Storm Coordination Message #4 – Tuesday Evening 1/29/19-Wednesday Morning 1/30/19 Winter Storm Potential/Wednesday PM-Evening Snow Squall/Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..Moderate snowstorm expected for portions of Northern and Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut. Following the general snowfall in these areas, snow squalls, strong to damaging winds and bitter cold conditions will follow. The snow squalls could be particularly impactful in localized areas anywhere in Southern New England and will help enhance the strong to damaging winds with the potential for thunder and lightning in those snow squalls. The timeframe of the snow squall potential is from 2-8 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Eastern Franklin and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Hartford County Connecticut, Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and has been expanded into Central Middlesex County Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in northern parts of the advisory area and in the hilly terrain..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Wednesday Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-60 MPH. Wind Advisories may be posted for other parts of the region in future updates for Wednesday. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the moderate snowstorm tonight into Wednesday Morning and will also monitor the strong to damaging winds and snow squalls Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are possible Wednesday Afternoon/Evening for snow squalls and strong winds. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch 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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