Storm Coordination Message #2 – Wednesday Evening 2/27/19-Thursday Morning 2/28/19 Plowable Snowfall Potential

Hello to all…

..Plowable snowfall expected starting late Wednesday Afternoon into early Thursday Morning in Southern New England and now looks to affect all of Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 PM Wednesday Evening to 7 AM Thursday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut for 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts particularly along and north of the Mass Pike..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Evening to 7 AM Thursday Morning for all of Rhode Island and expanded to all of Central and Eastern Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts particularly along and north of the Mass Pike..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with a few Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports for this storm system. Another coordination message may be posted by 9 PM this evening if a significant change to the forecast occurs and time allows for an update or this will potentially be the last update on this system. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Facebook Infographics..

NWS Boston/Norton 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 Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2106558136105213/2106557302771963/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Plowable Snowfall Potential – Wednesday Evening 2/27/19-Thursday Morning 2/28/19

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..Bitter cold wind chills in Western Massachusetts will occur tonight followed by plowable snowfall expected Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning in Southern New England particularly in Western Massachusetts and then along and south of the Mass Pike..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from Midnight to 8 AM Wednesday for Franklin, Western Hampden, Western Hampshire and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for wind chill indices as low as 15 to 20 below zero..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 5 PM Wednesday Evening to 7 AM Thursday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut for 2-4″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Evening to 7 AM Thursday Morning for all of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts from Suffolk and Norfolk Counties through Cape Cod and the Islands for 2-4″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with a few Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports for this storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather/Wind Chill Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Facebook Infographics..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather/Wind Chill 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 Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2105783022849391/2105782242849469/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday 2/26/19 Strong Wind Potential and Overnight 2/26-2/27/19 Bitter Wind Chills in the East Slopes of the Berkshires

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..Strong Winds will occur over the course of the day today but not to the strength we had around the region on Monday. These winds, however, may slow power restoration efforts for those that have lost power..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect through 5 PM Tuesday Afternoon for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with wind gusts of 40-50 MPH. This may result in a few isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from Midnight to 8 AM Wednesday for Franklin, Western Hampden, Western Hampshire and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for wind chill indices as low as 15 to 20 below zero..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds for today. Any wind damage photos or videos can be provided as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook or Twitter feeds or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter or Amateur Radio Operator for the photos and/or videos. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook as well as the storm summary reports from yesterday via the NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report, Public Information Statement and WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log..

NWS Boston/Norton 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 Local Storm Report:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nwus51.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/reports_2_25_19.txt

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message # 4 – Late Sunday Night 2/24/19-Monday Evening 2/25/19 Damaging Wind Potential

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..Very Strong to Damaging Winds Expected Across much of Southern New England late tonight and especially during the day Monday with the peak winds expected Monday Afternoon into early evening. A few snow squalls are possible in Western New England..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 10 PM Sunday Evening through 7 PM Monday Evening for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and from 3 AM to 7 PM Monday for the rest of the NWS Norton coverage area for sustained winds of 20-40 MPH with gusts to 60-65 MPH and a few isolated higher wind gusts between 65-70 MPH and possibly higher also likely. These winds will be sufficient to cause scattered to potentially numerous pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered to numerous power outages..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will commence by 8 AM Monday Morning for the wind damage potential with self-activation monitoring conditions overnight through 8 AM Monday Morning..

The headlines depict the current potential with the storm system for the damaging wind potential for the region late Sunday Night into Monday Evening where High Wind Warnings remain in effect for the entire coverage area and the potential for wind gusts between 60-65 MPH and a few isolated wind gusts between 65-70 MPH with possibly higher wind gusts. The strongest winds will be during the day on Monday into Monday Afternoon. Very strong wind fields aloft, good mixing capability to bring the winds down to the surface and a very significant pressure difference between the storm to our northwest that is deepening and the high pressure system will allow for these damaging winds in the region. A couple of other factors that will be worth monitoring include that several of the higher elevation locations in the east slopes of the Berkshires had 1/8-1/4″ icing on trees and power lines and the strong winds in these areas may have a greater impact giving that icing. Also, areas that lost their snow pack with Sunday’s rainfall will create saturated ground that might also allow for enhanced wind damage potential due to the saturated ground conditions.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will commence by 8 AM Monday Morning for the wind damage potential with self-activation monitoring conditions overnight through 8 AM Monday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this storm potential as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and Facebook Infographics:

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning 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 Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2102948673132826/2102948173132876/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Sunday AM 2/24/19 Wintry Mix and Late Sunday Night 2/24/19-Monday Evening 2/25/19 Damaging Wind Potential

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..A wintry mix of precipitation is continuing across Western and Northern Massachusetts and will change to rain before ending in these areas. Of greater concern is the development of damaging winds across all of Southern New England late Sunday Night and especially Monday..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 10 AM for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties for light icing. Winter Weather Advisories for other parts of Southern New England has expired with the changeover to rain in these areas..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 10 PM Sunday Evening through 7 PM Monday Evening for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and from 3 AM to 7 PM Monday for the rest of the NWS Norton coverage area for sustained winds of 20-40 MPH with gusts to 60-65 MPH and a few isolated wind gusts higher than 65 MPH possible. These winds will be sufficient to cause scattered to potentially numerous pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered to numerous power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions overnight into Sunday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely late Sunday Night into Monday Evening with the potential for Ops at NWS Boston/Norton during the day Monday for the damaging wind potential and the operations plan for Monday’s damaging wind potential will be defined later today..

The headlines depict the current potential with the storm system for late tonight through Sunday Afternoon in terms of the wintry mix and then of more concern is the damaging wind potential for the region late Sunday Night into Monday Evening where High Wind Watches have been upgraded to High Wind Warnings for the entire coverage area. The strongest winds will be during the day on Monday and there is the potential for wind gusts even stronger than the 60-65 MPH gusts in at least isolated areas. Very strong wind fields aloft, good mixing capability to bring the winds down to the surface and a very significant pressure difference between the storm to our northwest that is deepening and the high pressure system will allow for these damaging winds in the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions overnight into Sunday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely late Sunday Night into Monday Evening with the potential for Ops at NWS Boston/Norton during the day Monday for the damaging wind potential and the operations plan for Monday’s damaging wind potential will be defined later today. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Sunday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Warning Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow, Ice and Rain Maps and Facebook Infographics:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning 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, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter
https://www.weather.gov/box/PQPFTest

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/a.178319238929122/2102278049866555/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Saturday Night 2/23/19-Sunday Morning 2/24/19 Wintry Mix Potential & Sunday Evening 2/24/19-Monday Evening 2/25/19 Damaging Wind Potential

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..A wintry mix of precipitation is expected in portions of Western, Central and interior Northeast Massachusetts before the precipitation changes to rain during the day Sunday with strong to damaging winds developing across all of Southern New England Sunday Evening through Monday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 10 AM for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties, 1 AM to 7 AM for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, Eastern Hampden, Eastern Hampshire , Central Middlesex, Southern Worcester, Western Essex and Western Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and sleet and a light glaze to a quarter inch of ice with the highest snow, sleet and ice amounts in northern and western parts of the advisory area..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Sunday Evening through Monday Evening for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 60-65 MPH and a few isolated wind gusts higher than 65 MPH possible. These winds will be sufficient to cause scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions overnight into Sunday Morning as well as the strong to damaging wind potential Sunday Night into Monday Night. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton may be utilized during a portion of the high wind event on Monday..

The headlines depict the current potential with the storm system for late tonight through Sunday Afternoon in terms of the wintry mix and then of more concern is the damaging wind potential for the region Sunday Evening into Monday Evening. The strongest winds will be during the day on Monday and there is the potential for wind gusts even stronger than the 60-65 MPH gusts in at least isolated areas. Very strong wind fields aloft, good mixing capability to bring the winds down to the surface and a very significant pressure difference between the storm to our northwest that is deepening and the high pressure system will allow for these damaging winds in the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions overnight into Sunday Morning as well as the strong to damaging wind potential Sunday Night into Monday Night. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton may be utilized during a portion of the high wind event on Monday.Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow, Ice and Rain Maps and Facebook Infographics:

NWS Boston/Norton 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, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter
https://www.weather.gov/box/PQPFTest

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/a.178319238929122/2101588319935528/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Saturday Night 2/23/19-Sunday Morning 2/24/19 Wintry Mix Potential/Sunday Evening 2/24/19-Monday Evening 2/25/19 Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..A wintry mix of precipitation is expected in portions of Western, Central and interior Northeast Massachusetts before the precipitation changes to rain during the day Sunday with strong to damaging winds developing across all of Southern New England Sunday Evening through Monday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM for Northern Worcester, North-Central Middlesex, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties, 1 AM to 6 AM for Eastern Hampden, Eastern Hampshire and Southern Worcester County and 1 AM to 11 AM for Franklin County Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and trace to one-tenth inch of ice with up to two-tenths inch of ice in Franklin County Massachusetts..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from Sunday Evening through Monday Evening for Western Franklin, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with wind gusts to 55-60 MPH. High Wind Watches may be expanded to other parts of the area in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions overnight into Sunday Morning as well as the strong to damaging wind potential Sunday Night into Monday Night. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton may be utilized during a portion of the high wind event on Monday. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow, Ice and Rain Maps and Facebook Infographics..

NWS Boston/Norton 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, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter
https://www.weather.gov/box/PQPFTest

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2100812470013113/2100812330013127/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday Night 2/20/19-Thursday Morning 2/21/19

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..Storm system will create a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, which will change to rain along and southeast of a Boston to Providence line in Southeast New England tonight into Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Evening to 7 AM Thursday Morning for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for up to 2″ of snow and a trace to one-tenth inch of icing creating slippery travel conditions..
..There is the potential for minor coastal flooding at the time of the midday Thursday high tide in East Coastal Massachusetts due to the high astronomical tide cycle despite winds that are not very strong..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-up nets will monitor the wintry mix tonight into early Thursday Morning. SKYWARN Self-activation will also monitor the minor coastal flood potential for the midday Thursday high tide. This will likely be the only coordination message on this storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation has occurred and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Facebook Infographics..

NWS Boston/Norton 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

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2096310247130002/2096308450463515/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Sunday Night 2/17/19-Monday Afternoon 2/18/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Plowable Moderate Snowstorm becoming likely for portions of Southern New England Sunday Night into Monday..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Sunday Evening through 4 PM Monday Afternoon for Providence, Kent and Bristol Counties of Rhode Island and Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Southeast Massachusetts for 4-7″ of snow. South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island locations in the warning area could be on the lower end of amounts if sleet and rain mixes in but that’s currently expected to be south of that area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 11 PM Sunday Evening through 4 PM Monday Afternoon for Newport and Washington Counties of Rhode Island and Barnstable County (Cape Cod) Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow and this area may see the snow mix with a period of sleet and rain for a time during the day on Monday. If the mix does not occur, amounts could be slightly higher into the Winter Storm Warning range of other parts of Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Massachusetts and Block Island Rhode Island from 11 PM Sunday Evening through 4 PM Monday Afternoon for 2-4″ of snow and this area will see the snow mix with sleet and rain for a time during the day on Monday..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Midnight to 4 PM Monday for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Middlesex Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Sunday Evening to 1 PM Monday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with periodic Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall totals around the region starting with the Cape & Islands Weather Net at 600 AM Monday Morning..

A storm system is looking like it will come close enough to Southern New England for accumulating snowfall and a plowable, moderate snowstorm for portions of Southern New England particularly along and south of the Mass Pike. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key factors for this storm system include:

1.) The track of the storm system as a track further north and west means more snow for the region while a storm track further south and east means less snowfall for the region.
2.) Where any bands of heavier snow may setup including any ocean enhancement with Northeast to North-Northeast flow over Southeastern New England and potentially portions of Northeast Massachusetts.
3.) Model have held the trend of the higher snowfall amounts from the shift in model guidance that was seen starting Saturday Afternoon.
4.) There is some chance for a sleet and rain mix along parts of South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The headlines reflect current thinking but could slightly change depending on the storm track, intensity of precipitation and where the rain/snow line ultimately sets up.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with periodic Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall totals around the region starting with the Cape & Islands Weather Net at 600 AM Monday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, snow and ice maps and infographics:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/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

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2092857334141960/2092855597475467/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Night 2/17/19-Monday Afternoon 2/18/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Plowable Moderate Snowstorm becoming likely for portions of Southern New England Sunday Night into Monday..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late tonight through Monday Afternoon for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod for 4-7″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Midnight to 1 PM Monday for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Sunday Evening to 1 PM Monday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with periodic Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall totals around the region starting with the Cape & Islands Weather Net at 600 AM Monday Morning..

A storm system is looking like it will come close enough to Southern New England for accumulating snowfall and a plowable, moderate snowstorm for portions of Southern New England particularly along and south of the Mass Pike. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key factors for this storm system include:

1.) The track of the storm system as a track further north and west means more snow for the region while a storm track further south and east means less snowfall for the region.
2.) Where any bands of heavier snow may setup including any ocean enhancement with Northeast to North-Northeast flow over Southeastern New England.
3.) Model trends have been toward more significant snowfall through this morning. Need to see if this trend holds, reverses, or brings even higher snow totals to parts of the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with periodic Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall totals around the region starting with the Cape & Islands Weather Net at 600 AM Monday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Sunday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, snow and ice maps and infographics:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/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

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2092195010874859/2092192810875079/?type=3&theater

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)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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