Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Thursday Night 1/6/21-Friday Afternoon 1/7/21 Winter Storm Potential
Hello to all…
..A moderate snowstorm with plowable snowfall likely for Southern New England late Thursday Night through Friday Afternoon with the worst conditions in and around the Friday Morning Work Commute timeframe..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect for late Thursday Night through Friday Afternoon for all of Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for a general 4-6″ of snow with isolated or a band of higher amounts greater than 6″ somewhere in the watch area. Areas outside of the watch area may see lower end advisory snowfall amounts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets for Snowfall Totals are likely Friday Morning through Friday Mid-Afternoon..
A moderate snowstorm is expected for Southern New England late Thursday Night into Friday Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:
1.) The storm track still has some variance. If there is a track further southeast it could slide heavier snowfall further southeast in the watch area with less mixing on Cape Cod and the Islands and more snowfall there. A track further north and west could bring heavier snows to northern areas of the Winter Storm Watch.
2.) The storm is expected to intensify more rapidly as it moves away from Southern New England. If that intensification occurs sooner closer to Southern New England, it could enhance snowfall amounts a bit more in the Winter Storm Watch area.
3.) The worst conditions are expected during the Friday Morning commute which raises the impact for this storm versus one that is timed between the commutes or over the weekend.
SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets for Snowfall Totals are likely Friday Morning through Friday Mid-Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Snowfall Maps and Area Forecast Discussion:
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snowfall Maps:
NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
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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