Storm Coordination Message #1 – Monday Evening 6/10/19-Tuesday Morning 6/11/19

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..Heavy Rainfall and a localized flood threat mainly to urban and poor drainage areas is possible Monday Evening into Tuesday Morning in portions of Southern New England. The exact portions of Southern New England impacted are uncertain with the heaviest rainfall potentially in parts of Western and Central Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut and another potential area in Southeast New England..
..A Special Weather Statement highlighting the heavy rainfall and flood potential has been issued and if areas of heavy rainfall become more certain and defined in later model runs, flood watches may be issued for parts of the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the heavy rainfall and flood potential Monday Night into Tuesday Morning. Another update will be posted by 8 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton – Special Weather Statement – Heavy Rainfall/flood potential:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.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

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
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Sunday 6/2/19 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible to likely across Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut in a marginal to slight risk of severe weather Sunday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening..

Skies have cleared across Western New England including western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut and a moderately strong cold front is expected to approach this region during the mid to late afternoon and evening. Wind shear profiles while stronger behind the front are still expected to be sufficient for strong to severe thunderstorm development along with good cooling of air aloft allowing for higher instability levels given the temperature difference at the surface and in upper levels of the atmosphere. This should allow for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm development in western New England and as it moves into Eastern New England it should weaken but an isolated strong thunderstorm may develop in this area as the cold front swings through the region. This is unlikely to be a widespread event but more isolated to scattered in nature with the greatest risk across the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut and points west.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening. This will be the last coordination message as we move into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

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
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday 6/2/19 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible to likely across Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut in a marginal to slight risk of severe weather Sunday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening..

Skies are expected to clear across Western New England including western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut and a moderately strong cold front is expected to approach this region during the mid to late afternoon and evening. Wind shear profiles while stronger behind the front should still be sufficient for strong to severe thunderstorm development along with good cooling of air aloft allowing for higher instability levels given the temperature difference at the surface and in upper levels of the atmosphere. This should allow for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm development in western New England and as it moves into Eastern New England it should weaken but an isolated strong thunderstorm may develop in this area as the cold front swings through the region.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening. This timeframe could be adjusted slightly as we get closer to the severe weather potential tomorrow. Another coordination message will be posted by 12 PM Sunday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

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

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk_1730.html

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
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Special Announcement: Start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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June 1st marked the start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. NWS Boston/Norton has sent out a Public Information Statement regarding the start of the season including storm names, some Southern New England Hurricane History and tropical system safety tips. The National Hurricane Center has now started issuing their Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlooks and have provided info on storm names and their various products. Details at the following links:

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement – Start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pns_start_of_hurricane_season_2019_NWS_BOX.txt

National Hurricane Center – Start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Tropical Weather Outlook and Overview of Products:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/two_atl_nhc_hurricane_season_start_2019.txt

It never hurts to have preparations in place and review safety rules prior to any impending tropical system affecting the region. This info can help you stay informed and understand products issued by the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service in Boston/Norton and prepare properly if Southern New England were to be affected by a tropical system this season.

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
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