Storm Coordination Message #2 – Snow and strong wind potential – Friday Night 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, some snow accumulation in the higher terrain in Western Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut and Minor coastal flooding expected at the midday/early afternoon high tide in Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. Wraparound wet snow expected in Northwest Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut tonight into early Saturday Morning with wraparound mixed rain and wet snow elsewhere..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 8 AM Saturday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in the higher terrain near and above 1500 feet. 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..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Saturday Morning for Tolland County Connecticut for 2-4″ of snow. Other locations around Southern New England away from the immediate coast will see scattered coatings to perhaps 1-2″ of snow in any heavier snow bands overnight..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect through 4 PM Saturday for Cape Cod and Nantucket for sustained winds 15-25 MPH with wind gusts to 40-50 MPH. Strong wind gusts 40 MPH with a few higher gusts are possible in the remainder of Southern New England tonight into Saturday particularly along the immediate coast and in the higher elevations. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system today through Saturday. This will likely be the last update on this storm situation unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snowfall maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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 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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