Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday 2/7/20 – Strong to Damaging Wind Potential/Residual Light Icing Conditions

Hello to all…

..Storm system for Friday has continued light icing conditions in northern and western Massachusetts. rain in other parts of Southern New England but most importantly, strong to damaging winds and power outages are expected Friday Afternoon into Friday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 5 PM Friday Afternoon for Western Hampden, Western Franklin, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to two inches of snow, one-tenth inch of additional ice accretion and wind gusts to 45 MPH. Isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages are possible with the icing and strong winds..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 1 PM Friday Afternoon for Eastern Franklin, Northern Worcester, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM Friday for North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25 to 35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated to scattered power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 1 PM to 10 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered to numerous power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM Friday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered to numerous power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 PM to 10 PM Friday for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island, Western Hampden, Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk, and North-Central Bristol Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for rainfall reports, icing reports and most importantly, wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday..

A stronger storm system will affect Southern New England late tonight into Friday. Rainfall has continued across much of Southern New England with light icing conditions continuing in Northern and Western Massachusetts. As we get into Friday afternoon and evening, strong to damaging winds will affect the region and Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings are now in effect for much of Central and Eastern New England. Wind Advisories were expanded into Western Hampden County Massachusetts with High Wind Warnings into the rest of Plymouth County Massachusetts with this update. Also, wind gust speeds have been increased across the High Wind Warning with wind gusts to 70 MPH possible and possibly higher gusts. This increases the wind damage potential in the high wind warning areas. The Winter Weather Advisory for far Western Massachusetts covers the potential for wind gusts and icing causing isolated pockets of damage and power outages in that area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for rainfall reports, icing reports and most importantly, wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we shift into a more structured operating mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and the snow and ice maps:

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.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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