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..Friday brought intense heat and humidity and a round of flash flooding and severe weather to portions of South-Central Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Two more rounds of high heat and humidity and severe weather is expected on Saturday and again on Sunday as a frontal boundary draped over Southern New England will set the for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and frequent lightning as the primary threat and strong to damaging winds as a secondary threat through the period..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed parts of Western New England in a slight risk for severe weather with much of the rest of central and east-central New England in a marginal risk for severe weather for today and a marginal risk for severe weather for much of Southern New England for Sunday..
..An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Hartford County Connecticut and Eastern Hampden County Massachusetts for heat indices up to 107 with temperatures in the mid 90s and dewpoints in the mid 70s. A Heat Advisory is in effect from Noon to 7 PM Friday for Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut, Providence and Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island for heat indices of 104 with temperatures in the mid-80s to low 90s and Dewpoints in the low to mid 70s. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories could be needed for portions of Southern New England again on Sunday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 100 PM today. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely again on Sunday..
Friday brought intense heat and humidity and a round of flash flooding and severe weather to portions of South-Central Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Another round of intense heat and humidity is expected again Saturday with a bit of a reprieve in parts of Northeast Massachusetts with intense heat and humidity across the entire area again on Sunday. The headlines mention the latest in Heat Advisories/Warnings for the area. Below are links to reports from Friday’s severe weather event:
NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
WX1BOX Amateur Radio “Raw” Storm Report Log:
Another round of isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Saturday Afternoon through early Saturday Evening and again Sunday Afternoon through early evening. This continues to be caused by a frontal boundary near Southern New England. The boundary has pushed a bit further south which means parts of Northeast Massachusetts will have less heat and humidity and that may extend through much of Eastern Massachusetts so the Saturday severe weather potential is highest over Western and Central Massachusetts, Connecticut and Northern and Western Rhode Island. Wind shear values will remain marginal today though a bit stronger than Friday and wind shear values may again be stronger still on Sunday. Instability will be strong and set the stage for several rounds of isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and extending through this evening with heavy rainfall and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and frequent lightning as the primary threat and strong to damaging winds as a secondary threat through the period and then another round of similar conditions for Sunday afternoon and evening and then the heat and humidity breaks for a couple of days early next week.
SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 100 PM today. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely again on Sunday. The next coordination message will be posted either late Saturday Evening by 1130 PM or by 1100 AM Sunday Morning depending on how long Ops at NWS Taunton and Saturday’s activation will be. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook, SPC Day-1 and Day-2 Outlooks and the NWS Taunton Excessive Heat Warning/Heat Advisory Statement:
NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
NWS Taunton Excessive Heat Warning/Heat Advisory Statement:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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