Storm Coordination Message #3 – Friday 12/28/18 – Light Wintry Mix/Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..A storm system is on track to bring a wintry mix of weather to portions of Southern New England with inland locations into Central and Northeast Massachusetts through Northern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island potentially impacted..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 3 to 7 AM Friday for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, 3 to 8 AM for Hampden, Eastern Hampshire, Southern Worcester, Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts and 3 to 9 AM for Western, Hampshire, Franklin, Northern Worcester, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow accumulation and a glaze to less than one-tenth of an inch 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 and possibly interior South-Central Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts where if temperatures get to 60 degrees, slightly higher winds at minimal wind advisory criteria would be possible with isolated tree and wire damage. At this time, rainfall and winds will be less than what they were with last Friday’s storm system even if temperatures warm to around 60 degrees..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix and eventual changeover to rain and any flooding, and wind damage reports. This will be the last coordination message unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. 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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