Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Saturday 8/29/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe thunderstorms are possible across much of Southern New England with the highest potential in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut between about 4-10 PM Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of Southern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather Saturday with a slight risk for severe weather back into Eastern New York where conditions will be more favorable..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Saturday..

Another round of severe weather occurred on Thursday but more isolated in nature in the NWS Norton coverage area as the warm front never quite made it through enough of Southern New England to get into our coverage area. Areas of Southwest and South-Central Connecticut saw significant severe weather and the NWS Brookhaven New York confirmed an EF1 Tornado from Bethany to North Haven CT along with multiple microbursts and other communities of New Haven County CT. The NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report along with the NWS Brookhaven NY Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement on damage surveys are listed below:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008271905.nwus51.html

NWS Brookhaven NY Public Information Statement – Storm Damage Surveys:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008290246.nous41.html

NWS Brookhaven NY Local Storm Report:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008280250.nwus51.html (Summary)
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008290329.nwus51.html (Connecticut Tornado confirmed via damage survey)

For Saturday, a warm front will be able to push through Southern New England and there will be strong wind shear again in the upper levels of the atmosphere for severe thunderstorm development. Instability, however, could be quite marginal due to cloud cover. If the strong wind shear conditions in the upper levels of the atmosphere can overcome lower instability values or more clearing develops to allow for greater instability, the severe weather potential in our region would be increased and this will bear watching. At this time, the greatest chance for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms is in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. The potential is more conditional farther east given the potential for cloud cover to hold on longer in this area then in western parts of the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Saturday. This will be the last coordination message on this severe weather potential as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 8/29/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe thunderstorms are possible across much of Southern New England on Saturday. There is a low chance of an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm overnight to daybreak Saturday with a greater chance for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday Afternoon and Evening. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of Southern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather Saturday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Saturday..

Another round of severe weather occurred on Thursday but more isolated in nature in the NWS Norton coverage area as the warm front never quite made it through enough of Southern New England to get into our coverage area. Areas of Southwest and South-Central Connecticut saw significant severe weather and the NWS Brookhaven New York is out investigating several areas of significant severe thunderstorm damage in Southern Connecticut. The NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report along with the NWS Brookhaven Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement on damage surveys are listed below:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008271905.nwus51.html

NWS Brookhaven NY Public Information Statement – Storm Damage Surveys:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008281434.nous41.html

NWS Brookhaven NY Local Storm Reports:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008280250.nwus51.html (Summary)
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008281703.nwus51.html (Additional Significant Report)
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008281656.nwus51.html (Additional Significant Report)
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008281631.nwus51.html (Additional Significant Report)
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KOKX/2008281513.nwus51.html (Additional Significant Report)

For Saturday, a warm front will be able to push through Southern New England and there will be strong wind shear again in the upper levels of the atmosphere for severe thunderstorm development. Instability, however, could be quite marginal due to cloud cover. If the strong wind shear conditions in the upper levels of the atmosphere can overcome lower instability values or more clearing develops to allow for greater instability, the severe weather potential in our region would be increased and this will bear watching.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Saturday. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2020/day2otlk_20200828_1730.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Thursday 8/27/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..The potential exists for a high-end severe weather outbreak over portions of Southwest Massachusetts and Connecticut with a now more marginal to slight risk for severe weather over Rhode Island along with Central Massachusetts for Thursday Afternoon and Evening as the position of the warm front is a little more south and west than yesterday’s update but still through much of Connecticut with areas of Northeast Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Mass near this front.
..A Tornado Watch is now in effect for Berkshire County Massachusetts and Litchfield County Connecticut until 700 PM EDT. Its possible this watch could expand into other parts of Connecticut and Southwest Massachusetts later today..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Southwest Massachusetts and Connecticut in an Enhanced Risk for severe weather and surrounding that enhanced risk area in Northeast Connecticut, Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island are now in a marginal to slight risk of severe weather. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding and isolated tornadoes are all potential threats..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will closely monitor the severe weather potential for Thursday through 9 PM EDT..

After a one day reprieve in severe weather potential, a potentially high-end severe weather outbreak is possible over portions of Southern New England. The headlines depict current thinking including the warm frontal position being a bit more south and west than yesterday’s update. Key factors in this severe weather potential include:

1.) Position of the warm front and how far north and east it gets. The further north and east it gets, the greater the severe weather potential including the greater the risk across a larger portion of Southern New England. If the warm front remains south and west of the region, it would mute the severe weather potential. At this time the warm frontal position modeled best aligns with the slight to enhanced risk areas meaning the warm front should get through Southwest Massachusetts particularly along and south of the Mass Pike into Western and Central Connecticut with Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts having a more conditional risk with the warm front right on top of these areas..
2.) Sufficient heating and destabilization after warm frontal passage to allow for high instability.
3.) Wind shear parameters and parameters for rotation are high for this potential severe weather outbreak.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will closely monitor the severe weather potential for Thursday with the timeframe anytime through 9 PM EDT today. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Tornado Watch #455 Information, SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook and SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

Tornado Watch #455 Information:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0455.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md1594.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Thursday 8/27/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..The potential exists for a high-end severe weather outbreak over portions of Southwest Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island Thursday Afternoon and Evening with other areas north and east needing to monitor pending the position of the warm front, currently expected to be through at least West-Central Massachusetts and sufficient clearing for heating and destabilization over areas south and west of this warm front..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Western to South-Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island in Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather with a slight risk for severe weather and surrounding the enhanced risk area, a marginal to slight risk of severe weather for the rest of Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding and isolated tornadoes are all potential threats..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will closely monitor the severe weather potential for Thursday with the timeframe anytime between 12-9 PM EDT..

After a one day reprieve in severe weather potential, a potentially high-end severe weather outbreak is possible over portions of Southern New England. The headlines depict current thinking. Key factors in this severe weather potential include:

1.) Position of the warm front and how far north and east it gets. The further north and east it gets, the greater the severe weather potential including the greater the risk across a larger portion of Southern New England. If the warm front remains south and west of the region, it would mute the severe weather potential. At this time the warm frontal position modeled best aligns with the slight to enhanced risk areas meaning the warm front should get through Southwest Massachusetts particularly along and south of the Mass Pike and just west of I-495 through Rhode Island and Connecticut.
2.) Sufficient heating and destabilization after warm frontal passage to allow for high instability.
3.) Wind shear parameters and parameters for rotation are high for this potential severe weather outbreak.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will closely monitor the severe weather potential for Thursday with the timeframe anytime between 12-9 PM EDT. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2020/day2otlk_20200826_1730.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #3 – Tuesday 8/25/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Scattered to Numerous Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely Tuesday presuming sufficient moisture and instability in the atmosphere associated with a strong cold front that will bring an end to the heat and humidity of the last few days. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has continued a Slight Risk for Severe Weather across all of Southern New England. Timeframe is 12-8 PM Tuesday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be active for the severe weather potential for Tuesday Afternoon and Evening..

While less in coverage and intensity than this weekend, a few strong to severe thunderstorms developed over Southern New England this afternoon. The NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report on today’s severe weather event is listed below and photos of the last 3 days of severe weather will be posted today:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Monday 8/24/20 Severe Weather Event:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008250201.nwus51.html

Not much change to the headlines regarding Tuesday’s severe weather potential. SPC had considered an enhanced risk upgrade for Southern New England but is holding off at this time as it remains unclear how much strong to severe thunderstorm coverage there will be. This could still happen as we get into this afternoon. While the greatest potential maybe across Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, the slight risk area covers all of New England and all areas should monitor.

Tuesday, a strong cold front will swing through New England and with it bring a more widespread potential for strong to severe thunderstorms across all of New England. The headlines depict the current thinking and the caveats to the potential for more widespread severe weather for Tuesday. Key factors include:

1.) Timing of the cold front to allow for sufficient heating and destabilization.
2.) Amount of mid-level dry air in the atmosphere and moisture convergence as there needs to be sufficient moisture in the atmosphere for severe thunderstorm development and to sustain updrafts.
3.) Wind shear profiles will be the strongest of the last few days and will need to be monitored if sufficient heating, destabilization and moisture are available for more widespread pockets of wind damage from strong to severe thunderstorms.
4.) There is some cloud cover and a dying area of showers that will slow heating slightly but satellite imagery indicates rapid clearing behind it. Provided moisture remains in place and heating returns as expected, this should allow for scattered to numerous strong to severe thunderstorms in the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be active for the severe weather potential for Tuesday. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Special Weather Statement on Severe Weather Potential, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement – Severe Weather Potential:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday 8/25/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Scattered to Numerous Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely Tuesday presuming sufficient moisture and instability in the atmosphere associated with a strong cold front that will bring an end to the heat and humidity of the last few days. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has continued a Slight Risk for Severe Weather across all of Southern New England. Timeframe is 12-8 PM Tuesday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be active for the severe weather potential for Tuesday Afternoon and Evening..

While less in coverage and intensity than this weekend, a few strong to severe thunderstorms developed over Southern New England this afternoon. The NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report on today’s severe weather event is listed below and photos of the last 3 days of severe weather will be posted this evening:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Monday 8/24/20 Severe Weather Event:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008250201.nwus51.html

Tuesday, a strong cold front will swing through New England and with it bring a more widespread potential for strong to severe thunderstorms across all of New England. The headlines depict the current thinking and the caveats to the potential for more widespread severe weather for Tuesday. Key factors include:

1.) Timing of the cold front to allow for sufficient heating and destabilization.
2.) Amount of mid-level dry air in the atmosphere and moisture convergence as there needs to be sufficient moisture in the atmosphere for severe thunderstorm development and to sustain updrafts.
3.) Wind shear profiles will be the strongest of the last few days and will need to be monitored if sufficient heating, destabilization and moisture are available for more widespread pockets of wind damage from strong to severe thunderstorms.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be active for the severe weather potential for Tuesday. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2020/day2otlk_20200824_1730.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Monday 8/24/20 and Tuesday 8/25/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Another Round of Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are likely Monday Afternoon and evening across much of Southern New England away from the south coast of Mass and Rhode Island for Monday Afternoon and Evening. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. Threat timeframe is 2-8 PM EDT Monday Afternoon and Evening..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed most of Southern New England except for Southeast Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island in a marginal risk for severe weather for Monday..
..Scattered to Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms are likely Tuesday across all of New England with the same main threats as Monday but potentially more widespread than the last few days. SPC has all of New England in a Slight Risk for severe weather for Tuesday. Timeframe for severe weather potential Tuesday is from 2-8 PM EDT though could start as early as a 11 AM or 12 PM EDT Tuesday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur both Monday and Tuesday for the severe weather potential for Monday and Tuesday..

It has been an active weekend for severe weather for portions of Southern New England. We are working toward posting Facebook Photo Albums for both severe weather events today pending when the severe weather from today starts up. Pictures, video and reports from the severe weather events of Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23 can be sent to the email address pics@nsradio.org or via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feeds with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio report for the information unless otherwise indicated. The latest Local Storm Reports for the severe weather events of Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23 are listed below:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Saturday 8/22/20 Severe Weather Event:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008222259.nwus51.html

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Sunday 8/23/20 Severe Weather Event:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008241407.nwus51.html

In a similar setup to the weekend, another round of isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are likely in portions of Southern New England today anytime between 2-8 PM EDT. While much of Southern New England is in a marginal risk for severe weather, an area within the marginal risk for severe weather with higher severe weather potential is area along and south of the Mass Pike but away from the south coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. All areas within the marginal risk area should continue to monitor today’s potential.

For Tuesday, a strong cold front will move through the area with higher wind shear profiles. The timing of the cold front is in question and could affect instability parameters but a more widespread severe weather event is likely on Tuesday. Cold frontal timing could increase the severe weather potential if its passage is later in the afternoon. SPC has placed the area in a slight risk for severe weather for Tuesday given the potential for more widespread coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will occur both Monday and Tuesday for the severe weather potential for Monday and Tuesday. The next coordination message focusing on the Tuesday severe weather potential will be posted by 1030 PM Monday evening pending how the Monday severe weather potential evolves. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, SPC Day-1 and Day-2 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2008241308.wwus81.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday 8/23/20 and Tuesday 8/25/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms likely this Sunday afternoon and evening from 230-900 PM EDT across much of Southern New England particularly from Northern Connecticut, Northern Rhode Island and Massachusetts from Norfolk County Mass north and west. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats..
..Post Storm report on Saturday 8/22/20 severe weather event will be posted on Monday 8/24/20..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions this Sunday Afternoon and Evening. It is noted that there is another potentially even greater severe weather threat for Tuesday with a Slight Risk for Severe Weather for all of New England. Further Details on that severe weather potential will be posted on Monday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook, SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion and SPC Day-3 Convective Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md1552.html

SPC Day-3 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2020/day3otlk_20200823_0730.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 8/22/20 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms have occurred in late morning through mid-afternoon today and may continue into late this afternoon and early evening across much of Southern New England. The Storm Prediction Center has placed has placed much of Southern New England north and east of the Cape Cod Canal in a marginal risk for severe weather..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation has been active and will continue to be active through late afternoon/early evening to monitor the strong to severe thunderstorm potential for the region. This will be the only coordination message as we continue into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook and SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion on today’s severe weather potential..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md1546.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Post Tropical Storm Isaias Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday 8/4/20 Tropical Storm Isaias Impacts

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..The Facebook Photo Album has been updated with additional photos and the Amateur Radio report log has also been updated with additional reports and updates were made to the Power Outage headline with latest info on current state of power outages in Southern New England. We are continuing to take any reports and photos to add to the logs for the historical record. Remainder of this message is unchanged..
..Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread pockets of tree, power line damage, some direct roof structural damage along with damage to homes from fallen trees and power outages particularly over Western and Central Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island with more scattered pockets of wind damage in Eastern Massachusetts. Sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with wind gusts of 50-60 MPH and isolated wind gusts to 70 MPH occurred across Southern New England. Several Tornado Warnings were issued in parts of Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut but no touchdowns have been confirmed as yet..
..At the height of the storm, close to 700,000 power were without power in Connecticut, around 240,000 in Massachusetts and 150,000 in Rhode Island. Across Southern New England, over 1,000,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm due to impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias. At the time of this coordination message, power was fully restored in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but Connecticut still had 208,577 without power showing the extent of the damage across that state..
..Amateur Radio SKYWARN Nets were active especially across Western and Central Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island bringing a continuous flow of storm damage information, pictures and videos for situational awareness. Non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters sent in reports, pictures and videos via the WX1BOX social media feeds and other means. We will still take photos and storm videos and will update the WX1BOX Facebook photo album posted through the end of this weekend and possibly beyond that time as needed. They can be sent over WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter social media feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter or Amateur Radio Operator unless otherwise indicated. These pictures and videos will be utilized for the historical record in the publication Storm Data and a subset utilized in a Tropical Storm Isaias storm recap video that will be posted in the early Fall..
..This coordination message will be updated as we continue to put together the complete Amateur Radio Log of reports and update any additional pictures into the WX1BOX Facebook Photo Album. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement on wind gusts, Local Storm Report on storm damage, Post Storm report on Isaias, WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log and WX1BOX Facebook Page Photo Album..

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement – Wind Gust Information:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PNS_wind_gusts_isaias_1.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Storm Damage Reports:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LSR_storm_damage_isaias_1.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Post Storm Report – Isaias:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PSH_storm_damage_isaias_1.pdf

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log of Reports – Updated – 8/8/20:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/reports_8_4_20_4.pdf

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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