Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Tuesday Night 4/2/19-Wednesday Morning 4/3/19 Coastal Storm Potential

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..Coastal storm to bring strong to damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a period of wet snow to portions of Southern New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 1-8 AM EDT Wednesday for Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4″ of snow with the highest amounts at elevations of 1,000 feet or higher. If snow amounts get above 4″, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage would be possible from the wet snow in these areas. Other interior locations south and east of the advisory area from Norfolk County, Suffolk County area of Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island and Northeast Connecticut to the advisory border could see a coating to 2″ of snow..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for Nantucket from 4 AM to 1 PM Wednesday for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with wind gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Cape Cod could see wind gusts to at least 45 MPH with possibly higher gusts. This area will also be monitored for stronger winds if a closer approach for the storm allows for higher wind speeds..
..Will monitor heavy rainfall for any minor urban/poor drainage flooding issues with the potential for 1-2″ of rain in Southeastern New England with isolated higher amounts possible..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for Western, Central, and Northeast Massachusetts from Norfolk County and the Greater Boston area through Southeast New Hampshire for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Wednesday for snowfall reports, precipitation type changeover, criteria rainfall reports and criteria wind gusts, wind damage information including during the late overnight hours through the Wednesday Morning commute timeframe and then in the afternoon/early evening for the strong wind potential..

A coastal storm will track close enough to Southern New England to bring heavy rainfall to Southeast New England and rain changing to snow to portions of Southern New England. Strong to damaging winds will likely occur on the Cape and Islands first and then will affect much of interior Massachusetts later in the day. The headlines reflect the latest thinking. Key factors include:

1.) How quickly the rain changes to snow in portions of Central New England and how effectively it accumulates during the overnight hours if it falls heavily. A closer storm track would bring the potential for snowfall amounts greater than 4″ and a chance for isolated tree and wire damage and power outages from wet snow.
2.) Strong winds on Cape Cod and the Islands and Southeast New England during the morning and early afternoon hours as there is the potential for stronger wind gusts than currently posted depending on the storm track and how effectively the winds can reach the surface. This will be monitored closely.
3.) Heavy rainfall over South Coastal Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding depending how quickly the rainfall occurs in this area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Wednesday for snowfall reports, precipitation type changeover, criteria rainfall reports and criteria wind gusts, wind damage information including during the late overnight hours through the Wednesday Morning commute timeframe and then in the afternoon/early evening for the strong wind potential. This will be the last coordination message for this system and a significant update occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow maps:

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Tuesday Night 4/2/19 Through Wednesday Morning 4/3/19

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..Model uncertainty higher than normal in the short-term on a coastal storm affecting Eastern and possibly Central portions of Southern New England with strong winds at the coast and then across much of the area as the storm departs, heavy rain in Southeast New England and even some accumulating snow during the morning hours Wednesday. The following represents current thinking with some changes possible if the storm track is closer than current expectations..
..Strong winds across the Cape and Islands and Southeast Coastal New England may reach 45 MPH and could exceed 45 MPH with heavy rainfall with more widespread strong winds in the region as the storm departs. Heavy rainfall of 1-2″ is possible in Southeast New England with lesser amounts elsewhere..
..The hills of Central Massachusetts, Northwest Rhode Island and Northeast Connecticut will see a coating to 2″ of snow where the wet snow is heaviest and mostly on grassy surfaces with the wet snow occurring between Midnight to 9 AM Wednesday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the coastal storm conditions for late Tuesday Night through Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Snow and strong wind potential – Friday Night 3/22/19-Saturday 3/23/19

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..Coastal storm system brought a period of heavy rain Thursday Night into Friday Morning along with strong winds in Northeast Coastal Massachusetts, some snow accumulation in the higher terrain in Western Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut and Minor coastal flooding expected at the midday/early afternoon high tide in Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. Wraparound wet snow expected in Northwest Massachusetts and North-Central Connecticut tonight into early Saturday Morning with wraparound mixed rain and wet snow elsewhere..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 8 AM Saturday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in the higher terrain near and above 1500 feet. Winds will also gust to around 45 MPH. If wet snow can accumulate 4″ or more along with the strong wind gusts, isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Saturday Morning for Tolland County Connecticut for 2-4″ of snow. Other locations around Southern New England away from the immediate coast will see scattered coatings to perhaps 1-2″ of snow in any heavier snow bands overnight..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect through 4 PM Saturday for Cape Cod and Nantucket for sustained winds 15-25 MPH with wind gusts to 40-50 MPH. Strong wind gusts 40 MPH with a few higher gusts are possible in the remainder of Southern New England tonight into Saturday particularly along the immediate coast and in the higher elevations. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system today through Saturday. This will likely be the last update on this storm situation unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snowfall maps..

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wet Snow/Strong Wind/Coastal Flood Potential – Friday 3/22/19-Saturday 3/23/19

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..Coastal storm system brought a period of heavy rain Thursday Night into Friday Morning along with strong winds in Northeast Coastal Massachusetts. Minor coastal flooding expected at the midday/early afternoon high tide in East Coastal Massachusetts with wraparound wet snow expected in Northwest Massachusetts with wraparound mixed rain and wet snow elsewhere..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect through 3 PM Friday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide for the most vulnerable shore roads..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 8 AM Saturday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow in the lower elevations and 4-8″ of snow in the higher elevations. Winds will also gust to around 45 MPH. If wet snow can accumulate 4″ or more along with the strong wind gusts, isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages will be possible..
..Strong wind gusts 40 MPH with a few higher gusts are possible in East Coastal Massachusetts through midday today and then region wide Friday Night into Saturday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system today through Saturday. Another coordination message will be posted by 8 PM this evening if there are any changes to current advisories or warnings and if time allows for the update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snowfall maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Special Announcement: 2019 SKYWARN Training Class Schedule

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The following is the 2019 NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Training Class Schedule for the spring season. Please distribute widely to anyone interested in becoming a SKYWARN Spotter! Additional SKYWARN Training classes are in planning. This includes a class in the Rowe/Charlemont, Mass area, Granby/Hartland, CT area, Western Hampshire County Massachusetts, Eastern Franklin County Massachusetts and potentially other locations in Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. Another update will be posted to the schedule in one to two weeks. There will also be a slate of SKYWARN classes in the Fall of this year. Links to the classes schedules are listed below:

NWS Boston/Norton Web Site SKYWARN Class Schedule:
http://www.weather.gov/box/skywarn#fragment-2

WX1BOX SKYWARN Training Class Schedule:
http://wx1box.org/skywarn-training-schedule-2019/

The complete listing is also provided below for convenience:

Saturday March 30th, 2019 – 1000 AM-1230 PM:
Westerly Police Headquarters
60 Airport Road
Westerly, RI
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-westerly-ri-tickets-57279287892

Saturday May 4th, 2019 – 1000 AM-1230 PM:
New England Sci-Tech Inc.
16 Tech Circle
Natick, MA
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-natick-ma-tickets-57356953191

Thursday May 9th, 2019 – 700 PM-930 PM:
Quaboag Regional Middle/High School – Middle School Cafeteria
284 Old West Brookfield Road
Warren, MA
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Sponsored by: Warren Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Quaboag Regional School District
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-warren-ma-tickets-58672017584

Saturday May 11th, 2019 – 1000 AM-1230 PM:
Salt Pond Visitor Center
50 Nauset Road
Eastham, MA
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-eastham-ma-tickets-57276736260

Monday May 13th, 2019 – 700 PM-930 PM:
Eastford Congregational Church
8 Church Road
Eastford, CT
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-eastford-ct-tickets-57278507558
NOTE: Moved the SKYWARN Class to the Congregational Church from the town offices as it is a larger site with better accommodations

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 – 700 PM-930 PM:
Milford Fire Department Headquarters – Station 2
21 Birch Street
Milford, MA
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-milford-ma-tickets-58993226328

June 8th, 2019 – 1000 AM-1230 PM:
Salisbury Senior Center
43 Lafayette Road
Salisbury, MA
Taught by Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-salisbury-ma-tickets-57733672970

Will provide updates when new SKYWARN training classes are added to the schedule. Thanks to all for their support of the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Sunday 3/10/19 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Storm system to bring a wintry mix to portions of Southern New England Sunday Morning into Sunday Early Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 AM to 2 PM Sunday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 1-3″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in Northwest Massachusetts and a trace to one-tenth of an inch of ice..
..Interior Northeast Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island outside of the advisory area will see a wintry mix changing fairly quickly to rain while mostly rain is expected elsewhere..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snow and ice accumulation and changeover in precipitation type reports. This will be the last coordination message on this minor storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday 3/9/19 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Storm system to bring a wintry mix to portions of Southern New England Sunday Morning into Sunday Early Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 5 AM to 2 PM Sunday for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 1-3″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in Northwest Massachusetts and a trace to one-tenth of an inch of ice..
..Interior Northeast Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island outside of the advisory area will see a wintry mix changing fairly quickly to rain while mostly rain is expected elsewhere..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snow and ice accumulation and changeover in precipitation type reports. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 PM Saturday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Sunday Evening 3/3/19-Monday Morning 3/4/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Moderate to Major Snowstorm to affect Southern New England tonight through Monday Morning. Latest Models have increased snowfall amounts for much of the area but there does remain uncertainty in the Southeast coastal areas where sleet and/or rain could hold down amounts. If higher snow amounts are realized in interior central and Southeastern New England and coastal Southeast New England, wet snow damage risk would increase..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM Sunday Evening to 10 AM Monday Morning for Northern Connecticut, All of Rhode Island Eastern Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 5-10″ of snow likely with isolated higher amounts to around 12″ possible in interior portions of the warning area. The southern and eastern parts of the warning area may see a wet snow that could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages particularly if higher amounts are realized..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts from 7 PM Sunday Evening to 10 AM Monday Morning for 3-6″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Barnstable County Massachusetts from 7 PM Sunday Evening to 10 AM Monday Morning for 3-5″ of snow as sleet and rain mix holds down amounts in this area with wind gusts between 35-40 MPH. If less mixing occurs, it would increase snow amounts with isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages possible. Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island are expected to see 2″ or less of snow at this time..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports, precipitation type reports and any wet snow damage reports..

Another winter storm will affect the region tonight into Monday Morning. The headlines depict the current expectations which have been increased a little since the last message which has necessitated this update. As people have probably seen over the last few storms, models have struggled with the pattern and with marginal temperatures causing mixing with sleet and rain, this has affected snow totals in some areas in past storm events, however, for this storm, the trend in the models between the prior message and this message has been for a stronger storm solution with heavier snow and a storm track favorable for what is outlined about. Key factors for this specific storm remain as follows:

1.) How much rain and sleet mixes in with the snow in the southeast portions of the Winter Storm Warning at the coastline. If that mix occurs, it could hold snow amounts down. If it falls mostly as snow, it could be a heavy wet snow which would increase the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.
2.) The storm track, speed and intensification process of the storm will be another factor. If the storm track is a bit more southeast or intensification occurs later in time or further offshore, snow amounts will be on the lower end of the ranges. If the storm track holds to the same current projection or gets a bit closer and the intensification occurs a little more rapidly closer to our region, it would support the higher end of the snow total ranges particularly in the interior portions of the Winter Storm Warning are with the isolated higher amounts being a bit more widespread. As of this update, the track near the 40 North/70 West benchmark and more intensification earlier is leading to higher snowfall rates per hour which means a stronger storm solution that will bear watching for both higher end snow amounts as depicted as well as a potential greater threat for wet snow damage.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports, precipitation type reports and any wet snow damage reports. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow Maps:

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Sunday Evening 3/3/19-Monday Morning 3/4/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Moderate Snowstorm to affect Southern New England tonight through Monday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 7 PM Sunday Evening to 10 AM Monday Morning for Northern Connecticut, All of Rhode Island Eastern Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow likely with isolated higher amounts to 10″ possible in interior portions of the warning area. The southern and eastern parts of the warning area may see a wet snow that could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts from 7 PM Sunday Evening to 10 AM Monday Morning for 3-5″ of snow..

..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Barnstable County Massachusetts from 7 PM Sunday Evening to 10 AM Monday Morning for 3-5″ of snow as sleet and rain mix holds down amounts in this area with wind gusts between 35-40 MPH. Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island are expected to see 2″ or less of snow at this time..

..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports, precipitation type reports and any wet snow damage reports..

Another winter storm will affect the region tonight into Monday Morning. The headlines depict the current expectations. As people have probably seen over the last few storms, models have struggled with the pattern and with marginal temperatures causing mixing with sleet and rain, this has affected snow totals in some areas in past storm events. Key factors for this specific storm include:

1.) How much rain and sleet mixes in with the snow in the southeast portions of the Winter Storm Warning at the coastline. If that mix occurs, it could hold snow amounts down. If it falls mostly as snow, it could be a heavy wet snow which would increase the potential for isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages.
2.) The storm track, speed and intensification process of the storm will be another factor. If the storm track is a bit more southeast or intensification occurs later in time or further offshore, snow amounts will be on the lower end of the ranges. If the storm track holds to the same current projection or gets a bit closer and the intensification occurs a little more rapidly closer to our region, it would support the higher end of the snow total ranges particularly in the interior portions of the Winter Storm Warning are with the isolated higher amounts being a bit more widespread.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will monitor for snowfall reports, precipitation type reports and any wet snow damage reports. This could be the last coordination message for this storm event or if there are significant changes to the current warnings/advisories, another coordination message could be posted by 9 PM Sunday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow Maps:

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Evening 3/3/19-Monday Morning 3/4/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..One storm departs the region and another storm will affect the region with a more significant snowfall except for portions of Southeast New England which will see snow to ice to rain..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Sunday Evening through Monday Morning for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island and Massachusetts from Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts through Western, Central and Northeast Massachusetts for 6-10″ of snow with isolated higher amounts of 10-12″ in portions of northern and western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut. In the southern and eastern areas of the Winter Storm Watch, the snow could be heavier and wetter with the potential for isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..Winter Weather Advisories may be needed for portions of Southern Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts for snow and sleet before it changes over to rain..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the latest storm system for Sunday Evening into Monday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted later this evening if any changes to Winter Storm Watch occurs or tomorrow morning by 10 AM. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement and WX1BOX Amateur Radio log of storm total snowfall from the Saturday 3/2/19 winter storm and then the NWS Boston Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow Maps..

NWS Public Information Statement – Spotter Reports:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/reports_3_2_19.txt

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

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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