Storm Coordination Message #3 – Late Thursday Night 1/6/22-Friday Afternoon 1/7/22
Hello to all…
..A moderate snowstorm with plowable snowfall remains 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 Warning remains in effect from 1 AM Friday Morning through 4 PM Friday Evening for Rhode Island and Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 6-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts up to 10″ possible especially in Southeast Massachusetts..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 AM Friday Morning through 4 PM Friday Evening for Cape Cod for 2-7″ of snow with the lower amounts on the Outer Cape from Provincetown to Chatham and the higher amounts from Hyannis and Barnstable west to Cape Cod. Key items on snow amounts here is any mixed precipitation cutting down amounts in parts of this area as well snow being heavy and wet and with wind gusts to around 40 MPH causing isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 1 AM Friday Morning through 2 PM Friday Afternoon for Essex, Central Middlesex and Southern Worcester County Massachusetts for 5-8″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM Friday Morning through 1 PM Friday Afternoon for Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut and Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Northern Middlesex Counties for 3-5″ of snow with isolated higher amounts possible in North-Central Connecticut..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM Friday Morning through 4 PM Friday Evening for Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts and Block Island Rhode Island for 2-5″ of wet snow with winds gusting to 35-40 MPH. Key items on snow amounts here is any mixed precipitation cutting down amounts in parts of this area as well snow being heavy and wet and with wind gusts to around 40 MPH causing isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..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 more of the region. Recent trends have been for a closer storm track to the area with an expansion of Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings covering all areas except Nantucket.
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 and some of that intensification is going to occur closer to Southern New England allowing for slightly higher snowfall amounts as seen by an additional slight uptick in amounts in eastern parts of the 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. In an effort to try and enhance Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotter efforts and the widespread nature of the storm, listed below are what will be the first SKYWARN Nets that will operate on various local SKYWARN repeaters in the region for this winter storm. Subsequent nets scheduled for each repeater will be announced on the net by the net control until the storm has passed. Here is a list of the first SKYWARN Nets on area repeaters as the storm starts Friday Morning:
730 AM: 146.790-Vernon, CT Repeater PL: 82.5 Hz – Hartford-Tolland County SKYWARN Net
800 AM: NB1RI Repeater System – RI SKYWARN Net
800 AM: 146.940-Mount Tom MA Repeater PL: 127.3 Hz – Western Mass SKYWARN Net
800 AM: 146.895-Walpole Repeater PL: 123.0 Hz – Norfolk County SKYWARN Net
800 AM: 146.955-Barnstable Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz – Cape & Isles SKYWARN Net
800 AM: 146.970-Paxton Repeater PL: 114.8 Hz – Worcester County SKYWARN Net
815 AM: 147.000-Dartmouth Repeater PL: 67.0 Hz – South Coast SKYWARN Net
830 AM: 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater PL: 67.0 Hz – South Shore SKYWARN Net
-The Echolink *NEW-ENG3* node: 9123/IRLP reflector 9123 system will also be monitored throughout the storm event as will WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media outlets.
Other nets may occur on other area repeaters but an initial schedule was not available for this coordination message update. This will be the last Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall Maps and Area Forecast Discussion:
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory 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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