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

Hello to all…

..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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
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Hello to all…

..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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
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