Special Announcement: Worcester NOAA WX Radio Transmitter Down Until Further Notice

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Please see the NWS Taunton Public Information Statement concerning the Worcester NOAA WX Radio Transmitter being down until further notice. See statement below:

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NOUS41 KBOX 190424
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CTZ003-004-MAZ003>005-010>012-016-026-NHZ011-015-RIZ001-192130-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1123 PM EST SUN DEC 18 2011

…THE WORCESTER NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER WILL BE DOWN
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…

THE PAXTON TRANSMITTER ON FREQUENCY 162.550 MHZ LOCATED AT MT.
ASNEBUMSKIT SERVING THE CITY OF WORCESTER AND ADJACENT COMMUNITIES
WILL BE OFF THE AIR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TECHNICIANS WILL BE WORKING
ON THE PROBLEM MONDAY WITH SERVICE HOPEFULLY RETURNING SOMETIME THIS
WEEK.

IF YOU TYPICALLY LISTEN TO THIS TRANSMITTER AND DEPENDING UPON WHERE
YOU LIVE…YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PICK UP A SIGNAL FROM A SURROUNDING
TRANSMITTER.

TO THE SOUTHEAST…THE JOHNSTON TRANSMITTER OUTSIDE OF PROVIDENCE
BROADCASTS AT 162.400 MHZ. TO THE SOUTHWEST…THE NORTH SOMERS
CONNECTICUT TRANSMITTER ON SOAPSTONE MT. BROADCASTS AT 162.475 MHZ.
AND TO THE NORTH THE PACK MONADNOCK TRANSMITTER AT PETERBOROUGH NEW
HAMPSHIRE BROADCASTS AT 162.525 MHZ. FINALLY TO THE EAST THE BOSTON
TRANSMITTER AT THE TOP OF BLUE HILL BROADCASTS AT 162.475 MHZ.

WE REGRET THE INTERRUPTION IN THIS SERVICE.

$$

NOCERA

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Ocean Effect Snow on Cape Cod/Nantucket 12/18/11

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..First Measurable Snowfall of the year still expected for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island through early Sunday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 1 PM Sunday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for 1-4″ of snow with the highest amounts over Outer Cape Cod. Marthas Vineyard could receive an inch or two of snow with up to an inch or 1.5 inches in Southeast Plymouth County Massachusetts. The snowfall is due to ocean effect snow affecting the region from strong North winds over the warm ocean waters with cold air in place over the area..
..Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to gather snowfall reports particularly over the advisory area. We will monitor the Cape Cod 146.955 and 147.375 repeaters as well as the Echolink *NEW-ENG* Conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 Sunday Morning likely around 7 AM ET. This will be the last coordination message on this event. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Cape Cod Ocean Effect Snow 12/17-12/18/11

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..First Measurable Snowfall of the year expected for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island late Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Afternoon..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon through 1 PM Sunday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for 2-4″ of snow with the highest amounts over Outer Cape Cod. Marthas Vineyard could receive an inch or two of snow with up to an inch in Southeast Plymouth County Massachusetts. The snowfall is due to ocean effect snow affecting the region from strong North winds over the warm ocean waters with cold air in place over the area..
..Ops at NWS Taunton are not expected but SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to gather snowfall reports particularly over the advisory area later Saturday and Sunday Morning. Another coordination message will be issued this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Wind Coordination Message #2 – Friday 12/16/11 Wind Event – Wind Advisory Expanded to Entire NWS Taunton CWA

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..Strong Winds will affect much of the NWS Taunton County Warning Area Friday Morning into early afternoon with the strongest winds this Friday Morning..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 6 AM to 2 PM Friday for the entire NWS Taunton County Warning Area for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH. The Strong winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area. No Ops at NWS Taunton anticipated but SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds over the region this morning into early afternoon. This will be the only coordination message on this event unless another upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Friday 12/16/11 Strong Winds on Cape Cod Event

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..Strong Winds to Affect Cape Cod and the Islands Friday Morning into the early afternoon. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6 AM to 2 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH possible. The Strong winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area. No Ops at NWS Taunton anticipated but SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the winds over the advisory area. This will be the only coordination message on this event. Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Mesage #1 – Thursday Morning 12/15 Light Wintry Mix Event – Northwest Mass/Southwest NH

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..A Brief Period of a Light Wintry Mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will affect Northwest Massachusetts and Southwest New Hampshire overnight tonight and possibly into the Thursday Morning commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM ET Thursday for a light mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain for Franklin and Northern Worcester County Massachusetts and Cheshire and Western and Central Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire. The light wintry mix should change to rain after 9 AM at the latest..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor conditions in the advisory area towards the morning commute timeframe. Ops at NWS Taunton will not be needed. This will likely be the only coordination message on this event. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Wednesday Night 12/7 through Thursday Morning 12/8

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..Strong and Quick Hitting Coastal Storm affecting the region with Heavy Rain, a brief period of heavy snow to the far northwest interior and strong winds to portions of the higher terrain and coastal locations Wednesday Night through daybreak Thursday Morning..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts including Eastern Hampden County and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands through Thursday Morning for rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some minor river and stream flooding though most rivers and streams are expected to remain in their banks. Flood Advisories may be posted for urban and poor drainage flooding as required overnight..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Midnight through 6 AM Thursday for Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusets for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations near the east slopes of the Berkshires where a few amounts could exceed 6 inches..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds may be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor rainfall totals, urban/poor draiange flood reports, snowfall totals, changeover from rain to snow in the interior and strong winds over the region. On Thursday Morning, the New England reflector system *NEW-ENG* node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system and a check of the Paxton and Pack Monadnock Repeaters will be done to collect snowfall totals from the advisory between 6-8 AM as precipitation should be ending rapidly during this timeframe. If required other SKYWARN repeaters will be checked for rain, flood and wind information..

At 940 PM, Doppler Radar shows a large area of precipitation affecting portions of Southern New England especially in interior Southern New England through Eastern New York and the Middle Atlantic states. A Flood Watch is now in effect for Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts including Eastern Hampden County and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands through Thursday Morning for rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding and possibly some minor river and stream flooding though most rivers and streams are expected to remain in their banks. Flood advisories may be issued overnight in some areas.

As the low continues to spin up at the coast, this will draw down colder air into northwest portions of the area bringing a changeover to wet snow which will be heavy at times but ending around daybreak and near or just before the morning commute starts. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Midnight to 6 AM for Cheshire, West-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire, and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations of northwest Massachusetts. In those areas, a few locations could receive greater than 6 inches of snow.

Strong winds will affect coastal areas and to a certain extent in the higher terrain locations of interior Massachusetts. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH probable. These winds may be sufficient to cause some isolated pockets of tree and wire damage. Interior high terrain locations will also need to be monitored to see if winds become strong enough to hit advisory levels or strong winds combined with 3 to 5 inches of potentially wet snow may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in those locations as well.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton don’t appear to be necessary but that will be monitored. A particular timeframe that will still be monitored will be between the 6 to 8 AM Thursday Morning timeframe to collect rain and snowfall totals of criteria as well as any wind measurements or damage reports of criteria. Snow is expected to fall during the overnight period while rain heavy at times continuing into early Thursday Morning with precipitation is expected to stop near or just prior the start of the morning commute around the daybreak timeframe.

This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we move into SKYWARN Self-Activaiton Ops mode. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday 12/7 to Thursday AM 12/8 Storm Event

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..Strong and Quick Hitting Coastal Storm will bring Heavy Rain, a brief period of heavy snow to the far northwest interior and strong winds to portions of the higher terrain and coastal locations Wednesday Night through daybreak Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Midnight through 6 AM Thursday for Cheshire and Western-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusets for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations near the east slopes of the Berkshires..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds may be sufficient to cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in the advisory area..
..Heavy Rainfall of 1.5-2.5 inches of rain may cause minor urban and poor drainage flooding during the day and tonight over portions of Southern New England resulting in flood advisory issuances..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor rainfall totals, urban/poor draiange flood reports, snowfall totals, changeover from rain to snow in the interior and strong winds over the region. On Thursday Morning, the New England reflector system *NEW-ENG* node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system and a check of the Paxton and Pack Monadnock Repeaters will be done to collect snowfall totals from the advisory between 6-8 AM as precipitation should be ending rapidly during this timeframe. If required other SKYWARN repeaters will be checked for rain, flood and wind information..

At 740 AM, Doppler Radar shows a large area of precipitation affecting portions of Southern New England with heavier rain just offshore of the coast and affecting the islands and heavy rainfall in the Central and Eastern Pennsylvania area that will move northeast into Southern New England later today. This rain also extend back into West Virginia. Much of today will see rain heavy at times extending into tonight. The rain may cause some urban and poor draiange flooding and result in some urban flood advisory issuances over areas that receive heaviest rainfall. Rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2.5″ are expected across the area especially along and south of the Mass. Pike. As the low spins up at the coast, this will draw down colder air into northwest portions of the area bringing a changeover to wet snow which will be heavy at times but ending around daybreak and near or just before the morning commute starts. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Midnight to 6 AM for Cheshire, West-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire, and Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in Cheshire County NH and in the higher elevations of northwest Massachusetts.

Strong winds will affect coastal areas and to a certain extent in the higher terrain locations of interior Massachusetts. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 3 to 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH probable. These winds may be sufficient to cause some isolated pockets of tree and wire damage. Interior high terrain locations will also need to be monitored to see if winds become strong enough to hit advisory levels or strong winds combined with 3 to 5 inches of potentially wet snow may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage in those locations as well.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor this storm system. Ops at NWS Taunton don’t appear to be necessary but that will be monitored. A particular timeframe that will be monitored will be between the 6 to 8 AM Thursday Morning timeframe to collect rain and snowfall totals of criteria as well as any wind measurements or damage reports of criteria. Most of the snow is expected to fall during the overnight period while heavy rainfall can be expected Wednesday Afternoon and Night into early Thursday Morning. Precipitation is expected to stop near or just prior the start of the morning commute.

Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Wind Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

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

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 Storm Event

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..The Amateur Radio SKYWARN team and NWS Taunton forecasters wish all Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters a very Happy Thanksgiving and are extremely thankful for all the support received during the historic 2011 severe weather season..
..Strong Storm System to Adversely affect travel across the Northeast United States Wednesday on the busiest travel day of the year due to expected high traffic volume typical of the day before Thanksgiving and the storm impacts..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Franklin County Massachusetts and Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire from 10 PM Tuesday Evening through 2 PM Wednesday for 1-3 inches of snow and a tenth of an inch of ice with snow amounts up to 5 inches possible especially in Northern Cheshire County New Hampshire and possibly in the higher elevations of the advisory area. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for neighboring Rockingham County New Hampshire and Coastal York County Maine from Midnight to 6 PM Wednesday for similar conditions..
..Across the remainder of Southern New England widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with the heaviest rainfall occurring in the morning through early afternoon will adversely affect the morning commute and any holiday travellers during this timeframe. This rainfall may cause pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding and rapid within bank rises across area rivers. Strong winds will also be possible during and after the heavy rainfall lightens up along coastal areas of the region with sustained winds 20-30 MPH with gusts 40-45 MPH possible..
..Minor Coastal Flooding is possible on the Wednesday Morning high tide along East Coastal Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands. This could cause minor street flooding of typical shore roads with onshore flow and a high astronomical high tide..
..Areas of Northern New England and Northeast New York will be getting a widespread heavy snow event with some mixed precipitation. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for much of these areas. Due to Wednesday being a busy travel day, these statements have been provided in the coordination message for those Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters travelling on Wednesday or to provide for people that they know are travelling on Wednesdsay. If you are going to these areas, travel would be best prior to Wednesday or later Wednesday Evening after the heaviest snow has passed and roads can be treated in these areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor conditions Wednesday around the region. Ops at NWS Taunton are unlikely to be utilized but that will be monitored closely..

The entire Amateur Radio SKYWARN team would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from our team and on behalf of the NWS Taunton forecasters. We are very grateful for all the support received across all of the activations during 2011 and the particularly historic severe weather events that include the June 1st tornado outbreak, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Irene, and the Snowtober Nor’easter. The day before Thanksgiving, the busiest travel day of the year, will feature a strong storm system bringing a myriad of weather threats to the region adversely impacting travel Wednesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM this evening through 2 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough Counties New Hampshire and Franklin County Massachusetts. In this area, widespread 1-3″ of snow with one-tenth of an inch of ice is possible. Isolated snowfall amounts of up to 5 inches are possible in Northern Cheshire County New Hampshire as well as the higher elevations of the advisory area. It is noted that the NWS Gray Maine office has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for neighboring Rockingham County NH and coastal York County Maine for similar conditions. The snow and ice in these areas is expected to changeover to rain late Wednesday Morning in these areas.

Across other parts of Southern New England, there could be a brief period of snow in higher elevations and other locations in extreme northwest parts of Massachusetts that neighbor the Winter Weather Advisory area but little accumulation is expected before a change over to rain and the rain will be heavy at times across this area and precipitation will start as rain elsewhere across Southern New England and be heavy at times. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are likely over a widespread area. This rainfall will hamper the morning commute in particular but should lessen in intensity after midday. The rain could cause minor urban and poor drainage flooding in the typical areas and slow down traffic that may already be at high volume across the region. Rapid within bank river rises are possible but no river or stream flooding is expected but this will be monitored.

Strong winds will accompany the rainfall and occur after the heaviest rainfall has passed along coastal areas. Sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 40 to 45 MPH will be possible. These strong winds from a northeast direction may result in minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide across East Coastal Massachusetts. This could result in the vulnerable shore roads being flooded for an hour or two either side of the Wednesday Morning high tide. This is expected to be a minor coastal flood event across East Coastal Massachusetts.

Areas of Northern New England and Northeast New York will be getting a widespread heavy snow event with some mixed precipitation. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for much of these areas. Due to Wednesday being a busy travel day, these statements have been provided in the coordination message for those Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters travelling on Wednesday or to provide for people that they know are travelling on Wednesdsay. If you are going to these areas, travel would be best prior to Wednesday or later Wednesday Evening after the heaviest snow has passed and roads can be treated in these areas.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor conditions Wednesday around the region. Ops at NWS Taunton are unlikely to be utilized but that will be monitored closely. This will likely be the last complete coordination message on this storm event as we moved to SKYWARN Self-Activation Operations mode. If time allows, a shortened coordination message may be sent to update the situation due to Wednesday being one of the busiest travel days of the year. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook as well as statements from surrounding offices on storm impact in Northeast New York and the remainder of New England:

NWS Taunton Massachusetts Winter Weather Advisory:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Gray Maine Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/me/latest.wwus41.KGYX.html

NWS Caribou Maine Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/me/latest.wwus41.KCAR.html

NWS Burlington Vermont Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/vt/latest.wwus41.KBTV.html

NWS Albany New York Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/vt/latest.wwus41.KALY.html

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..The Amateur Radio SKYWARN team and NWS Taunton forecasters wish all Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters a very Happy Thanksgiving and are extremely thankful for all the support received during the historic 2011 severe weather season..
..The busiest travel day of the year will be impacted by a strong storm system affecting much of Southern New England with heavy rain on Wednesday Morning through early afternoon letting up as we get into the mid-afternoon to evening hours. Rainfall of 1-3″ may cause minor urban and poor drainage flooding in the most flood prone areas. Some wet snow may mix in especially over Southern New Hampshire as the precipitation starts but the precipitation is then expected to changeover to rain. This storm could slow already long commute times due to heavy holiday traffic..
..Minor Coastal Flooding is possible at the time of the Thursday Morning high tide across portions of East Coastal Massachusetts. Strong Winds will be possible on Wednesday into Thursday across the region..
..If you are travelling into Northern New England, a heavy wet snow storm is expected to significantly impact travel and potentially causing pockets of tree and wire damage in portions of these regions. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for much of Maine and Northern and Central New Hampshire for Wednesday for 6-12″ of snow with isolated higher amounts. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Rockingham County NH and Coastal York County Maine for Wednesday and for Vermont and Northeast New York for a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. If you’re travelling into these areas on Wednesday, a significant amount of extra time will be required and if travel can be made earlier than Wednesday, that would be best..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to monitor conditions Wednesday across the region and as required Thanksgiving Day for heavy rainfall, strong winds and minor coastal flooding..
..Further details will be posted in another coordination message by 9 PM. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook as well as Winter Storm Products from neighboring weather offices for folks travelling on Wednesday..

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

NWS Gray Maine Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/me/latest.wwus41.KGYX.html

NWS Caribou Maine Winter Storm Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/me/latest.wwus41.KCAR.html

NWS Burlington Vermont Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/vt/latest.wwus41.KBTV.html

NWS Albany New York Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/vt/latest.wwus41.KALY.html

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://beta.wx1box.org

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