Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday 12/28/18 Wintry Mix/Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..A storm system will bring a wintry mix to Northern and Western parts of Massachusetts along with a period of soaking to heavy rain and some strong winds at the coast..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 to 10 AM Friday for Western Hampshire, Franklin, Northern Worcester, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 1″ of snow accumulation and a glaze of ice causing slippery travel conditions..
..Rainfall in the area may cause some localized urban and poor drainage flooding Friday into Friday Evening. Wind gusts around 40 MPH are possible in East and South Coastal Massachusetts. At this time, rainfall and winds will be less than what they were with last Friday’s storm system..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix and eventual changeover to rain and any flooding, and wind damage reports. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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