Storm Coordination Message #1 – Monday 11/18/19 Coastal Storm

Hello to all…

..Coastal storm will bring a period of icing to portions of the interior, periods of rain with rainfall amounts of 0.50-1.5″ with isolated higher amounts possible, strong winds along the immediate coast and a period of minor coastal flooding at the time of the Monday Afternoon high tide..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from Midnight to Noon on Monday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain and icing accumulations of up to one-tenth inch. This will have the potential to create hazardous travel conditions..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 5 PM Monday for Block Island RI, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Cape Cod should see wind gusts of up to 40-45 MPH and depending on the track could see advisory level wind gusts and if the track is a bit closer and those stronger winds can materialize, Wind Advisories could be expanded to this area. The winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The lack of leaves on the trees should reduce the impact of these winds..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 2-5 PM Monday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable Counties and Nantucket Island for minor coastal flooding of most vulnerable shore roads at the time of high tide Monday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the various facets of this storm early Monday Morning through Monday Evening..

A coastal storm will track close enough to Southern New England to bring some light icing to some interior locations, a period of rainfall to much of Southern New England, strong winds at the coast and minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide along East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key factors include:

1.) The storm track as a slightly closer storm track could have stronger winds over Cape Cod and this will be monitored.
2.) Some areas just outside of the Winter Weather Advisory area in the Connecticut River Valley and Northeast Massachusetts may also experience icing conditions and require Winter Weather advisories. This aspect will be monitored.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along the most vulnerable shore road areas is possible and will bear watching during the Monday Afternoon high tide cycle.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the various facets of this storm early Monday Morning through Monday Evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Sunday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Wind Advisory statement, Coastal Flood Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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 Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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
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