Storm Coordination Message #2 – 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 Warning and northern areas of the Winter Weather Advisory which could lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 AM to 10 PM Wednesday for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties for 5-8 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts of up to 10 inches and ice accumulations of one-tenth inch..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 AM to 10 PM Wednesday for Hartford County Connecticut, Hampden, Central Middlesex, Southern Worcester and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow and one-tenth inch of ice accretion..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 AM to 6 PM Wednesday for Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut, Eastern Essex, Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County of Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow and one-tenth inch of ice accretion..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory areas 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 and/or ice 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 and the headlines reflect current thinking with Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for much of the interior with the heaviest snowfall in Western and Northern Massachusetts. There remains some spread in the model guidance and snowfall and icing amounts could be adjusted further based on the track of the storm and the position and track of the rain-snow line based on the storm track. Some models continue to have the storm 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 Warning and advisory areas but again the headlines reflect the current thinking. 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 and/or icing damage increases. This will likely be the last coordination message unless time allows for another full update if significant change occurs or if ops are initiated at NWS, a shortened coordination message will be posted again if time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory 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 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 Snow and Ice Maps:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Storm Briefing Post:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1618471278247237/1618469124914119/?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
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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 Warning and northern areas of the Winter Weather Advisory which could lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 AM to 10 PM Wednesday for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties for 5-8 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts of up to 10 inches and ice accumulations of one-tenth inch..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 AM to 10 PM Wednesday for Hartford County Connecticut, Hampden, Central Middlesex, Southern Worcester and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow and one-tenth inch of ice accretion..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 AM to 6 PM Wednesday for Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut, Eastern Essex, Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County of Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow and one-tenth inch of ice accretion..
..Areas outside of the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory areas 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 and/or ice 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 and the headlines reflect current thinking with Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for much of the interior with the heaviest snowfall in Western and Northern Massachusetts. There remains some spread in the model guidance and snowfall and icing amounts could be adjusted further based on the track of the storm and the position and track of the rain-snow line based on the storm track. Some models continue to have the storm 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 Warning and advisory areas but again the headlines reflect the current thinking. 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 and/or icing damage increases. This will likely be the last coordination message unless time allows for another full update if significant change occurs or if ops are initiated at NWS, a shortened coordination message will be posted again if time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory 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 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 Snow and Ice Maps:
http://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Taunton Facebook Storm Briefing Post:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1618471278247237/1618469124914119/?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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