Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Thursday Night 2/6/19-Friday 2/7/19 Heavy Rainfall and Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..Storm system for tonight and Friday will bring heavy rain of around 1-2″ to central and eastern New England, continued light icing conditions in northern and western Massachusetts and most importantly, strong to damaging winds Friday Afternoon into Friday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Friday Morning for Western Hampden, Franklin, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for up to one-tenth inch of additional ice accretion..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 2 PM to 10 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH expected and isolated higher wind 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 2 PM to 7 PM Friday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated to scattered power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 PM to 10 PM Friday for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island, Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk, North-Central Bristol and North-Central Plymouth 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 wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday..

A stronger storm system will affect Southern New England late tonight into Friday. Initially, heavy rainfall with the potential for 1-2″ of rain will fall across central and eastern New England and some additional light icing is expected 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 could be expanded to western areas in future updates. It is also noted that wind gusts higher than 60 MPH will be possible in the High Wind Warning area and that will bear watching for Friday afternoon and evening and could increase the wind damage potential in the warning areas.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for rainfall reports, icing reports and wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Friday Morning. 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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