Storm Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 1/16/21 Storm System Potential

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..Strong storm system will bring heavy rainfall, some snowfall to far Northwest Massachusetts, minor coastal flooding in East Coastal Massachusetts and some strong wind gusts to 40-45 MPH in East and South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the higher terrain of interior Southern New England Friday Night through early Saturday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Friday Evening through 9 AM Saturday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow in elevations above 1,000 feet. Other parts of the higher terrain in Western and Central Mass could see a Coating to 2″ of snow..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM-3 PM Saturday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide..
..Rainfall of 1-2″ is expected across much of Southern New England overnight through early Saturday Afternoon in the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall in the higher elevations of Northwest Massachusetts as well as minor coastal flooding, strong wind gusts at the coast and in the higher terrain of Southern New England and measured rainfall amounts. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory statement, Coastal Flood Advisory statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Rainfall Maps..

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/crh/pqpf?sid=box#tab-1

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Minor Snow Accumulations – Sunday Afternoon 1/3/21-Monday Morning 1/4/21

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..Storm system will bring generally minor snow accumulations to portions of Southern New England Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Sunday to 7 AM Monday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, and North-Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and is expanded into Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow. The risk of snowfall totals higher than 4″ has decreased and its possible amounts could be even less than indicated. If snow amounts reach 4″ or more, isolated tree and power line damage and isolated power outages would be possible..
..Interior areas of Southern New England north and west of I-95 will see a coating to 2″ of snow..
..Model trends have been declining snowfall accumulation for the region. The storm appears to intensify too far east to bring more accumulating snow to the region. If this were to unexpectedly occur closer to our region, higher amounts would be possible but currently the trend is for the current predicted amounts or lesser amounts in our region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winter storm system for Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning with Amateur Radio call-up nets are possible. This will be the last coordination message on this storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

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

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

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
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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Afternoon 1/3/21-Monday Morning 1/4/21 Winter Storm Potential

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..Storm system will bring accumulating snow and some mixed precipitation to portions of Southern New England Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 PM Sunday to 7 AM Monday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, and North-Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and a light glaze of ice with isolated higher snowfall amounts of up to 6″ in the higher terrain of Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. The snow will be a bit heavy and wet and if snowfall amounts of 4″ or more are realized, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible..
..Interior areas of Southern New England north and west of I-95 will see a coating to 2″ of snow. It is possible areas closest to the advisory area could get more snow resulting in an expansion of the Winter Weather Advisory and those trends will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning for this winter storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 AM Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

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

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

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
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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday Night 1/1/21 Through Saturday Morning 1/2/21 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators! We appreciate all the work done by SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators during a busy 2020 from a weather perspective also significantly impacted by COVID-19. The annual holiday message will be posted by the end of this weekend pending storm developments..
..Wintry mix expected to cause hazardous travel conditions across across portions of Northern Connecticut and interior Massachusetts north and west of the Mass Pike and the I-95 corridor..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 7 PM Friday through 10 AM Saturday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts and expanded into Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for a wintry mix of up to 2″ of snow and ice accretion levels of around one-tenth inch causing hazardous travel conditions. Icing should remain below levels that could cause tree and power line damage but will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions Friday Night into Saturday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

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

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

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
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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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