track to bring some wintry precipitation to the higher elevations of Southern New Hampshire and Northwest and North-Central Massachusetts Friday Morning along with a period of heavy rain up to 1-1.25″ region wide and winds of 25-35 MPH along the coast..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 12 AM to Noon Friday for Southern New Hampshire and for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Weestern Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 1-2 inches of sleet and a trace to one-tenth inch of ice accumulation particularly for higher elevation locations. In southern areas of the advisory, highest sleet amounts will be above 1,000 feet..
..Rainfall may produce pockets of localized urban/poor drainage flooding on Friday. Winds are expected to remain below Wind Advisory criteria but will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor Friday’s storm. This will be the last coordination message on this event unless a significant change to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

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 April 12th, 2013 Storm Event

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..A coastal low will bring some wintry precipitation to the higher elevations of Southern New Hampshire and possibly Northwest and North-Central Massachusetts Friday Morning along with a period of heavy rain up to 1-1.25″ region wide and winds of 25-35 MPH along the coast..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 AM to Noon Friday for Southern New Hampshire for up to 1 inch of sleet and up to one-tenth inch of ice accumulation particularly for higher elevation locations..
..Rainfall may produce pockets of localized urban/poor drainage flooding on Friday. Winds are expected to remain below Wind Advisory criteria but will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor Friday’s storm. Another coordination message will be issued by 1130 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

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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