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

Hello to all…

..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
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