Storm/Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Late Wednesday Night 2/24/16-Thursday Evening 2/25/16 Storm/Severe Weather/Wind Potential

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..Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds and the threat for Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds and small hail are possible overnight into early Thursday Morning across much of Southern New England. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed much of Southern New England in a Marginal Risk for severe weather with much of Connecticut in a Slight Risk for Severe Weather. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London Counties of Connecticut until 2 AM Thursday..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Wednesday Evening through 7 PM Thursday Evening for Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands and all of Rhode Island except for Northwest RI for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with wind gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. There could be two rounds of strong winds in this area, one during the overnight and another in the mid afternoon into early evening..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Wednesday Evening through 7 AM Thursday Morning for Northwest Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with wind gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. This area should only see strong winds during the overnight time period..
..Isolated pockets of minor coastal flooding possible in South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island during the Thursday Morning high tide and will be monitored. This could result in minor flooding of shore roads during the high tide..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions overnight tonight into Thursday Morning for heavy rainfall, strong to damaging winds and minor coastal flooding and in the Thursday Afternoon into early evening timeframe for strong winds in Southeast Massachusetts and much of Rhode Island. It is advised that SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators should have weather radio alert systems or computer or cell phone app based systems online to alert of severe thunderstorm warnings or other similar warnings during the overnight hours..

An active weather night is possible over Southern New England. The headlines of this message reflect the current thinking. While its rare to have the possibility for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms in an overnight timeframe in February, it is not unprecedented. With a warm front moving through the area, temperatures will warm to the upper 40s and 50s across interior Southern New England and even lower 60s across Southeast New England. One area rain is moving through Southern New England, and a line of heavy rain and strong to severe thunderstorms is over Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and will swing east-northeastward into the area. This will being heavy rainfall with possible urban and poor drainage flooding along with potentially 1-2″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts, strong winds and the potential for damaging winds in any thunderstorms or convection that can pull the strongest winds down to the surface with an isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outage threat. SPC has placed much of Southern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather with a slight risk for severe weather for Connecticut. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Southern Connecticut until 2 AM and this will be monitored for any possible expansion. Wind Advisories are posted for wind gusts to 50 MPH but if winds meet severe criteria of 58 MPH or greater and associated with thunderstorms, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings could be issued. It is advised that SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators should have weather radio alert systems or computer or cell phone app based systems online to alert of severe thunderstorm warnings or other similar warnings during the overnight hours.

It is noted that across Southeast Massachusetts and portions of Rhode Island, a second pulse of strong winds could occur during the afternoon and early evening. For that reason, the wind advisory is in effect through 7 PM Thursday Evening. Also south coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island could see isolated pockets of minor coastal flooding at the time of the Thursday Morning high tide resulting in minor street flooding of shore roads and this will be monitored.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions overnight tonight into Thursday Morning for heavy rainfall, strong to damaging winds and minor coastal flooding and in the Thursday Afternoon into early evening timeframe for strong winds in Southeast Massachusetts and much of Rhode Island. This will be the last coordination message posted for this storm event. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Hazard Message, Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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

NWS Taunton Coastal Hazard Message:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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/archive/2016/day1otlk_20160225_0100.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Afternoon 2/23/16-Thursday Morning 2/25/16 Storm Potential

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..Wintry Mix expected late Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning for portions of interior Southern New England with the main impact hazardous travel but will monitor the freezing rain threat closely for any impacts. The precipitation will then change to rain, heavy at times, with urban and poor drainage flooding possible later Wednesday into Thursday Morning with the potential for strong to damaging winds in portions of Southeast New England and minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide in South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 6 AM Wednesday Morning for Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut, Northwest Providence and Kent Counties of Rhode Island and Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Western Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 1-2″ of snow and a trace of ice causing hazardous travel..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 2 PM Tuesday Afternoon to Noon Wednesday for Hartford County Connecticut and Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow and a trace to 0.15″ of icing with isolated higher amounts to 0.25″ possible. The main threat is hazardous travel but areas that receive 0.25″ of icing could see isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the Winter Weather Advisory areas late Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning. The heavy rain, minor coastal flooding and strong wind potential and SKYWARN Activation posture for Wednesday Night into Thursday will be detailed further in future coordination messages..

A wintry mix will affect portions of interior Southern New England late this afternoon and early evening lasting into Wednesday Morning. The headlines of this coordination message depict the latest information and areas affected. This wintry mix is largely to be a travel concern but there will be monitoring for northwest parts of the NWS Taunton coverage area where ice accretion could reach 0.15″ with isolated amounts to 0.25″. If 0.25″ amounts are realized, this may allow for isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages and this will bear watching.

As we move into later Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Night and into Thursday Morning, heavy rainfall will impact the area with the potential for strong to damaging winds particularly in Southeast New England but potentially in other areas if heavy rains can bring the stronger winds down to the surface or a line of thunderstorms is able to develop which could allow for strong winds to reach the surface along or ahead of the convective line. Rainfall amounts of 1-2″ are likely with isolated higher amounts possible along with the strong winds. The strongest winds are expected between 3-9 AM. Minor coastal flooding along South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island given the strong southerly winds is possible as well. These potential hazards will be detailed further in future coordination messages.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the Winter Weather Advisory areas late Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning. The heavy rain, minor coastal flooding and strong wind potential and SKYWARN Activation posture for Wednesday Night into Thursday will be detailed further in future coordination messages. The next coordination message will be posted by 1100 PM Tuesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics:

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.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Tuesday 2/16/16 Light Icing/Strong to Damaging Wind and Heavy Rainfall Storm Potential

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..Light Icing through mid-morning in western parts of Southern New England followed by a round of heavy rain and strong to damaging winds for eastern portions of Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 9 AM Tuesday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex, Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts and Hartford County Connecticut for light icing conditions. Temperatures should warm above freezing by mid-morning ending the icing threat..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 1 to 10 PM Tuesday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties, Cape Cod and the Islands and all of Rhode Island for a period of strong to damaging winds sustained at 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH when a band of heavy rain and even embedded thunderstorms move through the region. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 1 to 7 PM Tuesday for Windham County Connecticut and Central Middlesex, Southern Worcester and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH when a band of heavy rain and even embedded thunderstorms move through the region. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..Brief heavy rains may cause urban and poor drainage flooding between the heavy rainfall and snow melt..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be monitoring the storm today with Ops at NWS Taunton possible as we move towards this afternoon and evening for the strong to damaging wind and heavy rainfall threat..

During the late afternoon and evening on Monday, light snow amounts and icing occurred over the region with temperatures remaining below freezing. Through the overnight, Southeast New England has warmed above freezing with northern and western areas remaining at or below freezing. Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect through 9 AM per the headlines for light icing conditions as much of the precipitation changed to sleet and then freezing rain around or after midnight in the remaining advisory areas while other parts of the region changed over to rain after a period of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Latest snow and ice reports can be seen here:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

After mid-morning, attention turns to the heavy rainfall and damaging wind threats. The headlines indicate the current High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory areas across much of Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Northeast Connecticut. As is generally the case with southerly winds, it is difficult to know how much wind will reach the surface. A few degree temperature change and the ability of precipitation to drag the strong wind to the surface are always key in determining how much of the winds reach the ground. The current model runs suggest the scenarios as listed in the current warnings and advisories. Brief heavy rainfall may also cause urban and poor drainage flooding between the heavy rainfall and the snow melt.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be monitoring the storm today with Ops at NWS Taunton possible as we move towards this afternoon and evening for the strong to damaging wind and heavy rainfall threats. This will be the last complete coordination message on this storm. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics:

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory 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.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Monday Late Afternoon 2/15/16-Tuesday Evening 2/16/16 Storm Potential

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..After extreme cold and strong winds across all of Southern New England and light snows on Cape Cod, another storm system will bring snow and a wintry mix of precipitation late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning before changing into rain and the rain being heavy at times along with the potential for strong winds later Tuesday into Tuesday Evening and minor coastal flooding at the time of Tuesday’s high tide over South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 3 PM Monday to 6 AM Tuesday for a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain for Northern Connecticut, Southern Worcester, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Eastern Hampden Counties for 1-3″ of snow and a trace of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 3 PM Monday to 9 AM Tuesday for a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Western Hampden and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Monday to 1 AM Tuesday for Rhode Island except for Block Island and Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth counties for a 1″ of snow and a trace to a few hundredths of an inch of ice..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from Tuesday Afternoon to Tuesday Evening for Rhode Island except for Northwest Providence County and Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH. These strong to damaging winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..Minor urban and poor drainage flooding is possible in heavy rainfall with any snow melt through the day on Tuesday with 1-1.5″ rainfall amounts possible. At this time the strongest winds are expected to occur at low tide precluding a threat for minor coastal flooding along the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island but this will continue to be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry weather conditions for late Monday Afternoon into early Tuesday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely on Tuesday to monitor heavy rainfall and strong wind potential with Ops at NWS Taunton possible for the strong to damaging wind potential..

A strong storm system will track west of Southern New England Monday Night through Tuesday Night. The track of the storm known as an “inside runner” will bring a period of snow and mixed precipitation to portions of interior Southern New England before precipitation changes to rain. The storm message headlines depict the areas where Winter Weather Advisories are in effect. The main change was to expand the Winter Weather Advisories to all locations except Cape Cod and the Islands. A wintry mix of precipitation is expected across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island before a changeover to rain with some sleet and freezing rain making for hazardous travel in these areas. The freezing rain will last longer in Western and Central parts of Southern New England. At this time, expecting all icing to be more of a road hazard then a damage concern but this will be monitored. The cold ground from the recent cold weather may allow for icing to last longer even at marginal temperatures.

There will be very strong winds aloft and at this time while their remains uncertainty as to how much wind and how long any strong wind could mix down to the surface, there remains a concern for a short period of strong to damaging winds causing isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages in Eastern New England where a High Wind Watch is in effect from Tuesday Afternoon through Tuesday Evening for much of East Coastal and Southeast Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island except Northwest Rhode Island. Minor urban and poor drainage flooding is possible in heavy rainfall with any snow melt through the day on Tuesday with 1-1.5″ rainfall amounts possible.  At this time the strongest winds are expected to occur at low tide precluding a threat for minor coastal flooding along the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island but this will continue to be monitored.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry weather conditions for late Monday Afternoon into early Tuesday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely on Tuesday to monitor heavy rainfall and strong wind potential with Ops at NWS Taunton possible for the strong to damaging wind potential. The next coordination message will be posted by 1130 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:

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

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch 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.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Monday Late Afternoon 2/15/16-Tuesday Evening 2/16/16 Storm Potential

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..After extreme cold and strong winds across all of Southern New England and light snows on Cape Cod, another storm system will bring snow and a wintry mix of precipitation late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning before changing into rain and the rain being heavy at times along with the potential for strong winds later Tuesday into Tuesday Evening and minor coastal flooding at the time of Tuesday’s high tide over South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 PM Monday to 6 AM Tuesday for a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain for Northern Connecticut, Southern Worcester, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Eastern Hampden Counties for 1-3″ of snow and a trace of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 PM Monday to 9 AM Tuesday for a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Western Hampden and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry weather conditions for late Monday Afternoon into early Tuesday Morning. Details on the potential heavy rainfall, strong winds across Southern New England and potential for minor coastal flooding along the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for Tuesday will be posted in later coordination messages..

After the extreme cold and strong winds Southern New England experienced this weekend, the pattern will turn stormy but also signal a warming trend. The wind and extreme cold low temperature info can be seen via the following link:

http://www.wx1box.org/local/wind_temp_reports_2_13_16_2_14_16.txt

A strong storm system will track west of Southern New England Monday Night through Tuesday Night. The track of the storm known as an “inside runner” will bring a period of snow and mixed precipitation to portions of interior Southern New England before precipitation changes to rain. The storm message headlines depict the areas where Winter Weather Advisories are in effect. Rain will then become heavy at times Tuesday across much of Southern New England. There will be very strong winds aloft but it is unclear how much of those winds will reach the surface. Depending on the strength of the winds and the storm track, minor coastal flooding will be possible at the time of high tide across south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry weather conditions for late Monday Afternoon into early Tuesday Morning. Details on the potential heavy rainfall, strong winds across Southern New England and potential for minor coastal flooding along the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for Tuesday will be posted in later coordination messages. The next coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Monday Morning. 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.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503(508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Storm and Extreme Cold Coordination Message #4 – Friday Night Cape & Islands Snow Potential and Weekend Extreme Cold And Strong Wind Potential

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..Extreme Cold Conditions will affect Southern New England over the course of this weekend with dangerous and life-threatening cold wind chills and dangerously cold ambient air temperatures. Temperatures will moderate over the course of the day Monday. Strong Winds also likely for a portion of this weekend with a light snow event Friday Night over Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday until Noon Sunday for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands. Wind Chills could dip as low as 20 to 30 below zero with isolated interior locations hitting 35 below zero. Ambient air temperatures will be 5 below to 5 above zero at the coast and 5 below zero to 15 below zero in the interior. Winds will be sustained at 15-25 MPH with gusts up to the 45-50 MPH range with isolated higher gusts possible at the coast. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 10-15 minutes of exposure to the cold. Isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible from the strong winds..
..A Wind Chill Warning is now in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island except for Cape Cod and the Islands from 1 PM Saturday to Noon Sunday for wind chills to 25 below zero, record cold ambient air temperature values of zero to 5 below zero and winds sustained at 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 10-15 minutes of exposure to the cold. Isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible from the strong winds..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect from 6 PM Saturday Evening through Noon Sunday for Cape Cod and the Islands for wind chills as low as 10 below zero to 25 below zero and ambient temperatures of 5 below to 5 above zero with sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts in the 50 MPH range with isolated higher wind gusts possible. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 20-30 minutes of exposure to the cold. Isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible from the strong winds..
..Parts of Cape Cod, particularly the Outer Cape could experience ocean effect snow with snow amounts of 1-3″ with the possibility of higher localized amounts of 4″ possible..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds and wind chills during the day Saturday into Sunday Morning and potential ocean effect snow for the Outer Cape Cod area..

Overnight, a coating to 1.5″ of snow occurred over Cape Cod and the Islands and southeast coastal Massachusetts. Another round of light ocean effect snow could affect Cape Cod, particularly the Outer Cape, tonight into Sunday Morning with the possibility of 1-3″ of snow with localized 4″ amounts possible. Less than 1″ of snow is possible on other parts of the Cape, the islands and East Coastal Massachusetts. A Special Weather Statement has been issued for this ocean effect snow potential.

The coldest air of the 2015-2016 winter season is on track to affect Southern New England with Wind Chill Warnings and Wind Chill Advisories in affect across the entire area for life threatening cold wind chills and record cold ambient low temperatures. The Wind Chill Warning and Advisory headlines cover the strong wind threat as well with wind gusts in the 40-50 MPH range with isolated higher gusts likely. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. All concerned should review and follow cold weather safety rules as these winds and the extreme cold take hold over the region this weekend.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning and for strong winds during the day Saturday into early Sunday Morning. Barring any changes to warnings and advisories, this will be the last coordination message for extreme cold and strong wind conditions for the entire region and possibly another light snow event for portions of Cape Cod for Saturday Night into early Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Chill Warning/Advisory/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement on Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips and Cape Cod Ocean Effect Snow, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Winter Weather Graphics and NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics:

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

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement – Cape Cod Ocean Effect Snow:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement – Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1602111921.wwus81.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Graphics:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics – Winter Weather Graphics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.947975471963491/947975075296864/?type=3&theater

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics – Cold Weather Safety:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.948056428622062/948056311955407/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.947153345379037/947152985379073/?type=3&theater

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Home/Data #: 508-997-4503508-997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Storm and Extreme Cold Coordination Message #3 – Friday Night Cape & Islands Snow Potential and Weekend Extreme Cold And Strong Wind Potential

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..Extreme Cold Conditions will affect Southern New England over the course of this weekend with dangerous and life-threatening cold wind chills and dangerously cold ambient air temperatures. Temperatures will moderate over the course of the day Monday. Strong Winds also likely for a portion of this weekend with a light snow event Friday Night over Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday until Noon Sunday for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands. Wind Chills could dip as low as 20 to 30 below zero with isolated interior locations hitting 35 below zero. Ambient air temperatures will be 5 below to 5 above zero at the coast and 5 below zero to 15 below zero in the interior. Winds will be sustained at 15-25 MPH with gusts up to the 45-50 MPH range with isolated higher gusts possible at the coast. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 10 minutes of exposure to the cold. Isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible from the strong winds..
..A Wind Chill Warning is now in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island except for Cape Cod and the Islands from 1 PM Saturday to Noon Sunday for wind chills to 25 below zero, record cold ambient air temperature values of zero to 5 below zero and winds sustained at 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 10 minutes of exposure to the cold. Isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible from the strong winds..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect from 6 PM Saturday Evening through Noon Sunday for Cape Cod and the Islands for wind chills as low as 10 below zero to 25 below zero and ambient temperatures of 5 below to 5 above zero with sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts in the 50 MPH range with isolated higher wind gusts possible. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 10-20 minutes of exposure to the cold. Isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible from the strong winds..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 9 AM Saturday Morning for Nantucket for 2-4″ of snow. Across Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, 1-3″ of snow is expected. This will result in snow covered roads with very cold temperatures. Snowfall is expected to stay slightly below Winter Weather Advisory Levels on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard at this time..
..The Wind Advisory for Cape Cod and the Islands has been cancelled only because the Wind Chill headlines also cover the strong winds associated with the extreme cold weather. Wind speed intensity is expected to be same as the previous coordination message..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning and for strong winds during the day Saturday into early Sunday Morning..

The coldest air of the 2015-2016 winter season will affect Southern New England with a Wind Chill Warnings and Wind Chill Advisories in affect across the entire area for life threatening cold wind chills and record cold ambient low temperatures. The Wind Chill Warning and Advisory headlines cover the strong wind threat as well with wind gusts in the 40-50 MPH range with isolated higher gusts likely. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. All concerned should review and follow cold weather safety rules as these winds and the extreme cold take hold over the region this weekend.

In addition to the extreme cold conditions expected this weekend, a round of accumulating snow is possible over Cape Cod and the Islands for Friday Night into early Saturday Morning as a coastal storm tracks well offshore but throws back some light to possibly moderate snow over the Cape and the Islands. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Nantucket through 9 AM Saturday Morning for 2-4″ of snow while over Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, 1-3″ of snow is likely which is just below advisory criteria. With cold temperatures, roads are expected to be snow covered in these areas.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning and for strong winds during the day Saturday into early Sunday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Saturday Morning on the the extreme cold and strong wind conditions for the entire region and possibly another light snow event for portions of Cape Cod for Saturday Night into early Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Chill Warning/Advisory/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement on Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips and Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard Snow, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Winter Weather Graphics and NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics:

NWS Taunton Wind Chill Warning/Advisory/Winter Weather 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 Special Weather Statement – Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard Snow:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement – Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1602111921.wwus81.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Graphics:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics – Winter Weather Graphics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/a.178319238929122.42608.122106561217057/947737245320647/?type=3&theater

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics – Cold Weather Safety:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.947153345379037/947152985379073/?type=3&theater

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: 508-994-1875508-994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: 508-997-4503508-997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm and Extreme Cold Coordination Message #2 – Friday Night Cape & Islands Snow Potential and Weekend Extreme Cold And Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all..

..Extreme Cold Conditions will affect Southern New England over the course of this weekend with dangerous and life-threatening cold wind chills and dangerously cold ambient air temperatures. Temperatures will moderate over the course of the day Monday. Strong Winds also likely for a portion of this weekend with a light snow event Friday Night over Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A Wind Chill Warning is now in effect from 4 PM Saturday until Noon Sunday for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area except for the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands. Wind Chills could dip as low as 20 to 30 below zero with isolated interior locations hitting 35 below zero. Ambient air temperatures will be 5 below to 5 above zero at the coast and 5 below zero to 15 below zero in the interior. Winds will be sustained at 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH range with isolated higher gusts possible at the coast. This is life-threatening cold that can bring frostbite exposure with just 10 minutes of exposure to the cold..
..A Wind Chill Watch remains in effect from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Afternoon for the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Barnstable County Massachusetts for wind chills as low as 25 below zero and ambient temperatures of 5 below to 5 above zero with sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts in the 45-50 MPH range..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Friday Evening to 9 AM Saturday Morning for Nantucket for 2-4″ of snow. Across Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, 1-3″ of snow is expected. This will result in snow covered roads with very cold temperatures. Snowfall is expected to stay slightly below Winter Weather Advisory Levels on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard at this time..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 11 AM Saturday to 4 AM Sunday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH likely. These strong winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The Wind Advisory could be expanded to other parts of the NWS Taunton coverage area in future forecasts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning and for strong winds during the day Saturday into early Sunday Morning..

The coldest air of the 2015-2016 winter season will affect Southern New England with a Wind Chill Warning is now in affect for much of Southern New England from 4 PM Saturday until Noon Sunday except for the South Coast of Massachusetts and Cape Cod where a Wind Chill Watch is in effect from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Afternoon. While the Islands are not part of the Wind Chill Watch/Warning area, bitterly cold wind chills and cold ambient air temperatures are expected in this area as well.

In addition to the extreme cold conditions expected this weekend, a round of accumulating snow is possible over Cape Cod and the Islands for Friday Night into early Saturday Morning as a coastal storm tracks well offshore but throws back some light to possibly moderate snow over the Cape and the Islands. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Nantucket from 7 PM Friday Evening until 9 AM Saturday Morning for 2-4″ of snow while over Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, 1-3″ of snow is likely which is just below advisory criteria. With cold temperatures, roads are expected to be snow covered in these areas.

A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 11 AM Saturday to 4 AM Sunday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH likely. The advisory may be expanded to other parts of the NWS Taunton coverage area. Isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages are possible in the Wind Advisory area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning and for strong winds during the day Saturday into early Sunday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Friday Evening on the snow potential for Cape Cod and the extreme cold conditions for the entire region. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Chill Warning/Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement on Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips and Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard Snow, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Winter Weather Graphics and NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics:

NWS Taunton Wind Chill Warning/Watch/Winter Weather 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 Special Weather Statement – Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard Snow:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement – Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1602111921.wwus81.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Graphics:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics – Winter Weather Graphics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.947481568679548/947479378679767/?type=3&theater

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics – Cold Weather Safety:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.947153345379037/947152985379073/?type=3&theater

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: 508-994-1875508-994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: 508-997-4503508-997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm and Extreme Cold Coordination Message #1 – Friday Night Cape & Islands Snow Potential and Weekend Extreme Cold And Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all..

..Extreme Cold Conditions will affect Southern New England over the course of this weekend with dangerous and life-threatening cold wind chills and dangerously cold ambient air temperatures. Temperatures will moderate over the course of the day Monday..
..A Wind Chill Watch is in effect from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Afternoon for the entire NWS Taunton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for life threatening wind chills and record cold temperatures. Wind Chills could dip as low as 15 to 20 below zero with isolated interior locations hitting 30 below zero. Ambient air temperatures will be 5 below to 5 above zero at the coast and 5 below zero to 15 below zero in the interior. Winds will be sustained at 15-25 MPH with gusts in the 35-40 MPH range with isolated higher gusts possible..
..An accumulating snow is possible over Cape Cod and the Islands for Friday Night into early Saturday Morning as a coastal storm tracks well offshore but throws back some light to possibly moderate snow over the Cape and Islands..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning..

The coldest air of the 2015-2016 winter season will affect Southern New England with a Wind Chill Watch in affect for much of Southern New England except for Cape Cod and the Islands from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Afternoon. While the Cape and Islands are not part of the Wind Chill Watch area, bitterly cold wind chills and cold ambient air temperatures are expected in this area as well.

In addition to the extreme cold conditions expected this weekend, a round of accumulating snow is possible over Cape Cod and the Islands for Friday Night into early Saturday Morning as a coastal storm tracks well offshore but throws back some light to possibly moderate snow over the Cape and the Islands. At this time, 1-3″ of snow is likely but is possible amounts could be slightly higher and result in Winter Weather Advisories being issued for this area and this will be monitored.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the possibility of snow over the Cape and Islands Friday Night into early Saturday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Friday Morning on the snow potential for Cape Cod and the extreme cold conditions for the entire region. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Chill Watch Statement, Special Weather Statement on Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Winter Weather Graphics and NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics:

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

NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement – Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1602111921.wwus81.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Graphics:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Graphics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.947243092036729/947242072036831/?type=3&theater

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: 508-994-1875508-994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: 508-997-4503508-997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday 2/10/16 Snow Squall/Snow Shower Potential and Request for Tuesday 2/9/16 Coastal Flood Information

Hello to all..

..Snow Squalls and Snow Showers may create slippery travel and could have greater impact if timed with the commute this evening in Eastern New England. Snowfall amounts are expected to be light in the Coating to 2 inch range but isolated higher amounts of 3-4 inches could occur in localized areas where snow squalls and snow showers are heavier and/or persistent..
..During the day on Tuesday, coastal flooding occurred at a similar or higher magnitude to Monday’s high tide cycles. Any pictures or reports of the coastal flooding that occurred during the midday and overnight high tide would be appreciated. They can be sent as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the pics@nsradio.org email address..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the snow squalls/snow showers affecting the region today and into tonight. This will be the only coordination message on this situation unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Special Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook and winter weather graphics..

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 Winter Weather Graphics:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: 508-994-1875508-994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: 508-997-4503508-997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929508-346-2929(8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
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