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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
Like us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/wx1box
Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/wx1box