Storm Coordination Message #1 – New Year’s Eve Night 12/31/18-New Year’s Day 1/1/19 – Light Icing/Heavy Rain/Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters! NWS Boston/Norton appreciates everyone’s support in the past year and look forward to the continued support in 2019..
..New Year’s Eve Night into New Year’s Day Morning will bring a period of icing to northern and western Massachusetts changing to rain and rain heavy at times in the region with wind gusts around 40 MPH in South and East Coastal Massachusetts. On New Year’s Day, temperatures will be very mild but there will be the potential for wind gusts to Wind Advisory criteria in the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM through Midnight Monday Night for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire. Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for snow and sleet accumulations up to 1″ and around one-tenth inch of icing causing slippery travel conditions..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Monday. 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
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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