Storm Coordination Message #5 – Snow Squall, Strong to Damaging Wind and Wind Chill Potential – Wednesday PM 1/30/19-Thursday PM 1/31/19

Hello to all…

..After a moderate snowfall over portions of Northern Connecticut, Western and Northern Massachusetts, snow squalls, strong to damaging winds and bitterly cold conditions will affect the region Wednesday Afternoon and Wednesday Night with bitter cold conditions lasting through Thursday and into the end of the week..
..A Special Weather Statement for snow squalls has been posted with the timeframe of snow squall potential between 3-7 PM near and around the evening commute. These snow squalls could result in a quick coating to 2″ of snow with icy road conditions and the possibility of isolated higher amounts to 2-3″. These snow squalls will also have the potential to bring stronger winds down to the surface and may even have thunder and lightning..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4-10 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH for Cape Cod and the Islands. A Wind Advisory is now in effect for the rest of the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area from 2-9 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and the possibility of gusts to 55 MPH in parts of East and South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. These winds may cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Wind Chill Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Evening through 9 AM Thursday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for dangerous wind chills between 25 and 30 below zero..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Evening through 9 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island and the rest of Western, Central and Eastern Massachusetts from Northern Bristol and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts north and west for dangerous wind chills between 15 and 25 below zero..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor today’s conditions with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton possible. This will be the last coordination message posted on this storm event. A shortened coordination message will be posted if time allows and Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are initiated. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Chill Warning/Advisory statement, High Wind Warning/Wind advisory statement, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and snow and ice maps..

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.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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