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
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