Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Tuesday Night 1/29/14-Wednesday Early Afternoon 1/30/14

Hello to all..

..Offshore storm will graze Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Massachusetts with accumulating snow with a sharp cutoff in snow north and west of a Boston to Providence line.
….A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Tuesday Night for Nantucket Island and from 9 PM Tuesday Night on Cape Cod through 1 PM Wednesday for 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and 4-6″ of snow on Nantucket. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 9 PM Tuesday Night to 1 PM Wednesday for South Coastal Massachusetts (Southern Bristol and Southern Plymouth Counties) and Block Island Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow. For Northeast Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts from Suffolk County through Norfolk and Northern Bristol and Plymouth Counties Massachusetts, 1-2″ of snow is expected with less than an inch across the rest of Eastern and South-Central Massachusetts..
..Model trends moved slightly further north with the past couple runs causing an expansion of the Winter Weather Advisory. This will continued to be monitored as the storm approaches and over future model runs..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm overnight into Midday Wednesday. This will likely be the last coordination message for this storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map..

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
 
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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Night 1/28/14-Wednesday AM 1/29/14 Storm Event

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..Offshore storm will graze Cape Cod and the Islands and possibly South Coastal Massachusetts with accumulating snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 7 PM Tuesday Night through 1 PM Wednesday for 2-4″ of snow on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and 4-6″ of snow on Nantucket. Southeast Plymouth to Southern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts have the potential to see 1-2″ of snow..
..Model trends will continue to be monitored closely as the storm track has been a bit closer to the coast. This may result in the expansion of Winter Weather Advisories to other parts of Southeast New England. A more offshore storm track would result in less snowfall..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm overnight into Midday Wednesday. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map..

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

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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 1/25/14 High Wind Event for Southeast New England

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..Strong to Damaging Winds Expected in Southeast New England and possibly other parts of Eastern New England Saturday into Saturday Night..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 7 AM-7 PM Saturday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands and Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages in these areas. The Wind Advisories maybe expanded to additional areas of Eastern New England tomorrow morning..
..A period of snow showers have the potential to bring a dusting to 1″ of snow particularly in the higher terrain as a cold front moves through the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind potential in Southeast New England for Saturday. Another coordination message will be issued by 10 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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)
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Blizzard/Storm Coordination Message #3 – Tuesday late Afternoon/Evening 1/21/14-Wednesday 1/22/14 Coastal Storm Event

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..Coastal Storm Continues On Track to Southern New England for mid to late Tuesday Afternoon through early Wednesday Afternoon. Blizzard Warnings issued for portions of Southeast Coastal Massachusetts. Additional Winter Weather headlines issued/adjusted as well..
..A Blizzard Warning is now in effect for Eastern and Southern Plymouth County Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands from 7 PM Tuesday Evening through 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for 8-14 Inches snow. In the Blizzard Warning area, sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and potentially isolated higher wind gusts at the height of the storm could lead to blizzard conditions in this area..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Bristol County, the remainder of Plymouth County, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts, all of Rhode Island and Block Island RI and Northern Connecticut for 6-10 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts possible along east and South Coastal Massachusetts and for sustained winds of 10-25 MPH with gusts to 35-45 MPH with the highest winds in East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties for 4-8 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 30 MPH..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect for all of Southern New Hampshire for the potential of 4-8 Inches of Snow and wind gusts between 20-30 MPH..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Franklin, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 4-6″ of snow and wind gusts to 20 MPH..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Tuesday Night to 10 AM Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Central and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut and Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough Counties of Southern New Hampshire for wind chill readings between -15 and -24 degrees below zero. Areas outside of the Wind Chill Advisory will also be bitterly cold with wind chill readings below zero over portions of tonight and Wednesday Morning.
..SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely late Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Afternoon for snowfall and blizzard condition reports with Ops at NWS Taunton possible..

Computer models continued to converged overnight on the solution closer to the Southern New England coast. With the increased confidence, Blizzard Warnings have now been issued for Eastern and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands. Additional Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories and an expansion of the Winter Storm Watch in Southern New Hampshire were also issued per headlines above with snowfall amount forecasts listed in the headlines. Wind Chill Advisories have been issued for portions of Southern New Hampshire, Western and Central Massachusetts and North-Central and Northeast Connecticut for wind chills between -15 and -24 degrees below zero late tonight through Wednesday Morning. Areas outside of the Wind Chill Advisories could see Wind Chill readings below zero.

While there is the potential for blizzard conditions in the Blizzard Warning area and the potential for near blizzard conditions in the southeast portion of the Winter Storm Warning areas, the snow and strong winds is expected to be a lighter and fluffier snow and winds are not expected to be as strong as the February 2013 blizzard. In fact, conditions are likely to be similar to what was experienced during the blizzard of early January 2014. Isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages will be possible along the Southeast Massachusetts coast line and Cape Cod and the Islands but the extent of any damage from a wind perspective is expected to be less than the February 2013 blizzard. This will continue to be monitored. Like with any larger storm, it is always good to be prepared and have any battery operated and generator equipment prepared just in case and if its not needed, you will be better prepared for the next major storm.

Unlike the early January 2014 blizzard, coastal flooding is not as a big of a threat due to lower astronomical high tides and a wind direction out of the north. Nonetheless, this will be monitored for north facing beaches in East Coastal Massachusetts and Cape Cod at the time of high tide early Wednesday Morning.

SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely late Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Afternoon for snowfall and blizzard condition reports with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. The next coordination message will be posted by 6 PM Tuesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Blizzard Warning/Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Watch/Wind Chill Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Blizzard Warning/Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Watch/Wind Chill 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

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)
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Blizzard/Storm Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday Afternoon 1/21/14-Wednesday Afternoon 1/22/14

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..Coastal Storm Track Closer to Southern New England for late Tuesday through midday Wednesday. Blizzard Watches issued for portions of Southeast Coastal Massachusetts. Additional Winter Storm Watches and Warnings issued as well..
..A Blizzard Watch is now in effect for Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Afternoon for 6-10 inches of snow and the potential for blizzard conditions. A Blizzard Watch is also in effect for Southern Plymouth County Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Afternoon for 8-14 inches of snow and the potential for blizzard conditions. In the Blizzard Watch area, sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH at the height of the storm could lead to blizzard conditions in this area..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Bristol County, the remainder of Plymouth County Massachusetts, all of Rhode Island and Block Island RI except for far Northwest Rhode Island for sustained winds of 10-25 MPH with gusts to 40-45 MPH and 6-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts possible..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for North-Central and Northeast Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, Southern Worcester, Southeast and Central Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex Counties for 4-8 inches of snow and sustained winds of 10-20 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Afternoon for Hartford County Connecticut, Hillsborough County New Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden County Massachusetts for 4-8 inches of snow..
..SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely late Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Afternoon for snowfall and blizzard condition reports with Ops at NWS Taunton possible..

Computer models over the course of the day today have converged on a solution closer to the Southern New England coast over the course of the day. This has increased the potential impact of this coastal storm across the region. Winter Storm Watches for Eastern Plymouth County and Cape Cod and the Islands have been upgraded to Blizzard Watches with Winter Storm Warnings now posted for much of Eastern Massachusetts, North-Central and Northeast Connecticut, and all of Rhode Island except for Northwest Rhode Island. A Winter Storm Watch has now been issued for Hartford County Connecticut, Hillsborough County New Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties of Massachusetts. Snowfall total and impacts for the Blizzard Watch, Winter Storm Warning and Winter storm Watch areas are highlighted above.

While there is the potential for blizzard conditions in the Blizzard Watch area and the potential for near blizzard conditions in the southeast portion of the Winter Storm Warning areas, the snow and strong winds is expected to be a lighter and fluffier snow and winds are not expected to be as strong as the February 2013 blizzard. In fact, conditions are likely to be similar to what was experienced during the blizzard of early January 2014. Isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages will be possible along the Southeast Massachusetts coast line and Cape Cod and the Islands but the extent of any damage from a wind perspective is expected to be less than the February 2013 blizzard. This will continue to be monitored. Like with any larger storm, it is always good to be prepared and have any battery operated and generator equipment prepared just in case and if its not needed, you will be better prepared for the next major storm.

SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely late Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Afternoon for snowfall and blizzard condition reports with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. The next coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Blizzard Watch/Winter Storm Warning/Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Blizzard Watch/Winter Storm Warning/Winter Storm Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Evening 1/21/14-Wednesday 1/22/14 Winter Storm Event

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..Coastal Storm Currently Expected to Pass Close Enough to Southern New England to bring accumulating snow with significant snowfall possible in South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands. Storm Track has higher than normal uncertainty..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning for 4-8 inches of snow. Other areas of Eastern New England, have the potential to see 2-4″ of snow. To the west, a dusting to 2 inches of snow is possible..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation to monitor for snowfall amounts is likely Tuesday Evening and Wednesday Morning especially in the Winter Storm Watch area..

Computer model runs still have some disparity so there is higher than normal uncertainty at this time range but are gradually converging on a solution that could potentially bring significant snowfall to South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands. A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands for Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning for 4-8 inches of snow. Across other areas of Eastern New England, there is the potential for 2-4 inches of snow. Lesser amounts of a Dusting to 2 inches are possible in northern and western parts of the NWS Taunton coverage area.

Computer Model runs over the last few cycles have trended slightly closer to the coast bringing the potential for heavy snowfall to South Coastal New England. A track closer to the coast can bring that heavier snowfall to South Coastal New England and points further inland. A track further away from the coast will mean lesser amounts inland and confining the significant snowfall to southeast New England.

SKYWARN Self-Activation to monitor for snowfall amounts is likely Tuesday Evening and Wednesday Morning especially in the Winter Storm Watch area. Another coordination message will be issued by 11 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 1/18/14 Winter Storm Event

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..Accumulating Snow for Portions of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area through this evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 7 PM Saturday Evening for Cheshire and Western and Central Hillsborough County New Hampshire and Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with isolated higher amounts possible. The heaviest snow is expected between 11 AM-3 PM today..
..Areas just south and east of the advisory area from Eastern Hillsborough County New Hampshire to Southern Worcester County through Central and Southeast Middlesex, Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts are expected to receive a Dusting to 2″ of snow due to rain mixing in with the snow. If temperatures are colder allowing for more snow to fall in these areas, Winter Weather Advisories could be extended into these areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be monitoring for snowfall totals particularly during and after the heaviest period of snow from late morning into early evening. This will likely be the only coordination message on this storm event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map..

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

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)
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Saturday 1/11/14-Early Sunday Morning 1/12/14 Storm Event

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..Period of icing has largely ended across northwest parts of the NWS Taunton coverage area. Focus now on the strong winds and heavy rainfall for later Saturday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday Afternoon for Southern New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, and Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. The potential remains for 1-2 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts and the combination of rain and melting snow may result in urban and poor drainage flooding and the potential for ice jam river and stream flooding due to heavy rain and warm temperatures..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect through Midnight for the Cape and Islands including Block Island Rhode Island and a Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4-11 PM for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH in this area. These winds could cause isolated tree and wire damage and power outages. Stronger winds may occur in any fine line of convective showers or thunderstorms this evening if they can organize embedded in an area of moderate to heavy rainfall..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for rainfall and flooding reports and any wind measurement and wind damage reports for the duration of this storm system. At this time, Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but will be monitored..

A period of icing occurred overnight and into Saturday Morning across portions of Western and Central Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Connecticut resulting in an icy glaze on untreated roadways, driveways and grassy areas. Temperatures have largely risen above freezing in these areas and Freezing Rain Advisories have expired. Temperatures will continue to rise throughout the day in these areas.

As we get into later this afternoon and evening, heavy rainfall and strong winds will affect the region. A Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday Afternoon for Southern New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut and Western and Central Massachusetts. Total rainfall both in and outside of the Flood Watch area will be 1-2 inches with isolated higher amounts. In the Flood Watch area, the heavy rainfall, coupled with snow melt could result in urban and poor drainage flooding. River ice that melts between the above freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall may cause ice jam flooding in the Flood Watch area and will be monitored.

A Wind Advisory remains in effect through Midnight for the Cape and Islands including Block Island Rhode Island and a Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4-11 PM for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. These winds could cause isolated tree and wire damage and power outages. Stronger winds may occur in any fine line of convective showers or thunderstorms this evening if they can organize embedded in an area of moderate to heavy rainfall. Outside of any convective showers or thunderstorms area wide and outside of the wind advisory area, wind gusts of 35-40 MPH are possible.

It is also possible that there will be a period of strong winds Sunday though currently expected to be below Wind Advisory criteria. If necessary, a coordination message for strong winds will be sent Sunday Morning.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for rainfall and flooding reports and any wind measurement and wind damage reports for the duration of this storm system. At this time, Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but will be monitored. This will be the last coordination message for this storm through early Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 1/11/14-Sunday Morning 1/12/14 Storm Event

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..Strong Storm System to bring a period of light freezing rain overnight then heavy rain and strong winds with the potential for urban/poor drainage/ice jam related river/stream flooding and isolated tree and wire damage from strong winds..
..A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect for Southern New Hampshire through 7 AM Saturday. A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Northern Worcester Counties Massachusetts through 6 AM. A Freezing Rain Advisory in effect for Hartford County Connecticut through 4 AM. The potential exists for a trace of ice causing slippery travel conditions overnight into early Saturday Morning..
..A Flood Watch is in effect for Southern New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut and Northern Middlesex to Worcester Counties West through the East slopes of the Berkshires from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Afternoon for 1-2″ of rain with isolated higher amounts causing urban and poor drainage flooding with ice jam related river/stream flooding also possible..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 PM to Midnight Saturday for Cape Cod and the Islands. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 PM-11 PM Saturday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island. Winds in the advisory areas will be from 25-35 MPH with wind gusts to 50 MPH possible. This will have the potential to bring isolated tree and wire damage..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will likely monitor the situation. Ops at NWS Taunton are also possible. The next coordination message will be issued by Noon Saturday. Below is the NWS Taunton Freezing Rain Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Freezing Rain Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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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Wind/Wind Chill Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday 1/7/14 Strong Winds on Cape and Islands/Low Wind Chills in Western New England

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..Strong Winds for Cape Cod and the Islands today along with very cold wind chills particularly in Western New England..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 7 AM-7 PM today for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 45-50 MPH. These winds may cause isolated tree and wire damage in this area..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Wednesday Morning for Northern Connecticut and Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for wind chill readings as low as 15 below zero. Areas outside of the Wind Chill advisory area will see wind chills around zero to a few degrees below zero. Dress warmly and in layers over the next couple of days.
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds over the Cape and Islands today. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement, Wind Chill Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Chill Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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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