Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 8/2/18 and Friday 8/3/18 Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Isolated to Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late Thursday Afternoon and Evening across Western Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut with a line of activity over Western Connecticut and entering Western Massachusetts. Strong to Damaging Winds, heavy rain leading to urban and poor drainage flooding and frequent lightning are the main threats..
..Another round of isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms is possible Friday Afternoon and Evening across Western Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut in a marginal risk for severe weather for today and again Friday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton commenced at 345 PM Thursday to monitor today’s threat. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are possible again Friday Afternoon and Friday Night. A coordination message will be sent by 10 AM Friday for Friday’s severe weather potential. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outloook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 and Day 2 Convective Outlooks..

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2018/day2otlk_20180802_1730.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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