Flash Flood/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 Flash Flood/Severe Weather Potential

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..Thunderstorms with flash flooding occurred overnight into early this morning over portions of Western Massachusetts with 2-4″+ rainfall over Southwest New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts. Additional Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and the possibility of an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm with damaging winds could occur as we get into mid-afternoon into early this evening..
..A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands through 8 PM EDT..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 3 PM for a second round of thunderstorms with flash flooding and possibly isolated damaging wind potential. This will be the only coordination message on today’s threat. Below is the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.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
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Severe Weather and Heat Coordination Message #3 – Saturday 7/20/13 Severe Weather & Heat Potential

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..One more day of intense heat and humidity with Heat Advisories posted for much of the region today..
..The heat will come to an end today as the potential exists for at least isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms across much of the region today with damaging winds, large hail and urban/poor drainage flooding as the primary threats. A more widespread severe thunderstorm event remains possible but some uncertainty now in the most favorable location and the coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms today in Southern New England as remnant storm complexes bring some cloud cover and possibly showers to the region this morning as well as the timing of the cold front..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) maintains a Slight Risk for Severe Weather Across Much of Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 1 PM today lasting through evening and we will monitor for an earlier start time if needed..

There will be one more day of heat today as the heat wave enters its last day. Today will not be as hot as Friday but will still likely have heat indices near or over 100 degrees with temperatures around or over 90 degrees. Heat Advisories have been posted for much of the region. See the following link for details on the heat:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

As has been advertised for several days now, the heat will come to an end today as a cold front will make its way through the region bringing an end to the intense heat and humidity. With the cold front, will come the threat for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms across much of the region today with damaging winds, large hail and urban/poor drainage flooding as the primary threats. There is a bit of uncertainty as to the primary locations and the extent of the strong to severe thunderstorm threat based on what occurred last night for strong to severe thunderstorms in New York and Northern New England. This has setup the following uncertainties:

1.) Cloud cover from remnant thunderstorm complexes moving in from New York State. Satellite imagery shows cloud cover moving in over portions of Western New England and Doppler radar is showing a weakening short line of thunderstorms in Eastern New York and scattered showers moving into Connecticut followed by a break in the cloud cover then thicker clouds associated with the cold front further west into Central New York State. It is unclear how much reduction of heating this will make for the region or whether activity may intensify as it reaches Eastern New England where more heating is occurring prior to the activity moving into the area. Also, latest Satellite trends have shown some thinning of the clouds over the past hour.

2.) The timing of the cold front and any air mass recovery needed based on cloud cover that moves through the region this morning.

Despite the uncertainties an isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm threat still exists for today possibly occurring as early as late morning to midday and lasting through this evening and more widespread activity cannot be ruled out if enough heating occurs and depending on the timing and forcing of the cold front. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 1 PM today lasting through evening. An earlier start is possible if current shower and thunderstorm activity were to intensify as it moves into the region. This will likely be the last coordination message on Saturday’s Severe Weather Potential and the heat wave. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.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)
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Severe Weather and Heat Coordination Message #2 – Friday 7/19/13-Saturday 7/20/13 Severe Weather & Heat Potential

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..Intense Heat and Humidity will last through Saturday. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect today for much of Southern New England as today will likely be the hottest day of the heat wave with temperatures approaching or exceeding 100 degrees for air temperatures without the heat index likely in some areas and heat indicies approaching 110 degrees. Heat Advisories and possibly Excessive Heat Warnings could be extended into Saturday as the heat wave continues through Saturday..
..For Friday, widespread severe weather is expected to remain north and west of Southern New England but Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible similar to Thursday in portions of interior Southern New England particularly northern and western areas. Damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats..
..As we get into Saturday, intense heat and humidity will then be followed by a cold front with scattered to numerous strong to severe thunderstorms on Saturday with damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding as the primary threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) continues a Slight Risk for Severe Weather has been issued for Saturday for much of the region and Southern New England has been in a severe weather outlook for Saturday from SPC going back to their Day-7 Outlook..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Friday. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Saturday Afternoon and Evening..

The intense heat and humidity will continue through Saturday across much of Southern New England as the heat wave continues. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect for much of Southern New England today as today will likely be the hottest day of the heat wave with temperatures approaching or exceeding 100 degrees for air temperatures without the heat index likely in some areas and heat indicies approaching 110 degrees. Heat Advisories and possibly Excessive Heat Warnings could be extended into Saturday as the heat wave continues through Saturday. Details on Heat Advisories/Excessive Heat Warnings can be seen via the following link:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

For Friday, an isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm threat cannot be ruled out but current expectations are for the more widespread severe weather threat to remain north and west of Southern New England. On Thursday Evening, much of Northern Vermont, North-Central New Hampshire and Southern Maine were affected by isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms and flash flooding and a couple strong to severe thunderstorms grazed parts of Southern New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts late Thursday Afternoon and Evening. For today, the situation looks similar with widespread severe weather remaining north of the area but an isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm could occur in interior locations particularly in northern and western parts of the area. Damaging winds, large hail, and urban/poor drainage flooding would be the main threats. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible today if thunderstorms develop near or in our region.

As we get into Saturday, the heat wave will end as a strong cold front is expected to make its way into Southern New England. Models have been insistent out as far as 7 days that scattered to numerous strong to severe thunderstorms will organize in a line or several line configurations with the potential for damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats. Specific details and timing have yet to be worked out and there are some slight questions on cloud debris from prior thunderstorm complexes and timing of the cold front that could potentially limit the coverage of severe weather but confidence is fairly high on at least some severe weather activity particularly in interior Southern New England. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Saturday Afternoon and Evening.

Unless the potential changes for more widespread severe weather Friday, the next coordination message on the Saturday Severe Weather Potential will be posted Friday Evening. Below are the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1, Day-2 Severe Weather Outlooks:

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.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)
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Severe Weather and Heat Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 7/18/13-Saturday 7/20/13 Severe Weather & Heat Potential

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..Intense Heat and Humidity will last through Saturday. Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisories are in effect today for much of Southern New England and will likely be reissued Friday and possibly Saturday as the heat wave continues..
..As we get into Saturday, intense heat and humidity will then be followed by a cold front with scattered to numerous strong to severe thunderstorms on Saturday with damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding as the primary threats as a rare Slight Risk for Severe Weather has been issued for Saturday for all of Southern New England in the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Day-3 Outlook and Southern New England has been in a severe weather outlook for Saturday from SPC going back to their Day-7 Outlook..
..Thursday and Friday could see an isolated to scattered strong or severe thunderstorm threat but current expectations are that the chances of a more widespread severe weather event will stay north and west of Southern New England during this period though this will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Saturday Afternoon and Evening..

The intense heat and humidity will continue through Saturday across much of Southern New England as the heat wave continues. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect for much of Southern New England today and will likely be reissued for Friday and possibly Saturday. Details on Heat Advisories/Excessive Heat Warnings can be seen via the following link:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

As we get into Saturday, the heat wave will end as a strong cold front is expected to make its way into Southern New England. Models have been insistent out as far as 7 days that scattered to numerous strong to severe thunderstorms will organize in a line or several line configurations with the potential for damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats. Specific details and timing have yet to be worked out and there are some slight questions on cloud debris from prior thunderstorm complexes potentially limiting instability slightly but confidence is fairly high on at least some severe weather activity particularly in interior Southern New England. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Saturday Afternoon and Evening.

For Thursday and Friday, an isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm threat cannot be ruled out but current expectations are for the more widespread severe weather threat to remain north and west of Southern New England. On Wednesday Evening, much of Northern Vermont, North-Central New Hampshire and Southern Maine were affected by a severe thunderstorm complex and its possible additional complexes could occur between today and Friday but are likely to stay north of our region. This will still be monitored closely in case parts of Southern New England could be clipped by this activity.

Unless the potential changes for more widespread severe weather either later today or Friday, the next coordination message on the Saturday Severe Weather Potential will be posted Friday Morning. Below are the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1, Day-2 and Day-3 Severe Weather Outlooks:

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

SPC Day-3 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3otlk.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)
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Special Announcement: Second Rhode Island SKYWARN Training Class Announced in Portsmouth RI for Wednesday 7/31/13 from 7-10 PM

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A second Rhode Island SKYWARN Training Class will be held in July. The details are listed below:

Wednesday July 31st, 2013: 7-10 PM:
Visiting Nurse Services
1184 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration: Pre-registration required. RSVP via Rob Macedo-KD1CY via email at rmacedo at rcn dot com

The latest SKYWARN Training Schedule can be seen at the following link:
http://www.wx1box.org/node/36

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)
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Special Announcement: ARRL Hurricane Season Webinar – Monday July 15th, 2013 from 8-930 PM

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The annual ARRL Hurricane Season Webinar will be Monday July 15th, 2013 from 8-930 PM and registration is still open. Details and Registration Information can be seen via the following link:

http://www.arrl.org/news/registration-still-open-for-arrl-hurricane-season-webinar

Representatives from WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Watch Net and VoIP Hurricane Net will be giving presentations during this webinar. This webinar has been an annual event since 2011. We encourage people that live in the region to participate in this webinar.

The following items will be included in the webinar:

•Opening remarks and introduction of presenters.

•Meteorological Overview of the Upcoming Season, presented by VoIP Hurricane Net Director of Operations and ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section Emergency Coordinator and NWS Taunton SKYWARN Coordinator – Rob Macedo, KD1CY.

•Amateur Radio WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center: Who We Are and What We Do and How to Contact WX4NHC and Submit Surface Reports During a Hurricane along with WX4NHC Weather Initiatives, presented by WX4NHC Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R

•ARRL Coordination and Interface, presented by ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U

•VoIP Hurricane Net, presented by Rob Macedo, KD1CY

•Hurricane Watch Net, presented by Hurricane Watch Net Manager Bobby Graves-KB5HAV

•Q&A Session and Closing Remarks

We hope many folks will have the opportunity to join this webinar on the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season. Thanks to all for their support!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Flash Flood/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Thursday July 11th, 2013 Flash Flood/Severe Weather Potential

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..Thunderstorms with flood to flash flood potential and isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms possible throughout the day today across much of Southern New England. Urban/poor drainage and small river/stream flooding and strong to damaging winds are the primary threats..
..A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday Afternoon for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for Cape Cod and the Islands..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor thunderstorms this Thursday Morning with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible for a second round of thunderstorms this Thursday afternoon and evening..

Yesterday, enough sunshine and destabilization occurred to allow for severe thunderstorm development in Connecticut with a possible tornado touchdown in the Coventry to Mansfield, CT area and a possible weak touchdown in Tolland Connecticut from a separate severe thunderstorm. Flash Flooding also occurred in the Hartford, CT area. A NWS Taunton Local Storm Report can be seen at the following link:

http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1307102327.nwus51.html

As of 710 AM, Doppler Radar showed developing thunderstorms in the area. These thunderstorms will contain heavy rainfall and the potential for flooding of urban and poor drainage areas and small rivers and streams this morning with an isolated strong or severe thunderstorm possibly producing strong to damaging winds. After these thunderstorms move through, another round of thunderstorm activity potentially producing flooding of urban and poor drainage areas and small rivers and streams and another threat for strong to damaging winds is possible later this afternoon into this evening. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday Afternoon for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for Cape Cod and the Islands.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor thunderstorms this Thursday Morning with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible for a second round of thunderstorms this Thursday afternoon and evening. This will be the only complete coordination message on today’s threat. A shortened coordination message will be posted if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather/Flash Flood Coordination Message #1 – Monday July 8th, 2013 Severe Weather/Flash Flood Potential

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..Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and flash flood potential and Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible to likely today across much of Southern New England. Urban/poor drainage flooding, small river/stream flooding, strong to damaging winds and hail are the primary threats..
..A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect from 11 AM Monday to Midnight Tuesday for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely anytime after Noon today..

The high pressure system that brought a heat wave to much of Southern New England has weakened a bit and has slid further south. This has allowed a stalled out upper level low pressure system that was to the west of the region and had brought several days of thunderstorms, flash flooding, and severe weather to begin influencing out weather again resulting in isolated severe weather across interior Southern New England Sunday.

As we get into Monday, another round of thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and flash flood potential and isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible to likely today across much of interior Southern New England as another wave of energy approaches the region and allows for thunderstorm development with heavy rainfall and isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms to develop. Urban/poor drainage flooding, small river/stream flooding, strong to damaging winds and hail are the primary threats. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southern New Hampshire, Western and North-Central Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut from 11 AM today to Midnight Tuesday.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely anytime after Noon today. This will be the only complete coordination message on today’s threat. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below are the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.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
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday July 7th, 2013 Flash Flood/Severe Weather Potential

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..Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible across Southern New England. Coverage is expected to be fairly isolated at present but a thunderstorm with heavy rainfall or isolated strong to severe thunderstorm could pop up almost anywhere in the NWS Taunton coverage area. Urban and poor drainage and flash flooding is the main threat but isolated strong to damaging winds are also possible in any thunderstorm that can reach strong to severe criteria..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 2 PM to monitor the situation. This will be the only coordination message on today’s severe weather/flash flood potential. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook..

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather/Flash Flood Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday July 2nd, 2013 Severe Weather/Flash Flood Potential

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..Thunderstorms with Heavy Rainfall and Flood/Flash Flood potential and Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible once again today across much of Southern New England. Urban/poor drainage, small river and stream flooding and damaging winds are the primary threats..
..A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Wednesday Morning for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Hartford County Connecticut..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 1 PM EDT Today to monitor the situation..

Monday July 1st brought the most widespread severe weather outbreak and flash flood event of 2013. If there are any more damage or flood pictures from yesterday’s events, please send as a reply to this email or to pics@nsradio.org and credit will be given to the spotter for the pictures and it will be shared with NWS, the media, and emergency management. A Post Severe Weather Coordination Message on the event can be seen at the following link:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/3333

For today, the setup is fairly similar to yesterday. There is sufficient instability, slightly greater than yesterday, and sufficient shear, though slightly less than yesterday, to allow for thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and flood/flash flood potential and isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms across much of Southern New England with urban poor drainage, small river, and stream flooding and damaging winds as the primary threats. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Wednesday Morning for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Hartford County Connecticut. While flooding and flash flooding is a more widespread concern, the isolated to scattered severe thunderstorm threat is also a concern for today.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 1 PM EDT today to monitor the situation. Below is the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement, NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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