Storm Coordination Message #2 – Thursday 3/31/16 Strong Wind Potential

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..Strong to Damaging Winds Likely Across Central and Eastern New England today through early evening. Will then need to monitor potential heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms later Thursday Night and Friday..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect through 9 PM this evening for all of Rhode Island and Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 55-60 MPH likely. This will result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages. Strongest wind gusts will be midday through early evening..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect through 9 PM this evening for Dukes, Nantucket, Worcester, Middlesex, and Essex Counties of Massachusetts and Windham County of Northeast Connecticut for sustained winds of 15-20 MPH with gusts to 40-50 MPH likely. This will result in isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Strongest wind gusts will be midday through early evening..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind potential today and the heavy rainfall, strong wind, thunderstorm potential as we get into Friday. Another coordination message, if needed, on any strong wind thunderstorm potential for Friday will be posted by 11 PM Thursday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 3/31/16 Strong Wind Potential

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..Strong Southwest winds expected on Thursday and will be a precursor to rainfall and possible embedded heavy downpours towards Thursday Evening into Friday Morning..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM Thursday for Rhode Island and Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The Wind Advisory could be expanded to other areas in future forecasts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely to monitor the strong winds over the region on Thursday. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Wednesday Evening. 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 Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #:(508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Strong Wind Potential Late Monday Evening 3/28/16-Early Tuesday Evening 3/29/16

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..Rain has moved out of the area but as the storm system departs the region, strong winds will affect the region Monday Evening through early Tuesday Afternoon. The only change from the prior coordination message is earlier timing of the stronger winds affecting the region..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 8 PM Monday Evening to 2 PM Tuesday Afternoon for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 20-25 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. These strong winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages in the region. It appears the greatest threat may be along and south of the Mass Pike and in the higher terrain of Western Massachusetts but much of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area will experience strong wind gusts tonight through early Tuesday Afternoon..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong wind potential for Monday Evening into mid-afternoon Tuesday. This will be the last coordination message on the strong wind potential unless an upgrade to the situation occurs. 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 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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Strong Wind Potential Late Monday Evening 3/28/16-Early Tuesday Evening 3/29/16

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..Periods of Rain heavy at times today into early evening will occur with rainfall amounts of around 1″ possible. As storm system departs the region, strong winds will affect the region late Monday Night through early Tuesday Evening..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Monday Evening to 6 PM Tuesday Evening for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. These strong winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages in the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the rainy conditions today and especially the strong wind potential for late tonight into Tuesday Evening. Another coordination message will follow by 1000 PM Monday Evening. 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 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)
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Storm Coordination Message #4 – Sunday Evening 3/20/16-Monday Morning 3/21/16 Winter Storm Potential

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..Morning/early to mid afternoon model runs showing more spread again with upcoming coastal storm but highest threat of heaviest snowfall is in Southeast Massachusetts including lower to mid Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard including south and east coastal areas of Massachusetts as well as Southern Rhode Island. How far northwest the heavy snowfall goes is the lowest confidence portion of the current forecast..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 PM Sunday Evening through 11 AM Monday Morning for all of Rhode Island and for Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 5-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts. Wind gusts inland will be near 30 MPH with wind gusts at the coast in the 35-45 MPH range. These winds coupled with the heavy wet snow may result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. The lower snowfall amounts in the range are expected to occur up towards the Boston area and northern Norfolk County with higher amounts closer to the I-95 belt and points south and east..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Cape Cod, Block Island RI and Martha’s Vineyard from 10 PM Sunday Evening to 11 AM Monday Morning for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts to 10″ except the Outer Cape which may experience only 1-4″ of snow and wind gusts in the 40-45 MPH range. With a slightly more eastern track of the system, there is higher confidence of heavier snow in this area. If the higher snow amounts occur given the heavy wet nature of the snow, this may result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Sunday Evening to 11 AM Sunday Morning for Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and all of Northern Connecticut for 3-5″ of snow. The snow in this area may not be as heavy as other locations but a few isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages are possible from the weight of the heavy wet snow. In this area, this is where the lowest confidence in snowfall amounts are and this forecast/update reflects current model trends and thinking..
..Areas north and west of the current Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisory could see a coating to 2″ of snow with isolated 3-4″ amounts in the areas closest to the current Winter Weather Advisory area and a Special Weather Statement has been issued for these areas..
..The Winter Storm Watch for Nantucket has been canceled due to rain and sleet holding down snow amounts to 1-3″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system and we have arranged for Ops at NWS Taunton centered around the midnight to noon Monday timeframe with the major focus in the 4 AM-Noon timeframe for snowfall amounts and wet snow damage reports..

Unfortunately, model spread has widened in terms of the track of this coastal storm and the weather models have been struggling with this storm for the last several days. There are several reliable models pulling the storm track further east while other models keep the more northwest track that prompted the upgrades. The headlines of the current coordination message reflect the current thinking. Key updates and themes:

1.) Snow will start later and more towards late Sunday Evening across Southern New England mainly after the 9-10 PM timeframe. The snow will also end later and more towards the late morning/early afternoon hours especially in Eastern New England resulting in greater impact to the Monday Morning commute.
2.) Wind Gusts at the coast could still potentially reaching 40-45 MPH with inland wind gusts of 30-35 MPH. This coupled with the heavy/wet snow will result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.
3.) Advisory level snowfall is now expected over Northern Connecticut and Northeast and South-Central Massachusetts where just a 25-50 mile storm track difference could mean the difference in the current 3-5″ of snow, higher amounts of 5-10″ of snow or just 1-2″ of snow. Areas northwest of the current Winter Weather advisory will likely see a coating to 2″ of snow with some 3-4″ amounts in the south and east areas closest to the Winter Weather Advisory.
4.) Highest confidence in heaviest snowfall is over Southeast Massachusetts including south and east coastal Massachusetts, the lower Cape Cod area and South Coastal Rhode Island.
5.) With the current track guidance and a shift a bit further east in the guidance this increases the chances for heavier snow on lower and mid Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island RI resulting in an upgrade in snowfall total forecasts and impacts.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system and we have arranged for Ops at NWS Taunton centered around the midnight to noon Monday timeframe with the major focus in the 4 AM-Noon timeframe for snowfall amounts and wet snow damage reports. This will be the last complete coordination message on this storm system. A shortened coordination message will be issued if a significant change to the storm situation or NWS Taunton Ops posture occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics.

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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 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) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Special Announcement: National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop Sessions To Be Livestreamed – Tuesday 3/22/16

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The National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop sessions (this year being held in Orlando Florida) will be livestreamed on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016. Links to the livestream are as follows:

http://www.voipwx.net/files/stream.htm
http://www.nsradio.org/stream.htm

Presentation Schedule: All Times (Eastern Daylight Time – EDT):
130-135 PM:    Opening Remarks
135-200 PM:     Importance of Amateur Radio / Spotter Surface Reports with Q & A (Dr. Rick Knabb)
200-230 PM:     Canadian Hurricane Centre and Hurricane Meteorological Topics (VE1MBR-Bob R)
230-300 PM:     WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center Overview (WD4R)

—> NOTE:  Speakers will be on a break from around 300-315 PM EDT

315-345 PM:     Hurricane Watch Net Overview, Personal Weather Stations and Backup Power and Antenna Overview (KB5HAV)
345-415 PM:     VoIP Hurricane Net Overview & Best Practices in SKYWARN for Tropical Systems (KD1CY)
415-445 PM:     ARRL Beginner’s Course in Ham Radio Hurricane Preparedness (K1FUG)
445-500 PM:    Moderated Q & A and Door Prize Raffle (All)

We hope folks can join the livestream Tuesday 3/22/16. If people cannot make the livestream, the presentations will be archived and information will be sent out once that occurs.

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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Special Announcement: 2016 SKYWARN Training Class Schedule

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We have a full slate of SKYWARN Training classes scheduled for 2016. There may be one or two more classes scheduled for the Spring of this year and then the focus will shift to Fall SKYWARN Training class scheduling. The complete SKYWARN Training Class Schedule can be seen via the following links:

NWS Taunton Web Site SKYWARN Class List:
http://www.weather.gov/box/skywarn#fragment-2

WX1BOX SKYWARN Training Class Schedule:
http://www.wx1box.org/node/36

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Sunday Evening 3/20/16-Monday Morning 3/21/16 Winter Storm Potential

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..Overnight model runs coalescing around a closer to the coast and stronger coastal storm track resulting in heavier snow across portions of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the potential for heavier snow further north and west in Southern New England..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 7 PM Sunday Night through 11 AM Monday Morning for all of Rhode Island except for Block Island and for Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 5-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts. Wind gusts inland will be near 30 MPH with wind gusts at the coast in the 35-45 MPH range. These winds coupled with the heavy wet snow may result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for Cape Cod, Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard from Sunday Afternoon to Monday Morning for 4-8″ of snow except the Outer Cape which may experience only 2-4″ of snow and wind gusts in the 40-45 MPH range. In this area, there is some concern that mixed sleet and rain with the snow may cause lower snowfall amounts. If the higher snow amounts occur given the heavy wet nature of the snow, this may result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect for Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut for 4-7″ of snow. The snow in this area may not be as heavy as other locations but if higher snow amounts are realized, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages are possible from the weight of the heavy wet snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Hartford County Connecticut from 7 PM Sunday Night to 8 AM Monday Morning for 2-4″ of snow. Areas north and west of the current Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisory could see 1-3″ of snow with isolated 4″ amounts and a Special Weather Statement has been issued for these areas..
..The Winter Storm Watch for Nantucket has been cancelled due to rain and sleet holding down snow amounts to 1-3″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be likely to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible though given the heaviest snow is happening during overnight hours into early Monday Morning and is currently expected to be around 5-10″ over southeast New England, self-activation may be best for this system..

There have been some fairly significant changes overnight in the model runs with a stronger storm closer to Southern New England and better agreement among the models. Key items over the course of the day will be to see continued agreement and that there is run to run consistency in the track and intensity of this system.  The headlines of the current coordination message reflect the current thinking. Key changes:

1.) Snow will start later and more towards Sunday Evening across Southern New England mainly between the 6-11 PM timeframe. The snow will also end later and more towards the late morning hours especially in Eastern New England resulting in greater impact to the Monday Morning commute.
2.) Wind Gusts at the coast will be slightly stronger, potentially reaching 40-45 MPH. This coupled with the heavy/wet snow will result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.
3.) Heavier snow expected further North and West. The key area of uncertainty is in the Winter Storm Watch area covering North-Central and Northeast Connecticut and Northeast and South-Central Massachusetts where just a 25-50 mile storm track difference could mean the difference in 4-7″ of snow or 1-2″ of snow.
4.) Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island RI may seem some rain/sleet mix which could hold down snow amounts though the upper Cape Cod region and potentially Martha’s Vineyard could potentially see the higher snowfall amounts presuming there is little in the way of rain/sleet mixture.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be likely to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible though given the heaviest snow is happening during overnight hours into early Monday Morning and is currently expected to be around 5-10″ over southeast New England, self-activation may be best for this system. Another coordination message will be posted if time allows by 10 PM Sunday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics.

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Watch/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 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) 994-1875 (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 – Sunday Mid-Late Afternoon 3/20/16-Monday Morning 3/21/16 Winter Storm Potential

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..Uncertainty higher than normal over intensity and track of coastal storm though models gradually coalescing on a solution with the heaviest snowfall in Southeast New England where Winter Storm Watches are posted and possibly extending into Essex County Massachusetts. Lighter snowfall amounts (advisory level snow) is possible in Northeast Connecticut and Central Massachusetts with Essex County Massachusetts on the line between lighter versus heavier snow totals. Model runs through the overnight should get a better handle on the storm situation for mid to late Afternoon Sunday into Monday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday Afternoon through Monday Morning from Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts through Southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands and all of Rhode Island except for Block Island for 4-8″ of snow. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and with the expected wet snow and wind gusts to 30-40 MPH, if higher snow amounts within the currently forecasted snow total range occur, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages could occur. The heaviest snow should fall later Sunday Evening into Monday Morning. Some impact to the Monday Morning commute is possible to likely. The heaviest snow will either fall overnight or possibly into Monday Morning depending on the timing and evolution of the storm..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be likely to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible though given the heaviest snow is happening during overnight hours into early Monday Morning and is currently expected to be around 6-8″ over southeast New England, self-activation may be best for this system..

The headlines of this coordination message reflect the current thinking on this coastal storm system. Model trends were east over the course of the day Friday into early Saturday. Current model runs reflect a halt to that eastward trend and even pushed back to the west a bit. Additional model runs into Sunday Morning should give greater detail and confidence on the storm scenario. The key risks for this storm will be the wet snow coupled with winds of 30-40 MPH causing isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages particularly if snow amounts are in the 6-8″ range or higher. Stronger winds to wind advisory or higher levels are currently not expected but will be monitored. Coastal flood threat is low due to winds not being terribly strong and the winds coinciding with low tide. Rapid intensification of the storm system too far east of Southern New England should spare the region these other threats though it continues to be watched.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be likely to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible though given the heaviest snow is happening during overnight hours into early Monday Morning and is currently expected to be around 6-8″ over southeast New England, self-activation may be best for this system. Another coordination message will be posted by Noon Sunday. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics.

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 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) 994-1875 (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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Late Afternoon 3/20/16-Monday Morning 3/21/16 Winter Storm Potential

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..Uncertainty higher than normal over intensity and track of coastal storm that could bring accumulating snow and a wet snow to portions of Southern New England late Sunday Afternoon to Monday Morning. Greatest threat currently over Southeast New England but track guidance ranges from an even further offshore solution with less snow to the current track and expectations to a stronger storm system that affects more of the area. Models are struggling with the different waves of energy and their expected track. Model runs through the day today should get a better handle on the storm situation for Sunday late Afternoon into Monday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Sunday Afternoon through Monday Morning from Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts through Southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands and all of Rhode Island except for Block Island for 4-7″ of snow. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and with the expected wet snow and wind gusts to 30-40 MPH, if higher snow amounts occur, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages could occur. The heaviest snow should fall later Sunday Evening into Monday Morning. Some impact to the Monday Morning commute is possible but the heaviest snow may finish prior to the commute timeframe..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be likely to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible though given the heaviest snow is happening during overnight hours and is currently expected to be around 6″, self-activation may be best for this system. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 PM this Saturday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics..

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 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) 994-1875 (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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