Storm Coordination Message #2 – Strong to Damaging Wind Potential Friday Afternoon/Evening 4/30/21-Early Saturday AM 5/1/21

Hello to all…

..Beneficial Rainfall across Southern New England particularly in Northwest, North-Central and Northeast Massachusetts with rainfall amounts between 1-3″ with isolated 3-4″ amounts across this area and lesser amounts under 1″ in the southern half of Southern New England. Strong to damaging winds will be likely in pockets across much of Southern New England Friday Afternoon and Evening with even some snow showers in higher terrain locations Friday Night..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area from 12 PM Friday Afternoon to 2 AM Saturday Morning for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and isolated higher gusts in the higher terrain and coastal areas. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..There is a chance for some snow showers Friday Night in higher terrain locations above 1000-1500 feet in Western and Central New England including the Worcester Hills, Northeast CT and perhaps even Northwest RI where a coating to 1″ of snow on grassy surfaces is possible with little to no accumulation in lower elevations but the potential for wet snow flakes mixed with rain in those areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for rainfall reports from Thursday into early Friday Morning and then strong to damaging winds region wide Friday Afternoon and Evening and any snow accumulations in the higher terrain of Western and Central New England. This will be the final coordination message on this storm event. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Gust Map..

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.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 Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/NWS_Boston_Norton_Wind_Gust_Map_4_30_21.png

Respectfully Submitted,

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