Storm Coordination Message #3 – Monday Late PM 1/29/18 Through Tuesday Morning 1/30/18 Storm Event

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..Coastal Low will track close enough to bring some accumulating snow to portions of Southeast New England. Track confidence is a bit lower than normal for snowfall forecast this close to an event..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 10 AM Tuesday for Cape Cod and the Islands, Plymouth and Southern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow. Other parts of Southeast Massachusetts and into Rhode Island and East Coastal Massachusetts will likely see at least 1-3″ of snow with 1″ or less for other areas of Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect through 8 AM Tuesday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands and Eastern and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 8 AM-Noon Tuesday for East Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and Nantucket for minor coastal flooding of shore roads during the Tuesday Morning high tide cycle..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning..

The headlines above reflect the current thinking on accumulating snow, strong winds and minor coastal flooding for portions of Eastern New England. Winter Weather, Wind and Coastal Flood Advisories continue for the same areas as the last update. Models are continuing to struggle particularly with the snowfall portion of the forecast in terms of how heavy precipitation will be in Southeast New England as well as the western end of the precipitation shield and the headlines reflect the current thinking. A track of the coastal low a bit closer to the coast would mean heavier snowfall in the advisory area and a bit more westward extension to the snow shield while a track further offshore would mean lighter snowfall in the advisory area and the cutoff of the snow further to the east.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this event as we move into self-activation mode. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Maps:

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 Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
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 #2 – Monday Late PM 1/29/18 Through Tuesday Morning 1/30/18 Storm Event

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..Coastal Low will track close enough to bring some accumulating snow to portions of Southeast New England and will need to monitor for a track closer to Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Monday to 10 AM Tuesday for Cape Cod and the Islands, Plymouth and Southern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow. Other parts of Southeast Massachusetts and into Rhode Island and East Coastal Massachusetts will likely see at least 1-3″ of snow with 1″ or less for other areas of Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Monday Evening through 7 AM Tuesday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands and Eastern and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 8 AM-Noon Tuesday for East Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and Nantucket for minor coastal flooding of shore roads during the Tuesday Morning high tide cycle..
..Track trends will bear watching as the trend closer to the coast abated for a model cycle but returned in the latest model cycle. Trends will continue to be monitored for the possibility of higher snowfall totals in the advisory area and some points north and west of the current Winter Weather Advisory area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning..

The headlines above reflect the current thinking on accumulating snow, strong winds and minor coastal flooding for portions of Eastern New England. Wind and Coastal Flood Advisories have been issued for portions of the area along with the expansion of the Winter Weather Advisory into Southern Bristol County Massachusetts. Model trends during the day yesterday were tracking closer to the coast with heavier precipitation and that abated for one model cycle. That trend may be resuming again and will bear close watching for possibly higher snowfall amounts particularly in the advisory areas. Models are continuing to struggle with the handling of heavier precipitation and a coastal low just east of the Florida coast and how that will track will determine whether the current snow amounts occur as expected or if there will be heavier or lighter snowfall amounts.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Maps:

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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
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 – Monday Late PM 1/29/18 Through Tuesday Morning 1/30/18 Storm Event

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..Coastal Low will track close enough to bring some accumulating snow to portions of Southeast New England and will need to monitor for a track closer to Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Monday to 10 AM Tuesday for Cape Cod and the Islands and Southern and Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow. Areas of Southern Bristol County Massachusetts into other parts of Southeast Massachusetts and possibly Southeast Rhode Island will likely see at least 1-3″ of snow with 1″ or less for other areas of Southern New England..
..Strong Winds possibly to Wind Advisory levels are possible on Cape Cod and the Islands as well with the possibility of minor coastal flooding during the Tuesday Morning high tide cycle on north and east facing coastal areas of East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands..
..Track trends will bear watching as the trend has been a bit closer to the coast. If that trend continues, higher snowfall totals are possible in the advisory area and some points north and west of the current Winter Weather Advisory area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for late Monday Afternoon into Tuesday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Maps..

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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
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 #1 – Monday Evening 1/22/18 Through Tuesday Evening 1/23/18 Storm Event

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..Strong storm system to bring icing conditions in northern and western parts of the coverage area,  heavy rainfall to much of the coverage area and a period of strong to damaging wind gusts across Southeast New England. There will also be areas of dense fog overnight into Tuesday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 9 AM Tuesday for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Northern Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for a trace to one-tenth of an inch of ice resulting in slippery travel conditions..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 11 AM-7 PM ET Tuesday for Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties, Cape Cod and the Islands and all of Rhode Island except for Northwest Rhode Island for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts up to 40-50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect through 9 AM Tuesday for Windham County Connecticut, Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Worcester, Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for reduced visibilities..
..A Flood Watch is in effect for Tuesday Morning into Tuesday Afternoon for the Millers River at Athol due to an ice jam and any flooding associated with the ice jam based on heavy rainfall or dependencies on the ice jam and how it affects the river flow up and downstream of the ice jam..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light icing, strong wind and heavy rainfall and urban and poor drainage flood potential for the region. This will likely be the only coordination message on this system unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

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

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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snow and Ice Maps (Click under the Ice Accumulation Forecast for this event):
https://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 #5 – Late Tuesday Night 1/16/18-Wednesday Afternoon 1/17/18 Winter Storm Potential

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..A more widespread moderate snowstorm is still expected in Southern New England Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon. Adjustments made to Southern end of the Warning and Advisory Areas.
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect through 3 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut and from 1 AM to 6 PM Wednesday for Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with the lower end of the range in southern and eastern portions of the warning area and highest totals in the range in the northern and western portions of the warning area with isolated higher amounts possible..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 6 PM Wednesday for Windham County Connecticut, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow with a mix and/or changeover to rain likely holding down snow amounts. This area has a higher uncertainty in snow amounts..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for Southeast Providence and Kent Counties Rhode Island Northern Bristol and North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for up to 2″ of snow with isolated higher amounts before a changeover to rain holding down snow amounts. This area has a higher uncertainty in snow amounts..
..The Winter Weather Advisory for South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island has been cancelled as less than 2″ of snow is expected before a changeover to rain. Cape Cod and the Islands are expected to be mostly rain from this event though parts of the Cape closer to the Canal could get a coating to 2″ of snow before the changeover..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports across the region late tonight and particularly Wednesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon..

Another coastal storm system will approach Southern New England late Tuesday into Wednesday Afternoon bringing a moderate plowable snowfall to much of interior and Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. The headlines reflect the current thinking with Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories posted for much of the region away from the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands. Across the Winter Weather Advisory area and South Coastal New England, this is where there is lower confidence in snowfall amounts pending the rain-snow line and any mixed precipitation in this area. Latest model trends are bringing this area further north and west into the region resulting in changes to Southern and eastern ends of the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory areas.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports across the region late tonight and particularly Wednesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon. This will be the last coordination message on this storm situation as we move into operations mode. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
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 #4 – Tuesday PM 1/16/18-Wednesday PM 1/17/18 Moderate Winter Storm Potential

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..A more widespread moderate snowstorm is still expected in Southern New England Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 7 PM Tuesday Night to 3 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut and from 1 AM to 6 PM Wednesday for Windham County Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 5-8″ of snow with the lower end of the range in southern portions of the warning area and highest totals in the range in the northern portions of the warning area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for Southeast Providence and Kent Counties Rhode Island Northern Bristol and North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow before a changeover to rain..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM Wednesday South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island for 2-3″ of snow before a changeover to rain. Cape Cod and the Islands are expected to be mostly rain from this event though parts of the Cape closer to the Canal could get a coating to 2″ of snow before the changeover..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports across the region late tonight and particularly Wednesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon..

Another coastal storm system will approach Southern New England late Tuesday into Wednesday Afternoon bringing a moderate plowable snowfall to much of interior and Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. The headlines reflect the current thinking with Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories posted for much of the region away from Cape Cod and the Islands. Across the remainder Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, this is where there is lower confidence in snowfall amounts pending the rain-snow line and any mixed precipitation in this area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports across the region late tonight and particularly Wednesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Tuesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:

NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
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 #3 – Monday 1/15/18 – Localized Snow/Icing Event for Parts of Eastern Massachusetts & Tuesday PM 1/16/18-Wednesday PM 1/17/18 Moderate Winter Storm Potential

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..Advisory level icing and light snow are occurring across East and South Coastal Massachusetts and into parts of interior Plymouth and Eastern Norfolk County Massachusetts. A more widespread moderate snowstorm is still expected in Southern New England Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 10 PM Monday Evening for Eastern Norfolk and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for a coating to 2″ of snow and a light glaze of ice with a Special Weather Statement for light icing conditions across other parts of South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts and has been expanded to Northern Connecticut, Northwest Rhode Island and Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow. Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area may see advisory level snowfall but there is also the question of mixed precipitation or rain particularly along east and south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands south of the Winter Storm Watch area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and icing conditions across the Winter Weather Advisory area on Monday and for the moderate snowfall potential across the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon..

Ocean effect snow has caused some snowfall accumulations of mostly a dusting to 1″ but an areas across Northern Essex County from Rockport to Essex to Manchester to Gloucester Mass has had 1-3″ of snow. The latest snowfall totals can be seen at the following link:

NWS Taunton Public Info Statement – Snowfall Reports:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

As the precipitation bands moved further south, light freezing rain and freezing drizzle have caused icy travel conditions in the Winter Weather Advisory area with Winter Weather Advisories expanded into Southern Plymouth County Massachusetts and a Special Weather Statement being issued for Southern Bristol County Massachusetts and Cape Cod for light icing. The freezing rain/freezing drizzle should end later tonight.

Another coastal storm system will approach Southern New England late Tuesday into Wednesday Afternoon bringing a moderate plowable snowfall to much of interior and Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. The latest model data indicate a greater threat for a moderate snowfall across Northern Connecticut, Northwest Rhode Island and Norfolk and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts where Winter Storm Watches have expanded for this area with a 4-8″ snowfall possible across the Winter Storm Watch area. Across the remainder Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, advisory level snowfall is possible but there are also concerns about mixed precipitation in this area. The current snowfall amounts expected for this timeframe and mixed precipitation potential will become further defined in future forecasts.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and icing conditions across the Winter Weather Advisory area on Monday Evening and across the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted some time between 9 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps covering snow totals for the Tuesday Night to Wednesday Afternoon storm:

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Watch 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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
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 – Monday 1/15/18 – Localized Snowfall Event for Parts of Eastern Massachusetts and Tuesday PM 1/16/18-Wednesday PM 1/17/18 Moderate Winter Storm Potential

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..Advisory level snowfall still expected later this afternoon and evening across East Coastal Massachusetts and into parts of interior Plymouth and Eastern Norfolk County Massachusetts. A more widespread moderate snowstorm expected in Southern New England late Tuesday into Wednesday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 10 PM Monday Evening for Eastern Norfolk and North-Central and East Coastal Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in any persistent snow bands of 5-6″ possible. Areas through the North Shore and down to Cape Cod will see a dusting to possibly 1-2″ with isolated higher amounts in any persistent snow bands..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7″ of snow. Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch area may see advisory level snowfall but there is also the question of mixed precipitation or rain particularly from the I-95 corridor of Boston to Providence south and east to the coast line but also including other parts of Rhode Island and across Northern Connecticut..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports across the Winter Weather Advisory area on Monday and across the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon..

Ocean effect snow has caused some snowfall accumulations of mostly a dusting to 1″ but an areas across Northern Essex County from Rockport to Essex to Manchester to Gloucester Mass has had 1-3″ of snow. The snow bands are now moving closer to the Winter Weather Advisory area where snow is expected for the evening commute and current totals for the Winter Weather Advisory remains reasonable. The latest snowfall totals can be seen at the following link:

NWS Taunton Public Info Statement – Snowfall Reports:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

Another coastal storm system will approach Southern New England late Tuesday into Wednesday Afternoon bringing a moderate plowable snowfall to much of interior and Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. Across Connecticut, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts from the Metro Boston area southward through Southeast Massachusetts, advisory level snowfall is possible but there are also concerns about mixed precipitation in this area. The current snowfall amounts expected for this timeframe and mixed precipitation potential will become better defined in future forecasts.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports across the Winter Weather Advisory area on Monday and across the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted some time between 6 and 11 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps covering snow totals for the Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Afternoon storm and a NWS Taunton Social Media Link to snowfall totals in the advisory area for Monday Afternoon and Evening:

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory/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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snowfall Maps:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Snowfall Map – Monday Afternoon/Evening Snow Event:
https://twitter.com/NWSBoston/status/952857951248746

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 – Monday 1/15/18 – Localized Snowfall Event for Parts of Eastern Massachusetts

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..A small storm system combined with ocean enhancement will bring advisory level snowfall  to some locations of Eastern Massachusetts with a lighter snow in other parts of the area closest to the advisory area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 AM to 10 PM for Eastern Norfolk and North-Central and East Coastal Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in any persistent snow bands. Areas near the Winter Weather Advisory up through the North Shore and into portions of Cape Cod could see a Dusting to perhaps an inch or two of snow if any snow bands persist in these areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for any snowfall reports in and around the advisory area. Given the nature of the event, snowfall reports for this event will be important as there could be a wide variance in measurements depending on how snow bands setup and how large an area heavier snow bands cover..
..Another coordination message will be posted by 900 AM Monday Morning. Another storm system will affect the region late Tuesday Night into Wednesday with another plowable snowfall. Details will be posted in a future coordination message either Monday Night or Tuesday. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Hazardous weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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 – Friday Morning 1/12/18-Saturday Afternoon 1/13/18 Heavy Rainfall/Flood & Storm Potential

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..Strong storm system will bring Heavy Rainfall, the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding to possibly some small river and stream flooding including ice jam flooding, Strong to Damaging Winds in Southeast Coastal New England and on the back-end of the storm a possible flash freeze and icing situation..
..A Flood Watch is in effect from Friday Morning through Saturday Afternoon for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area for 2-4″ of rain and that potential for urban and poor drainage flooding to possibly some small river and stream flooding including ice jam flooding. The expected heavy rainfall may also have embedded thunderstorms bringing some areas of higher rainfall amounts..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 5 PM This Friday Afternoon through 9 AM Saturday Morning for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH and wind gusts to 50 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible for Plymouth, Southern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 5 AM-4 PM for Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties, 9 AM-4 PM for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, Worcester and Northerm Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and 11 AM-7 PM for Southeast Providence, Kent and Bristol Counties of Rhode Island and Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, North-Central Bristol and North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts. This advisory is in effect for a flash freeze causing icy road conditions and a period of freezing rain possibly leading to light ice accretion on roadways, trees and power lines..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for this entire storm timeframe of Friday Morning through Saturday Afternoon is likely. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible and potentially centered around mid-afternoon Friday through late Friday Night. A shortened coordination message if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, snow and ice total maps and Facebook Infographics..

NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

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

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 Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Taunton Snow and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Infographics:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1593866667374365/1593866364041062/?type=3&theater

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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