Storm Coordination Message #4 – 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. Precipitation type issue concerns could keep snow amounts a bit lower for South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island though amounts since last update are unchanged. Cape Cod expected to see mostly advisory level snow but could see high-end advisory to low-end warning criteria amounts around the Cape Cod Canal area. Areas around or just north of the Mass Pike could potentially see slightly higher snowfall amounts as well..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with a period of 1-2″ per hour snowfall during the overnight period. There is some question of snow mixing with rain along the immediate south coast of Massachusetts/Rhode Island which could hold snow amounts lower. This will bear watching. Near this transition zone, the snow will heavy and wet and could result in isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester, Middlesex and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and the highest amounts closer to the Mass Pike..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Marthas Vineyard for 2-5″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Barnstable County through 7 AM Sunday Morning for 2-4″ of snow with isolated amounts to 6″ on the western end of Cape Cod. Nantucket will receive 1-3″ of snow with rain holding down amounts in that area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and wet snow damage reports including final snowfall amount monitoring over the course of early Sunday Morning. This will be the last coordination message for this event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snowfall Maps and Facebook Storm Briefing Post..

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

NWS Taunton Facebook Storm Briefing Post:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1628965093864522/1628961603864871/?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…

..Quick Hitting Winter Storm likely to bring a plowable snowfall to much of Southern New England. Precipitation type issue concerns could keep snow amounts a bit lower for South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island though amounts since last update are unchanged. Cape Cod expected to see mostly advisory level snow but could see high-end advisory to low-end warning criteria amounts around the Cape Cod Canal area. Areas around or just north of the Mass Pike could potentially see slightly higher snowfall amounts as well..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with a period of 1-2″ per hour snowfall during the overnight period. There is some question of snow mixing with rain along the immediate south coast of Massachusetts/Rhode Island which could hold snow amounts lower. This will bear watching. Near this transition zone, the snow will heavy and wet and could result in isolated tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester, Middlesex and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and the highest amounts closer to the Mass Pike..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 7 AM Sunday Morning for Marthas Vineyard for 2-5″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Barnstable County through 7 AM Sunday Morning for 2-4″ of snow with isolated amounts to 6″ on the western end of Cape Cod. Nantucket will receive 1-3″ of snow with rain holding down amounts in that area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and wet snow damage reports including final snowfall amount monitoring over the course of early Sunday Morning. This will be the last coordination message for this event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snowfall Maps and Facebook Storm Briefing Post..

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

NWS Taunton Facebook Storm Briefing Post:

https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.1628965093864522/1628961603864871/?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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