Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday 2/14/14 High Wind Event and Saturday-Sunday AM 2/15/14-2/16/14 Winter Storm Event

Hello to all..

..The Winter of 2013-2014 will tighten its grip on the region before moderation comes by the middle of next week. Current departing storm will bring strong to damaging winds to portions of the region today through early this evening followed by another coastal storm affecting Eastern New England Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Morning..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 7 AM-6 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. These winds may cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM-6 PM Friday for Southern New Hampshire, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. This may bring isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages to this area..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Morning through late Saturday Night for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands for the potential of around or greater than 6″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds for today with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely Saturday with Ops at NWS Taunton possible..

Today’s departing storm brought additional snow and ice accumulations overnight. Any snowfall and ice reports from the overnight precipitation are appreciated.

As the storm departs, strong to damaging winds will develop over Southern New Hampshire, Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A High Wind Warning is in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 7 AM-6 PM Friday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the remainder of Eastern and Central Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire from 10 AM-6 PM today for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds and in northwest parts of the advisory area coupled with the snow and ice will have the potential to bring isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages to this area.

After this storm departs, a new storm will take shape to our west and rapidly intensify off the Southern New England coast. American computer models bring the storm close enough for significant impact in Eastern New England. European models are a bit more offshore. The trend for much of the winter is to have storm systems look more offshore but then track closer to Southern New England. Based on current trends, this storm will likely have a significant impact across Eastern New England. To that end, a Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Morning through late Saturday Night for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands for the potential of around or greater than 6″ of snow. The snowfall and wind impacts from this system should be better understood this evening after another model suite is in and trends can be further understood and the initial NWS Taunton Snowfall Map will likely be revised further based on the latest model runs.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds for today with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely Saturday with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated for today’s winds. The next coordination message on the winter storm for this weekend will be posted by 11 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/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

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
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Hello to all..

..The Winter of 2013-2014 will tighten its grip on the region before moderation comes by the middle of next week. Current departing storm will bring strong to damaging winds to portions of the region today through early this evening followed by another coastal storm affecting Eastern New England Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Morning..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 7 AM-6 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. These winds may cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM-6 PM Friday for Southern New Hampshire, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. This may bring isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages to this area..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Morning through late Saturday Night for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands for the potential of around or greater than 6″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds for today with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely Saturday with Ops at NWS Taunton possible..

Today’s departing storm brought additional snow and ice accumulations overnight. Any snowfall and ice reports from the overnight precipitation are appreciated.

As the storm departs, strong to damaging winds will develop over Southern New Hampshire, Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A High Wind Warning is in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 7 AM-6 PM Friday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the remainder of Eastern and Central Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire from 10 AM-6 PM today for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds and in northwest parts of the advisory area coupled with the snow and ice will have the potential to bring isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages to this area.

After this storm departs, a new storm will take shape to our west and rapidly intensify off the Southern New England coast. American computer models bring the storm close enough for significant impact in Eastern New England. European models are a bit more offshore. The trend for much of the winter is to have storm systems look more offshore but then track closer to Southern New England. Based on current trends, this storm will likely have a significant impact across Eastern New England. To that end, a Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Morning through late Saturday Night for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands for the potential of around or greater than 6″ of snow. The snowfall and wind impacts from this system should be better understood this evening after another model suite is in and trends can be further understood and the initial NWS Taunton Snowfall Map will likely be revised further based on the latest model runs.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds for today with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely Saturday with Ops at NWS Taunton possible. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated for today’s winds. The next coordination message on the winter storm for this weekend will be posted by 11 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/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

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
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