WP-3D Hurricane Hunter Visits Rhode Island

Personnel of SKYWARN, NOAA, and the public were treated to a tour of the NOAA WP-3D ORION hurricane research aircraft N42RF on Sunday, 29 April 2007 at Quonset State Airport, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The airplane and crew flew a week-long five city ‘Hurricane Awareness Tour’, promoting hurricane awareness and preparedness.

Many folks stood in line for at least an hour as NOAA personnel guided small groups of visitors through the Turboprop WP-3D ORION.

The day was sunny and clear. A strong northwest wind threatened to launch the tent sheltering the participants. The event was well covered by local media.

Robert Macedo, KD1CY, ARES SKYWARN Coordinator and Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, coordinates activity at the Quonset State Airport Hurricane Awareness Tour 2007.

The Lockheed WP-3D is powered by 4 Allison T56-14 Turbo Prop Engines, each rated at 4,600 Shaft Horse Power. While not a giant airplane, it weighs in at 135,000 pounds at maximum takeoff weight packed with meteorlogical, navigation, and traffic avoidance equipment and a crew of 2 Pilots, Flight Engineer, Navigator, Flight Director (meteorologist), 2 or 3 Engineering/Electronic specialists, Radio/Avionics specialist, and up to 12 Scientist or Media personnel. Dimensions: Wingspan = 99’8″ Length = 116’10” Height = 34’3″ Operational Airspeeds: 170 – 250 knots.

Gust probe system and air sensors of the WP-3D ORION.

Gene Harriman, N1EH, Eastern Massachusetts SKYWARN Spotter, holds one of many GPS dropwindsonde Airborne Expendable Bathythermographs (AXBT’s). The device is deployed from the ORION during a mission and sends storm data back to the aircraft to be recorded and analyzed.

Expendable Sensor Launch Tubes in the cabin of the WP-3D ORION. Click here for more indepth information about these important expendable devices.

Weather Radar Control Station aboard the NOAA WP-3D ORION.

“Two of the most visually prominent features of the aircraft are its belly and tail radars. The belly radome houses a high power C-band radar that scans horizontally out to a range of 200 miles. The tail cone houses an X-band Doppler radar with a vertical scan and a range of 60 miles. By combining information from these two radars scanning in perpendicular planes a three-dimensional radar image can be formed throughout each flight.”1

The WP-3D ORION crew and NOAA personnel were polite, knowledgable, and obliging. All questions from the public were answered. Children were especially interested and were told about hurricane preparedness and careers and work in meteorology and Earth sciences.

Our WP-3D ORIONS are deployed on International missions. Each tag in this image of the ORION fuselage shows a country visited and storm penetrations.

In spite of the easy-going attitude of the crew of the WP-3D, remember that almost all pilots are trained to fly AWAY from storms and hurricanes. The crew of the Hurricane Hunters are trained to fly INTO storms and hurricanes, risking their lives to collect data that saves lives. We are indebted to the brave men and women of the Hurricane Hunters. It was an honor to meet you and join you for a tour of your airplane. Thank you one and all!

For more information on hurricane preparedness please see
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml.
Please see
http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/ for more information on NOAA Aircraft Operations.
Conduct a web search for NOAA or WP-3D ORION for much more information.

1. From ‘GlobalSecurity.org’ website, http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/p-3-wp.htm


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P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Updated Event Information

Hello to all….

The following was sent out to the NWS Taunton County Warning Area SKYWARN email list and an abridged version has been sent via the VoIPWXNet/VoIP-WX email lists. Generic details on the NOAA P3 Hurricane Hunter Plane Tour can be seen at the following link:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2007/s2843.htm

Below are particulars on Amateur Radio activities for this event for the plane’s first stop at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, RI:

The P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft will be at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, RI. The tour will be open to the public from 3-6 PM. Amateur Radio Operators from the Taunton Amateur Radio Group, ARES, SKYWARN, MARS and SATERN will be present with a special event station and assisting with event communications and logistics on behalf of the National Weather Service in Taunton.

We will be attempting to make contact with the National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio station, WX4NHC in Miami Florida via HF and Voice Over IP from 130-430 PM EDT/1730-2030 UTC. The following frequencies will be utilized for HF for contacting WX4NHC:

Primary HF=14.325 MHz USB (Propagation Dependent)
Backup HF #1=7.268 MHz LSB (Propagation Dependent)
Backup HF #2=21.325 MHz USB (Propagation Dependent)

On VoIP, we will be utilizing the EchoLink *NEW-ENG* Node: 9123/IRLP 9123 or the New England Network/Reflector system.

Below is the generic press release posted to the SKYWARN email list several weeks ago:

The Public Information Statement on the Hurricane Awareness Tour with the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft was posted by NWS Taunton on Thursday March 29th, 2007. Earlier in the week a web-site on the tour was also posted via the SKYWARN Newsletter. The link to the Hurricane Awareness Tour web site is listed below:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/announcement/HAT07WebRelease.htm

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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Storm Coordination Message #3

Hello to all….

….Major Nor’easter Track Becomes More Certain and Prompts Warnings for High Winds Sunday Afternoon and Evening and Coastal Flooding on the Sunday Evening high tide with new watches for High Winds in East Coastal Massachusetts, Expansion of Flood Watch to the entire NWS Taunton County Warning Area for Heavy Rainfall and associated river/stream and urban flooding, and Winter Weather Advisories for Snow/Ice in Northwest parts of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area….

….A Flood Watch is now in effect for Southern New Hampshire Rhode Island, Connecticut and from Sunday Afternoon through Monday Afternoon….

….A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts, South Coastal Rhode Island and South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands for the Sunday Evening High Tide for the risk of at least moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide. Additional high tide cycles maybe affected as we get into the Monday and Tuesday tide cycles. For Sunday’s tide, it now appears both the East and South Coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be affected.….

….A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Southwest and South-Central New Hampshire, Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts from 6 AM to 8 PM Sunday. For 2-6” of snow and sleet with the highest amounts over the higher terrain locations of this region…..

….A High Wind Warning is now in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as Cape Cod and the Islands from 2 PM Sunday Afternoon through 6 AM Monday Morning….

….A High Wind Watch is now in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts for Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night. Other areas of Southern New England maybe under Wind Advisories in the next update….

….Worst of Storm Will Affect the Region Sunday but residual effects of the storm will be felt during the Boston Marathon on Monday with rain in the morning tapering to light rain and drizzle and winds of 10-20 MPH with higher gusts expected…..

….SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is expected to start at 8 AM and last through at least 1 or 2 AM Monday with the potential for overnight activation and Ops extending into Midday Monday….

….Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be placed on stand-by from 9 AM Sunday through 7 PM on Marathon Monday to guard against any problems from this nor’easter and to have additional support with the displacement of Amateur Radio resources over the Boston Marathon route Monday. Other areas should seek advice from ARES/RACES leadership on any activation status for this storm….

….Please note that the 145.47-Danvers Repeater is down. The 146.880 Salem Repeater PL: 118.8 and the 442.800-Danvers Repeater PL: 136.5 Hz will be utilized for this event in the Essex County, Massachusetts area…

A major nor’easter is expected to impact the region Sunday into Monday. The worst conditions will impact the area Sunday with residual impact into Monday. This coordination message will be broken down into a synopsis section, weather threats section, followed by Boston Marathon impact section, followed by SKYWARN and ARES activation status section.

Synopsis

A powerful nor’easter will impact Southern New England Sunday into Monday. TV media has made historical references that this is a nor’easter situation that hasn’t been seen since the early 1990’s. While it is a difficult to make these references and have them verify, SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators should be prepared for reporting the multiple threats that this storm brings to the region and be vigilant that a very strong storm will affect the region.

Models are very consistent on a powerful storm that will stall out over the area for a period of time before moving slowly out to sea Tuesday and Wednesday. Models are now converging on track that takes the storm right over Southern New England and stalls the storm out over us Monday Morning. This means the heaviest precipitation will occur Sunday into Monday Morning and then become lighter and more intermittent as the day wears on Monday. Latest model consensus also depicts that both the East and South Coasts of Massachusetts will be affected with coastal flooding on the Sunday Evening high tide. The Monday Morning high tide coastal flood risk will favor South Coastal Massachusetts/Rhode Island and the Cape and Islands. The Monday Evening and Tuesday high tide impacts will be more over North and East Coastal Massachusetts. The Monday late morning and evening coastal flood threat will be dealt with more after the Sunday into Monday aspect of this storm has passed.

Overall with either track, the strongest conditions will be felt Sunday and Sunday Night with some level of residual impact on Monday with the level of impact dependent on the eventual track of the storm. Heavy precipitation and strong winds are also likely with either track Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night.

We’ll now get into each of the threats for the region:

Flood and Heavy Rainfall Threat

Heavy rainfall from this storm is expected with the best consensus guidance calling for 2-4” of rain with isolated 5” amounts over the region. A Flood Watch is in effect for all of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area. 2” of rain over the region would be sufficient to cause minor flooding over some river basins in the area with some minor river/stream flooding as well as urban flooding. Higher amounts would lead to a more moderate flood event for rivers and streams and significant urban and poor drainage flooding. The potential at this time is for widespread pockets of urban/poor drainage and river and stream flooding affecting a good portion of the watch area. While some mixed precipitation will occur, especially over Northwest parts of the Flood Watch area, precipitation amounts are still potentially sufficient to support the potential for flooding even in these areas.

Coastal Flood Threat

Coastal Flooding is possible at the time of high tide Sunday Evening with a Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect for East and South Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Rhode Island for this timeframe. With the latest model guidance, it now appears that both South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands as well as East Coastal Massachusetts will experience moderate coastal flooding conditions for the Sunday evening High tide. Additional tide cycles may be affected with the South Coast of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands being the primary threat on the Monday Morning high tide as winds turn almost southerly and then the threat swinging back to East Coastal Massachusetts as winds turn more north and northeasterly.

Snow and Sleet Threat

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Southwest and South-Central New Hampshire, and Northwest Massachusetts. In this area, 2-6” of snow is expected and with the highest amounts over the higher terrain locations of the advisory area. The precipitation will change over to rain in this area and be heavy at times with the potential of flooding of urban and poor drainage areas as well as rivers and streams.

High Wind Threat

A High Wind Warning is now in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands from 2 PM Sunday Afternoon through 6 AM Monday Morning. Sustained winds of 25-40 MPH with gusts 60 MPH or slightly higher are possible. This will be enough to cause pockets of tree and power line damage and pockets of power outages. A High Wind Watch is now in effect for Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night for East Coastal Massachusetts for the potential of similar strong to damaging winds that the south coast will experience. Other points inland in Southern New England may experience sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts in the 40-50 MPH range or slightly higher and this area may come under either Wind Advisories in future updates.

Boston Marathon Impact

The good news is that regardless of track, it appears the worst conditions will occur Sunday into early Monday Morning before the start of the marathon, however, conditions will still be far less than ideal with at a moderate rain tapering down to light rain and drizzle, temperatures in the mid to upper 30’s and lighter winds of 10-20 MPH with higher gusts over the course route. There will be a lot of standing water in poor drainage areas with very moist soil conditions. It will be a cool, wet and raw day for running and it will be very difficult on the 200 Ham Radio volunteers and over 6,000 volunteers on the course route along with the runners. Here are some safety tips and items to keep in mind if you are volunteering for the Marathon or want to watch the marathon as a spectator:

1.) Wear multiple layers of clothing so you can stay warm.

2.) Wear water resistant clothing as the top layer of clothing.

3.) Wear boots or shoes that are resistant to the wet soil and road conditions.

4.) For Marathon volunteers and Amateur Radio Operators at the marathon, be sure that all items at first aid and water stations are secured wherever possible. While winds will not be as strong as initially thought, winds will still make conditions very raw and loose items will be blown about.

5.) For Marathon volunteers and Amateur Radio Operators at the marathon, keep an eye out for potential issues with flooding from urban/poor drainage that may affect the runners or your first aid/water stations and notify the Amateur Radio Net Control center for guidance

6.) For Marathon volunteers and Amateur Radio Operators at the marathon, if your first aid and/or water station is near a river or stream, keep an eye on that river or stream and if you fear that it is near flood or could cause a problem for the station, notify the Amateur Radio net control center immediately for guidance.

If there are additional safety tips or significant change in the forecast, this section will get updated as required.

SKYWARN and ARES Activation Status

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is beginning at 8 AM and lasting through early Monday Morning with the potential for overnight activation and the activation lasting into Monday.

With the displacement of Amateur Radio Operators in Eastern Massachusetts due to the Boston Marathon occurring while this major storm takes place and the fact that a few local agencies including Peabody EMA and MEMA Region 1 have requested some level of Amateur Radio support, Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be placed on stand-by activation from 9 AM Sunday until 7 PM Monday. Details are available on that status on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org along with other email lists. ARES/RACES Groups in other parts of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area should seek advice from their local/regional leadership if any activation plans are required for their area.

This may be the last full coordination message sent on this event with smaller updates if time allows. Below are the Flood Watch statement, Coastal Flood Warning statement, High Wind Warning/Watch Statement, Winter Weather Advisory statement, and Hazardous Weather Outlook from NWS Taunton:

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
337 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HARTFORD…WINDSOR LOCKS…UNION…
VERNON…PUTNAM…WILLIMANTIC…CHARLEMONT…GREENFIELD…
ORANGE…BARRE…FITCHBURG…FRAMINGHAM…LOWELL…LAWRENCE…
GLOUCESTER…CHESTERFIELD…BLANDFORD…AMHERST…NORTHAMPTON…
SPRINGFIELD…MILFORD…WORCESTER…FOXBORO…NORWOOD…
CAMBRIDGE…BOSTON…QUINCY…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…PLYMOUTH…
FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…FALMOUTH…
PROVINCETOWN…VINEYARD HAVEN…NANTUCKET…AYER…JAFFREY…
KEENE…MANCHESTER…NASHUA…PETERBOROUGH…WEARE…FOSTER…
SMITHFIELD…PROVIDENCE…WEST GREENWICH…WARWICK…BRISTOL…
NARRAGANSETT…WESTERLY…NEWPORT…BLOCK ISLAND
337 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND RHODE ISLAND…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…HARTFORD CT…TOLLAND CT AND
WINDHAM CT. IN MASSACHUSETTS…BARNSTABLE MA…CENTRAL
MIDDLESEX MA…DUKES MA…EASTERN ESSEX MA…EASTERN FRANKLIN
MA…EASTERN HAMPDEN MA…EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA…EASTERN
NORFOLK MA…EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA…NANTUCKET MA…NORTHERN
BRISTOL MA…NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA…NORTHERN WORCESTER MA…
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA…SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA…SOUTHERN
PLYMOUTH MA…SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA…SUFFOLK MA…WESTERN
ESSEX MA…WESTERN FRANKLIN MA…WESTERN HAMPDEN MA…WESTERN
HAMPSHIRE MA…WESTERN NORFOLK MA AND WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA. IN
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE…CHESHIRE NH…EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH
AND WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH. IN RHODE ISLAND…
BLOCK ISLAND RI…BRISTOL RI…EASTERN KENT RI…NEWPORT RI…
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI…SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI…WASHINGTON
RI AND WESTERN KENT RI.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND…WITH AS MUCH AS 5 INCHES IN A FEW LOCATIONS
IN RHODE ISLAND AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. RAIN WILL BEGIN SUNDAY
MORNING AND WILL BECOME HEAVY FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY
NIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION MAY BE IN THE FORM OF WET SNOW AND SLEET
FOR A TIME ACROSS THE INTERIOR…BUT ALL THE PRECIPITATION WILL
CHANGE TO HEAVY RAIN SUNDAY EVENING.

* THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN MAY CAUSE WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF RIVERS AND
STREAMS…IN ADDITION TO SIGNIFICANT URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE
FLOODING. DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR STREET FLOODING. AVOID
FLOODED ROADWAYS AND PLAN ON USING ALTERNATE ROUTES IF NECESSARY.
THE HEAVY RAIN WILL HAVE COME TO AN END BY EARLY MONDAY
MORNING…BUT RUNOFF WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR RIVER FLOODING.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA
FOR UPDATES.

FRANK

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WHUS41 KBOX 142101

CFWBOX

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

501 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…STRONG STORM WILL PRODUCE COASTAL FLOODING SUNDAY NIGHT…

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST

SUNDAY…THEN INTENSIFY INTO AN UNUSUALLY STRONG STORM NEAR LONG

ISLAND SUNDAY NIGHT. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED FOR MUCH

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTLINE. BOTH EAST AND SOUTH

COASTS ARE EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE COASTAL FLOODING AROUND THE TIME OF

THE SUNDAY EVENING HIGH TIDE.

ADDITIONAL MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING MAY OCCUR AROUND THE

TIME OF THE MONDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE ALONG THE SOUTH COAST. MINOR TO

MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING MAY OCCUR AROUND THE TIME OF ALL THE MONDAY

AND TUESDAY HIGH TIDES ALONG THE MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST.

MAZ020-021-RIZ002-004>008-150515-

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SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-

EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-

BLOCK ISLAND RI-

501 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TO 10 PM EDT

SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL

FLOOD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TO 10 PM EDT SUNDAY.

THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS. THIS WILL

RESULT FROM A COMBINATION OF RAPID BAROMETRIC PRESSURE FALLS CAUSING

RISES IN SEA LEVELS…VERY STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS GUSTING TO 50

KNOTS…AND ASTRONOMICALLY HIGH TIDES. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING AND

BEACH EROSION APPEAR LIKELY AT THIS TIME.

STORM TIDE FORECASTS…WHICH CONSIST OF THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES

PLUS THE SURGE…FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ARE IN FEET MEAN

LOWER LOW WATER. TIME OF HIGH TIDE HAS BEEN ROUNDED TO THE

NEAREST HOUR.

SITE FLOOD TIME OF FORECAST

STAGE HIGH TIDE STORM TIDE

COASTAL RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE FOX POINT 7.0 07 PM SUN 8.5

FALL RIVER 7.0 07 PM SUN 8.3

CONIMICUT POINT 7.0 07 PM SUN 8.1

QUONSET POINT 7.0 07 PM SUN 7.5

NEWPORT HARBOR 6.6 07 PM SUN 7.0

POINT JUDITH HARBOR 9.0 07 PM SUN 9.5

WATCH HILL POINT 8.0 07 PM SUN 8.5

BLOCK ISLAND 6.7 07 PM SUN 7.5

SOUTH COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS

MATTAPOISETT 8.5 07 PM SUN 8.5

NEW BEDFORD HARBOR 10.5 07 PM SUN 11.0

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED. COASTAL

RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO

PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

MAZ007-015-016-019-022>024-150515-

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/O.NEW.KBOX.CF.W.0001.070416T0000Z-070416T0400Z/

EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-

EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-

501 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT

EDT SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS UPGRADED THE COASTAL

FLOOD WATCH TO A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8

PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT SUNDAY NIGHT.

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 2.5 FEET IS EXPECTED ALONG EAST COASTAL

MASSACHUSETTS. THIS WILL RESULT FROM A COMBINATION OF VERY STRONG

EAST WINDS GUSTING TO 40 TO 50 KNOTS…WAVES NEAR 20 FEET JUST

OFFSHORE…AND ASTRONOMICALLY HIGH TIDES. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING

AND BEACH EROSION ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR. DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS AND

WAVE ACTION EXPECTED…SPOTTY DAMAGE OF VULNERABLE STRUCTURES IS POSSIBLE.

STORM TIDE FORECASTS…WHICH CONSIST OF THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES

PLUS THE SURGE…FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ARE IN FEET MEAN

LOWER LOW WATER. TIME OF HIGH TIDE HAS BEEN ROUNDED TO THE

NEAREST HOUR.

SITE FLOOD TIME OF FORECAST

STAGE HIGH TIDE STORM TIDE

EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS

NEWBURYPORT 11.5 10 PM SUN 12.6

GLOUCESTER HARBOR 11.5 10 PM SUN 12.6

MARBLEHEAD 12.8 10 PM SUN 13.6

BOSTON HARBOR 13.5 10 PM SUN 13.3

SCITUATE 12.5 10 PM SUN 13.0

PLYMOUTH 14.3 10 PM SUN 14.9

SANDWICH 12.0 10 PM SUN 12.9

PROVINCETOWN 12.0 10 PM SUN 12.9

CHATHAM OUTER HARBOR 9.0 11 PM SUN 9.9

NANTUCKET HARBOR 6.0 11 PM SUN 6.9

SOUTH COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS

HYANNISPORT 8.0 10 PM SUN 8.2

VINEYARD HAVEN 6.0 10 PM SUN 6.2

ONSET 11.0 07 PM SUN 11.5

WOODS HOLE 6.7 07 PM SUN 7.0

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED. COASTAL

RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO

PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

THOMPSON

000

WWUS71 KBOX 141939

NPWBOX

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

339 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

MAZ020>024-RIZ005>008-150345-

/O.CON.KBOX.HW.W.0003.070415T1800Z-070416T1000Z/

SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-

NANTUCKET MA-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…

MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…FALMOUTH…PROVINCETOWN…

VINEYARD HAVEN…NANTUCKET…BRISTOL…NARRAGANSETT…WESTERLY…

NEWPORT…BLOCK ISLAND

339 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM

EDT MONDAY…

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM

EDT MONDAY FOR THE SOUTH COAST…CAPE AND ISLANDS.

A RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING STRONG AND

POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS TO THE SOUTH COAST…CAPE AND ISLANDS

LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL

INCREASE TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH LATE SUNDAY

AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE

EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR…WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER

AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES…POWER LINES…AND PROPERTY ARE

POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.

TAKE ACTION NOW TO SECURE ANY LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

$$

MAZ007-015-016-019-150345-

/O.CON.KBOX.HW.A.0004.070415T2000Z-070416T1000Z/

EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-

EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GLOUCESTER…BOSTON…QUINCY…PLYMOUTH

339 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

LATE SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST.

A RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING THE

POTENTIAL FOR STRONG WIND GUSTS ACROSS THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS

COAST LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND PARTICULARLY SUNDAY NIGHT.

EASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 25 AND 40 MPH LATE SUNDAY

AFTERNOON AND PARTICULARLY AT NIGHT. WIND GUSTS OF UP TO 60 MPH

WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR A TIME SUNDAY NIGHT.

RESIDENTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND PREPARE FOR

HIGH WINDS SHOULD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. ANY LOOSE ITEMS THAT ARE

OUT OF DOORS…SUCH AS TRASH BARRELS AND LAWN FURNITURE…SHOULD

BE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS BY SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL COULD

ALSO BECOME DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR STRONG DAMAGING

WINDS TO DEVELOP IN THE MENTIONED AREAS. THESE STRONG WINDS ARE

CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND POWER LINES AS WELL AS CAUSING

PROPERTY DAMAGE. IF A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED…STAY INSIDE

AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

$$

FRANK

000

WWUS41 KBOX 141913

WSWBOX

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

313 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…LATE SEASON ACCUMULATING WET SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF

NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING

INTO EARLY SUNDAY EVENING…

MAZ002-003-008-NHZ011-015-150400-

/O.UPG.KBOX.WS.A.0007.070415T1600Z-070416T1000Z/

/O.NEW.KBOX.WW.Y.0012.070415T1000Z-070416T0000Z/

WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-

CHESHIRE NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHARLEMONT…GREENFIELD…ORANGE…

CHESTERFIELD…JAFFREY…KEENE…PETERBOROUGH…WEARE

313 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 8 PM EDT

SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 8 PM EDT

SUNDAY FOR THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BERKSHIRES INTO CHESHIRE AND

WESTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

A MIXTURE OF WET SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS

NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE EARLY SUNDAY

MORNING. THE WET SNOW AND SLEET MAY QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY IN THE LATE

MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ARE

EXPECTED…WITH THE 5 AND 6 INCH AMOUNTS MORE LIKELY ACROSS THE HIGHEST

TERRAIN.

THE WET SNOW AND SLEET WILL CHANGE TO HEAVY RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT WHERE

OUR ATTENTION WILL THEN TURN TOWARDS THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.

MOTORISTS PLANNING TRAVEL SUNDAY MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING

SHOULD PREPARE FOR SEVERAL HOURS OF WET SNOW AND SLEET…PARTICULARLY

IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THE WET SNOW MAY DOWN QUITE HEAVILY FOR A FEW

HOURS SO MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR POOR VISIBILITIES AS WELL

AS SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.

$$

FRANK

000

FLUS41 KBOX 141940

HWOBOX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

MAZ002-003-008-NHZ011-015-151945-

WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-

CHESHIRE NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 8 PM EDT SUNDAY…

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

MAZ020-021-RIZ005>008-151945-

SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-

NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY…

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TO 10 PM EDT SUNDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST

MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

HIGH WIND WARNING

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

MAZ007-015-016-019-151945-

EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

SUNDAY NIGHT…

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT

SUNDAY NIGHT…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS…EASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

HIGH WIND WATCH

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ004>006-009>014-017-018-026-NHZ012-RIZ001-003-151945-

HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-

EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-

WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-

WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-

NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN

CONNECTICUT…CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS…EASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHEAST

MASSACHUSETTS…WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND

NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

RIZ002-004-151945-

SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-EASTERN KENT RI-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TO 10 PM EDT SUNDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

ANZ231>237-250-254-255-151945-

CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND-BUZZARDS BAY-

RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND-

COASTAL WATERS FROM MERRIMACK RIVER MA OUT 25 NM TO PLYMOUTH MA OUT

40 NM…INCLUDING THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-

COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA

OUT 20 NM-

COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO BLOCK ISLAND RI TO MARTHAS

VINEYARD MA TO NANTUCKET MA SOUTHEAST TO 20 NM-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL WATERS

AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

STORM WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

ANZ230-151945-

BOSTON HARBOR-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EDT MONDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

GALE WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

MAZ022>024-151945-

BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-

340 PM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY…

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT

SUNDAY NIGHT…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

HIGH WIND WARNING

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

FRANK

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo

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Storm Coordination Message #2

Hello to all….

….Major Nor’easter Prompts Issuance of Multiple Watches for Heavy Snow/Ice, Heavy Rain and Flooding, Damaging Winds and Coastal Flooding at the time of the Sunday Evening High Tide….

….A Flood Watch is in effect for Eastern Hillsborough County NH, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts except for Franklin County from Sunday Afternoon through Monday Afternoon….

….A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts, South Coastal Rhode Island and South Coastal Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands for the Sunday Evening High Tide for the risk of at least moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide. Additional high tide cycles maybe affected depending on the track and intensity of the storm as we get into the Monday tide cycles. Threat appears to have shifted to South Coastal Massachusetts/Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands but Northeast areas should continue to monitor this event closely as the watch is in effect for all areas….

….A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Southwest and South-Central New Hampshire, Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night. Locations just south and east of this area may see a start with snow and sleet that will move quickly over to rain…..

….A High Wind Watch is in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as Cape Cod and the Islands for Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night. Other areas along the coast and just inland may be included in either a High Wind Watch/Warning or Wind Advisory in future updates….

….Worst of Storm Will Affect the Region Sunday but residual effects of the storm will be felt during the Boston Marathon on Monday. There is also the possibility of continued steady moderate rain during the Marathon if a more offshore storm track occurs but the strongest winds are now expected to occur prior to Marathon Monday…..

….SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is expected to start around 7-8 AM and last through at least 1 or 2 AM Monday with the potential for overnight activation and Ops extending into Monday….

….Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be placed on stand-by Sunday through Marathon Monday to guard against any problems from this nor’easter and to have additional support with the displacement of Amateur Radio resources over the Boston Marathon route Monday. Other areas should seek advice from ARES/RACES leadership on any activation status for this storm….

A major nor’easter is expected to impact the region Sunday into Monday. The worst conditions will impact the area Sunday with residual impact into Monday. This coordination message will be broken down into a synopsis section, weather threats section, followed by Boston Marathon impact section, followed by SKYWARN and ARES activation status section.

Synopsis

A powerful nor’easter will impact Southern New England Sunday into Monday. TV media has made historical references that this is a nor’easter situation that hasn’t been seen since the early 1990’s. While it is a difficult to make these references and have them verify, SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators should be prepared for reporting the multiple threats that this storm brings to the region and be vigilant that a very strong storm will affect the region.

Models are very consistent on a powerful storm that will stall out over the area for a period of time before moving slowly out to sea Tuesday and Wednesday. Models diverge on a track over the region and this has an impact on precipitation totals and which area may be affected by coastal flooding and for how long that impact will be. Several reliable models forecast the storm to stall out right over Southern New England by Monday Morning. This would mean that precipitation would shut off over the area by Monday Morning and winds will decrease Monday before the storm slides offshore of Southern New England Tuesday and Wednesday. It would also mean the greatest risk of coastal flooding is over South Coastal Massachusetts/Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands Sunday with less of a threat for multiple high tide cycles to be affected on Monday and Tuesday. Other models keep the storm more offshore just south and east of Long Island and the Southern New England which would mean higher precipitation totals and continued rain up to moderate intensity and a bit more wind for Monday. It would also mean a greater risk of coastal flooding over north and east facing areas with the threat potential occurring over multiple high tide cycles.

Overall with either track, the strongest conditions will be felt Sunday and Sunday Night with some level of residual impact on Monday with the level of impact dependent on the eventual track of the storm. Heavy precipitation and strong winds are also likely with either track Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night.

We’ll now get into each of the threats for the region:

Flood and Heavy Rainfall Threat

Heavy rainfall from this storm is expected with the best consensus guidance calling for 2-4” of rain with isolated 5” amounts over the region. A Flood Watch is in effect for all of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area except for Franklin County Massachusetts and Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough County of New Hampshire. 2” of rain over the region would be sufficient to cause minor flooding over some river basins in the area with some minor river/stream flooding as well as urban flooding. Higher amounts would lead to a more moderate flood event for rivers and streams and significant urban and poor drainage flooding. There will most likely be a heavier swath of rain over the region but it is difficult to determine that region so the Flood Watch has been issued for almost the entire area to monitor this threat.

Coastal Flood Threat

Coastal Flooding is possible at the time of high tide Sunday Evening with a Coastal Flood Watch in effect for East and South Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands and South Coastal Rhode Island for this timeframe. With the latest model guidance, the greatest threat now appears to be South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands as winds are expected to turn East and Southeast but if the storm tracks further offshore, the winds will be more Northeast and affect the East Coastal Massachusetts area with the possibility of multiple high tide cycles affected. Future model runs and guidance will give a better understanding of which area is affected and Coastal Flood Warnings will likely be issued for a portion of the area for the Sunday Evening high tide.

Heavy Snow and Sleet Threat

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough County NH as well as Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts. In this area, 4-8” of snow and sleet is expected before a changeover to rain. This wet snow and sleet coupled with strong winds could cause some isolated tree and power line damage and power outages. The snow and sleet will eventually change to rain in this area. A more offshore storm track may allow for some level of additional accumulation and this threat will be monitored. It is noted that areas just south and east of the watch area may see some snow and sleet before changing over to rain with a light accumulation before the changeover.

High Wind Threat

A High Wind Watch is in effect for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands for Sunday Afternoon through late Sunday Night. Sustained winds of 25-40 MPH with gusts 60 MPH or slightly higher are possible. This will be enough to cause pockets of tree and power line damage and pockets of power outages. The watch will likely be converted to a warning for this area for this timeframe. Areas of East Coastal Massachusetts and other points just inland may see similar conditions with sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts in the 50-55 MPH range or slightly higher and this area may come under either Wind Advisories or High Wind Watches/Warnings in future updates.

Boston Marathon Impact

The good news is that regardless of track, it appears the worst conditions will occur Sunday into early Monday Morning before the start of the marathon, however, conditions will still be far less than ideal with at a minimum light rain and drizzle (possibly moderate rain if the storm track is more offshore), temperatures in the mid to upper 30’s and lighter winds of 10-20 MPH (possibly a bit stronger if the storm is more offshore) over the course route. There will be a lot of standing water in poor drainage areas with very moist soil conditions. It will be a cool, wet and raw day for running and it will be very difficult on the 200 Ham Radio volunteers and over 6,000 volunteers on the course route along with the runners. Here are some safety tips and items to keep in mind if you are volunteering for the Marathon or want to watch the marathon as a spectator:

1.) Wear multiple layers of clothing so you can stay warm.

2.) Wear water resistant clothing as the top layer of clothing.

3.) Wear boots or shoes that are resistant to the wet soil and road conditions.

4.) For Marathon volunteers and Amateur Radio Operators at the marathon, be sure that all items at first aid and water stations are secured wherever possible. While winds will not be as strong as initially thought, winds will still make conditions very raw and loose items will be blown about.

5.) For Marathon volunteers and Amateur Radio Operators at the marathon, keep an eye out for potential issues with flooding from urban/poor drainage that may affect the runners or your first aid/water stations and notify the Amateur Radio Net Control center for guidance

6.) For Marathon volunteers and Amateur Radio Operators at the marathon, if your first aid and/or water station is near a river or stream, keep an eye on that river or stream and if you fear that it is near flood or could cause a problem for the station, notify the Amateur Radio net control center immediately for guidance.

If there are additional safety tips or significant change in the forecast, this section will get updated as required.

SKYWARN and ARES Activation Status

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is likely beginning at 7 or 8 AM and lasting through early Monday Morning with the potential for overnight activation and the activation lasting into Monday. This will be defined further in the next coordination message.

With the displacement of Amateur Radio Operators in Eastern Massachusetts due to the Boston Marathon occurring while this major storm takes place and the fact that a few local agencies including Peabody EMA and MEMA Region 1 have requested some level of Amateur Radio support, Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be placed on stand-by activation Sunday Morning into Monday Afternoon. Details will be available on that status on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org along with other email lists. ARES/RACES Groups in other parts of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area should seek advice from their local/regional leadership if any activation plans are required for their area.

The next coordination message will be issued by 1130 PM this evening. Below is the Flood Watch statement, Coastal Flood Watch statement, Winter Storm Watch statement, High Wind Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook from NWS Taunton:

WGUS61 KBOX 140810

FFABOX

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

410 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

CTZ002>004-MAZ004>007-009>024-026-NHZ012-RIZ001>008-141615-

/O.NEW.KBOX.FA.A.0003.070415T1600Z-070416T2200Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-

WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-

SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-

SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-

WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-

SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-

NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-

NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-

EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-

BLOCK ISLAND RI-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HARTFORD…WINDSOR LOCKS…UNION…

VERNON…PUTNAM…WILLIMANTIC…BARRE…FITCHBURG…FRAMINGHAM…

LOWELL…LAWRENCE…GLOUCESTER…BLANDFORD…AMHERST…

NORTHAMPTON…SPRINGFIELD…MILFORD…WORCESTER…FOXBORO…

NORWOOD…CAMBRIDGE…BOSTON…QUINCY…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…

PLYMOUTH…FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…

FALMOUTH…PROVINCETOWN…VINEYARD HAVEN…NANTUCKET…AYER…

MANCHESTER…NASHUA…FOSTER…SMITHFIELD…PROVIDENCE…

WEST GREENWICH…WARWICK…BRISTOL…NARRAGANSETT…WESTERLY…

NEWPORT…BLOCK ISLAND

410 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…

MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND RHODE ISLAND…

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…

HARTFORD CT…TOLLAND CT AND WINDHAM CT. IN MASSACHUSETTS…

BARNSTABLE MA…CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA…DUKES MA…EASTERN

ESSEX MA…EASTERN HAMPDEN MA…EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA…EASTERN

NORFOLK MA…EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA…NANTUCKET MA…NORTHERN

BRISTOL MA…NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA…NORTHERN WORCESTER MA…

SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA…SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA…SOUTHERN

PLYMOUTH MA…SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA…SUFFOLK MA…WESTERN

ESSEX MA…WESTERN HAMPDEN MA…WESTERN NORFOLK MA AND WESTERN

PLYMOUTH MA. IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE…EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH

NH. IN RHODE ISLAND…BLOCK ISLAND RI…BRISTOL RI…EASTERN

KENT RI…NEWPORT RI…NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI…SOUTHEAST

PROVIDENCE RI…WASHINGTON RI AND WESTERN KENT RI.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND…WITH AS MUCH AS 5 INCHES IN A FEW LOCATIONS

IN RHODE ISLAND AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. RAIN WILL BEGIN SUNDAY

MORNING AND WILL BECOME HEAVY FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY

NIGHT. SNOW MAY MIX IN AT TIMES ACROSS THE INTERIOR.

* THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN MAY CAUSE WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF RIVERS AND

STREAMS…IN ADDITION TO SIGNIFICANT URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE

FLOODING. DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR STREET FLOODING. AVOID

FLOODED ROADWAYS AND PLAN ON USING ALTERNATE ROUTES IF NECESSARY.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON

CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE

FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE

PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR

UPDATES.

$$

JWD/EVT

WHUS41 KBOX 140846

CFWBOX

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

446 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST SUNDAY…THEN

WILL INTENSIFY INTO AN UNUSUALLY STRONG COASTAL STORM SOUTH OF NEW

ENGLAND BY SUNDAY NIGHT. STRONG EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS…COMBINED

WITH ASTRONOMICALLY HIGH SPRING TIDES…COULD CAUSE A 2 FOOT STORM

SURGE DURING THE SUNDAY NIGHT HIGH TIDE. MODERATE COASTAL

FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE OVERNIGHT

HOURS SUNDAY.

RIZ002-004>007-MAZ017-020-142046-

446 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT…

FOR COASTAL RHODE ISLAND THIS COASTAL FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES PROVIDENCE

FOX POINT…FALL RIVER…CONIMICUT POINT…QUONSET POINT…NEWPORT

HARBOR…POINT JUDITH HARBOR…WATCH HILL POINT…BLOCK ISLAND.

FOR PROVIDENCE AT FOX POINT…A STORM TIDE OF 7.5 FEET IS FORECAST

AROUND 7 PM SUNDAY.

FOR FALL RIVER…A STORM TIDE OF 7.3 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7 PM

SUNDAY.

FOR CONIMICUT POINT…A STORM TIDE OF 7.1 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND

7 PM SUNDAY.

FOR QUONSET POINT…A STORM TIDE OF 6.2 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7 PM

SUNDAY.

FOR NEWPORT HARBOR…A STORM TIDE OF 5.9 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7

PM SUNDAY.

FOR THE POINT JUDITH HARBOR…A STORM TIDE OF 5.3 FEET IS FORECAST

AROUND 7 PM SUNDAY.

FOR WATCH HILL POINT…A STORM TIDE OF 4.9 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND

7 PM SUNDAY.

FOR BLOCK ISLAND…A STORM TIDE OF 5.0 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7

PM SUNDAY.

&&

STORM TIDE FORECASTS FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ARE IN FEET MEAN

LOWER LOW WATER. TIME OF HIGH TIDE HAS BEEN ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST

HOUR.

SITE FLOOD TIME OF FORECAST

STAGE HIGH TIDE STORM TIDE

COASTAL RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE FOX POINT 7.0 07 PM SUN 7.5

FALL RIVER 7.0 07 PM SUN 7.3

CONIMICUT POINT 7.0 07 PM SUN 7.1

QUONSET POINT 7.0 07 PM SUN 6.2

NEWPORT HARBOR 6.6 07 PM SUN 5.9

POINT JUDITH HARBOR 9.0 07 PM SUN 5.3

WATCH HILL POINT 8.0 07 PM SUN 4.9

BLOCK ISLAND 6.7 07 PM SUN 5.0

$$

MAZ022-024-142046-

446 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT…

FOR EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS THIS COASTAL FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES

PROVINCETOWN…CHATHAM OUTER HARBOR…NANTUCKET HARBOR.

FOR PROVINCETOWN…A STORM TIDE OF 12.5 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND

10 PM SUNDAY.

FOR CHATHAM OUTER HARBOR…A STORM TIDE OF 9.7 FEET IS FORECAST

AROUND 11 PM SUNDAY.

FOR NANTUCKET HARBOR…A STORM TIDE OF 6.0 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND

11 PM SUNDAY.

&&

STORM TIDE FORECASTS FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ARE IN FEET MEAN

LOWER LOW WATER. TIME OF HIGH TIDE HAS BEEN ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST

HOUR.

SITE FLOOD TIME OF FORECAST

STAGE HIGH TIDE STORM TIDE

EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS

PROVINCETOWN 12.0 10 PM SUN 12.5

CHATHAM OUTER HARBOR 9.0 11 PM SUN 9.7

NANTUCKET HARBOR 6.0 11 PM SUN 6.0

$$

MAZ020>023-142046-

446 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT…

FOR SOUTH COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS THIS COASTAL FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES

HYANNISPORT…VINEYARD HAVEN…WOODS HOLE…ONSET…MATTAPOISETT…

NEW BEDFORD HARBOR.

FOR HYANNISPORT…A STORM TIDE OF 6.2 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 11

PM SUNDAY.

FOR VINEYARD HAVEN…A STORM TIDE OF 4.6 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND

11 PM SUNDAY.

FOR WOODS HOLE…A STORM TIDE OF 3.8 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7 PM

SUNDAY.

FOR ONSET…A STORM TIDE OF 6.8 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7 PM SUNDAY.

FOR MATTAPOISETT…A STORM TIDE OF 6.5 FEET IS FORECAST AROUND 7 PM

SUNDAY.

FOR NEW BEDFORD HARBOR…A STORM TIDE OF 6.2 FEET IS FORECAST

AROUND 7 PM SUNDAY.

&&

STORM TIDE FORECASTS FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ARE IN FEET MEAN

LOWER LOW WATER. TIME OF HIGH TIDE HAS BEEN ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST

HOUR.

SITE FLOOD TIME OF FORECAST

STAGE HIGH TIDE STORM TIDE

SOUTH COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS

HYANNISPORT 8.0 11 PM SUN 6.2

VINEYARD HAVEN 6.0 11 PM SUN 4.6

ONSET 11.0 07 PM SUN 6.8

WOODS HOLE 6.7 07 PM SUN 3.8

MATTAPOISETT 8.5 07 PM SUN 6.5

NEW BEDFORD HARBOR 10.5 07 PM SUN 6.2

$$

WWUS71 KBOX 140817

NPWBOX

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

417 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

MAZ020>024-RIZ005>008-141630-

/O.NEW.KBOX.HW.A.0003.070415T1800Z-070416T1000Z/

SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-

NANTUCKET MA-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…

MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…FALMOUTH…PROVINCETOWN…

VINEYARD HAVEN…NANTUCKET…BRISTOL…NARRAGANSETT…WESTERLY…

NEWPORT…BLOCK ISLAND

417 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND

WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

SUNDAY NIGHT.

LOW PRESSURE WILL INTENSIFY TO AN UNUSUALLY STRONG COASTAL STORM THIS

WEEKEND SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND. EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE

TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTH

COASTS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND…INCLUDING CAPE COD AND THE

ISLANDS LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

RESIDENTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND PREPARE FOR HIGH

WINDS SHOULD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. ANY LOOSE ITEMS THAT ARE OUT OF

DOORS…SUCH AS TRASH BARRELS AND LAWN FURNITURE…SHOULD BE SECURED

OR BROUGHT INDOORS BY SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL COULD ALSO BECOME

DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR STRONG DAMAGING

WINDS TO DEVELOP IN THE MENTIONED AREAS. THESE STRONG WINDS ARE

CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND POWER LINES AS WELL AS CAUSING

PROPERTY DAMAGE. IF A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED…STAY INSIDE

AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

$$

JWD/EVT

FLUS41 KBOX 140833

HWOBOX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

MAZ002-003-008-NHZ011-015-151100-

WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-

CHESHIRE NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

SUNDAY NIGHT…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WINTER STORM WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT FOR

SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 2 INCHES OR MORE.

$$

MAZ020-021-RIZ005>008-151100-

SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-

NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

SUNDAY NIGHT…

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

SUNDAY EVENING…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST

MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

HIGH WIND WATCH

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOR REPORTS OF

RAINFALL…HIGH WINDS…FLOODING AND COASTAL FLOODING.

$$

MAZ007-015-016-019-151100-

EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY EVENING…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS…EASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOR REPORTS OF

RAINFALL…FLOODING AND COASTAL FLOODING.

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ004>006-009>014-017-018-026-NHZ012-RIZ001-003-151100-

HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-

EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-

WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-

WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-

NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN

CONNECTICUT…CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS…EASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS…NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHEAST

MASSACHUSETTS…WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND

NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOR REPORTS OF

RAINFALL AND FLOODING.

$$

RIZ002-004-151100-

SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-EASTERN KENT RI-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

SUNDAY EVENING…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOR REPORTS OF

RAINFALL…FLOODING AND COASTAL FLOODING.

$$

ANZ230>237-250-254-255-151100-

BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND-

BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND-

COASTAL WATERS FROM MERRIMACK RIVER MA OUT 25 NM TO PLYMOUTH MA OUT

40 NM…INCLUDING THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-

COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA

OUT 20 NM-

COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO BLOCK ISLAND RI TO MARTHAS

VINEYARD MA TO NANTUCKET MA SOUTHEAST TO 20 NM-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 6 PM EDT SUNDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL WATERS

AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

GALE WARNING

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOR REPORTS OF

HIGH WINDS.

$$

MAZ022>024-151100-

BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-

433 AM EDT SAT APR 14 2007

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON…

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

SUNDAY NIGHT…

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY EVENING…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE

INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH

HIGH WIND WATCH

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOR REPORTS OF

RAINFALL…HIGH WINDS…FLOODING AND COASTAL FLOODING.

$$

JWD

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo

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SKYWARN Newsletter #243

Hello to all….

SKYWARN Newsletter #243 has been posted. It can be seen at the following link:

http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo/news243.htm

As we continue to work on the wx1box.org web site, all newsletters and the newsletter archive will be posted on this site. For now, we are still in transition between the two web sites. We appreciate your patience as we work through the transition and thanks for your continued support of the NWS Taunton SKYWARN Program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)

ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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Hurricane Awareness Tour with P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Monday April 30th

Hello to all….

The Public Information Statement on the Hurricane Awareness Tour with the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft was posted by NWS Taunton on Thursday March 29th, 2007. Earlier in the week a web-site on the tour was also posted via the SKYWARN Newsletter. The link to the Hurricane Awareness Tour web site is listed below:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/announcement/HAT07WebRelease.htm

The NWS Taunton Public Information Statement on the Hurricane Awareness Tour is listed below:

NOUS41 KBOX 291900
PNSBOX
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-021800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
300 PM EDT THU MAR 29 2007

…DO NOT MISS THE 2007 HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE TOUR AT QUONSET STATE AIRPORT RHODE ISLAND ON MONDAY APRIL 30…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS WILL HOST THE FIRST STOP OF THE 2007 EAST COAST HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR AT QUONSET STATE AIRPORT IN NORTH KINGSTOWN RHODE ISLAND ON MONDAY APRIL 30 2007. THE DAY WILL FEATURE TOURS BY THE PERSONNEL OF THE
NOAA WP3 ORION HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 3 TO 6 PM. THE THEME FOR THE VISIT WILL BE…BE AWARE…BE PREPARED.

THE HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR…OR HAT AS IT IS KNOWN…IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF AN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PREPARATION FOR THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…WHICH RUNS FROM JUNE 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30. THE HAT ALTERNATES BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND GULF OF MEXICO COASTS EACH YEAR.

PRESCHEDULED BRIEFINGS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE WEST BAY AREA OF RHODE ISLAND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON…HOSTED BY THE QUONSET POINT AIR NATIONAL GUARD 143RD AIRLIFT WING.

THERE WILL BE MANY STATIONS SET UP WITH PAMPHLETS AND DISPLAYS ON HURRICANE SAFETY AND AWARENESS. REPRESENTATIVES AT THESE INFORMATION STATIONS INCLUDE…

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/S GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER
THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND OFFICE OF COASTAL SURVEY FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE
THE NARRAGANSETT BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE FROM PRUDENCE ISLAND AND THE RHODE ISLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY/S MOBILE COMMAND POST

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS FROM RHODE ISLAND…MASSACHUSETTS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL PROVIDE LIVE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI…AS WELL AS
COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

IN PREPARATION FOR THE VISIT…THERE WILL BE A LIVE BROADCAST ON ALL NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS STATIONS RUN BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON. THE SHOW…DINNER WITH DUNHAM…WILL AIR ON
MONDAY APRIL 23 AT 630 PM…HOSTED BY ALAN DUNHAM.

THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE ON DISPLAY NEAR THE QUONSET STATE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ON AIRPORT STREET…ALONG WITH THE INFORMATION STATIONS. PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE NORTH OF THE TERMINAL BUILDING. FOLLOW THE SIGNS OFF OF ROGER WILLIAMS WAY TO QUONSET STATE AIRPORT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR…ALONG WITH DIRECTIONS TO QUONSET STATE AIRPORT…PLEASE VISIT OUR INTERNET WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND CLICK ON THE LINK…P3 ORION HURRICANE HUNTER…OR LOOK UNDER THE WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LINK ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

$$

VALLIER-TALBOT

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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SKYWARN Newsletter #242

Hello to all….

SKYWARN Newsletter #242 has been posted. It can be seen at the following link:

http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo/news242.htm

As we continue to work on the wx1box.org web site, all newsletters and the newsletter archive will be posted on this site. For now, we are still in transition between the two web sites. We appreciate your patience as we work through the transition and thanks for your continued support of the NWS Taunton SKYWARN Program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)

ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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SKYWARN Newsletter #241

Hello to all….

SKYWARN Newsletter #241 has been posted. It can be seen at the following link:

http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo/news241.htm

As we continue to work on the wx1box.org web site, all newsletters and the newsletter archive will be posted on this site. For now, we are still in transition between the two web sites. We appreciate your patience as we work through the transition and thanks for your continued support of the NWS Taunton SKYWARN Program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)

ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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