Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wet Snow/Strong Wind/Coastal Flood Potential – Friday 3/22/19-Saturday 3/23/19

Hello to all…

..Coastal storm system brought a period of heavy rain Thursday Night into Friday Morning along with strong winds in Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. Minor coastal flooding expected at the midday/early afternoon high tide in East Coastal Massachusetts with wraparound wet snow expected in Northwest Massachusetts with wraparound mixed rain and wet snow elsewhere..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect through 3 PM Friday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide for the most vulnerable shore roads..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 8 AM Saturday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow in the lower elevations and 4-8″ of snow in the higher elevations. Winds will also gust to around 45 MPH. If wet snow can accumulate 4″ or more along with the strong wind gusts, isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible..
..Strong wind gusts 40 MPH with a few higher gusts are possible in East Coastal Massachusetts through midday today and then region wide Friday Night into Saturday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system today through Saturday. Another coordination message will be posted by 8 PM this evening if there are any changes to current advisories or warnings and if time allows for the update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snowfall maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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