Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Monday 7/29/19 Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible Monday Afternoon and evening with strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lighting and heavy rainfall leading to urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Monday. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are also possible if the coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms are sufficient to warrant Amateur Radio Ops for Monday..

Yesterday brought limited strong thunderstorm development across Northern Massachusetts but no severe thunderstorms across the region. For today, instability levels will be higher in the region but as is typical for Southern New England, there are mixed signals in terms of drying in the atmosphere as well as coverage of storms given lack of forcing or a trigger in the atmosphere. Conditions for today could be similar to or slightly greater in isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm coverage in the area with the greatest risk in Western Massachusetts and then potentially through South-Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Northern Rhode Island.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Monday. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are also possible if the coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms are sufficient to warrant Amateur Radio Ops for Monday. This will likely be the only coordination message for today unless coverage of severe thunderstorms is greater than anticipated causing a need for Amateur Radio Ops and time allows for a shortened coordination message update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather 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

Respectfully Submitted,

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