Flash Flood/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Friday 8/9/13 Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all..

..Heavy Rainfall and embedded thunderstorms likely across the region but particularly in Western New England today into tonight with the potential for flash flooding of urban/poor drainage areas and small river/streams. Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds is also possible across the region but particularly again in Western New England later this afternoon into early this evening..
..A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts from 8 AM through Friday Afternoon. The potential exists for rainfall of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts of 4″ or more over portions of the Flash Flood Watch area..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 9 AM EDT to monitor for rainfall and flash flood reports and the isolated severe weather potential..

At 715 AM, Doppler Radar showed two areas of heavy rainfall, one over Northwest Massachusetts and Southern Vermont spreading into Southern New Hampshire. A second area of heavy rainfall extends into Southeast New York. These areas of heavy rain will have the potential to produce 1-3″ of rain with isolated amounts of 4″ or more across portions of Western New England. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 8 AM Friday Morning through Friday Afternoon for Southern New Hampshire and Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Northern Worcester and Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. Heavy rainfall and embedded thunderstorms may also affect parts of the region east of the Flash Flood Watch area.

There is also the potential for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms across the region later this afternoon and evening with strong to damaging winds. The threat is region wide though the biggest threat for this activity is also in Western New England.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 9 AM EDT to monitor for rainfall and flash flood reports and the isolated severe weather potential. This will be the only coordination message issued on today’s weather. Below is the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and the 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
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
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Hello to all..

..Heavy Rainfall and embedded thunderstorms likely across the region but particularly in Western New England today into tonight with the potential for flash flooding of urban/poor drainage areas and small river/streams. Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds is also possible across the region but particularly again in Western New England later this afternoon into early this evening..
..A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southern New Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts from 8 AM through Friday Afternoon. The potential exists for rainfall of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts of 4″ or more over portions of the Flash Flood Watch area..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 9 AM EDT to monitor for rainfall and flash flood reports and the isolated severe weather potential..

At 715 AM, Doppler Radar showed two areas of heavy rainfall, one over Northwest Massachusetts and Southern Vermont spreading into Southern New Hampshire. A second area of heavy rainfall extends into Southeast New York. These areas of heavy rain will have the potential to produce 1-3″ of rain with isolated amounts of 4″ or more across portions of Western New England. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 8 AM Friday Morning through Friday Afternoon for Southern New Hampshire and Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Northern Worcester and Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. Heavy rainfall and embedded thunderstorms may also affect parts of the region east of the Flash Flood Watch area.

There is also the potential for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms across the region later this afternoon and evening with strong to damaging winds. The threat is region wide though the biggest threat for this activity is also in Western New England.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 9 AM EDT to monitor for rainfall and flash flood reports and the isolated severe weather potential. This will be the only coordination message issued on today’s weather. Below is the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and the 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
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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