Storm Coordination Message #2 – Saturday Night 2/17/18-Sunday Morning 2/18/18 Winter Storm Potential

Hello to all…

..Quick Hitting Winter Storm likely to bring a plowable snowfall to much of Southern New England. Track trend has been a bit further southeast meaning inclusion of Barnstable County Massachusetts in the Winter Storm Watch area and potentially highest snowfall amounts in Southeast New England..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for Saturday Night into early Sunday Morning for Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Northern Connecticut for 4-8″ of snow. The snow will be of heavier and wetter consistency and this could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages if higher amounts are realized. 3-6″ of snow is possible north of the Winter Storm Watch area depending on the storm track..
..Confidence in snowfall amounts and storm scenario is moderate at this time with uncertainty as to the rain-snow line in Southeast New England and how far north and west the plowable snow will cover in Southern New England. A storm track closer to the coast means more mixing of rain in Southeast Coastal areas and heavier snow to the north and west while a track further south and east means lighter snowfall amounts in the northern and western parts of the region and higher snow totals and no rain-snow mixing issues in Southeast New England. As mentioned in the top headline, the track trend has been a bit further southeast over the course of Friday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and wet snow damage reports. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snowfall Maps and Facebook Storm Briefing Post..

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
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Hello to all…

..Quick Hitting Winter Storm likely to bring a plowable snowfall to much of Southern New England. Track trend has been a bit further southeast meaning inclusion of Barnstable County Massachusetts in the Winter Storm Watch area and potentially highest snowfall amounts in Southeast New England..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for Saturday Night into early Sunday Morning for Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Northern Connecticut for 4-8″ of snow. The snow will be of heavier and wetter consistency and this could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages if higher amounts are realized. 3-6″ of snow is possible north of the Winter Storm Watch area depending on the storm track..
..Confidence in snowfall amounts and storm scenario is moderate at this time with uncertainty as to the rain-snow line in Southeast New England and how far north and west the plowable snow will cover in Southern New England. A storm track closer to the coast means more mixing of rain in Southeast Coastal areas and heavier snow to the north and west while a track further south and east means lighter snowfall amounts in the northern and western parts of the region and higher snow totals and no rain-snow mixing issues in Southeast New England. As mentioned in the top headline, the track trend has been a bit further southeast over the course of Friday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and wet snow damage reports. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snowfall Maps and Facebook Storm Briefing Post..

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


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