Storm Coordination Message #5 – Late Tuesday Night 1/16/18-Wednesday Afternoon 1/17/18 Winter Storm Potential

Hello to all…

..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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Hello to all…

..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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
Like us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/wx1box
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