Storm Coordination Message #2 – Strong Winds and Heavy Rainfall Potential for Tuesday Evening 11/29/16 and Heavy Rainfall Potential for Wednesday Evening 11/30/16

Hello to all..

..The Freezing Rain Advisory has expired as temperatures have warmed above freezing. This Coordination Message is an update for a Wind Advisory issued for Southern Plymouth County and Cape Cod and the Islands from 5 PM to Midnight Tuesday Evening for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with a few wind gusts to 40-50 MPH could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The stronger winds will likely accompany heavier downpours expected this evening..
..Beneficial rainfall will occur later Tuesday and again on Wednesday with the potential of rainfall amounts between 2-2.5″ across much of Southern New England with isolated higher amounts possible by Wednesday Night. If higher amounts occur in any heavier convective downpours or even thunderstorms, there could be pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in parts of the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the rainfall and strong winds over the region Tuesday Afternoon/Evening and to monitor for rainfall and flooding issues again Wednesday Afternoon/Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind 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

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 – Tuesday 11/29/16 Freezing Rain in Northwest Mass and Tuesday 11/29/16-Wednesday 11/30/16 Heavy/Beneficial Rainfall Potential

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..A period of freezing rain is possible over northern parts of the NWS Taunton coverage area Tuesday Morning before temperatures warm above freezing changing the precipitation to rain. A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect from 4 to 10 AM Tuesday for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex counties for light icing amounts that could cause travel problems for the morning commute..
..Beneficial rainfall will occur later Tuesday and again on Wednesday with the potential of rainfall amounts between 2-2.5″ across much of Southern New England with isolated higher amounts possible. If higher amounts occur in any heavier convective downpours or even thunderstorms, there could be pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in parts of the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the freezing rain Tuesday Morning and the rainfall over the region Tuesday Afternoon/Evening and again Wednesday Afternoon/Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Freezing Rain Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics..

NWS Taunton Freezing Rain 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 Winter Weather Graphics:
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 #2 – 11/24/16 Thanksgiving Day/Evening Light Wintry Mix Potential

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..Happy Thanksgiving to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..From early Thanksgiving morning through Thanksgiving Night, light snow and freezing drizzle creating a light wintry mix is still likely across interior Southern New England particularly at higher elevation locations but could also impact lower elevation areas north and west of the I-95 corridor. Latest model runs have reduced precipitation amounts for during Thanksgiving Day with slightly more precipitation Thanksgiving night..
..Snowfall amounts are currently expected to be 1″ or less even in higher elevation locations of Northwest Massachusetts with the possibility of a trace of ice making some road surfaces particularly in higher elevations slippery. A light glaze of ice could occur particularly during Thanksgiving evening in higher elevations with more of a light rain in lower elevations particularly South and east of either the I-495 or I-95 corridors..
..Given the travel that takes place for the Thanksgiving holiday, this coordination message is being sent to highlight the light wintry mix potential and to gather any snow/ice accumulation reports for this event..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this light wintry mix event. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Thanksgiving Morning or later Thanksgiving evening as required. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics..

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
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – 11/24/16 Thanksgiving Day Light Wintry Mix Potential

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..Happy Thanksgiving to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..From early Thanksgiving morning through Thanksgiving Night, light snow and freezing drizzle creating a light wintry mix is likely across interior Southern New England particularly at higher elevation locations but could also impact lower elevation areas north and west of the I-95 corridor. Snowfall amounts are currently expected to be 1″ or less with isolated 2″ amounts in higher elevation locations of Northwest Massachusetts with the possibility of a trace of ice making some road surfaces particularly in higher elevations slippery. Given the travel that takes place for the Thanksgiving holiday, this coordination message is being sent to highlight the light wintry mix potential and to gather any snow/ice accumulation reports for this event..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this light wintry mix event. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics..

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
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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UPDATED – Special Announcement: SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 2016 Friday Evening 12/2/16 at 7 PM Through Saturday 12/3/16 at 7 PM

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**Below is the updated Special Announcement on SKYWARN Recognition Day 2016 with some updated repeater information for Rhode Island and the finalized list of NWS Offices on the Echolink *WX_TALK* conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 reflector system. Also, if time allows, WX1BOX will attempt to get on DMR at some point this weekend. The timeframe will be TBD but most likely in the late morning or afternoon Saturday.**

The following is a special announcement on SKYWARN Recognition Day 2016. This announcement will be updated either Thursday Evening 12/16/16 or Friday Morning 12/2/16. This announcement also appears on the WX1BOX home page via the following link:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/3837

The ARRL has also published a web story for SRD. That web story can be seen via the following link:
http://www.arrl.org/news/skywarn-recognition-day-on-the-air-event-is-saturday-december-3

Announcement text is listed below:

The National Weather Service in Taunton Amateur Radio Station, WX1BOX, will once again be active for SKYWARN Recognition Day 2016. In addition, for the tenth straight year, the National Weather Service Gray, Maine Office will also be active under call-sign, WX1GYX. The Boston Amateur Radio Club will also be active as they have been over the past several years at the NWS Blue Hill Observatory under call-sign WX1BHO from 9 AM-3 PM Saturday December 3rd, 2016.

This will be the 18th year of SKYWARN Recognition Day and its anticipated that over 100 NWS Forecast Offices will be participating once again this year. A Web link to information on SKYWARN Recognition Day can be seen at the following link:

http://hamradio.noaa.gov

WX1BOX will be monitoring the *NEW-ENG3* conference node 9123/IRLP 9123 system throughout the SRD event from 7 PM-12 AM Friday Evening 12/2/16 and from 7 AM-7 PM Saturday 12/3/16. Our HF station will be active on the various HF bands during the same time period. What bands/modes we operate on will be dependent on propagation and operator availability. We will attempt to announce the different HF frequencies will be on via our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as on the DX Spotter/cluster system dxsummit.fi for people that wish to contact us on HF.

The following is a schedule of repeaters that will be utilized along with simplex being utilized during certain timeframes on Friday Evening 7 PM-12 AM and Saturday 7 AM-7 PM at WX1BOX. We hope Amateurs will utilize this schedule and try and work WX1BOX during these various timeframes. If you don’t hear NWS, feel free to call for WX1BOX and if the office is monitoring, a response will be given. When you make contact, give your current sky condition and temperature as required. Below is the tentative schedule of operations:

Friday December 2nd, 2016:
7:00-7:30 PM: 146.970-Paxton Repeater (PL: 114.8 Hz)
7:30-8:00 PM: 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
8:00-8:30 PM: 147.000-Dartmouth Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
8:30-9:00 PM: 146.955-Westford Repeater (PL: 74.4 Hz)
9:00-9:30 PM: 146.79-Vernon, CT Repeater (PL: 82.5 Hz) (linked via IRLP.)
9:30-10:00 PM: 147.225-Killingly, CT Repeater (PL: 156.7 Hz)
10:00-10:30 PM: KA1RCI Repeater System and 146.760-Scituate, RI Repeater PL: 67.0 Hz
10:30-11:00 PM: 145.470-Danvers, MA Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
11:00-11:30 PM: 146.955-Barnstable, MA Repeater PL: 88.5 or 147.375-Falmouth Repeater PL: 110.9
11:30 PM-12:00 AM: 146.640-Waltham Repeater

**Will Attempt to monitor both the New England Network and the *WX-TALK*/IRLP Reflector 9219 systems during this entire timeframe.
**It is possible we may switch off to different repeaters or simplex during time slots if we run out of contacts.

Saturday December 3rd, 2016:
7:00-8:30 AM: 146.595 Simplex
8:30-9:00 AM: Litchfield County Linked System via KB1AEV repeater system
9:00-9:30 AM: 145.230-Boston Repeater (PL: 88.5 Hz)
9:30-10:00 AM: 146.640-Waltham Repeater
10:00-11:00 AM: NWS Taunton will participate in the Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net
11:00-11:30 AM: 146.895-Walpole Repeater (PL: 123.0 Hz)
11:30-12:00 PM: 147.225-Killingly, CT Repeater (PL: 156.7 Hz)
12:00-12:30 PM: 145.470-Danvers Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
12:30-100 PM: 146.790-Vernon, CT Repeater (Linked via IRLP.)
1:00-1:30 PM: 146.595 Simplex
1:30-2:00 PM: 145.37-Gardner/145.45-Fitchburg/147.39 Repeaters via IRLP 9122
2:00-2:30 PM: 146.685-Plymouth Repeater (PL: 82.5 Hz)
2:30-3:00 PM: 145.130-Gloucester Repeater (PL: 107.2 Hz)
3:00-3:30 PM: 146.955-Barnstable (PL: 88.5) or 147.375-Falmouth Repeater (PL: 110.9)
3:30-4:00 PM: 146.955-Westford Repeater (PL: 74.4)
4:00-4:30 PM: 146.970-Paxton Repeater (PL: 114.8)
4:30-5:00 PM: 145.370-Coventry, RI Repeater (PL: 67.0)
5:00-5:30 PM: KA1RCI Repeater System and 146.760-Scituate, RI Repeater (PL: 67.0)
5:30-6:00 PM: 147.000-Dartmouth Repeater (PL: 67.0)
6:00-6:30 PM: 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater (PL: 67.0)
6:30-7:00 PM: 147.225-Whitman Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)

**Will Attempt to monitor both the New England Network and the *WX-TALK*/IRLP Reflector 9219 systems during this entire timeframe.
**It is possible we may switch off to different repeaters or simplex during time slots if we run out of contacts.

We will also be utilizing 6-Meters FM for the second time during SRD since we now have that functionality in working order at NWS Taunton. The setup is a Vertical Antenna through an Icom IC-706 Radio. The following repeaters and simplex will be utilized during SRD on 6-Meters. This schedule may change as we get closer to the SRD event and 6-Meter use during SRD may expand depending on operator availability etc.

Saturday December 3rd, 2016:
1230-1245 PM: 53.31-Mt Wachusett, MA
1245-100 PM: 53.07-Hopkinton MA
100-115 PM: 51.74-Hopkinton, MA
115-130 PM: 53.01-Barnstable, MA
115-130 PM: 53.17-Portsmouth, RI (KA1RCI)
130-145 PM: 53.27-Framingham, MA
145-200 PM: 53.81-Marlborough, MA
200-215 PM: 53.830-Fitchburg, MA
215-230 PM: 52.525-Simplex

The following is information EchoLink/IRLP operations during SKYWARN Recognition Day on the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system. Further updates to follow as we get closer to the event. See the list of NWS offices below:

Time in UTC NWS Office Call-Sign
0000-0100: WX0GLD (Time slot for last year)
0100-0200: WX1GYX (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0200-0300: WX4MLB (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0300-0400: WX5EWX (Time slot for last year)
0400-0500: WX1BOX (Time slot for last year)
0500-0600: KL7FWX (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0600-0700: WX4HUN (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0700-0800: KL7FWX (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0800-0900: WX9LOT (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0900-1000: Open
1000-1100: Open
1100-1200: W7NWS (New Time Slot for this year)
1200-1300: K0NWS (Time slot for last year)
1300-1400: WX2PHI (Confirmed time slot for this year)
1400-1500: WX7SLC (Time slot for last year)
1500-1530: WX1BOX (Time slot for last year)
1530-1600: N0F (Time slot for last year)
1600-1700: WX4NC (Confirmed time slot for this year)
1700-1800: WX2PHI (Confirmed time slot for this year)
1800-1900: WX6MTR (Time slot for last year)
1900-2000: K0MPX (Confirmed time slot for this year)
2000-2100: WX4MLB (Confirmed time slot for this year)
2100-2300: WX4NHC (Time slot for last year)
2300-2400: WX6NWS (Confirmed time slot for this year)

There will be other conference systems utilized for SKYWARN Recognition Day. They are as follows:

The New England Reflector Gateway System will be utilized by the NWS Taunton, Mass. and NWS Gray, Maine offices from 0000-0500 UTC and 1200-2400 UTC. The New England Gateway system is on EchoLink Conference server *NEW-ENG3* Node: 9123, IRLP reflector 9123. If other NWS offices would like to join the system, they are welcome to do so and participants in SKYWARN Recognition Day can also use that system to make contact with various NWS offices. This is a great place to move off the *WX_TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system after your scheduled time if other Amateurs or NWS offices whish to make contact with you.

Also, the Western Reflector will be having NWS offices calling CQ as in past years and have multiple reflector channels and Echolink conferences available. There is reflector 9250/Echolink Conference *HI-GATE* node: 357564, IRLP 9251 and the *WORLD* Echolink Conference node: 479886, IRLP 9257/*DCF-ARC* Echolink Conference node: 336037 and IRLP 9258/EchoLink Conference *NV-GATE* Node: 152566 open for NWS offices. Please contact Kent-W7AOR for additional information on the Western Reflector.

A few technical reminders for folks interested in making contacts with the NWS Forecast Offices on the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 and New England Reflector Gateway IRLP 9123/*NEW-ENG3* Echolink Node: 9123 systems:

-The system allows both EchoLink and IRLP connections. For EchoLink users, you connect to the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203 conference system. For IRLP users, you would connect to IRLP reflector 9219.

-If you are using EchoLink, the RF node or PC that you’re using must have EchoLink conferencing disabled. If it is not disabled, the system will automatically kick the node or PC off of the system. The reason this occurs is to prevent unintentional interference from a conferencing station that may not know the node is connected somewhere else. This will keep traffic moving on the net and reduce interference considerably.

For more information on VoIP Technical Configuration Tips, please go to our web site at http://www.voipwx.net where we have a link to that information on the main menu of the web site. This announcement will also be on the web site.

We are looking forward to another fun SKYWARN Recognition Day on the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 system, New England Reflector Gateway system and Western Reflector system. Thanks to all for their support!

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 – Sunday Night 11/20/16 Snowfall & Sunday Night 11/20/16 into Monday Evening 11/21/16 Strong Wind Potential

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..Accumulating snow likely in the higher terrain of Northwest Massachusetts Sunday Night as cold air sweeps into the region with with strong winds across the NWS Taunton coverage area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties through 5 AM Sunday for 2-4″ of heavy wet snow across higher terrain locations with isolated higher amounts to 6″ possible including the Sunday Morning snowfall. If snow lingers longer or is heavy enough, higher snowfall amounts in the higher terrain could occur and amounts 4″ or more coupled with the strong winds could result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Areas outside of the advisory area may see an 1″ or less of snow on grassy areas overnight..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage area through 7 PM Monday for sustained winds of 10-20 MPH with wind gusts in the 40-50 MPH range. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will closely monitor for snowfall reports and wind damage and wind measurement reports  Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Advisory Statement, NWS Taunton Snow accumulation and probabilities map and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

NWS Taunton Snowfall and Probabilities Map:
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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Snowfall Potential in Northwest Mass Higher Terrain Sunday Morning 11/20/16 and Strong Wind Potential Sunday Evening to Monday Morning 11/21/16

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..Accumulating snow likely in the higher terrain of Northwest Massachusetts overnight into Sunday Morning as cold air sweeps into the region with winds increasing and becoming strong Sunday Evening into Monday along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island with winds also potentially becoming strong in other parts of Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties from 2-10 AM Sunday for 2-4″ of heavy wet snow across higher terrain locations. In Western Hampden County, 1-3″ of snow in higher terrain locations is likely. If snow lingers longer or is heavy enough despite the short timing window, higher snowfall amounts in the higher terrain could occur and amounts 4″ or more could result in isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including the Cape and Islands from 6 PM Sunday Evening through 8 AM Monday for sustained winds of 15-20 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will closely monitor for snowfall reports Sunday Morning and strong to damaging winds Sunday Night into Monday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted Sunday morning if time allow or Sunday Afternoon into early Evening if time allows for the strong wind potential. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter weather Advisory, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton 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 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 #1 – Weak Coastal Storm and Minor Coastal Flooding Potential

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..A weak coastal storm combined with the supermoon tide will bring minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide to East Coastal Massachusetts for the midday Tuesday high tide with more spotty coastal flooding in South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the 8 AM Tuesday high tide. The coastal flooding will be due to the high tide inundating low lying areas with only modest wave action. This weak coastal storm will bring some beneficial rainfall of around 0.50″ with isolated higher amounts of around 1″ and possibly heavier downpours and some wind gusts below Wind Advisory criteria but possibly reaching 30-40 MPH in gusts along the coast..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts as well as Cape Cod and the Islands from 1000 AM to 2 PM Saturday for widespread minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide. A Coastal Flood Statement has been issued for pockets of minor coastal flooding along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be monitoring for any coastal flood reports in East Coastal Massachusetts as well as South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island which are likely to reach SKYWARN Reporting thresholds. Any coastal flood photos would be greatly appreciated and can be sent via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds, as a reply to this coordination message or to the email address pics@nsradio.org. SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for any flooding issues from heavy rainfall or any wind issues at the coast as well but this is likely to stay below reportable thresholds. This will be the only coordination message for this storm event unless time allows and a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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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Special Announcement: NWS Taunton MA Winter Weather Preparedness Week – Monday 10/31/16-Friday 11/4/16

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The week of October 31st through November 4th, 2016 was the NWS Taunton MA Winter Weather Preparedness Week. NWS Taunton issued 5 Public Information Statements on various subjects on Winter Weather Preparedness. Below is the NWS National Headquarters NWS Winter Storm Safety web page as well as a listing of NWS Taunton Public Information Statements that has the text information from the Winter Weather Preparedness Week web page:

National Winter Weather Safety and Awareness Page:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Preparedness Week – Public Information Statements:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/winter_weather_preparedness_11_4_16.txt

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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Wind Coordination Message #2 – Friday Afternoon/Evening 11/11/16 through Early Saturday Morning 11/12/16 Strong Wind Potential

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..A strong cold front will bring much colder air to the region later today and the weekend and will bring a period of strong winds to the region and will now be a bit stronger than previously expected and more widespread across Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire NWS Taunton coverage area through 1 AM Saturday for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and this will likely cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor today’s strong winds. This will be the only coordination message unless another significant 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
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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