Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 10/11/18-Friday 10/12/18 Flash Flood/Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..Hurricane Michael will become post tropical passing well south and east of Southern New England but his interaction with a cold front and the unusually humid air mass for this time of year will set the stage for heavy rainfall with the potential of flash flooding in localized locations in Southern New England as well as strong wind gusts possibly to 40 to 50 MPH over Southeast Coastal New England..
..A Flash Flood Watch is posed from Thursday Morning to Thursday Night for Northern Connecticut, Western, Central and Northeastern Massachusetts for 1 to 2″ of rainfall in a short period of time and localized higher amounts possible. A Flash Flood Watch is posted from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod for 2-3″ of rain with isolated higher amounts of 3-5″ of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands for 3-5″ amounts with localized higher amounts of 4-6″. This rainfall could produce urban and poor drainage flooding and some small river and stream flooding..
..SKYWARN Activation in some form is likely Thursday into Friday with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton possible. Another coordination message will be posted by 900 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flash Flood Watch statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Flash Flood Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

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