Storm Coordination Message # 2 – Light Snow Potential 1/18/19 and Significant Winter Storm Potential Saturday Night 1/20/19-Sunday Evening 1/21/19

Hello to all…

..Winter has not forgotten Southern New England and it will be felt vigorously this weekend into early next week..
..Light snow will impact the region on Friday with light snow changing to rain in southeast and coastal areas. Most areas to see snowfall in the coating to 2″ range..
..Higher impact storm expected for much of Southern New England late Saturday Afternoon into Sunday Night with heavy snow and significant icing both possible with snow and ice changing to heavy rain and strong winds along coastal areas and the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide as we get into the Sunday Morning high tide cycle in East Coastal Massachusetts..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Night for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area and now includes South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island but not Cape Cod and the Islands for 6″ or more of snow and 0.10″-0.30″ of ice with amounts up to 0.50″ of ice..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is now in effect for the Sunday Morning High Tide Cycle for East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for minor to moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snow event Friday with occasional call-ups on area Amateur Radio repeaters and other means for snowfall reports as needed. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are likely at some point Saturday Evening into Sunday Morning lasting through Sunday Evening. Activation plan will be updated as we get closer to the storm event..

The long quiet period of winter weather with only some strong wind, heavy rainfall events and a few very light snow and ice events is about to come to an end. Friday will feature light snow across the area with a coating to 2″ of snow likely. Southeast and coastal areas will likely have the light snow eventually changeover to rain in their locations. The snow will be timed with the morning commute and given the cold ground surfaces could have slightly more impact than usual so allow some time to reach your travel destination. SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this light snow potential during the morning commute.

We then turn our attention to a potentially significant and higher impact storm beginning Saturday Evening into Sunday Evening. The headlines discuss the current potential with Winter Storm Watches expanded to include South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a Coastal Flood Watch for East Coastal Massachusetts. It is a bit early to get into more specifics in terms of snow and ice amounts though the NWS Boston/Norton Snow and ice maps cover this aspect. Some key factors to the upcoming storm include the following and have not changed much since the last update:

1.) The storm track will determine the area of all snow and where it will be a very heavy snow accumulation, where precipitation mixes with sleet and/or freezing rain with potential sleet and/or ice accumulations and where a changeover to rain occurs. Locations that changeover to rain or sleet and freezing rain will see a changeover to snow before ending with a potential for a flash freeze condition where all wet surfaces will become iced over.
2.) Strong winds will be possible to likely in coastal areas but currently expected to be wind gusts up to 50 MPH. Inland areas could see wind gusts to 35 MPH. Some of this could change based on the intensity of the storm system and the track. That could affect both wind speed intensity and duration of strong winds. There will also be strong winds as the storm departs Sunday Night into Monday Morning.
3.) The snow could be heavy and wet along with the potential for sleet and freezing rain. The weight of the snow and ice coupled with the winds to some extent may cause the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. This aspect will be monitored closely.
4.) Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible on the Sunday Morning high tide cycle in East Coastal Massachusetts where a Coastal Flood Watch is now in effect. While winds are not expected to be as strong as some past nor’easter/coastal storm systems, there is a very high astronomical tide cycle for this weekend which will increase the coastal flood potential.
5.) How these key factors line up and turn into specific outcomes will be better defined after future model runs over the next 12-24 hours.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snow event Friday with occasional call-ups on area Amateur Radio repeaters and other means for snowfall reports as needed. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are likely at some point Saturday Evening into Sunday Morning lasting through Sunday Evening. Activation plan will be updated as we get closer to the storm event. The next coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch statement, Coastal Flood Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Facebook Graphics:

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

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2048748625219498/2048747111886316/?type=3&theater

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday 1/18/19 Light Snow Potential/Saturday Night 1/19/19-Sunday Night 1/20/19 Significant Storm Potential

Hello to all…

..Winter has not forgotten Southern New England and it will be felt vigorously this weekend into early next week..
..Light snow will impact the region on Friday with light snow changing to rain in southeast and coastal areas. Most areas to see snowfall in the coating to 2″ range with a few locations possibly getting up to 3″..
..Higher impact storm expected for much of Southern New England late Saturday Afternoon into Sunday Night with heavy snow and significant icing both possible with snow and ice changing to heavy rain and strong winds along coastal areas and the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide as we get into the Sunday Morning high tide cycle in East Coastal Massachusetts..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Night for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area except for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands for 6″ or more of snow and 0.40″ of ice or more..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snow event Friday with occasional call-ups on area Amateur Radio repeaters and other means for snowfall reports. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are likely at some point Saturday Evening into Sunday Morning lasting through Sunday Evening. Activation plan will be updated as we get closer to the storm event..

The long quiet period of winter weather with only some strong wind, heavy rainfall events and a few very light snow and ice events is about to come to an end. Friday will feature light snow across the area with a coating to 2″ of snow likely. There could be a few locations with spot amounts of 2-3″. Southeast and coastal areas will likely have the light snow eventually changeover to rain in their locations. The snow will be timed with the morning commute and given the cold ground surfaces could have slightly more impact than usual so allow some time to reach your travel destination and

We then turn our attention to a potentially significant and higher impact storm beginning Saturday Evening into Sunday Evening. The headlines discuss the current potential. It is a bit early to get into more specifics. Some key factors to the upcoming storm include the following:

1.) The storm track will determine the area of all snow and where it will be a very heavy snow accumulation, where precipitation mixes with sleet and/or freezing rain with potential sleet and/or ice accumulations and where a changeover to rain occurs. Locations that changeover to rain or sleet and freezing rain will see a changeover to snow before ending with a potential for a flash freeze condition where all wet surfaces will become iced over.
2.) Strong winds will be possible to likely in coastal areas but currently expected to be wind gusts up to 50 MPH. Inland areas could see wind gusts to 35 MPH. Some of this could change based on the intensity of the storm system and the track. That could affect both wind speed intensity and duration of strong winds. There will also be strong winds as the storm departs Sunday Night into Monday Morning.
3.) The snow could be heavy and wet along with the potential for sleet and freezing rain. The weight of the snow and ice coupled with the winds to some extent may cause the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. This aspect will be monitored closely.
4.) Minor to possibly moderate coastal flooding is possible on the Sunday Morning high tide cycle. While winds are not expected to be as strong as some past nor’easter/coastal storm systems, there is a very high astronomical tide cycle for this weekend which will increase the coastal flood potential.
5.) How these key factors line up and turn into specific outcomes will be better defined after future model runs over the next 12-24 hours.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light snow event Friday with occasional call-ups on area Amateur Radio repeaters and other means for snowfall reports. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are likely at some point Saturday Evening into Sunday Morning lasting through Sunday Evening. Activation plan will be updated as we get closer to the storm event. The next coordination message will be posted by 1000 PM. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow and Ice Maps and Facebook Graphics:

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, Ice and Rain 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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Special Announcement: Weatherbrains Episode on SKYWARN, Amateur Radio and the VoIP Hurricane Net

Hello to all…

On Monday Evening 1/7/19, SKYWARN, Amateur Radio and the VoIP Hurricane Net were featured on a program called Weatherbrains. The approximately 1.5 hour program discussed SKYWARN, Amateur Radio and the VoIP Hurricane Net with guest speakers, W9LW-Jay Farlow, W8SWX-Jeff Stapel and KD1CY-Rob Macedo. The link in both audio and Youtube video formats can be seen at the following link:

https://weatherbrains.com/?p=7531

The program was well received by the meteorological panel and those that have watched/listened to date. This is provided for those interested in seeing/hearing the 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)
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Strong Wind Potential Region Wide and Snow Potential East Slopes of the Berkshires

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..Accumulating snow possible in the east slopes of the Berkshires with strong to damaging winds across the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area through early this evening..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect through 4 PM for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area for sustained winds 15-30 MPH with gusts to 40-50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Western Franklin County Massachusetts through 7 PM tonight for 2-5″ of snow. Other areas of the East slopes of the Berkshires could see a coating to 2″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds region wide and snowfall reports in the east slopes of the Berkshires. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event 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 snow and ice 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, Ice and Rain 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 – Light Snow/Ice Potential – Strong Thunderstorm with Small Hail Potential

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..Storm system to intensify just off the coast of New Hampshire and will bring a period of snow and freezing rain to portions of interior Southern New England and even the chance for a few thunderstorms with small hail overnight tonight..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 8 AM Wednesday for Eastern Franklin, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and a light glaze of ice and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Western Franklin County Massachusetts until 7 PM Wednesday Evening for 2-5″ of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..Strong wind gusts to 40 MPH are possible Wednesday late morning into Wednesday Evening across portions of NWS Boston/Norton coverage area and there is a chance some areas may meet Wind Advisory criteria..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions across the area Wednesday Morning through evening. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. 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, Ice and Rain 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 – Tuesday 1/8/19 – Light Snow/Ice Potential

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..Light snow and freezing rain may cause slippery travel during the morning commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 6 AM-1 PM Tuesday for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and a light glaze of ice causing slippery travel conditions until it changes over to rain as it ends. Some areas to the south and east of the advisory may also see an hour or two of light snow/icing before a changeover to rain..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light icing potential. This will be the only coordination message 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, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and the 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, Ice and Rain 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 – Saturday 1/5/19 Light Icing Potential

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..Periods of Freezing Rain will affect portions of northern and western Massachusetts overnight into Saturday Morning with light icing causing slippery travel conditions likely..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 3-11 AM Saturday Morning for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for a light glaze of ice causing slippery travel conditions. Freezing rain should change to rain after 11 AM but any untreated roads could ice up again Saturday Night as colder air moves back into the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light icing potential. This will be the only coordination message 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, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and the 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, Ice and Rain 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 – Thursday Morning 1/3/19 Light Snow/Freezing Drizzle Potential

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..Light snow and possibly freezing drizzle could affect portions of interior Southern New England around the Morning Commute timeframe north and west of the Hartford-Providence-Boston metro centers causing slippery travel before changing to rain shortly after the morning commute. Amounts of up to 1″ of snow and a trace of ice is expected in this area..
..From the Hartford-Providence-Boston corridor and points south, light snow will occur before changing to rain with less risk of a period of freezing drizzle. This may result in briefly slippery travel before the changeover to rain with less than 1″ of snow accumulation..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the morning commute for any snow totals and precipitation type reports. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus81.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)
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – New Year’s Eve Night 12/31/18-New Year’s Day 1/1/19 – Light Icing/Heavy Rain/Strong Wind Potential

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..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters! NWS Boston/Norton appreciates everyone’s support in the past year and look forward to the continued support in 2019..
..New Year’s Eve Night into New Year’s Day Morning will bring a period of icing to northern and western Massachusetts changing to rain and rain heavy at times in the region with wind gusts around 40 MPH in South and East Coastal Massachusetts. On New Year’s Day, temperatures will be very mild but there will be the potential for strong to damaging winds and isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire. Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for snow and sleet accumulations from a coating to one-half inch and a trace to one-tenth inch of icing causing slippery travel conditions..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 8 AM through 3 PM Tuesday for Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 8 AM-5 PM Tuesday for the rest of the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. These winds have the potential to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day. It is noted that the potential for isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage is fairly high and this should be treated as a high-end Self-Activation where we’ll be monitoring closely for reports particularly in the High Wind Warning area but all parts of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area will have the potential for strong to damaging winds..

New Year’s Eve Night into New Year’s Day morning will be featuring rain, heavy at times over most of the area with the potential for some wet snow/ice accumulation in northern and western Massachusetts. It appears the wintry mix aspect of the storm should be fairly short lived and snow and ice amounts have been lowered slightly and may also be confined to higher elevation locations of the Winter Weather Advisory area. With the heavy rain, some wind gusts to around 40 MPH will be possible in East and South Coastal Massachusetts. As the rain ends, New Year’s Day looks quite mild with temperatures in the 50s to around 60 degrees but very strong to potentially damaging winds also possible to likely as the storm system departs the region. The headlines cover the current information on the winds with a High Wind Warning for Central and Northeast Massachusetts and Wind Advisories for the rest of the coverage area. The strongest winds will likely be from around 10 AM-3 PM Tuesday across the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day. It is noted that the wind damage potential is fairly high and this should be treated as a high-end Self-Activation where we’ll be monitoring closely for reports particularly in the High Wind Warning area but all parts of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area will have the potential for strong to damaging winds. This will be the last coordination message on this storm system unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, snow, ice and rain maps and a Wind Gust Map via the NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Page:

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

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/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, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter
https://www.weather.gov/box/PQPFTest

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Page – Wind Gust Map:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2025598594201168/2025598427534518/?type=3&theater

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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – New Year’s Eve Night 12/31/18-New Year’s Day 1/1/19 – Light Icing/Heavy Rain/Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..Happy New Year to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters! NWS Boston/Norton appreciates everyone’s support in the past year and look forward to the continued support in 2019..
..New Year’s Eve Night into New Year’s Day Morning will bring a period of icing to northern and western Massachusetts changing to rain and rain heavy at times in the region with wind gusts around 40 MPH in South and East Coastal Massachusetts. On New Year’s Day, temperatures will be very mild but there will be the potential for strong to damaging winds and isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM Monday Evening through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire. Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for snow and sleet accumulations from a coating to 2″ and a trace to one-tenth inch of icing causing slippery travel conditions..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Morning through Tuesday Afternoon for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 8 AM-5 PM Tuesday for Northern Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds have the potential to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day..

New Year’s Eve Night into New Year’s Day morning will be featuring rain, heavy at times over most of the area with the potential for some wet snow/ice accumulation in northern and western Massachusetts. With the heavy rain, some wind gusts to around 40 MPH will be possible in East and South Coastal Massachusetts. As the rain ends, New Year’s Day looks quite mild with temperatures in the 50s to around 60 degrees but very strong to potentially damaging winds also possible to likely as the storm system departs the region. The headlines cover the current information and weather hazards.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions Monday Night into New Year’s Day. The next coordination message will be posted by 7 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, High Wind Watch/Wind 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 High Wind Watch/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 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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