Special Announcement: Public Notification of Change in Forecast Area Responsibilities for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire

Hello to all..

There will be a change in forecast area responsibilities for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire. Effective December 3rd, 2014 at 800 AM EST/1300 UTC, the National Weather Service will transfer all warning and forecast responsibilities including management of the SKYWARN program for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Taunton, Massachusetts to the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Gray, Maine. The following Public Information Statement via the link below discusses the change in NWS Forecast Products for watches, warnings, advisories and statements for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire:

http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_9_23_14.txt

From a SKYWARN program perspective, discussions will take place in the coming months with the Amateur Radio SKYWARN Coordinators in New Hampshire, NWS Gray Maine SKYWARN Amateur Radio Coordinators, NWS Taunton SKYWARN Amateur Radio Coordinators and Meteorologists who are the NWS Gray and Taunton SKYWARN Program Leaders to assure a proper transition of reporting and SKYWARN Training to the NWS Gray, Maine office. Our Amateur Radio team will continue to support reporting flow for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire up through 12/3/14 and if reports after that period come into our station, all data will be forwarded to the NWS Gray Maine Office as required. SKYWARN Training sessions for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties New Hampshire will be driven out of the NWS Gray Maine Office beginning in 2015.

Another update/reminder on this change will be posted in the mid-late November 2014 timeframe with an update on the SKYWARN side of this change as well. Amateur Radio and non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire can remain on this SKYWARN email list after the transition of the forecast responsibilities to the Gray Maine office and if needed, we can look at carrying some NWS Gray Maine severe/winter weather products for Southern New Hampshire in Coordination Messages. Thanks to all for their support of the NWS SKYWARN program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant 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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Hello to all..

There will be a change in forecast area responsibilities for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire. Effective December 3rd, 2014 at 800 AM EST/1300 UTC, the National Weather Service will transfer all warning and forecast responsibilities including management of the SKYWARN program for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Taunton, Massachusetts to the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Gray, Maine. The following Public Information Statement via the link below discusses the change in NWS Forecast Products for watches, warnings, advisories and statements for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire:

http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_9_23_14.txt

From a SKYWARN program perspective, discussions will take place in the coming months with the Amateur Radio SKYWARN Coordinators in New Hampshire, NWS Gray Maine SKYWARN Amateur Radio Coordinators, NWS Taunton SKYWARN Amateur Radio Coordinators and Meteorologists who are the NWS Gray and Taunton SKYWARN Program Leaders to assure a proper transition of reporting and SKYWARN Training to the NWS Gray, Maine office. Our Amateur Radio team will continue to support reporting flow for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire up through 12/3/14 and if reports after that period come into our station, all data will be forwarded to the NWS Gray Maine Office as required. SKYWARN Training sessions for Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties New Hampshire will be driven out of the NWS Gray Maine Office beginning in 2015.

Another update/reminder on this change will be posted in the mid-late November 2014 timeframe with an update on the SKYWARN side of this change as well. Amateur Radio and non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire can remain on this SKYWARN email list after the transition of the forecast responsibilities to the Gray Maine office and if needed, we can look at carrying some NWS Gray Maine severe/winter weather products for Southern New Hampshire in Coordination Messages. Thanks to all for their support of the NWS SKYWARN program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant 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
Like us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/wx1box
Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/wx1box

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