Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Monday 8/19/19 – Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe thunderstorms are possible to likely today Monday 8/19/19 across much of Southern New England especially from the Boston to Providence area north and west through the rest of Southern New England. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed much of this area in a slight risk for severe weather with a marginal risk for severe weather surrounding the slight risk area in Southeast New England..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will commence by 3 PM EDT Monday lasting to potentially 10 or 11 PM EDT Monday Evening. Severe weather potential timeframe is maximized between 3-9 PM EDT today..

After a couple days of isolated severe thunderstorm activity in parts of Southern New England, a few more isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected today across much of Southern New England particularly north and west of the Boston to Providence area though all areas are at some risk. Wind shear profiles are marginal to near sufficient for a bit more widespread development of strong to severe thunderstorms in the region and there will be high instability with strong heating to allow the atmosphere to destabilize. The atmospheric trigger will be a trough that will swing through Southern New England during the mid-afternoon and early evening hours.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will commence by 3 PM EDT Monday lasting to potentially 10 or 11 PM EDT Monday Evening. Severe weather potential timeframe is maximized between 3-9 PM EDT today. This will be the only coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston Norton Special Weather Statement on Severe Weather Potential, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement – Severe Weather Potential:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1908191449.wwus81.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

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
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