Storm/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Late Saturday Afternoon & Evening 10/30/21 Isolated Severe Thunderstorm & Strong Wind Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible in portions of Eastern Massachusetts for late Saturday Afternoon through Saturday Night timeframe in roughly the 5 PM-11 PM EDT Saturday timeframe. Strong to damaging winds are the main threat in and around any thunderstorms as a strengthening low pressure system tracks over Southern New England. Brief heavy rainfall with urban and poor drainage flooding is a secondary concern..
..Wind gusts of 30-45 MPH outside of any convection with isolated higher gusts is also possible across coastal Southern New England. These wind gusts may slow power restoration efforts from the mid-week major nor’easter and may result in some new power outages and tree and wire damage in areas that experience the strongest winds or isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather/strong wind potential for late Saturday Afternoon through Saturday Night. This will be the only coordination message on this weather event unless another upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update..

..Post Storm Coordination Message on the major nor’easter that affected the region Tuesday Night 10/26/21-Wednesdsay Night 10/27/21 will be posted later today as time permits as we monitor the potential for strong winds and isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms in Eastern Massachusetts for late Saturday Afternoon into Saturday Night. Storm photos can be sent as a reply to this message via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feed and via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. We are currently working on coalescing all the storm damage photos for upload into a WX1BOX Facebook Album. Many thanks to many of you have submitted your storm damage photos, reports, and videos during and after this significant storm system…

..Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion and SPC Day-1 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/archive/2021/day1otlk_20211030_1630.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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Post Storm Coordination Message #1 – Nor’easter Tuesday Night 10/26/21-Wednesday 10/27/21 Major Nor’easter

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..Major Nor’easter slams Eastern Massachusetts, particularly Southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands and the Cape Ann area as well as Southern and Central Rhode Island with widespread damaging winds, tree and power line damage and some direct structural damage to weakened structures. Wind gusts to hurricane force between 74-94 MPH occurred Across East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands with 50-70 MPH Gusts across portions of Southeast Massachusetts and South-Central RI..
..At the height of the storm, close to 500,000 customers were without power in Massachusetts and over 93,000 customers without power in Rhode Island. These outages were much higher than Tropical Storm Henri in August in Massachusetts and a bit higher than Tropical Storm Henri for the state of Rhode Island..
..Post storm reports, pictures and videos of storm damage, coastal flooding, flooding from heavy rainfall can be sent as a reply to this message, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds or via the email address pics@nsradio.org. Credit will be given to the spotter for their photo, video or report unless otherwise indicated..
..Another post storm coordination message will be posted either Thursday Night or Friday Morning. ARES groups in Eastern Massachusetts should stay in contact with local leadership as Cape Cod ARES is active supporting county operations and further info on a rough length for their activity will be known later tonight with updates to follow by Thursday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement of Rainfall/Wind Report, Local Storm Report and the abridged Amateur Radio Compilation log of wind gusts and wind damage..

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement – Spotter Reports:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2110271733.nous41.html

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report:
https://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/2110270912.nwus51.html

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/reports_10_26_21_10_27_21_Rev_1.pdf

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 #3 – Tuesday 10/25/21-Wednesday 10/26/21 – Coastal Storm/Nor’easter Storm Hazards

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..Powerful coastal storm on track for significant impacts of heavy rainfall and the potential for urban, poor drainage, river and stream flooding to flash flooding across much of Southern New England, damaging winds across Central and Eastern Massachusetts, Northeast Connecticut and Rhode Island and minor coastal flooding across multiple high tide cycles across East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 2 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 2 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Cape Cod and the Islands and Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH likely and isolated higher wind gusts to hurricane force possible causing scattered to numerous pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages across this area..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 2 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 2 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Bristol, Newport, and Washington Counties of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages across the area..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 6 PM Tuesday Evening to 2 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Windham County Connecticut, Providence and Kent Counties Rhode Island, and Southern Worcester, Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages across the area..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect from 2 AM Tuesday through Wednesday Evening for all of the NWS Norton coverage area except for Western Franklin County Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands for 3-6″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts and the potential for urban, poor drainage, river and stream flooding..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 3 AM-7 AM Wednesday Morning and 3 PM-7 PM Wednesday Evening for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties for minor shore road flooding and significant beach erosion at the time of these high tide cycles across the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the significant coastal storm potential for Tuesday into Wednesday. ARES/RACES groups should closely monitor the progress of this system and seek advice from local leadership. Pictures of storm damage, river, stream, urban and coastal flooding can be sent to the email address pics@nsradio.org, or via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as a reply to this message..

After a relatively quiet stretch of weather, a powerful coastal storm is on track to take aim on Southern New England Tuesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking with an upgrade to High Wind Watches to High Wind Warnings and the addition of Wind and Coastal Flood Advisories. Key factors include:

1.) How close the coastal storm approaches. Model guidance shows solutions ranging south of Long Island through south of the Cape and Islands and the current model blend supports the current headlines particularly when it comes to the strong to damaging wind and flood potential. The wind damage potential across Eastern New England will bear close monitoring throughout the storm event.
2.) Heavy rainfall of 3-6″ with scattered higher amounts are likely across much of Southern New England. The axis of heaviest rain within the region will depend on the track, speed and intensity of the coastal storm. The heavy rainfall is likely to cause urban and poor drainage flooding with some river and stream flooding in areas where the rainfall is heaviest.
3.) While the tidal cycle is not astronomically high, the coastal storm track and slow speed of motion while intensifying could allow for multiple high tide cycles of minor coastal flooding centered on the tide cycles for Wednesday.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the significant coastal storm potential Tuesday into Wednesday. ARES/RACES groups should closely monitor the progress of this system and seek advice from local leadership. Pictures of storm damage, river, stream, urban and coastal flooding can be sent to the email address pics@nsradio.org, or via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as a reply to this message.. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM EDT Tuesday Morning if operations are not fully active for heavy rainfall currently occuring over Cape Cod and Southeast coastal New England. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Area Forecast Discussion, Rainfall Map and Wind Gust Table:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rainfall-Graphic.png

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Table:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Peak-Wind-Gusts-Graphic.png

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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday 10/26/21-Wednesday 10/27/21 Coastal Storm Potential

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..Powerful coastal storm will have the potential for significant impacts of significant rainfall and the potential for urban, poor drainage, river and stream flooding to flash flooding across all of Southern New England, damaging winds across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and minor coastal flooding across multiple high tide cycles across East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect for Tuesday Morning through Wednesday Afternoon for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds with fully leaved trees and heavy rainfall and wet conditions will have the potential to cause scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages..
..Additional watches and warnings may be required as we get closer to this powerful coastal storm event..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the significant coastal storm potential for Tuesday into Wednesday..

After a relatively quiet stretch of weather, a powerful coastal storm will take aim on Southern New England Tuesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) How close the coastal storm approaches. This will depict how far inland strong to damaging winds will occur and also if even stronger winds will occur in coastal areas if the storm track is closer.
2.) Heavy rainfall of 3-6″ with scattered higher amounts are likely across much of Southern New England. The axis of heaviest rain within the region will depend on the track, speed and intensity of the coastal storm.
3.) While the tidal cycle is not astronomically high, the coastal storm track and slow speed of motion while intensifying could allow for multiple high tide cycles of coastal flooding. This will become better defined in future outlooks.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the significant coastal storm potential Tuesday into Wednesday. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM EDT Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Area Forecast Discussion, Rainfall Map and Wind Gust Map:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Storm-Total-Rainfall.png

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Peak-Wind-Gusts.png

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 – Tuesday 10/26/21-Wednesday 10/27/21 Coastal Storm Potential

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..Powerful coastal storm will have the potential for significant impacts of significant rainfall and the potential for urban, poor drainage, river and stream flooding to flash flooding across all of Southern New England, damaging winds across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and minor coastal flooding across multiple high tide cycles across East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect for Tuesday Morning through Wednesday Afternoon for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds with fully leaved trees and heavy rainfall and wet conditions will have the potential to cause scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages..
..Additional watches and warnings may be required as we get closer to this powerful coastal storm event..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the significant coastal storm potential for Tuesday into Wednesday..

After a relatively quiet stretch of weather, a powerful coastal storm will take aim on Southern New England Tuesday Morning into Wednesday Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) How close the coastal storm approaches. This will depict how far inland strong to damaging winds will occur and also if even stronger winds will occur in coastal areas if the storm track is closer.
2.) Heavy rainfall of 3-6″ with scattered higher amounts are likely across much of Southern New England. The axis of heaviest rain within the region will depend on the track, speed and intensity of the coastal storm.
3.) While the tidal cycle is not astronomically high, the coastal storm track and slow speed of motion while intensifying could allow for multiple high tide cycles of coastal flooding. This will become better defined in future outlooks.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the significant coastal storm potential Tuesday into Wednesday. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM EDT Monday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Area Forecast Discussion, Rainfall Map and Wind Gust Map:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Total_Rainfall.png

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Max_Wind_Gusts.png

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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Saturday 10/16/21 Late Afternoon and Evening Severe Weather Potential

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..Convective showers with gusty winds and isolated strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are possible across much of Southern New England particularly interior locations. Strong to damaging winds is the primary threat with the secondary threats of heavy rainfall with urban and poor drainage flooding, hail and frequent lightning..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of Southern New England in a marginal risk of severe weather with a slight risk for severe weather in Berkshire County Mass to Litchfield and Fairfield Counties of Connecticut for Saturday late afternoon and evening..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather/strong wind potential for late Saturday Afternoon through Saturday Evening..

A strong cold front will be moving through Southern New England late Saturday Afternoon and evening with the potential of convective showers with isolated strong to possibly severe thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds as the primary threat. The headlines depict the current thinking which shows a slight risk upgrade to areas just west of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area. Key factors remain:

1.) Instability will be very limited but if instability is a bit more than forecast, it would increase the risk for isolated severe thunderstorms or stronger winds in convective showers.
2.) Wind profiles will be quite strong aloft with favorable jet dynamics and this can potentially compensate for very limited instability and allow for a period of strong to damaging winds with convective showers and isolated strong to severe thunderstorms.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather/strong wind potential for late Saturday Afternoon through Saturday Evening. 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 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
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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Saturday Late Afternoon & Evening 10/15/21 Severe Weather/Strong Wind Potential

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..Convective showers with gusty winds and isolated strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is possible across much of Southern New England particularly interior locations. Strong to damaging winds is the primary threat with the secondary threats of heavy rainfall with urban and poor drainage flooding, hail and frequent lightning. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of Southern New England in a marginal risk of severe weather for Saturday late afternoon and evening..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather/strong wind potential for late Saturday Afternoon through Saturday Evening..

A strong cold front will be moving through Southern New England late Saturday Afternoon and evening with the potential of convective showers with isolated strong to possibly severe thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds as the primary threat. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Instability will be very limited but if instability is a bit more than forecast, it would increase the risk for isolated severe thunderstorms or stronger winds in convective showers.
2.) Wind profiles will be quite strong aloft with favorable jet dynamics and this can potentially compensate for very limited instability and allow for a period of strong to damaging winds with convective showers and isolated strong to severe thunderstorms.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather/strong wind potential for late Saturday Afternoon through Saturday Evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 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/2021/day2otlk_20211015_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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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