Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday 2/7/18 Winter Storm Potential

Hello to all…

..Storm System will move across Southern New England Wednesday with the potential for heavy snow in portions of northern and western Southern New England, accumulating mixed precipitation in central interior and potentially northeast coastal locations with snow over to rain in Southeast New England. Snowfall could be wet and heavy in interior locations under the Winter Storm Watch areas which could lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday Morning through late Wednesday Night for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 6-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts possible and a light glaze of ice..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday Morning through late Wednesday Night for Hartford County Connecticut, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Hampden, Southern Worcester and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in some interior locations and up to one-tenth inch of icing..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch could see a coating to 2″ of snow before a changeover to rain and the rain will be heavy at times. Wind gusts to 40 MPH are possible in portions of Southeast Coastal New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system for Wednesday. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the concern for wet snow damage increases..

A storm system will move across Southern New England on Wednesday with the potential for heavy snowfall and a period of snowfall around 1″ per hour. There is high confidence that a plowable snowfall will occur in much of Winter Storm Watch area but snowfall amounts could be adjusted based on the track of the storm and the position and track of the rain-snow line based on the storm track. Some models have this track near the Cape Cod Canal or into Southeast New England while other reliable model guidance brings the track over or just north of Boston. This will affect the rain-snow line and ultimately snow and ice amounts in the Winter Storm Watch area. Southeast New England is likely to see mostly rain with this storm system after a period of snow at the start.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system for Wednesday. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the concern for wet snow damage increases. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice maps and the NWS Taunton Facebook Post on this storm system.

NWS Taunton 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 Facebook Storm Briefing Post:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1617971991630499/1617970764963955/?type=3&theater

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…

..Storm System will move across Southern New England Wednesday with the potential for heavy snow in portions of northern and western Southern New England, accumulating mixed precipitation in central interior and potentially northeast coastal locations with snow over to rain in Southeast New England. Snowfall could be wet and heavy in interior locations under the Winter Storm Watch areas which could lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday Morning through late Wednesday Night for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 6-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts possible and a light glaze of ice..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday Morning through late Wednesday Night for Hartford County Connecticut, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Hampden, Southern Worcester and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in some interior locations and up to one-tenth inch of icing..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Watch could see a coating to 2″ of snow before a changeover to rain and the rain will be heavy at times. Wind gusts to 40 MPH are possible in portions of Southeast Coastal New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system for Wednesday. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the concern for wet snow damage increases..

A storm system will move across Southern New England on Wednesday with the potential for heavy snowfall and a period of snowfall around 1″ per hour. There is high confidence that a plowable snowfall will occur in much of Winter Storm Watch area but snowfall amounts could be adjusted based on the track of the storm and the position and track of the rain-snow line based on the storm track. Some models have this track near the Cape Cod Canal or into Southeast New England while other reliable model guidance brings the track over or just north of Boston. This will affect the rain-snow line and ultimately snow and ice amounts in the Winter Storm Watch area. Southeast New England is likely to see mostly rain with this storm system after a period of snow at the start.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system for Wednesday. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the concern for wet snow damage increases. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice maps and the NWS Taunton Facebook Post on this storm system.

NWS Taunton 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 Facebook Storm Briefing Post:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1617971991630499/1617970764963955/?type=3&theater

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
Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/wx1box


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