Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday Night 2/20/19-Thursday Morning 2/21/19

Hello to all…

..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)
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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

Hello to all…

..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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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Tuesday PM 2/12/18-Wednesday AM 2/13/18 Winter Storm Potential

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..Moderate Snowstorm and/or Wintry Mix expected in interior Southern New England Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning. The evening commute will be significantly impacted by high snowfall rates before a changeover to a wintry mix inland and a wintry mix to rain in coastal areas..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon through 7 AM Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7 inches of snow/sleet and one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch from a wintry mix of heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon through 1 AM Wednesday Morning for Norfolk, Suffolk, and Northwest Providence Counties of Rhode Island for 3-5″ of snow and a trace to one tenth of an inch of ice from a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon through 11 PM Tuesday Evening for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod for 1-4″ of snow and a light glaze of ice. Southeast coastal areas may see wind gusts around 40 MPH as the storm intensifies and tracks over the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-up nets will monitor the winter storm for snowfall reports and precipitation type changeover reports Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning..

A moderate snowstorm and wintry mix is expected across Southern New England Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning with significant snowfall rates of 1-2″ per hour affecting the region during the late afternoon and evening commute that will bear close watching. The headlines depict the current thinking with the Winter Storm Watch converted to a Winter Storm Warning in Northwest, North-Central and Northeast Massachusetts and Winter Weather Advisories posted elsewhere. Key factors for this storm system remain when does the changeover from heavy snow to mixed precipitation occur across the region. Just 1-2 hours difference in the changeover in precipitation type could make the difference between higher snow accumulations versus more sleet and freezing rain. The latest high resolution model data has been incorporated to convert the Winter Storm Watch to Warnings and advisories where needed.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winter storm Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this winter storm potential. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Facebook 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.2084250721669288/2084250281669332/?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 – Tuesday PM 2/12/19-Wednesday AM 2/13/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Moderate Snowstorm and/or Wintry Mix expected in interior Southern New England Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning. The evening commute will be significantly impacted by high snowfall rates before a changeover to a wintry mix inland and a wintry mix to rain in coastal areas..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7 inches of snow/sleet and one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch from a wintry mix of heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday Afternoon through late Tuesday Night for Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7 inches of snow/sleet and a light glaze of ice from a wintry mix of heavy snow, sleet and a brief period of freezing rain with wind gusts as high as 35 MPH..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM Tuesday Morning to 7 AM Wednesday Morning for Northern Connecticut for 2-4″ of snow and up to one-tenth of an inch of icing from a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM Tuesday for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod for 1-4″ of snow and a light glaze of ice. Southeast coastal areas may see wind gusts around 40 MPH as the storm intensifies and tracks over the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winter storm Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning..

A moderate snowstorm and wintry mix is expected across Southern New England Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning with significant snowfall rates of 1-2″ per hour affecting the region during the late afternoon and evening commute that will bear close watching. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors for this storm system is when does the changeover from heavy snow to mixed precipitation occur across the region. Just 1-2 hours difference in the changeover in precipitation type could make the difference between higher snow accumulations versus more sleet and freezing rain. Given this difference, the Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for much of the interior until snow and ice totals are better known in those areas as higher resolution short-term model data comes in to determine more details.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winter storm Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning.  Another update will be posted by 10 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Facebook 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.2083468908414136/2083467815080912/?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 – Tuesday Afternoon 2/12/19-Wednesday Morning 2/13/19 Winter Storm/Wintry Mix Potential

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..Moderate Snowstorm and/or Wintry Mix expected in interior Southern New England Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning with coastal areas seeing a snow to sleet to rain situation..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7 inches of snow/sleet and one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch from a wintry mix of heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Afternoon through late Tuesday Night for Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7 inches of snow/sleet and a light glaze of ice from a wintry mix of heavy snow, sleet and a brief period of freezing rain with wind gusts as high as 35 MPH..
..Northern Connecticut, Northern Rhode Island and areas of interior Southeast Massachusetts may see snow, sleet and freezing rain with advisory level snow and ice amounts before a change to rain. Southeast coastal areas could see a quick 2-3″ of snow before it changes to rain. Southeast coastal areas will see wind gusts around 40 MPH with the potential for higher gusts in any heavy rainfall or even possible thunderstorm activity..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will be possible and the activation status will be better defined as we get closer to the storm event. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Facebook Infographics..

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, and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2082124665215227/2082124255215268/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/a.178319238929122/2082152298545797/?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 – Strong to Damaging Wind Potential – Friday Night 2/8/19-Saturday Evening 2/9/19

Hello to all…

..Strong to Damaging Winds for Friday Night into Saturday as colder air moves into the region for the weekend..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 7 PM Friday Evening to 5 PM Saturday Evening for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk Counties for west winds 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Friday Evening to 3 PM Saturday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, and all of Eastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties for west winds 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind potential tonight through Saturday Evening. This will be the only coordination message on the strong winds unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs or Ops at NWS Boston/Norton become necessary. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Facebook Infographics..

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 Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2078541092240251/2078540228907004/?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 – Wednesday Night 2/6/19-Thursday Morning 2/7/19 Freezing Rain/Icing Potential

Hello to all…

..After a couple of pleasant spring-like days, icing conditions will affect the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of radial ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 9 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Northwest Providence and Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island and Western Essex, Central Middlesex, and Western Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing up to one tenth inch of radial ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 9 PM Wednesday Night to 5 AM Thursday Morning for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, North-Central Bristol, North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Southeast Providence and Eastern Kent Counties of Rhode Island..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the icing potential for Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather 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 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
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 2/6/19-Thursday Morning 2/7/19

Hello to all…

..After a couple of pleasant spring-like days, icing conditions will affect the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of radial ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Providence and Kent Counties of Rhode Island and Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northern Bristol and Northern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing up to one tenth inch of radial ice accumulation..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the icing potential for Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather 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 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
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)
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Special Announcement & Off-Topic Post: Volunteers Still Needed for the 2019 Boston Marathon – Amateur Radio Operators as well as Medical and Other Volunteers

Hello to all…
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we make an off-topic post on Volunteers (particularly Amateur Radio oriented but opportunities exist for medical and non-Amateur Radio volunteers for the 2019 Boston Marathon. Registration information is below:

Registration has been open for the 2019 Boston Marathon for Amateur Radio Operators across the start, course, finish and with transportation medical buses. Volunteer registration is open through Wednesday February 6th and whole some arrangements can be made with the Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Committee to volunteer after this deadline, we are hoping to get all needed volunteers prior to the February 6th deadline. For volunteer information registration and information, please see the following link:

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information/volunteer-information/volunteer-registration.aspx

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 Boston Marathon but are not sure at this stage about whether you can participate, we encourage you to register now and if it turns out you cannot volunteer, send notification that you can no longer volunteer as early as possible. It will be very difficult to bring in volunteers once registration closes and if you register and can no longer volunteer at the event, please let us know as early as possible so contingency planning can be completed.

For Amateur Radio/Ham Radio Operators, you don’t need to specify any group name or passcode. Just make sure you request at least one ham radio assignment in your preferences. Once you get your application confirmation number, you’re all set.

If you’re a returning volunteer (whether an Amateur Radio or non-Amateur Radio assignment), you’ll be asked to provide your BAA Volunteer Loyalty Number. You should’ve received that in a separate e-mail from the BAA today. There’s also a tool to look it up on the BAA volunteer site. If you still have trouble finding it, e-mail us and we can help you out.

Don’t delay! Volunteer registration closes on Wednesday February 6th. Help us get the word out by forwarding this e-mail to your club and other hams who might like to volunteer and for non-hams to any volunteer groups who might be interested in supporting the event. Most volunteers first learn about the event through word of mouth. If you know new amateurs involved in volunteering for events who might like to volunteer, make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick mention at your club meeting or regular meeting of your organization can be a big help.

If you have any questions about volunteer registration, or the 2019 Marathon generally, please get in touch anytime. Volunteering at the Marathon is a big job, and we appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into it. We’re happy to do what we can to make your work more comfortable or effective.

-Matthew Forman/Rob Macedo

-Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Communications Committee

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)
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