Storm Coordination Message #3 – Late Tuesday Night 11/26/13-Wednesday 11/27/13 Strong Coastal Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Strong Coastal Storm Continues to Be On Track to Impact Southern New England and much of the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard this Wednesday on the busiest travel day of the year. Those traveling on Wednesday should prepare ahead for potential delays due to the weather along with high traffic volume..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for Cape Cod and the Islands from 1 AM Wednesday through Wednesday Afternoon for widespread 1.5-3″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts of 4″ possible..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is in effect from Midnight Tonight through 1 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut, Central Middlesex, Essex, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from Midnight Tonight through 7 PM Wednesday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. These winds are likely to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence between 4-5 AM EST for this strong coastal storm..

A strong coastal storm continues to be on track to impact Southern New England. Since the last coordination message, computer weather models indicate a greater risk for stronger winds reaching the surface in portions of Southern New England as well as for heavy rainfall. There will also be a brief wintry mix over Northwest and North-Central Massachusetts and Southwest New Hampshire.

A Special Weather Statement has been issued concerning the wintry mix which may cause a coating of snow and ice and slippery road conditions until precipitation changes over to rain between 12-3 AM. Also, a Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for widespread 1.5-3″ of rain with isolated higher amounts of 4″ possible as well. This heavy rainfall has the potential to cause poor drainage and urban flooding as well as small river and stream flooding. Larger main stem rivers will have sharp within bank rises but are not expected to flood.

Portions of the Wind Advisory area have now been upgraded to High Wind Warnings as well with Wind Advisories expanded further west across Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is in effect from Midnight Tonight through 1 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut, Central Middlesex, Essex, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from Midnight Tonight through 7 PM Wednesday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. These winds are likely to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.

Anyone traveling on Wednesday should plan for the adverse weather conditions in addition to heavy road traffic. This may cause longer commute times and other air and sea travel may be impacted by the adverse weather as well. Call ahead if your are traveling by boat and/or air Wednesday. If you are traveling outside of Southern New England and Eastern New York into Northern and Western New York and Northern New England, wintry mixed precipitation will last longer with several inches of snow accumulation. Towards the ski areas of Northern New England/Northeast New York and Northern Maine, amounts greater than 6″ of snow and ice are likely. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for portions of these regions.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence between 4-5 AM EST for this strong coastal storm.  This will be the last coordination message on this storm system impacts through Wednesday Evening. If strong winds and any light wintry mixed precipitation as the system moves out of the area have the potential to cause issues, another coordination message will be issued on those impacts late Wednesday Afternoon or Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Special Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.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
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Hello to all..

..Strong Coastal Storm Continues to Be On Track to Impact Southern New England and much of the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard this Wednesday on the busiest travel day of the year. Those traveling on Wednesday should prepare ahead for potential delays due to the weather along with high traffic volume..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for Cape Cod and the Islands from 1 AM Wednesday through Wednesday Afternoon for widespread 1.5-3″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts of 4″ possible..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is in effect from Midnight Tonight through 1 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut, Central Middlesex, Essex, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from Midnight Tonight through 7 PM Wednesday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. These winds are likely to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence between 4-5 AM EST for this strong coastal storm..

A strong coastal storm continues to be on track to impact Southern New England. Since the last coordination message, computer weather models indicate a greater risk for stronger winds reaching the surface in portions of Southern New England as well as for heavy rainfall. There will also be a brief wintry mix over Northwest and North-Central Massachusetts and Southwest New Hampshire.

A Special Weather Statement has been issued concerning the wintry mix which may cause a coating of snow and ice and slippery road conditions until precipitation changes over to rain between 12-3 AM. Also, a Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for widespread 1.5-3″ of rain with isolated higher amounts of 4″ possible as well. This heavy rainfall has the potential to cause poor drainage and urban flooding as well as small river and stream flooding. Larger main stem rivers will have sharp within bank rises but are not expected to flood.

Portions of the Wind Advisory area have now been upgraded to High Wind Warnings as well with Wind Advisories expanded further west across Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is in effect from Midnight Tonight through 1 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut, Central Middlesex, Essex, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from Midnight Tonight through 7 PM Wednesday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. These winds are likely to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.

Anyone traveling on Wednesday should plan for the adverse weather conditions in addition to heavy road traffic. This may cause longer commute times and other air and sea travel may be impacted by the adverse weather as well. Call ahead if your are traveling by boat and/or air Wednesday. If you are traveling outside of Southern New England and Eastern New York into Northern and Western New York and Northern New England, wintry mixed precipitation will last longer with several inches of snow accumulation. Towards the ski areas of Northern New England/Northeast New York and Northern Maine, amounts greater than 6″ of snow and ice are likely. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for portions of these regions.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence between 4-5 AM EST for this strong coastal storm.  This will be the last coordination message on this storm system impacts through Wednesday Evening. If strong winds and any light wintry mixed precipitation as the system moves out of the area have the potential to cause issues, another coordination message will be issued on those impacts late Wednesday Afternoon or Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Special Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.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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