Storm Coordination Message #3 – Late Thursday Night 2/24/22-Friday Night 2/25/22 Winter Storm Potential

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..Significant winter storm on track for impacts to Southern New England for late Thursday Night into Friday..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 12 AM Friday to 12 AM Saturday for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex, Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk counties for 7-12″ of snow with isolated higher amounts along and north of Route 2. Snowfall will occur at a rate of 1-2″ per hour during the morning hours through midday with high impacts to the morning commute and some impacts to the evening commute..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 12 AM Friday to 12 AM Saturday for Northern Connecticut, Providence County RI, North-Central Bristol and North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts with snow changing to sleet and freezing rain and then back to snow with a potential flash freeze expected. Snowfall will occur at a rate of 1-2″ per hour during the morning hours through midday with high impacts to the morning commute and some impacts to the evening commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 12 AM Friday to 12 AM Saturday for South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and Central and Southern Rhode Island for 2-5″ of snow and wind gusts as high as 35 MPH for snow changing over to sleet, freezing rain and rain and then back to snow with a potential flash freeze expected..
..The islands will see 2″ or less of snow with snow over to rain changing back to snow before ending..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for Friday to acquire snowfall amounts and precipitation type changeover reports..

A significant winter storm with high snowfall rates per hour will impact Southern New England. The morning commute will see the worst impact but the evening commute will also see some impacts. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) There is high confidence in the heavy snowfall potential from roughly the metro Boston area and Norfolk County Massachusetts north and west with significant impacts to the morning commute and some impacts to the evening commute.
2.) For the areas of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts away from the south coast, heavy snow and then mixed precipitation before changing back to lighter snow before ending with flash freeze potential are the main impacts with the morning commute most heavily impacted by high snow rates with some impacts to the evening commute. If this mix stays further south of this zone, heavier snowfall is expected. There is a lower risk of if the mix line trending further north which could allow for some rain to be mixed in before a changeover to snow and will bear watching. Spotter reports on precipitation type will be important for this event.
3.) South Coastal areas of Massachusetts and Rhode Island will see snow to wintry mix to rain and then a change back to light snow with a flash freeze before ending.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will commence on Friday. The following is a schedule of initial SKYWARN Nets on various Amateur Radio repeaters and HF, additional nets beyond these nets will be announced on the frequency (likely on an hourly or every 2 hour interval):

600 AM: 147.375-Falmouth, MA Repeater PL: 110.9 -Cape and Islands Weather Net
630 AM: NB1RI Repeater System -RI SKYWARN Net
700 AM: 146.940-Mount Tom MA Repeater PL: 127.3 -Western Mass SKYWARN Net
700 AM: 146.790-Vernon, CT Repeater PL: 82.5 Hz -Hartford-Tolland-Windham County SKYWARN Net
700 AM: 146.895-Walpole, MA Repeater PL: 123.0 Hz -Norfolk County SKYWARN Net
730 AM: 146.970-Paxton, MA Repeater PL: 114.8 Hz -Worcester County SKYWARN Net
730 AM: 3944 KHz – Western Massachusetts Emergency Net
730 AM: 147.180-Bridgewater MA Repeater PL: 67.0 Hz -South Shore SKYWARN Net
-The *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 7203/IRLP 9123 network will be monitored for SKYWARN reports throughout the day.
-Other random net call-ups may occur on the 145.470-Danvers Repeater, 146.955-Westford Repeater, 147.000-Dartmouth Repeater, 146.640-Waltham Repeater and 145.23-Boston Repeater

This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, and Snow and Ice Maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snow and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

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 – Late Thursday Night 2/24/22-Friday Night 2/25/22 Winter Storm Potential

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..Strong Cold Front with a brief period of strong wind gusts has moved through the area and the focus is now on the winter storm for late Thursday Night into Friday..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Thursday Night into Friday Evening for all of Southern New England except for Block Island RI, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket, MA for 6-12″ of snow with isolated higher amounts along and north of the Mass Pike and 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts south of the Mass Pike where a mix with sleet and freezing rain is possible. it is noted that the area north of Interstate 95 and south of the Pike away from the coast is an area that will see the higher end of the range with amounts of up to 12″ possible.
..The islands may see some accumulating snow but below watch/warning thresholds..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for Friday to acquire snowfall amounts and precipitation type changeover reports..

With the cold front and brief period of strong winds through the region, attention turns to a significant winter storm is expected across Southern New England. There is high confidence in the heavy snowfall potential along and north of the Mass Pike but lesser confidence in heavier snow totals south of the Mass Pike depending on the wintry mix that occurs in this area and how much warm air can erode cold air at the surface. A plowable snowfall is likely all across the Winter Storm Watch area with higher confidence in heavier snowfall amounts along and north of the Mass Pike.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds for Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for Friday to acquire snowfall amounts and precipitation type changeover reports. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, and Snow and Ice Maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snow and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

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 #1 – Wednesday 2/23/21 Strong Wind Potential & Late Thursday Night 2/24/22-Friday Night 2/25/22 Winter Storm Potential

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..Strong Wind Gusts overnight have subsided but will renew over Western Mass in the higher terrain and to a lesser extent across the rest of Southern New England later this Wednesday Afternoon and Evening as a strong cold front brings an end to the unseasonably mild conditions and sets the stage for another significant winter storm for much of Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect through 11 PM tonight to for Western Franklin, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. The rest of Southern New England could see wind gusts around 40 MPH with isolated higher gusts as the cold front moves through. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Thursday Night into Friday Evening for all of Southern New England except for Block Island RI, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket, MA for 6-12″ of snow with isolated higher amounts along and north of the Mass Pike and 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts south of the Mass Pike where a mix with sleet and freezing rain is possible. The islands may see some accumulating snow but below watch/warning thresholds..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds for Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for Friday to acquire snowfall amounts and precipitation type changeover reports..

Unseasonably mild conditions today will end later this afternoon and evening as a strong cold front brings strong winds and colder temperatures to the region with Wind Advisories posted in the east slopes of the Berkshires. There is also the potential for wind gusts of 40 MPH or greater in other parts of Southern New England as the headlines indicate.

As we get into late Thursday Night into Friday, a significant winter storm is expected across Southern New England. There is high confidence in the heavy snowfall potential along and north of the Mass Pike but lesser confidence in heavier snow totals south of the Mass Pike depending on the wintry mix that occurs in this area and how much warm air can erode cold air at the surface. This will be refined in latest updates. A plowable snowfall is likely all across the Winter Storm Watch area with higher confidence in heavier snowfall amounts along and north of the Mass Pike.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds for Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for Friday to acquire snowfall amounts and precipitation type changeover reports. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Snow and Ice Maps, Wind Advisory Statement and Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snow and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=NPW&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

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 Night 2/22/22-Wednesday AM 2/23/22 Strong Wind Potential, Late Thursday Night 2/24/22-Friday Night 2/25/22 Winter Storm Potential

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..Storm System will bring 0.50-1.00″ of rain with isolated higher amounts and a period of strong winds to the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning. After a warm day Wednesday, a cold front will bring colder temperatures and then the potential for a significant winter storm late Thursday Night into Friday Evening as an active weather period continues..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 8 PM Tuesday Evening through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Central and Southeast Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island except Northwest Providence County RI for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts of 40 MPH or greater, wind damage and rainfall reports of 1″ or more tonight into Wednesday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely for the potential winter storm for Friday..

An active period of weather is again upon us in Southern New England. A storm system tonight into Tuesday Morning will bring a period of rain as well as some strong winds to the region. The headlines depict the current thinking with the key factor being how much winds reach the surface and whether they reach these expected speeds, are higher than expected, or if they are lower than expected. The current headlines depict the scenario expected.

Following that system and temperatures near record highs on Wednesday, we will have another potentially significant winter storm affect the region late Thursday Night into Friday Evening with heavy snow particularly around and north of the Mass Pike with snow and a wintry mix potential for areas south of the Mass Pike. It has the potential for 6″ or more of snow especially for areas along and north of the Mass Pike with plowable amounts of snow and some ice potential south of the Mass Pike. Winter weather headlines are likely in future updates and more details on this system will be given in future coordination messages.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts of 40 MPH or greater, wind damage and rainfall reports of 1″ or more tonight into Wednesday Morning. SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely for the potential winter storm for Friday. This will be the only coordination message on the Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning event unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Updates on the late Thursday Night to Friday winter storm will be posted as winter weather headlines are issued. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, wind gust map for tonight into Wednesday Morning and snow and ice maps for Thursday Night into Friday:

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=NPW&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Wind_Gust_2_22_22_2_23_22.png

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)
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Snow Squall Coordination Message #2 – Saturday Afternoon/Evening 2/19/22 Snow Squall Potential

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..A line of snow squalls associated with an arctic cold front will sweep through the region between about 2-8 PM Saturday from west to east. They will bring briefly heavy snow, strong wind gusts potentially up to 35-40 MPH and a quick coating to 1″ of snow with isolated amounts of 2″ but in the timeframe of an hour or less. These type of snow squall situations with an arctic cold front can cause rapidly lowered visibility with a brief period of whiteout conditions, icy roads and the potential for car accidents due to rapidly changing road conditions. Spotter reports for Snow Squalls will be very helpful for this situation..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely similar to a summer time thunderstorm situation where nets will be brought up as the line of snow squalls move through the area on Saturday. The traditional reporting criteria of a final snowfall amount, thundersnow, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any wind damage will be helpful and in addition to those reports, per the snow squall reporting criteria, visibility of 1/4 mile or less and where possible pictures and/or videos of to show those conditions and any reports of accidents during or shortly after the snow squall has passed..
..This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Pics/videos of the snow squalls can be sent via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion and the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Mesoscale Convective Discussion (MCD)..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md0156.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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Snow Squall Coordination Message #1 – Saturday Afternoon & Early Evening 2/19/22 Snow Squall Potential

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..A line of snow squalls associated with an arctic cold front will sweep through the region between about 1-6 PM Saturday from west to east. They will bring briefly heavy snow, strong wind gusts potentially up to 35-40 MPH and a quick coating to 1″ of snow with isolated amounts of 2″ but in the timeframe of an hour or less. These type of snow squall situations with an arctic cold front can cause rapidly lowered visibility with a brief period of whiteout conditions, icy roads and the potential for car accidents due to rapidly changing road conditions. Spotter reports for Snow Squalls will be very helpful for this situation..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely similar to a summer time thunderstorm situation where nets will be brought up as the line of snow squalls move through the area on Saturday. The traditional reporting criteria of a final snowfall amount, thundersnow, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any wind damage will be helpful and in addition to those reports, per the snow squall reporting criteria, visibility of 1/4 mile or less and where possible pictures and/or videos of to show those conditions and any reports of accidents during or shortly after the snow squall has passed..
..Another coordination message on the snow squall potential will be posted by 1200 PM Saturday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

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 #3 – Thursday Night 2/17/22-Friday Morning 2/18/22 Strong to Damaging Wind & Heavy Rainfall Potential

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..Strong storm system accompanied with warmer temperatures on track to bringing strong to damaging winds and a 3-6 hour period of heavy rainfall between 0.50″-1.50″ with isolated higher rainfall amounts to Southern New England Thursday Night into Friday Morning..
..A High Wind Warning is remains in effect from 11 PM Thursday Evening through 9 AM Friday Morning for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible if temperatures are a bit warmer than expected or a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develops . These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Thursday Evening through 9 AM Friday Morning for North-Central Rhode Island, Southern Worcester, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, North-Central Bristol,North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible if temperatures are a bit warmer than expected or a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develops. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 11 PM Thursday Evening through 9 AM Friday Morning for Hartford County Connecticut, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, North-Central Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. These wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..Some wind gusts up to 45-50 MPH are possible before 11 PM. Several areas have seen 45-50+ MPH wind gusts already in the region over the course of Thursday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater, wind damage, and any rain gauge reports 1″ or more Thursday Night into Friday Morning..

A strong storm system will bring very warm temperatures to Southern New England with the potential for a period of heavy rain and strong to damaging winds to the region. The headlines depict current thinking. Key factors remain:

1.) Strong winds aloft mixing down to the surface. This would be amplified if temperatures remained unusually warm Thursday Night into Friday Morning in the upper 50s to lower 60s or if a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develop.
2.) Wind advisories are now posted for Western and northern parts of Southern New England due to wind gusts of up to 55 MPH and the isolated wind damage potential it brings.
3.) Rainfall is not expected to bring widespread flooding but typical urban and poor drainage flooding from heavy rainfall and snow melt could occur as the system moves through the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater, wind damage, and any rain gauge reports 1″ or more Thursday Night into Friday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we shift into operations mode unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion and Wind Gust Map..

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=NPW&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Max-Wind-Gusts4.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 – Thursday Night 2/17/22-Friday Morning 2/18/22 Strong to Damaging Wind & Heavy Rainfall Potential

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..Strong storm system accompanied with warmer temperatures on track to bringing strong to damaging winds and a 3-6 hour period of heavy rainfall between 0.50″-1.50″ with isolated higher rainfall amounts to Southern New England Thursday Night into Friday Morning..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Thursday Evening through 9 AM Friday Morning for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible if temperatures are a bit warmer than expected or a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develops . These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Thursday Evening into Friday Morning for North-Central Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, North-Central Bristol,North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and expanded into Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut, Essex, Central Middlesex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible if temperatures are a bit warmer than expected or a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develops..
..Wind Advisories could be issued for areas outside the high wind watch and warning areas in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater, wind damage, and any rain gauge reports 1″ or more Thursday Night into Friday Morning..

A strong storm system will bring very warm temperatures to Southern New England with the potential for a period of heavy rain and strong to damaging winds to the region. The headlines depict current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Strong winds aloft mixing down to the surface. This would be amplified if temperatures remained unusually warm Thursday Night into Friday Morning in the upper 50s to lower 60s or if a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develop.
2.) Wind advisories could be posted for portions of Western New England not under any high wind watches or warnings.
3.) Rainfall is not expected to bring widespread flooding but typical urban and poor drainage flooding from heavy rainfall and snow melt could occur as the system moves through the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater, wind damage, and any rain gauge reports 1″ or more Thursday Night into Friday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 1100 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Watch Statement, Area Forecast Discussion and Wind Gust Map..

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Watch Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=NPW&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Max_wind_gust_map_issued_2_16_22.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 #1 – Thursday Night 2/17/22-Friday Morning 2/18/22 Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..Strong storm system accompanied with warmer temperatures will bring strong to damaging winds and a 3-6 hour period of heavy rainfall between 0.50″-1.50″ with isolated higher rainfall amounts to Southern New England Thursday Night into Friday Morning..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Thursday Evening into Friday Morning for Rhode Island, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible if temperatures are a bit warmer than expected or a fine line of convective showers and thunderstorms develops..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater, wind damage, and any rain gauge reports 1″ or more Thursday Night into Friday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 1100 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement and Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=NPW&issuedby=BOX

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

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 #1A – Sunday Night 2/13/22-Monday Morning 2/14/22 Moderate Snow Potential

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..Accumulating snowfall across much of Southern New England and this is continuing across Central an Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut. The Winter Weather Advisory and snowfall maps are listed in the links below. SKYWARN Self-Activation will be monitoring for snowfall reports from around the region. A few Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur between 5-10 AM Monday on repeaters in Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts for final snowfall totals. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall Maps and Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

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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