Storm/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 10/16/14 Heavy Rainfall/Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

Hello to all..

..Heavy convective showers and thunderstorms today and tonight will pose the threat of urban and poor drainage flooding and a widespread rainfall of 1-2″ inches with higher amounts possible. These convective showers and thunderstorms will also have the potential to bring strong to possibly damaging winds to the surface over portions of Southern New England with isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage possible..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely today and tonight to monitor conditions in the region. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if flooding and/or any pockets of wind damage are widespread enough in the region..

At 520 AM, Doppler Radar was showing a conveyor of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms over Eastern New York and extreme Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut through Long Island and New Jersey and extending several hundred miles offshore. The area of rainfall was moving from southeast to Northwest while expanding eastward off the coastal waters. Heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms will encompass much of Western New England within the NWS Taunton Coverage area after 7 AM today lasting through mid afternoon and then spread eastward in the mid-afternoon to the evening hours. Widespread 1-2″ of rainfall will higher amounts will be possible in areas where heavy rain is able to train over the same locations. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding. In addition, there will be strong winds aloft and this may allow for isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage where the heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms are able to drag those winds down to the surface.

SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely today and tonight to monitor conditions in the region. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if flooding and/or any pockets of wind damage are widespread enough in the region. This will be the only complete coordination message on today’s storm. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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 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
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Hello to all..

..Heavy convective showers and thunderstorms today and tonight will pose the threat of urban and poor drainage flooding and a widespread rainfall of 1-2″ inches with higher amounts possible. These convective showers and thunderstorms will also have the potential to bring strong to possibly damaging winds to the surface over portions of Southern New England with isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage possible..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely today and tonight to monitor conditions in the region. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if flooding and/or any pockets of wind damage are widespread enough in the region..

At 520 AM, Doppler Radar was showing a conveyor of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms over Eastern New York and extreme Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut through Long Island and New Jersey and extending several hundred miles offshore. The area of rainfall was moving from southeast to Northwest while expanding eastward off the coastal waters. Heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms will encompass much of Western New England within the NWS Taunton Coverage area after 7 AM today lasting through mid afternoon and then spread eastward in the mid-afternoon to the evening hours. Widespread 1-2″ of rainfall will higher amounts will be possible in areas where heavy rain is able to train over the same locations. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding. In addition, there will be strong winds aloft and this may allow for isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage where the heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms are able to drag those winds down to the surface.

SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely today and tonight to monitor conditions in the region. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if flooding and/or any pockets of wind damage are widespread enough in the region. This will be the only complete coordination message on today’s storm. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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 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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