Storm Coordination Message #1 – Coastal Flooding and Thunderstorm Potential Wednesday 4/8/20-Friday 4/10/20

Hello to all…

..Several days of unsettled weather with period of rain, heavy at times, several high tide cycles of minor coastal flooding expected over both south and east facing coastal areas and the potential for non-severe thunderstorms on Wednesday with thunderstorms and possibly isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms for Thursday..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 8 PM this evening through 8 AM Friday for Eastern Essex County Massachusetts, from 8 AM Wednesday to 8 AM Friday for Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable County Massachusetts and from 8 PM Wednesday to 8 AM Friday for Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts and Eastern Kent, Bristol, Washington and Newport Counties of Rhode Island for minor coastal flooding of shore roads and a few road closures at the time of multiple high tide cycles during the timeframes specified..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions throughout the next 2-day period around the various high tide cycles for minor coastal flooding as well as for rainfall reports over the 2 day period and any strong to severe thunderstorms that develop particularly on Thursday..

A coastal storm with a prolonged period of the unsettled weather including rainfall, several high tide cycles of minor coastal flooding over portions of the south and east facing coastal areas and the potential for non-severe thunderstorms on Wednesday and the potential for stronger thunderstorms including isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms for Thursday. The headlines depict the current thinking. Further key factors for the various weather hazards will be determined in the next coordination message update.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions throughout the next 2-day period around the various high tide cycles for minor coastal flooding as well as for rainfall reports over the 2 day period and any strong to severe thunderstorms that develop particularly on Thursday. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Day-3 Convective Outlook:

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

SPC Day-3 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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