Roger Jeanfaivre-K1PAI, Hartford-Tolland, CT County SKYWARN Coordinator

Hartford-Tolland County, CT SKYWARN Coordinator Featured in Local Newspaper

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Roger Jeanfaivre-K1PAI, Hartford-Tolland County SKYWARN Corodinator was recently featured in an article in the New Britain Herald newspaper on June 13th, 2007. The New Britain Herald article and pictures of Roger are posted below:

Roger Jeanfaivre-K1PAI, Hartford-Tolland, CT County SKYWARN Coordinator
NEWINGTON – Although Roger Jeanfaivre has always had trouble seeing, he remembers being fascinated with lightning and weather when he was growing up.
His interest in weather continued even after he lost sight completely at the age of 24. While attending Oak Hill School for the Blind in Hartford, Jeanfaivre became interested in ham radio. After getting his license to operate one, Jeanfaivre would broadcast forecasts he made up.

“People used to think that I worked for the [National Weather Service],” Jeanfaivre said.
Now he does.

People turn to the weather service for information when severe weather strikes. To make sure its information is right, the National Weather Service turns to an organization of amateurs called Skywarn.
“Skywarn provides a very valuable service to the NWS,” said Betsey Doane, state section manager for the American Radio Relay League. “We can communicate quickly and directly and provide rapid response to information throughout the state.”

Skywarn is made up of independent ham radio operators who are also trained weather spotters. They report wind gusts, hail size, rainfall and cloud formations that signal severe weather.

“Spotters are the people outside during the day. Their weather tools are their ears and their eyes,” Jeanfaivre said. “The NWS radar is a few thousand feet up, so they can’t see what is happening on the ground.”

Roger Jeanfaivre-K1PAI, Hartford-Tolland, CT County SKYWARN Coordinator in his Ham shack
In 1994, Jeanfaivre became the state Skywarn coordinator and kept responsibility for Hartford and Tolland counties in a 2002 reorganization. He enjoys Skywarn because it allows him to blend two of his favorite hobbies, weather and ham radio, devices that work even when other forms of communication – computers and telephones or cell phones – do not.

Skywarn gathers firsthand reports of severe weather events and feeds them into local forecasts as quickly as it can. Anytime NWS issues a severe weather warning, Skywarn goes to work setting up nets.
“Nets are a gathering of radio amateurs,” Jeanfaivre said. “We gather and activate the net and use repeaters … A setup that takes a little signal and broadcasts it over a wider area which NWS can pick up. Because of the information that we’re giving them, NWS can issue a watch or a warning. That’s what the public sees on TV or hears over the radio.”

During recent thunderstorms, such as one that produced a funnel cloud in Southington and a tornado warning in New Haven County, Jeanfaivre and his team of spotters were at work, verifying the NWS radar images.
Thanks to the evolution of the Internet, NWS can get Skywarn reports in under a minute.

“In 1994 we weren’t tied into the Internet,” Jeanfaivre remembered. “With the betterment of the new technology, they can get our reports and it supplements what they see. NWS can link into our system and get the reports as they come in. It’s instantaneous.”

The work is “a joy” for Jeanfaivre.

“It’s combining my weather interests with my skills as a communicator,” Jeanfaivre said. “It’s enjoyable … We’re really not weather forecasters, we’re communicators, and it’s my job to get the information provided by the spotters to the NWS.”

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SKYWARN Training Westerly, RI This Wednesday June 20th

PRESS RELEASE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SKYWARN TRAINING

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a severe weather spotter training session, part of its SKYWARN program, in Rhode Island in May.

The class will be on Wednesday June 20, 2007 from 7:00 PM.to 9:30 PM. The class will be held at the Westerly Middle School at 10 Sandy Hill Road off Route 1 in Westerly RI.

The session is open to the public at no charge. Emergency managers, police, fire, and other first responders are especially encouraged to attend. Everyone age 16 and older who stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.

Each training session includes a two and one half hour computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for severe thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service.

It is not necessary to pre-register for this training. However, if you have any questions about SKYWARN or the training sessions, please contact Bill Babcock, SKYWARN Program Leader, or Glenn Field, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at

508-823-1900 during normal business hours.

By Martin Mendelson n1jma
SKYWARN Coordinator for RI
401-294-5585
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Penny sized Hail in East Milford, NH photo provided by N1MEO-Fletcher Seagroves

Large Hail Hits Southern New England in June 5th Severe Weather Event

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SKYWARN was active with Ops at NWS Taunton as another round of Severe Thunderstorms affected the region on Tuesday June 5th with large hail up to Golf Ball size reported.

Penny sized Hail in East Milford, NH photo provided by N1MEO-Fletcher Seagroves In Hillsborough County, NH, Hillsborough County SKYWARN reported hail pea to quarter sized in several severe thunderstorms that rumbled through Central and Eastern Hillsborough County NH with the first round of storms around 1-2 PM and the second round from 230-315 PM that affected the Nashua and Hudson, NH area as storms moved in from Western and Central Massachusetts. Jim Blaine-WD4JZO and Fletcher Seagroves-N1MEO monitored the situation on the N1IMO linked repeater system.

Across Northern Connecticut, the town of Southington was hit hard with Hartford-Tolland County SKYWARN reporting Penny to Quarter sized hail and a report from NWS Brookhaven, NY of Golf Ball Sized hail damaging cars in Southington as well. SKYWARN was active on the 146.790-Vernon, CT repeater through the efforts of Hartford and Tolland County SKYWARN Coordinator, Roger Jeanfaivre-K1PAI.

Just outside of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area in the city of Naugatuck, CT, hail of up to golf ball size covered the ground to a depth of 5-6″. Hail covers the ground in Nagatuck, CT. Photo provided by Yvette Ciarcia and WTNH.com

Across Hampden and Worcester Counties, SKYWARN was active on the 146.94-Mount Tom and 146.97-Paxton Repeaters with Ray Weber-KA1JJM, Mark Kimmel-N1ZYG and PJ Howe-N1PJ monitoring for SKYWARN. Penny to Nickel Sized Hail was reported in Chicopee and West Springfield, Massachusetts with Pea to Penny Sized Hail reported in Barre, and Gardner, Massachusetts. In Westminster, Fitchburg, Lunenberg and Townsend, Penny to Half Dollar Sized Hail before those storms moved into Hillsborough County NH.

Special thanks to all those that assisted in this SKYWARN Activation and the past SKYWARN Activations from June 1st and June 2nd. The month of June has been an active month for SKYWARN in the NWS Taunton County Warning Area.

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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Large Limb through the back window of one of W1DFL's vehicles

UPDATED: North Shore SKYWARN Activates for Powerful Supercell from 6/2/07

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….Updated for Picture Archive and Partial Recording of the North Shore Radio Association ARES-SKYWARN Net from June 2nd along with cause of the damage and an EchoLink recording of WX1BOX talking to N1YLE on the 145.49 Ipswich Repeater via EchoLink….

North Shore SKYWARN activated for a powerful Severe Thunderstorm known as a supercell that downed large trees and numerous communities and prompted two Tornado Warnings along with Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Essex County Massachusetts on the evening of Saturday June 2nd, 2007. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area until 8 PM that Saturday Evening.

Hail up to 1″ in diameter fell and accumulated to as much as 3-4″ deep in some locations. Hardest hit communities included Georgetown, Haverhill, Newbury, West Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich. The hail was enough to crack the windshield of one of the spotters vehicle’s, N1HWA-Phil Knight, who was right inside the storm. He sighted a wall cloud with the storm and reports of rotation within the storm were received.

Large Limb through the back window of one of W1DFL's vehicles

Various Amateur Radio Operators, who were monitoring the storm from their homes, went down into their cellars when the Tornado Warning, when they got back from their cellars, they noted wind damage at their QTH along with evidence of hail ranging from Pea to Quarter sized as the storm went through the area. The 145.47-Danvers Repeater served as the main repeater for the activation but the 146.64-Waltham, 145.23-Boston, 145.13-Gloucester and 145.49-Ipswich Repeaters were monitored as the supercell worked through the area.

Path of Trees Down in the Woods in the back of a home

Five members of the North Shore ARES-SKYWARN Team spent much of the day Sunday taking pictures of the damage swath over Georgetown, Rowley and West Newbury. Much of the damage appears to be straight-line winds associated with either several microbursts or one macroburst. NWS Taunton forecasters reviewed the incident and determined straight-line wind damage associated with microbursts as the cause of the damage.

With Public Safety busy handling the incident, Amateur Radio Operators provided key information on the extent of the wind damage and large hail as it happened, while public safety personnel handled the clean up from this significant supercell. The hams provided key information on the supercell as it happened for the National Weather Service to protect life and property and the information was disseminated through the Local Storm Report.

The North Shore Radio Association complete collage of damage pictures along with a partial recording of the SKYWARN Net from June 2nd, 2007 can be found at the following link:

June 2nd Damage Assessment Pictures Video and Partial Net Recording

Other Amateur Radio repeaters were monitored during these warnings including the 146.64-Waltham Repeater from NWS and the 145.23-Boston Repeater was monitored by Mark-KB1EKN and the 147.39-Beverly Repeater was monitored by Gabriel Ricker-KB1OKU. The Ipswich Repeater was monitored via EchoLink by WX1BOX with reports received through the efforts of N1YLE who suffered structural damage from the storm. You can listen to the recording at the following link:

WX1BOX Speaks with N1YLE on the Ipswich Repeater via EchoLink

Special Thanks to North Shore Assistant SKYWARN Coordinator and ARES Emergency Coordinator, Jim Palmer-KB1KQW, North Shore ARES DEC, Eric Horwitz-KA1NCF, ARES Assistant EC, Matt Dempsey-KB1MRH, SKYWARN Spotter Phil Knight-N1HWA, Mike Griffin-KB1OHZ and all other SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators who assisted in providing important reports on this dangerous supercell. Also, special thanks to all repeater owners for the use of their repeaters during this serious situation. An archive of pictures of damage from this supercell will be made available on the NSRA web site in the next few days.

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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Bill Proenza, Director of the National Hurricane Center, talking back to WX4NHC

P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Tour in Rhode Island Additional Pictures And Audio

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At the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Tour in Rhode Island, major PR was generated as the Director of the National Hurricane Center, Bill Proenza talked back to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida.

Bill Proenza, Director of the National Hurricane Center, talking back to WX4NHC

Director Proenza jokingly stated that he wanted to make sure the staff there was treating Julio Ripoll-WD4R, Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator and John McHugh-K4AG, WX4NHC Coordinator, well as they prepared the Amateur Radio station for the backup communications and preparation of surface reporting in the event of landfalling hurricanes for the 2007 season. Proenza gave what was at that time, a preview of the Hurricane Outlook stating that it would most likely be an above normal season and that was verified in the May 22nd, 2007 outlook. Proenza also lauded the partnership that Amateur Radio and the National Hurricane Center have had as it enters its 27th year and John-K4AG stated they were prepared to support the NHC again in 2007.

Audio from EchoLink with Director Proenza:

Director Proenza Speaks Back to WX4NHC via EchoLink in MP3 Format

Director Proenza Speaks Back to WX4NHC via EchoLink in WMA Format

One of the NHC Hurricane Specialists, Michelle Mainelli, a Rhode Island native also spoke with the Coordinators at WX4NHC. Julio and John also put on a person from the staff at the National Hurricane Center.

Michelle Mainelli talking back to WX4NHC

Michelle spoke back to Chris Lauer, who maintains the computers and the web site for the National Hurricane Center. Chris shared with her stories of the fires in Florida while Michelle spoke of the cold temperatures and layers of clothes that she had to wear as conditions were cool in the morning and early afternoon before warming up later in the day. John-K4AG asked Michelle if she flew first class or coach, a joking reference towards the fact that Michelle flew in the P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Audio from EchoLink:

Michelle Mainelli speaks back to WX4NHC in WMA Format

Michelle Mainelli speaks back to WX4NHC in MP3 Format

Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-In-Charge of NWS Taunton, also spoke back to WX4NHC. In addition, he also spoke with one of the key developers of EchoLink and IRLP technology, Tony Langdon-VK3JED.

Bob Thompson, NWS Taunton Meteorologist-In-Charge, speaking on HF back to WX4NHC
Bob spoke to WX4NHC over how NWS Taunton sometimes deals with the National Hurricane Center when tropical systems approach Southern New England. He also explained how the NWS Taunton office relies on the SKYWARN Spotters/Coordinators and Amateur Radio Operators across the region for support when severe weather threatens. Julio-WD4R explained how the Amateurs of New England support the VoIP Hurricane Net in gathering reports from other parts of the US and the Caribbean. EchoLink Audio:
Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-In-Charge of NWS Taunton speaks back to WX4NHC in WMA Format

Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-In-Charge of NWS Taunton speaks back to WX4NHC in MP3 Format

Bob also spoke to VK3JED-Tony Langdon, one of the key EchoLink/IRLP developers. Tony, a spotter in Australia for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. spoke about weather and was pleased to meet someone from the meteorological community. Bob came to the realization of the more global impact of disasters as well as the ability to exploit technology globally. EchoLink Audio from this contact listed below:

Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-In-Charge of NWS Taunton speaks with VK3JED-Tony Langdon in WMA Format

Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-In-Charge of NWS Taunton speaks with VK3JED-Tony Langdon in MP3 Format

Ed Capone-N1LTP, Service Hydrologist for the Northeast River Forecast Center also spoke to Julio-WD4R at WX4NHC briefly. Ed mentioned that he is on the Hurricane Deployment Team and that he might meet Julio down there if a hurricane threatens a US location. EchoLink Audio from this contact listed below:

Ed Capone-N1LTP Service Hydrologist speaks Back to WX4NHC in WMA Format

Ed Capone-N1LTP Service Hydrologist speaks Back to WX4NHC in MP3 Format

Special Thanks to The NWS Forecasters, Director Proenza, and Hurricane Specialist Michelle Mainelli for their support of our special event station. Special thanks also to Julio-WD4R and John-K4AG for their support from WX4NHC and special thanks to the ARES-SKYWARN Amateurs of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire, RI ARES, RI SKYWARN, RI SATERN and the Taunton Amateur Communicationg Group for all the support in this very large event for the NWS Taunton County Warning Area.

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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Somers, CT EF0 Tornado/Landspout on Memorial Day, Monday 5/28/07

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A rare and unusual event occurred on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th, 2007. A landspout/EF0 Tornado occurred in Somers, CT. See Public Information Statement and Local Storm Report from NWS Taunton below:

Somers, CT EF0 Tornado/Landspout

Ray Weber, KA1JJM, affiliated with Western Massachusetts SKYWARN and a long-time assistant in assessing damage for NWS Taunton, checked out the area at the NWS Taunton forecasters discretion. The damage path was associated with a EF0 Tornado/landspout. The following are pictures of the small area of damage caused by the tornado from Ray Weber-KA1JJM:

Roof damage at a barn associated with the tornado

Overview of damage area from the tornado

Debris pattern of the tornado


Convergent pattern of damage from the tornado

Special thanks to Ray Weber-KA1JJM and the eyewitneesses who worked with Ray on putting together the report on this rare type of occurrence of a tornado/landspout.

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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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

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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

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….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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WGUS61 KBOX 141937
FFABOX

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.

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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.

$$

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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

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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.

$$

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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

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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…

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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

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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.

$$

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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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