Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 1/16/20 through Friday AM 1/17/20 – Strong to Damaging Wind and Light Snow Potential

Hello to all…

..A storm system will bring the potential for light snow accumulations in Western and North-Central Massachusetts of a Coating to 2″ of snow but of greater note is the potential for strong to damaging winds during much of the day Thursday into early Friday Morning..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 AM Thursday to 1 AM Friday for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands where the Wind Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Friday for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. These winds could produce isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts and wind damage late Thursday Morning through Friday Morning and any snowfall total reports. This will be the only coordination message on this storm situation unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

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 and Ice 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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Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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