Storm Coordination Message #3A – Thursday Late Afternoon 11/15/18-Friday Morning 11/16/18 Winter Storm Potential

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*Corrected to add Worcester County to the Winter Storm Warning. Amateur Radio Net monitoring will start 5-6 PM in the west and by 8 PM in Eastern areas.*

..First widespread accumulating snow and ice is on track for much of interior Southern New England late Thursday Afternoon through Friday Morning with strong to damaging winds on the Cape and Islands and East Coastal Massachusetts. There has been a significant upgrade to the storm scenario necessitating a coordination message update..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 4 PM Thursday Afternoon through 7 AM Friday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County RI, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7″ of snow and a light glaze to one-tenth of an inch of ice. The snow and ice may be heavy enough to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 6 PM Thursday Evening through 2 AM Friday Morning for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 2-6″ of snow and a coating of ice with wind gusts in the 40-50 MPH range possible. At the coast, snow amounts may be closer to 1-2″ of snow. The snow and strong winds are likely sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 1 AM Friday Morning for Rhode Island and Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 2-6″ of snow away from the coast with 1-2″ of snow at the coast and ice accumulations of a coating with wind gusts in the 35-40 MPH range. The snow and winds may be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from Midnight to 9 AM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts in the 55-60 MPH range. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from Midnight to 9 AM Friday for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will have the potential to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm with potential Amateur Radio call-up nets on various SKYWARN frequencies for snow and ice totals and changeover in precipitation types and any tree and wire damage from snow and ice during Thursday Night and again for final totals and reports Friday Morning. Will also monitor the wind damage potential in East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands..

The first widespread accumulating snow and ice particularly for interior Southern New England and possibly some coastal areas is still expected late Thursday Afternoon into Friday Morning. There have been some changes where models are indicating a bit more snow then ice over portions of interior areas and this trips the snowfall amounts into Winter Storm Warning criteria. Also, some of the advisory areas have had their snow totals increased as well. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key items to be resolved remains that there is a warm layer of air between the cold surface and colder temperatures aloft. Various factors in how thick this temperature layer is, how cold temperatures are and how heavy the precipitation is will determine how much snow versus ice falls and where the rain-snow line sets up before the rain-snow line eventually moves through Southern New England changing precipitation to ice and light rain before ending.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm with potential Amateur Radio call-up nets on various SKYWARN frequencies for snow and ice totals and changeover in precipitation types and any tree and wire damage from snow and ice during Thursday Night and again for final totals and reports Friday Morning. Will also monitor the wind damage potential in East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. This will be the last coordination message as we move into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall/Ice maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/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 and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Thursday Afternoon 11/15/18-Friday Morning 11/16/18 Winter Storm Potential

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..First widespread accumulating snow and ice is on track for much of interior Southern New England late Thursday Afternoon through Friday Morning with strong to damaging winds on the Cape and Islands..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 7 AM Friday Morning for Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow with isolated amounts to 6″ and a coating to two-tenths of an inch of ice. The weight of snow and ice may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 9 AM Friday Morning for 3-6″ of snow with isolated higher amounts to 8″ and up to one-tenth of an inch of ice. The weight of snow and ice may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages.
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Northern Connecticut from 4 PM Thursday Afternoon to 7 AM Friday Morning for 1-3″ of snow and up to two-tenths of an inch of ice. If Ice accumulations exceed one-quarter inch, isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages would be possible..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 1 AM Friday Morning for Rhode Island and Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for a coating to 3″ of snow and ice accumulations of a coating with wind gusts in the 35-40 MPH range..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 7 AM Friday Morning for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4″ of snow and a coating of ice with wind gusts up to 40 MPH possible.
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 12 AM to 12 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. This area may see precipitation start as snow before changing to rain with one inch or less of snow accumulation..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm with potential Amateur Radio call-up nets on various SKYWARN frequencies for snow and ice totals and changeover in precipitation types and any tree and wire damage from snow and ice during Thursday Night and again for final totals and reports Friday Morning..

The first widespread accumulating snow and ice particularly for interior Southern New England and possibly some coastal areas is still expected late Thursday Afternoon into Friday Morning. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key items to be resolved remains that there is a warm layer of air between the cold surface and colder temperatures aloft. Various factors in how thick this temperature layer is, how cold temperatures are and how heavy the precipitation is will determine how much snow versus ice falls and where the rain-snow line sets up before the rain-snow line eventually moves through Southern New England changing precipitation to ice and rain. The headline changes reflect the latest thinking

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm with potential Amateur Radio call-up nets on various SKYWARN frequencies for snow and ice totals and changeover in precipitation types and any tree and wire damage from snow and ice during Thursday Night and again for final totals and reports Friday Morning. This will be the last coordination message as we move into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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 #1 – Thursday Late Afternoon 11/15/18-Friday Morning 11/16/18 Winter Storm Potential

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..First widespread accumulating snow and ice for much of interior Southern New England late Thursday Afternoon through Friday Morning with strong to damaging winds on the Cape and Islands..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Thursday Evening through Friday Morning for Northern Connecticut and Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and North-Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4″ of snow and one to three tenths inch of icing. The wet snow and ice may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 1 AM Friday Morning for Rhode Island and Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for a coating to 2″ of snow and ice accumulations of a coating to two-tenths of an inch of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Thursday Evening to 1 AM Friday Morning for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow and a coating to two-tenths of an of ice..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 10 AM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm with potential Amateur Radio call-up nets on various SKYWARN frequencies for snow and ice totals and changeover in precipitation types and any tree and wire damage from snow and ice..

The first widespread accumulating snow and ice particularly for interior Southern New England and possibly some coastal areas is expected late Thursday Afternoon into Friday Morning. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key items to be resolved is that there is a warm layer of air between the cold surface and colder temperatures aloft. Various factors in how thick this temperature layer is, how cold temperatures are and how heavy the precipitation is will determine how much snow versus ice falls and where the rain-snow line sets up before the rain-snow line eventually moves through Southern New England changing precipitation to ice and rain. This will be refined in future forecasts.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm with potential Amateur Radio call-up nets on various SKYWARN frequencies for snow and ice totals and changeover in precipitation types and any tree and wire damage from snow and ice. Another coordination message will be posted by 800 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/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

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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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday 11/14/18 Strong Wind Potential

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..Strong Winds expected over Northern Massachusetts today through early this evening. A period of accumulating snow is likely Thursday Night into early Friday Morning. More details on the potential accumulating snow Thursday Night will be posted in future coordination messages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect through 7 PM today for Franklin, Hampshire, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for wind gusts to 45-50 MPH. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds for today and tonight. SKYWARN Self-Activation will likely monitor accumulating snow potential for Thursday Night into early Friday Morning. This will be the only message regarding the strong wind potential. Additional messages are likely to cover the Thursday Night into early Friday Morning accumulating snow potential. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

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 – Tuesday 11/13/18 – Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind Potential

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..Another coastal storm system is on track to bring another round of strong to possibly damaging winds and heavy rainfall of 1-2″ with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding to possibly small river and stream flooding. There may also be a brief period of snow and ice at the onset in the higher elevations of northwest New England..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 10 AM-2 PM for Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 25-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Other portions of South Coastal New England could see wind gusts to 40 MPH around late morning through mid-afternoon today. Another round of strong to damaging winds are possible Wednesday in Central and Eastern New England..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for Southern Bristol and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Kent, Bristol, Washington and Newport Counties of Rhode Island for 1-2″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts leading to the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some small river and stream flooding..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Tuesday Morning into Tuesday Night possibly extending into Wednesday..

Another coastal storm system will affect the region with heavy rainfall and strong to damaging winds. The headlines depict the latest thinking and include the addition of a Flood Watch for the Fall River, New Bedford, Wareham area of South Coastal Massachusetts and Central and Southern Rhode Island. The strong to damaging wind potential still looks most likely across Cape Cod and the Islands with wind gusts possibly reaching 40 MPH elsewhere in Southeast New England. There will also be another pulse of strong to possibly damaging winds later Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Morning over parts of Southern New England. Wind Advisories may be posted for other parts of Southern New England for later Tuesday into Wednesday in addition to the first round of winds during the day Tuesday.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Tuesday Morning into Tuesday Night possibly extending into Wednesday. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Tuesday Evening as needed for any wind headlines for Tuesday Night into Wednesday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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 – Tuesday 11/13/18 – Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind Potential

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..Another coastal storm system is on track to bring another round of strong to possibly damaging winds and heavy rainfall of 1-2″ with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding to possibly small river and stream flooding. There may also be a brief period of snow and ice at the onset in the higher elevations of northwest New England..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 10 AM-2 PM for Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 25-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Morning through Tuesday Afternoon for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Other portions of Southeast Coastal New England may require wind advisories during the day Tuesday and there is the possibility of wind advisories later Tuesday into Wednesday Morning for other parts of Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Tuesday Morning into Tuesday Night possibly extending into Wednesday Morning..

Another coastal storm system will affect the region with heavy rainfall and strong to damaging winds. The headlines depict the latest thinking. The strong to damaging wind potential looks most likely across Cape Cod and the Islands. Some of the models are a bit further west with the storm track which may allow for stronger winds to spread a bit further inland during the day Tuesday and this will bear watching. There will also be another pulse of strong to possibly damaging winds later Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Morning over parts of Southern New England. Wind Advisories may be posted for other parts of Southern New England for later Tuesday into Wednesday Morning in addition to the first round of winds during the day Tuesday.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Tuesday Morning into Tuesday Night possibly extending into Wednesday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Watch 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

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 11/13/18 Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind Potential

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.,Another coastal storm system will bring another round of strong to possibly damaging winds and heavy rainfall of 1-2″ with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding to possibly small river and stream flooding. There may also be a brief period of snow and ice at the onset in the higher elevations of northwest New England..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect for Nantucket Island from Tuesday Morning through Tuesday Afternoon for sustained winds of 25-30 MPH with gusts to 55-60 MPH. Other portions of Southeast Coastal New England may require wind advisories during the day Tuesday and there is the possibility of wind advisories later Tuesday into Wednesday Morning for other parts of Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Tuesday Morning into Tuesday Night. Additional details on the storm system will be posted by 10 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch 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

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/Severe Weather Coordination Message #3 – – Friday Evening 11/9/18-Saturday Afternoon 11/10/18 Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind/Severe Weather Potential

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..Heavy Rainfall and the potential for strong to damaging winds including isolated strong to severe thunderstorms that can bring stronger winds down to the surface expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning with strong winds possible across the coverage area during Saturday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect from Friday Afternoon into Saturday Afternoon for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area except for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island. The Flood Watch has been expanded into Barnstable County Massachusetts. The Watch is in effect for widespread 1-2″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts to 2.5″ possible. Given the wet weather pattern and additional rainfall, this will potentially lead to urban and poor drainage flooding as well as the potential for small river and stream flooding..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Friday Night through 7 PM Saturday Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with wind gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect for Rhode Island and Central and Eastern Massachusetts from 10 AM to 7 PM Saturday. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind and flood potential for late Friday Afternoon through early Saturday Evening..

The major update for this message is that the Flood Watch has been expanded into Barnstable County Massachusetts and the Wind Advisory has been extended through 7 PM Saturday for Cape Cod and the Islands and expanded in area from 10 AM-7 PM Saturday for Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island as confidence as grown on another round of strong winds behind the storm system on Saturday. This will likely be the last coordination message on this storm system unless there is a significant upgrade to the situation and time allows for an update. The remainder is unchanged.

Another dynamic storm system will swing through Southern New England Friday Night into Saturday. It will bring heavy rain across the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area late Friday Afternoon into early Saturday Morning as well as the potential for strong to damaging winds in two phases. The first phase of winds with the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorm activity Friday Evening into early Saturday Morning with the strongest winds centered across Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The second phase of the strong winds will affect the region Saturday Afternoon into the early evening as the storm swings through the region and those winds could affect much of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area. These winds are not expected to be quite as strong as last Saturday but will have the potential for isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Heavy rainfall may produce flooding given the wet pattern of the last 6 weeks and there could be localized higher amounts that enhance flooding in some areas. Urban and poor drainage flooding may also be a greater issue due to leave clogged storm drains.

Any thunderstorms with the heavy rainfall may have the potential to enhance the strong to damaging winds reaching the surface Friday Night. This potential will be monitored closely.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind and flood potential for late Friday Afternoon through Saturday Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted by Saturday Morning as needed for the second round of strong winds on Saturday Afternoon and Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm/Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Friday Evening 11/9/18-Saturday Afternoon 11/10/18 Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind/Severe Weather Potential

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..Heavy Rainfall and the potential for strong to damaging winds including isolated strong to severe thunderstorms that can bring stronger winds down to the surface expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning with strong winds possible across the coverage area during Saturday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect from Friday Afternoon into Saturday Afternoon for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for widespread 1-2″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts to 2.5″ possible. Given the wet weather pattern and additional rainfall, this will potentially lead to urban and poor drainage flooding as well as the potential for small river and stream flooding..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Friday Night through 6 AM Saturday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with wind gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages. Wind Advisories may be needed for Saturday Afternoon and Evening over a larger portion of Southern New England in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind and flood potential for late Friday Afternoon through Saturday Afternoon..

Not much change to the Thursday Evening coordination message. A Wind Advisory has been posted from 10 PM Friday Night through 6 AM Saturday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands and additional Wind Advisories may be needed for Saturday Afternoon and Evening. The message below is same as the last message updated for the Wind Advisory for Cape Cod and the Islands.

Another dynamic storm system will swing through Southern New England Friday Night into Saturday. It will bring heavy rain across the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area late Friday Afternoon into early Saturday Morning as well as the potential for strong to damaging winds in two phases. The first phase of winds with the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorm activity Friday Evening into early Saturday Morning with the strongest winds centered across Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The second phase of the strong winds will affect the region Saturday Afternoon into the early evening as the storm swings through the region and those winds could affect much of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area. These winds are not expected to be quite as strong as last Saturday but will have the potential for isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Heavy rainfall may produce flooding given the wet pattern of the last 6 weeks and there could be localized higher amounts that enhance flooding in some areas. Urban and poor drainage flooding may also be a greater issue due to leave clogged storm drains.

Any thunderstorms with the heavy rainfall may have the potential to enhance the strong to damaging winds reaching the surface Friday Night. This potential will be monitored closely.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind and flood potential for late Friday Afternoon through Saturday Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted by Saturday Morning as needed for the second round of strong winds on Saturday Afternoon and Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Friday Evening 11/9/18-Saturday Afternoon 11/10/18 Heavy Rainfall/Strong Wind/Severe Weather Potential

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..Heavy Rainfall and the potential for strong to damaging winds including isolated strong to severe thunderstorms that can bring stronger winds down to the surface expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning with strong winds possible across the coverage area during Saturday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect from Friday Afternoon into Saturday Afternoon for the entire NWS Boston/Norton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for widespread 1-2″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts to 2.5″ possible. Given the wet weather pattern and additional rainfall, this will potentially lead to urban and poor drainage flooding as well as the potential for small river and stream flooding..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind and flood potential for late Friday Afternoon through Saturday Afternoon..

Another dynamic storm system will swing through Southern New England Friday Night into Saturday. It will bring heavy rain across the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area late Friday Afternoon into early Saturday Morning as well as the potential for strong to damaging winds in two phases. The first phase of winds with the heavy rainfall and any thunderstorm activity Friday Evening into early Saturday Morning with the strongest winds centered across Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The second phase of the strong winds will affect the region Saturday Afternoon into the early evening as the storm swings through the region and those winds could affect much of the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area. These winds are not expected to be quite as strong as last Saturday but will have the potential for isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Heavy rainfall may produce flooding given the wet pattern of the last 6 weeks and there could be localized higher amounts that enhance flooding in some areas. Urban and poor drainage flooding may also be a greater issue due to leave clogged storm drains.

Any thunderstorms with the heavy rainfall may have the potential to enhance the strong to damaging winds reaching the surface Friday Night. This potential will be monitored closely.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind and flood potential for late Friday Afternoon through Saturday Afternoon. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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