Storm Coordination Message #4 – Late Thursday Night 2/3/22-Friday Night 2/4/22 Wintry Mix Potential
Hello to all…
..Another Winter Storm will bring the potential of rain changing over to a wintry mix and then over to snow especially for interior Southern New England with a flash freeze likely..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM Friday for Western Hampshire, Franklin, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4″ of snow and 0.10-0.20″ of ice accretion creating hazardous travel conditions. At this time ice accretion should remain below levels to cause issues with tree and power line damage but this aspect will be monitored closely with spotter reports on precip type, any icing damage, and snow/sleet versus icing amounts critical to the forecast..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 AM to 7 PM Friday for Central and Southeast Middlesex, Essex, Hampden, Eastern Hampshire, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1 inch of snow and sleet and up to 0.10″ of icing causing slippery travel conditions. These amounts can vary based on the amount of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow occurs in the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 6 AM to 7 PM Friday for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island and North Central Plymouth County of Massachusetts for up to 1 inch of snow and sleet and around 0.10″ of ice causing slippery travel conditions. These amounts can vary based on the amount of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow occurs in the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM to 7 PM Friday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod for up to 1 inch of snow and sleet and around one tenth inch of ice causing slippery travel conditions. These amounts can vary based on the amount of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow occurs in the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio call-up nets are likely on Friday for precipitation type changeover reports, snow/sleet accumulation reports, ice accretion reports and any storm damage or significant icing of roadways and accidents caused by icing reports..
**No major change to the forecast and warnings and advisories remain the same as the prior update. A partial Amateur Radio listing of nets is listed below:
Another winter storm though less impactful then this past weekend’s blizzard will impact the region late Thursday Night into Friday with rain changing to a brief period of freezing rain and then sleet and snow from north to south across the region with a flash freeze possible. The headlines depict the current thinking. The main key factor in this storm event includes the amounts of precipitation that fall as plain rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow as this could drastically change the severity of the winter storm. At this time, a rain to period of freezing rain will change to sleet and snow. This will cause hazardous travel but little to no infrastructure issues to trees and power lines unless temperature profiles change to allow for either more wet snow or freezing rain accumulation. Trends will be monitored in the precipitation type throughout this event and spotter reports on snow/sleet, ice and rain accumulations along with precipitation type will be critical to the forecast.
SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio call-up nets are likely on Friday. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. The following is a partial Amateur Radio Net schedule:
730 AM: 146.940-Mount Tom Repeater PL: 127.3 Hz (Subsequent nets will be every hour on the half hour through at least 730 PM)
800 AM: 3944 KHz – Western Mass Emergency Net (Hourly thereafter)
830 AM: 146.970-Paxton Repeater PL: 114.8 Hz (Additional nets hourly or every two hours at the discretion of the net control)
900 AM: 146.790-Vernon CT Repeater PL: 82.5 Hz
1200 PM: NB1RI Repeater System
-The New England reflector system *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system will be monitored throughout the storm event for reports.
-Additional repeaters will be monitored on an as needed basis pending icing accumulation reports including:
145.470-Danvers Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
146.640-Waltham Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
146.955-Westford Repeater (PL: 74.4 Hz)
146.955-Barnstable Repeater (PL: 88.5 Hz)
146.895-Walpole Repeater (PL: 123.0 Hz)
147.000-Dartmouth Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snow and Ice Maps and Area Forecast Discussion..
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snow/Ice Maps:
NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
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: email@example.com
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