Storm Coordination Message #2 – 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 strong to damaging winds and isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM Monday Evening through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire. Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for snow and sleet accumulations from a coating to 2″ and a trace to one-tenth inch of icing causing slippery travel conditions..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Morning through Tuesday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 8 AM-5 PM Tuesday for Northern Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds have the potential to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day..

New Year’s Eve Night into New Year’s Day morning will be featuring rain, heavy at times over most of the area with the potential for some wet snow/ice accumulation in northern and western Massachusetts. With the heavy rain, some wind gusts to around 40 MPH will be possible in East and South Coastal Massachusetts. As the rain ends, New Year’s Day looks quite mild with temperatures in the 50s to around 60 degrees but very strong to potentially damaging winds also possible to likely as the storm system departs the region. The headlines cover the current information and weather hazards.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day. The next coordination message will be posted by 7 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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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