Storm Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday PM 1/29/19-Wednesday AM 1/30/19 Winter Storm Potential & Wed PM/Evening 1/30/19 Snow Squall/Strong Wind/Bitter Cold Potential

Hello to all…

..A moderate snowstorm is possible across Western and Northern Massachusetts Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning. Bitterly cold air and strong winds with the possibility of Isolated to Scattered Snow Showers and now Squalls will occur post storm as we move into Wednesday Afternoon and Evening and could have greater impact if timed during the evening commute..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-8″ of snow. For the Watch area, it was still a bit too early to determine whether to go with an advisory or a warning so the watch remains in effect. Areas just to the south and east of the Winter Storm Watch area could see advisory level snow with snow changing to rain and then back to snow before ending..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and precip type changeover reports through this time period. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch 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, Ice and Rain 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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