Storm Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 1/16/21 Storm System Potential

Hello to all…

..Strong storm system will bring heavy rainfall, some snowfall to far Northwest Massachusetts, minor coastal flooding in East Coastal Massachusetts and some strong wind gusts to 40-45 MPH in East and South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the higher terrain of interior Southern New England Friday Night through early Saturday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Friday Evening through 9 AM Saturday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow in elevations above 1,000 feet. Other parts of the higher terrain in Western and Central Mass could see a Coating to 2″ of snow..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM-3 PM Saturday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide..
..Rainfall of 1-2″ is expected across much of Southern New England overnight through early Saturday Afternoon in the region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall in the higher elevations of Northwest Massachusetts as well as minor coastal flooding, strong wind gusts at the coast and in the higher terrain of Southern New England and measured rainfall amounts. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory statement, Coastal Flood Advisory statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Rainfall Maps..

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

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Boston/Norton Snow and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/crh/pqpf?sid=box#tab-1

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 – Minor Snow Accumulations – Sunday Afternoon 1/3/21-Monday Morning 1/4/21

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..Storm system will bring generally minor snow accumulations to portions of Southern New England Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Sunday to 7 AM Monday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, and North-Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and is expanded into Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow. The risk of snowfall totals higher than 4″ has decreased and its possible amounts could be even less than indicated. If snow amounts reach 4″ or more, isolated tree and power line damage and isolated power outages would be possible..
..Interior areas of Southern New England north and west of I-95 will see a coating to 2″ of snow..
..Model trends have been declining snowfall accumulation for the region. The storm appears to intensify too far east to bring more accumulating snow to the region. If this were to unexpectedly occur closer to our region, higher amounts would be possible but currently the trend is for the current predicted amounts or lesser amounts in our region..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winter storm system for Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning with Amateur Radio call-up nets are possible. This will be the last coordination message on this storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Afternoon 1/3/21-Monday Morning 1/4/21 Winter Storm Potential

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..Storm system will bring accumulating snow and some mixed precipitation to portions of Southern New England Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1 PM Sunday to 7 AM Monday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, and North-Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and a light glaze of ice with isolated higher snowfall amounts of up to 6″ in the higher terrain of Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. The snow will be a bit heavy and wet and if snowfall amounts of 4″ or more are realized, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible..
..Interior areas of Southern New England north and west of I-95 will see a coating to 2″ of snow. It is possible areas closest to the advisory area could get more snow resulting in an expansion of the Winter Weather Advisory and those trends will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Sunday Afternoon into Monday Morning for this winter storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 AM Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday Night 1/1/21 Through Saturday Morning 1/2/21 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators! We appreciate all the work done by SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators during a busy 2020 from a weather perspective also significantly impacted by COVID-19. The annual holiday message will be posted by the end of this weekend pending storm developments..
..Wintry mix expected to cause hazardous travel conditions across across portions of Northern Connecticut and interior Massachusetts north and west of the Mass Pike and the I-95 corridor..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 7 PM Friday through 10 AM Saturday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts and expanded into Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for a wintry mix of up to 2″ of snow and ice accretion levels of around one-tenth inch causing hazardous travel conditions. Icing should remain below levels that could cause tree and power line damage but will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions Friday Night into Saturday Morning. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday Evening 1/1/21 through Saturday Morning 1/2/21 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators! We appreciate all the work done by SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators during a busy 2020 from a weather perspective also significantly impacted by COVID-19. The annual holiday message will be posted by Friday or this weekend pending storm developments..
..Wintry mix expected to cause hazardous travel conditions across across portions of Northern Connecticut and interior Massachusetts north and west of the Mass Pike and the I-95 corridor..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 PM Friday through 10 AM Saturday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for a wintry mix of up to 2″ of snow and ice accretion levels of around one-tenth inch causing hazardous travel conditions. Icing should remain below levels that could cause tree and power line damage but will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the wintry mix conditions Friday Night into Saturday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Wednesday Night 12/30/20-Thursday Morning 12/31/20 – Light Wintry Mix Potential for East Slopes of the Berkshires

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..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators! We appreciate all the work done by SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators during a busy 2020 from a weather perspective also significantly impacted by COVID-19..
..Light wintry mix for the East slopes of the Berkshires overnight into early Thursday Morning. A more widespread wintry mix may occur Friday Night into Saturday Morning north and west of the I-95 corridor and could prompt Winter Weather Advisories Friday Night into Saturday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Thursday for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties for a light wintry mix of up to 1″ of snow and a light glaze of ice causing hazardous travel conditions..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light wintry mix conditions. This will be the only a coordination message on this wintry mix situation unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Coordination messages for the Friday Night/Saturday Morning storm will be posted as needed later Thursday Night or Friday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Maps..

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

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Boston/Norton Snowfall 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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #4 – Damaging Wind/Heavy Rainfall/Minor Coastal Flooding Potential Thursday Night 12/24/20-Friday PM 12/25/20

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..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators. Due to the focus on the Christmas storm, the annual holiday message severe weather year in review will be delayed and sent out between Christmas Day and New Years Day. We appreciate everyone’s support during this storm and all the storms and severe weather events of the past year..
..Powerful storm system on track to hit the region late Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day Afternoon with damaging winds a significant potential threat along with heavy rainfall causing urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding and the potential for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. There is even the potential for a fine line of strong to severe thunderstorms during the overnight hours Christmas Eve Night into Christmas Morning..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect from Midnight Thursday Night through 4 PM Friday Afternoon for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH, Gusts to 65 MPH and isolated to scattered higher gusts near any convection and across Southeast Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island of 75 MPH. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. The timeframe for highest winds is between 6 AM-12 PM Friday.
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect from Midnight Thursday Night through 12 PM Friday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Southern Worcester and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH, Gusts to 60 MPH and isolated to scattered higher gusts near any convection and in higher terrain locations. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. The timeframe of strongest winds is between 5 AM-10 AM Friday..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from Midnight Thursday Night through 12 PM Friday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 10-25 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH and isolated to scattered higher gusts near any convection and in higher terrain locations to 55 MPH. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. The timeframe of strongest winds is between 5 AM-10 AM Friday..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area for heavy rainfall with widespread amounts of 1-3″ of rain with isolated pockets or a band of rainfall greater than 3″ in some part of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area. This rainfall combined with snow melt may produce urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding in portions of Southern New England..
..Minor coastal flooding could occur at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and will be contingent on the maximum wind speeds coinciding with that high tide cycle and will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system especially due to the damaging wind potential..
..Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent to the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds, as a reply to this message or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio Operator for the photos/videos..

A powerful storm system is on track to move through Southern New England late Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking and there is no significant change since the last update. Key factors remain as follows:

1.) The wind impacts will likely be on the high-end and rival some of the past high impact wind events of the last 3 years and will bear close watching given the Christmas holiday. High Wind Warnings remain posted for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, South-Central and Eastern Massachusetts late Thursday Night into Friday Afternoon. Wind Advisories are posted for Western Massachusetts. While southerly wind events typically have a temperature inversion that keeps the strongest winds aloft, this storm event may allow the inversion to be broken between the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorms potentially allowing the strongest winds to reach the surface. In addition, winds at the upper levels of the atmosphere will be so powerful that even with 50-60% of those winds reaching the surface and now its expected that 70% of those winds could reach the surface, winds of high wind warning levels and potentially high-end high wind warning level winds would be possible.
2.) The increase in rainfall is expected to produce urban and poor drainage flooding and even some minor river and stream flooding between the heavy rainfall and the snow melt with more widespread 2-3″ rainfall expected with higher amounts greater than 3″ in isolated locations or in convective bands in the area. Flood Watches remain posted for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island will need to be monitored especially if the strongest winds occur near the time of high tide. At this time, the strongest winds are expected after the time of high tide.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system.Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent to the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds, as a reply to this message or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio Operator for the photos/videos. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Rainfall Maps and Facebook Infographics on the Damaging Wind Potential:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/crh/pqpf?sid=box#tab-1

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics on Damaging Wind Potential:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.3575744189186593/3575743735853305/

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 #3 – Damaging Wind/Heavy Rainfall/Minor Coastal Flooding Potential Thursday Night 12/24/20-Friday PM 12/25/20

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..Powerful storm system will affect the region late Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day Afternoon with damaging winds a significant potential threat along with heavy rainfall causing urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding and the potential for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. There is even the potential for a fine line of strong to severe thunderstorms during the overnight hours Christmas Eve Night into Christmas Morning..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from Midnight Thursday Night through 4 PM Friday Afternoon for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH, Gusts to 65 MPH and isolated to scattered higher gusts near any convection and across Southeast Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island of 75 MPH. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. The timeframe for highest winds is between 6 AM-12 PM Friday..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from Midnight Thursday Night through 12 PM Friday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Southern Worcester and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH, Gusts to 60 MPH and isolated to scattered higher gusts near any convection and in higher terrain locations. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. The timeframe of strongest winds is between 5 AM-10 AM Friday..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from Midnight Thursday Night through 12 PM Friday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 10-25 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH and isolated to scattered higher gusts near any convection and in higher terrain locations. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. The timeframe of strongest winds is between 5 AM-10 AM Friday..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area for heavy rainfall with widespread amounts of 1-3″ of rain with isolated pockets or a band of rainfall greater than 3″ in some part of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area. This rainfall combined with snow melt may produce urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding in portions of Southern New England..
..Minor coastal flooding could occur at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and will be contingent on the maximum wind speeds coinciding with that high tide cycle and will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system especially due to the damaging wind potential..
..Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent to the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds, as a reply to this message or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio Operator for the photos/videos..

A powerful storm system is on track to move through Southern New England late Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking and an increase in the strength of the winds and the amount of rainfall noted. Key factors remain as follows:

1.) The wind impacts will likely be on the high-end and rival some of the past high impact wind events of the last 3 years and will bear close watching given the Christmas holiday. High Wind Warnings are now posted for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, South-Central and Eastern Massachusetts late Thursday Night into Friday Afternoon. Wind Advisories are posted for Western Massachusetts. While southerly wind events typically have a temperature inversion that keeps the strongest winds aloft, this storm event may allow the inversion to be broken between the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorms potentially allowing the strongest winds to reach the surface. In addition, winds at the upper levels of the atmosphere will be so powerful that even with 50-60% of those winds reaching the surface and now its expected that 70% of those winds could reach the surface, winds of high wind warning levels and potentially high-end high wind warning level winds would be possible.
2.) The increase in rainfall is expected to produce urban and poor drainage flooding and even some minor river and stream flooding between the heavy rainfall and the snow melt with more widespread 2-3″ rainfall expected with higher amounts greater than 3″ in isolated locations or in convective bands in the area. Flood Watches are now posted for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island will need to be monitored especially if the strongest winds occur near the time of high tide. At this time, the strongest winds are expected after the time of high tide.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system.Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent to the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds, as a reply to this message or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio Operator for the photos/videos. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Christmas Eve morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Rainfall Maps and Facebook Infographics on the Damaging Wind Potential:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/crh/pqpf?sid=box#tab-1

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics on Damaging Wind Potential:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.3575744189186593/3575743735853305/

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 – Damaging Wind/Heavy Rainfall/Minor Coastal Flooding Potential Thursday Night 12/24/20-Friday PM 12/25/20

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..Powerful storm system will affect the region Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day Afternoon with damaging winds a significant potential threat along with heavy rainfall causing urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding and the potential for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. There is even the potential for a fine line of strong to severe thunderstorms during the overnight hours Christmas Eve Night into Christmas Morning..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect for all of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts and has been expanded to include Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut and Southern Worcester County Massachusetts from Thursday Evening to Friday Afternoon for sustained winds of 20-35 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated to scattered higher wind gusts..
..These winds will have the potential to produce scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages in this region. Additional watches or advisories may be required in future updates..
..Heavy rainfall with widespread amounts of 1-2″ of rain with isolated pockets or a band of 2-3″ rainfall is possible across Southern New England. This rainfall combined with snow melt may produce urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding in portions of Southern New England..
..Minor coastal flooding could occur at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and will be contingent on the maximum wind speeds coinciding with that high tide cycle and will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system especially due to the damaging wind potential..

A powerful storm system will move its way through Southern New England late Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors remain as follows:

1.) The wind impacts could be on the high-end and rival some of the past high impact wind events of the last 3 years and will bear close watching given the Christmas holiday. High Wind Watches were expanded to include Southern Worcester County Massachusetts and Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut and additional Wind headlines could be required in future updates. While southerly wind events typically have a temperature inversion that keeps the strongest winds aloft, this storm event may allow the inversion to be broken between the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorms potentially allowing the strongest winds to reach the surface. In addition, winds at the upper levels of the atmosphere will be so powerful that even with 50-60% of those winds reaching the surface, winds of high wind warning levels and potentially high-end high wind warning level winds would be possible.
2.) There is also a high potential for heavy rainfall and flooding and will bear close watching with this storm event especially if 2-3″ of rainfall is more widespread across the area coupled with rapid snowmelt.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island will need to be monitored especially if the strongest winds occur near the time of high tide.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, High Wind Watch Statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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 – Damaging Wind/Heavy Rainfall/Minor Coastal Flooding Potential Thursday Night 12/24/20-Friday PM 12/25/20

Hello to all…

..Powerful storm system will affect the region Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day Afternoon with damaging winds a significant potential threat along with heavy rainfall causing urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding and the potential for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. There is even the potential for a fine line of strong to severe thunderstorms during the overnight hours Christmas Eve Night..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect for all of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts from Thursday Evening to Friday Afternoon for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated to scattered higher wind gusts. These winds will have the potential to produce scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages in this region. Additional watches or advisories may be required in future updates..
..Heavy rainfall with widespread amounts of 1-2″ of rain with isolated pockets or a band of 2-3″ rainfall is possible across Southern New England. This rainfall combined with snow melt may produce urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly river and stream flooding in portions of Southern New England..
..Minor coastal flooding could occur at the time of high tide Friday Morning in south coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and will be contingent on the maximum wind speeds coinciding with that high tide cycle and will be monitored..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system..

A powerful storm system will move its way through Southern New England late Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors are as follows:

1.) The wind impacts could be on the high-end and rival some of the past high impact wind events of the last 3 years and will bear close watching given the Christmas holiday. Additional Wind headlines could be required in future updates. While southerly wind events typically have a temperature inversion that keeps the strongest winds aloft, this storm event may allow the inversion to be broken between the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorms potentially allowing the strongest winds to reach the surface. In addition, winds at the upper levels of the atmosphere will be so powerful that even with 50-60% of those winds reaching the surface, winds of high wind warning levels and potentially high-end high wind warning level winds would be possible.
2.) There is also a high potential for heavy rainfall and flooding and will bear close watching with this storm event especially if 2-3″ of rainfall is more widespread across the area coupled with rapid snowmelt.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island will need to be monitored especially if the strongest winds occur near the time of high tide.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be needed Christmas Eve night through Christmas Afternoon for the damaging wind potential along with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and minor coastal flooding in Southeast coastal New England. ARES/RACES groups should monitor this situation and seek advice from local leadership as we get closer to impacts from this storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, High Wind Watch Statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

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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