Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Monday Night 4/18/22-Tuesday 4/19/22 Coastal Storm Potential

Hello to all…

..After ideal weather conditions for the 2022 Boston Marathon, a strong coastal storm will impact Southern New England with soaking rains, strong to damaging winds, the possibility of minor coastal flooding at the time of the early Tuesday Morning high tide cycle and even higher elevation snow possibly for the higher elevations of North-Central Massachusetts but more likely along the east slopes of the Berkshires depending on the track of the coastal storm system..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from late Monday Night to Tuesday Morning for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. These winds will have the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the coastal storm system for late Monday Night into Tuesday Morning. Due to Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Operations, we will make a best effort attempt at another coordination message by 1000 AM Monday Morning followed by another coordination message by 1000 PM Monday Evening..

A strong coastal storm will affect Southern New England after ideal weather conditions for the 2022 Boston Marathon. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) The track of the storm system still has a bit of variability from as far west as the Eastern New York to Western New England line to as far east as the area around Narragansett Bay. This track will ultimately determine any higher elevation snow in our coverage area which best favors the east slopes of the Berkshires.
2.) The track of the storm system will also impact the extent of the strong winds. Currently, the highest risk for strong to damaging winds is over the Cape and Islands and East Coastal and Southeast Coastal New England. A further west track could bring these stronger winds further inland and this will be monitored.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the coastal storm system for late Monday Night into Tuesday Morning. Due to Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Operations, we will make a best effort attempt at another coordination message by 1000 AM Monday Morning followed by another coordination message by 1000 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Snowfall Map, Wind Gust Map and Rainfall Map:

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Gust Map:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/MaxWindGustMphISC_SFC_4_19_22.png

NWS Boston/Norton Snowfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Maps:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/StormTotalQPF_SFC_4_19_22.png

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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