Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 6/29/19-Sunday 6/30/19 Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Isolated to Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms possible to likely Saturday Afternoon and Evening across much of Southern New England. Strong to Damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall with the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed western and central portions of Southern New England in a slight risk for severe weather and Eastern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather for Saturday..
..There is another chance for severe weather for Sunday which will be detailed in future coordination messages..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton is possible Saturday and Sunday for the severe weather potential..

It will potentially be an active weekend for severe weather across Southern New England. We will detail Saturday over the next day’s coordination messages and detail Sunday’s potential as we get into the first half of the weekend.

For Saturday, the headlines depict the current severe weather potential. Key factors for Saturday’s severe weather potential and extent of strong to severe thunderstorm coverage are the following:

1.) Amount of cloud cover over the area as that will determine destabilization and level of instability for the region.
2.) Timing of the cold front through the region.
3.) Favorable factors for severe weather potential include sufficient wind shear profiles and good cooling of the atmosphere aloft along with a strong triggering mechanism with the cold front.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton is possible Saturday and Sunday for the severe weather potential. Another coordination message will be posted by 1030 PM Friday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

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

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

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2019/day2otlk_20190628_0600.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
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday 6/25/19 Heavy Rainfall Potential

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..A storm system moving through the area will have the potential for heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms with heavy rainfall that may produce urban and poor drainage flooding in portions of Southern New England. Widespread rainfall of 0.50-1.00″ is expected but a band or localized amounts of 1.5-2.00″ or more is possible. Currently the greatest threat is along or south of the Mass Pike but all parts of the region could have some heavy rainfall potential in localized areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the heavy rainfall for today. This will be the only coordination message on this potential unless a significant change to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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

NWS Boston/Norton Experimental 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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Severe Weather and Amateur Radio Field Day Coordination Message #3 – Field Day Weekend Weather – Saturday 6/22/19-Sunday 6/23/19

Hello to all..

..The following is the third in a series of messages on Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend and providing information on the weather during this period. This is a tradition spanning over 16 years for Amateur Radio Operators involved with Field Day and the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Program..
..The Saturday of 2019 Field Day weekend features the increased potential for isolated to scattered gusty rain showers with the potential for small hail in these showers and the potential for isolated strong to possibly even a marginally severe thunderstorm with small to possibly marginally severe hail, strong winds and lightning as potential threats particularly over Central and Eastern New England any time from Noon-7 PM EDT Saturday. While the weather will be dry and pleasant most of the day with temperatures 70-80 and some breezy conditions with gusts up to 25 MPH outside any showers or thunderstorms, Amateur Radio Field Day sites should closely monitor conditions this Saturday Afternoon and Evening for the convective shower and isolated strong thunderstorm potential..
..Sunday looks dry and warm with less wind and temperatures in the 80s and no chance for precipitation..
..Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend is an annual event where Ham Operators across the United States setup at Emergency Operations Centers, field locations, home locations etc. to operate and test their equipment and skills and make as many radio contacts as possible during the weekend. Many locations can be visited by the public and Amateur Radio Field Day can be a form of outreach to Ham and non-Ham Operators. It is also noted that several states have given proclamations to Amateur Radio/Ham Radio Operators for either an ‘Amateur Radio Day or Amateur Radio Week’ during the month of June or an ‘Amateur Radio Month’ for this month. It is both a fun/preparatory event for Ham Radio Operators for Emergency Communications scenarios..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to marginally severe thunderstorm potential this Saturday Afternoon and Early Evening with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton possible to monitor and guard Field Day sites. No SKYWARN Activation of any type is expected on Sunday..

There are a large number of Amateur Radio Field Day sites across the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area and adjacent NWS Coverage Areas. Here are some links to information on these Amateur Radio Field Day Sites from across the region:

Amateur Radio Field Day Information: http://www.arrl.org/field-day
Amateur Radio Field Day National Locator: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Home Page: https://ema.arrl.org/field-day/
Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Directory: http://ema.arrl.org/field_day/

The commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared this week to be Amateur Radio Week and Governor Baker has proclaimed Saturday June 22nd, 2019 Amateur Radio Day in honor of the ARRL Field Day event. The details can be seen at the following links:
https://ema.arrl.org/2019/06/19/arrl-field-day-is-this-weekend/
https://ema.arrl.org/2019/06/12/triple-play-ma-hams-receive-amateur-radio-proclamations-resolutions-from-house-senate-and-governor/

For Saturday, the potential has increased for convective gusty rain showers with small hail and isolated strong thunderstorms to possibly a marginally severe thunderstorm or two particularly in Central and Eastern New England particularly between 12-7 PM EDT despite low dewpoints and more limited moisture. If a seabreeze front is able to organize in Southeast New England, that could be a further focus for strong to possibly marginally severe thunderstorm potential and will be monitored. While most of the day will be dry with pleasant weather conditions with temperatures from 70-80 degrees expected and some wind outside of showers up to 25 MPH expected, Amateur Radio Field Day sites should be prepared for changeable weather conditions with the gusty rain showers with the potential for small hail and isolated strong thunderstorms to perhaps even a marginally severe thunderstorms or two Saturday Afternoon and Evening. Any thunderstorms will have the potential for small to perhaps marginally severe hail, strong winds and lightning as potential hazards. Amateur Radio Field Day sites should guard local SKYWARN frequencies and monitor NOAA Weather Radio for shower and thunderstorm activity if it gets near or over their local area and assure antenna setups are properly tied off for gusty winds outside of showers of up to 25 MPH and wind gusts higher to around 40 MPH or greater in the presence of any gusty showers or isolated thunderstorms.

On Sunday, warming conditions will occur with temperatures in the 80s in most locations. Conditions will be warm but not humid with dewpoint temperatures in the 50s and light winds and no threat for precipitation.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to marginally severe thunderstorm potential this Saturday Afternoon and Early Evening with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton possible to monitor and guard Field Day sites. No SKYWARN Activation of any type is expected on Sunday. Below are links to the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Boston/Norton Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

Amateur Radio Field Day sites are still encouraged to bring a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, monitor various cell phone weather apps where Amateur Operators may have those available and have a dedicated Ham Radio that can monitor their local SKYWARN Frequency for their area as a best safety and preparedness practice. Also sites that have mobile Internet capability can utilize that capability as a way to monitor for weather information. With Mobile Internet capability, utilizing Echolink to monitor the New England Reflector system on Echolink Conference *NEW-ENG3* Node: 9123/IRLP 9123 would be helpful as well. Please see the link below for the latest SKYWARN Frequency information for the region:
http://wx1box.org/southern-new-england-skywarn-frequency-list/

During setup and takedown of Amateur Radio Field Day sites and even while operating, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat accordingly. Also having a jacket or sweatshirt during evenings as conditions cool etc. may also be useful while operating this year’s Field Day. The link below features information on Heat Safety:
https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat

Given the threat for thunderstorms particularly on Saturday, lightning is a threat to any and all Amateur Radio Field Day sites. Remember your lightning safety tips and details on lightning safety can be seen at the following link:
https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning

Given the dry weather expected for Sunday, this will be the last Amateur Radio Field Day Coordination Message for 2019. A shortened coordination message will be posted if time allows and Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are initiated. Good luck to all Amateur Radio Operators participating in 2019 Field Day!

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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Severe Weather and Amateur Radio Field Day Coordination Message #2 – Field Day Weekend Weather – Saturday 6/22/19-Sunday 6/23/19

Hello to all..

..The following is the second in a series of messages on Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend and providing information on the weather during this period. This is a tradition spanning over 16 years for Amateur Radio Operators involved with Field Day and the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Program..
..2019 Field Day weekend had showers and heavy downpours Friday Morning from west to east in Southern New England that ended up extending through the afternoon and early evening in Eastern New England. Saturday still features largely dry weather but some breezy conditions with temperatures between 70-80 degrees and the chance of a isolated to scattered gusty showers and an increased chance for a couple to a few strong thunderstorms with the attendant threats of lightning and small hail in addition to strong wind gusts particularly in Eastern New England potentially extending into Central New England. Sunday looks dry and warm with less wind and temperatures in the 80s..
..Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend is an annual event where Ham Operators across the United States setup at Emergency Operations Centers, field locations, home locations etc. to operate and test their equipment and skills and make as many radio contacts as possible during the weekend. Many locations can be visited by the public and Amateur Radio Field Day can be a form of outreach to Ham and non-Ham Operators. It is also noted that several states have given proclamations to Amateur Radio/Ham Radio Operators for either an ‘Amateur Radio Day or Amateur Radio Week’ during the month of June or an ‘Amateur Radio Month’ for this month. It is both a fun/preparatory event for Ham Radio Operators for Emergency Communications scenarios..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton appear unlikely through this timeframe but SKYWARN self-activation will monitor conditions on Saturday as needed..

There are a large number of Amateur Radio Field Day sites across the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area and adjacent NWS Coverage Areas. Here are some links to information on these Amateur Radio Field Day Sites from across the region:

Amateur Radio Field Day Information: http://www.arrl.org/field-day
Amateur Radio Field Day National Locator: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Home Page: https://ema.arrl.org/field-day/
Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Directory: http://ema.arrl.org/field_day/

The commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared this week to be Amateur Radio Week and Governor Baker has proclaimed Saturday June 22nd, 2019 Amateur Radio Day in honor of the ARRL Field Day event. The details can be seen at the following links:
https://ema.arrl.org/2019/06/19/arrl-field-day-is-this-weekend/
https://ema.arrl.org/2019/06/12/triple-play-ma-hams-receive-amateur-radio-proclamations-resolutions-from-house-senate-and-governor/

For Field Day weekend, Friday brought showers from west to east across Southern New England in the morning with additional showers from north-northwest to South-southeast across Eastern New England in the afternoon into the early evening.

On Saturday, pleasant weather conditions with temperatures from 70-80 degrees are expected though there could be some breezy conditions so assuring antennas and portable setups are mounted properly is essential with wind gusts up to 25 MPH expected. The chance of gusty rain showers has increased a bit along with the chance of an isolated strong thunderstorm or two given cold temperatures aloft with warming at the surface. Moisture levels still look fairly dry so it should preclude a large area of thunderstorm coverage but moisture levels now look high enough to allow for more showers and a couple of isolated thunderstorms with an attendant lightning risk, small hail and strong winds particularly in Eastern New England possibly extending into Central New England. The thunderstorm chances will continue to be monitored into the Saturday Morning Field Day update.

On Sunday, warming conditions will occur with temperatures in the 80s in most locations. Conditions will be warm but not humid with dewpoint temperatures in the 50s and light winds.

Coordination messages for Saturday will help better define the outlook for gusty rain showers and the chance for an isolated thunderstorms with lightning, small hail and gusty winds. Below are links to the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Boston/Norton Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

Amateur Radio Field Day sites are still encouraged to bring a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, monitor various cell phone weather apps where Amateur Operators may have those available and have a dedicated Ham Radio that can monitor their local SKYWARN Frequency for their area as a best safety and preparedness practice. Also sites that have mobile Internet capability can utilize that capability as a way to monitor for weather information. With Mobile Internet capability, utilizing Echolink to monitor the New England Reflector system on Echolink Conference *NEW-ENG3* Node: 9123/IRLP 9123 would be helpful as well. Please see the link below for the latest SKYWARN Frequency information for the region:
http://wx1box.org/southern-new-england-skywarn-frequency-list/

During setup and takedown of Amateur Radio Field Day sites and even while operating, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat accordingly. Also having a jacket or sweatshirt during evenings as conditions cool etc. may also be useful while operating this year’s Field Day. The link below features information on Heat Safety:
https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat

Given the threat for thunderstorms particularly on Saturday, lightning is a threat to any and all Amateur Radio Field Day sites. Remember your lightning safety tips and details on lightning safety can be seen at the following link:
https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning

The next Amateur Radio Field Day coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Saturday Morning.

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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Severe Weather & Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend Coordination Message #1 – Field Day Weekend Weather – Friday 6/21/19-Sunday 6/23/19

Hello to all..

..The following is the first in a series of messages on Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend and providing information on the weather during this period. This is a tradition spanning over 16 years for Amateur Radio Operators involved with Field Day and the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Program..
..2019 Field Day weekend has showers and possibly heavy downpours Friday Morning in Eastern New England but drying out as we go through Friday Afternoon and Evening from west to east with wind gusts in the 25-35 MPH range meaning assuring proper tying down of antennas for Field Day sites. Saturday features largely dry weather but some breezy conditions with temperatures between 75-80 degrees and the chance of a few isolated gusty showers. Thunderstorms aren’t expected at this time but that will be monitored and if more moisture is available, they could occur with a lightning and small hail threat in addition to strong wind gusts. Sunday looks dry and warm with less wind and temperatures in the 80s..
..Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend is an annual event where Ham Operators across the United States setup at Emergency Operations Centers, field locations, home locations etc. to operate and test their equipment and skills and make as many radio contacts as possible during the weekend. Many locations can be visited by the public and Amateur Radio Field Day can be a form of outreach to Ham and non-Ham Operators. It is also noted that several states have given proclamations to Amateur Radio/Ham Radio Operators for either an ‘Amateur Radio Day or Amateur Radio Week’ during the month of June or an ‘Amateur Radio Month’ for this month. It is both a fun/preparatory event for Ham Radio Operators for Emergency Communications scenarios..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton appear unlikely through this timeframe but SKYWARN self-activation will monitor conditions on Friday and Satuday as needed..

There are a large number of Amateur Radio Field Day sites across the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area and adjacent NWS Coverage Areas. Here are some links to information on these Amateur Radio Field Day Sites from across the region:

Amateur Radio Field Day Information: http://www.arrl.org/field-day
Amateur Radio Field Day National Locator: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Home Page: https://ema.arrl.org/field-day/
Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Directory: http://ema.arrl.org/field_day/

The commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared this week to be Amateur Radio Week and Governor Baker has proclaimed Saturday June 22nd, 2019 Amateur Radio Day in honor of the ARRL Field Day event. The details can be seen at the following links:
https://ema.arrl.org/2019/06/19/arrl-field-day-is-this-weekend/
https://ema.arrl.org/2019/06/12/triple-play-ma-hams-receive-amateur-radio-proclamations-resolutions-from-house-senate-and-governor/

For Field Day weekend, weather looks fairly optimal throughout with warming conditions as we go through the weekend. On Friday, there will be the chance of showers throughout the day heaviest in the morning with a drying trend from west to east over the course of the day. Conditions should be reasonable for any Field Day sites setting up Friday Afternoon and Evening but wind gusts of 25-35 MPH are possible which means making sure antennas are tied down and staked off properly given some of the wind gusts.

On Saturday, pleasant weather conditions with temperatures from 75-80 degrees are expected though there could be some breezy conditions so assuring antennas and portable setups are mounted properly is essential. There is also the chance of a few isolated gusty rain showers given cold temperatures aloft with warming at the surface. Moisture levels are dry so it shouldn’t be much more than a few isolated showers but this will be monitored as if there is more moisture available, it could allow for a few more showers and even an isolated thunderstorm with an attendant lightning risk and small hail. The chance of more extensive showers or a thunderstorm looks low at this time due to lack of available moisture but will be monitored in future Field Day updates.

On Sunday, warming conditions will occur with temperatures in the 80s in most locations. Conditions will be warm but not humid with dewpoint temperatures in the 50s and light winds.

Coordination messages later Friday and Saturday will help better define the outlook particularly for Saturday concerning any gusty rain showers and any chance for an isolated thunderstorm with lightning and small hail. Below are links to the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Boston/Norton Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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

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

Amateur Radio Field Day sites are still encouraged to bring a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, monitor various cell phone weather apps where Amateur Operators may have those available and have a dedicated Ham Radio that can monitor their local SKYWARN Frequency for their area as a best safety and preparedness practice. Also sites that have mobile Internet capability can utilize that capability as a way to monitor for weather information. With Mobile Internet capability, utilizing Echolink to monitor the New England Reflector system on Echolink Conference *NEW-ENG3* Node: 9123/IRLP 9123 would be helpful as well. Please see the link below for the latest SKYWARN Frequency information for the region:
http://wx1box.org/southern-new-england-skywarn-frequency-list/

During setup and takedown of Amateur Radio Field Day sites and even while operating, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat accordingly. Also having a jacket or sweatshirt during evenings as conditions cool etc. may also be useful while operating this year’s Field Day. The link below features information on Heat Safety:
https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat

Given the threat for thunderstorms particularly on Sunday, lightning is a threat to any and all Amateur Radio Field Day sites. Remember your lightning safety tips and details on lightning safety can be seen at the following link:
https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning

The next Amateur Radio Field Day coordination message will be posted by 1200 PM Friday Afternoon.

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 – Monday Evening 6/10/19-Tuesday Morning 6/11/19

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..Heavy Rainfall and a localized flood threat mainly to urban and poor drainage areas is possible Monday Evening into Tuesday Morning in portions of Southern New England. The exact portions of Southern New England impacted are uncertain with the heaviest rainfall potentially in parts of Western and Central Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut and another potential area in Southeast New England..
..A Special Weather Statement highlighting the heavy rainfall and flood potential has been issued and if areas of heavy rainfall become more certain and defined in later model runs, flood watches may be issued for parts of the area..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the heavy rainfall and flood potential Monday Night into Tuesday Morning. Another update will be posted by 8 PM this evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton – Special Weather Statement – Heavy Rainfall/flood potential:
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

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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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Sunday 6/2/19 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible to likely across Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut in a marginal to slight risk of severe weather Sunday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening..

Skies have cleared across Western New England including western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut and a moderately strong cold front is expected to approach this region during the mid to late afternoon and evening. Wind shear profiles while stronger behind the front are still expected to be sufficient for strong to severe thunderstorm development along with good cooling of air aloft allowing for higher instability levels given the temperature difference at the surface and in upper levels of the atmosphere. This should allow for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm development in western New England and as it moves into Eastern New England it should weaken but an isolated strong thunderstorm may develop in this area as the cold front swings through the region. This is unlikely to be a widespread event but more isolated to scattered in nature with the greatest risk across the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut and points west.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening. This will be the last coordination message as we move into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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

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

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.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
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday 6/2/19 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible to likely across Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall and the potential for urban and poor drainage flooding as the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Western and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut in a marginal to slight risk of severe weather Sunday..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening..

Skies are expected to clear across Western New England including western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut and a moderately strong cold front is expected to approach this region during the mid to late afternoon and evening. Wind shear profiles while stronger behind the front should still be sufficient for strong to severe thunderstorm development along with good cooling of air aloft allowing for higher instability levels given the temperature difference at the surface and in upper levels of the atmosphere. This should allow for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm development in western New England and as it moves into Eastern New England it should weaken but an isolated strong thunderstorm may develop in this area as the cold front swings through the region.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton will likely commence by 2 PM EDT Sunday Afternoon lasting through early evening. This timeframe could be adjusted slightly as we get closer to the severe weather potential tomorrow. Another coordination message will be posted by 12 PM Sunday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

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

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

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk_1730.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
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Special Announcement: Start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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June 1st marked the start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. NWS Boston/Norton has sent out a Public Information Statement regarding the start of the season including storm names, some Southern New England Hurricane History and tropical system safety tips. The National Hurricane Center has now started issuing their Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlooks and have provided info on storm names and their various products. Details at the following links:

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement – Start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pns_start_of_hurricane_season_2019_NWS_BOX.txt

National Hurricane Center – Start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Tropical Weather Outlook and Overview of Products:
http://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/two_atl_nhc_hurricane_season_start_2019.txt

It never hurts to have preparations in place and review safety rules prior to any impending tropical system affecting the region. This info can help you stay informed and understand products issued by the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service in Boston/Norton and prepare properly if Southern New England were to be affected by a tropical system this season.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Special Announcement: WX4NHC Annual On-The Air Station Test – Saturday June 1st, 2019 – 900 AM-500 PM EDT (1300-2100z)

Hello to all…

Please see the following information from WD4R-Julio Ripoll, Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator on the 2019 WX4NHC On-Air Communications Test which will be held this Saturday June 1st, 2019 from 9 AM-5 PM EDT (1300-2100 UTC) across various bands and modes on Amateur Radio. We encourage Amateur Radio Operators in our region to participate.

Announcement from WX4NHC
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, Miami Florida

WX4NHC will be On-The-Air for the Annual Station Test
Saturday, June 1st , 2019 from 9AM- 5 PM EDT (1300z- 2100z)

This will be our 39th year of public service at NHC.

The purpose of this event is to test Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas and computers prior to this year’s Hurricane Season, which starts June 1st and runs through November 30th.

This event is good practice for Ham Radio Operators world-wide as well as NWS Staff to become familiar with Amateur Radio communications available during times of severe weather.

We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes, exchanging signal reports and basic weather data exchange (“Sunny”, or “Rain”, etc.) with any station in any location.

WX4NHC will be On-The-Air on HF, VHF, UHF , 2 & 30 meter APRS and WinLink wx4nhc@winlink.org subject must contain “//WL2K”.

We will try to stay on the Hurricane Watch Net frequency 14.325 MHz most of the time.

Due to space and equipment limitations, we will have 2 operators per shift, we cannot be on all frequencies or on every mode at the same time.
You may be able to find us on HF by using one of the DX Spotting Networks,

Such as the DX Summit Web Site: http://www.dxsummit.fi/Search.aspx

We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 4pm-5pm EDT (2000-2100z)
(IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203). http://www.voipwx.net/

Florida Statewide SARNET and local VHF & UHF Repeaters will be contacted.

QSL Cards are available via WD4R. Please send your card with a S.A.S.E.

Please do NOT send QSLs directly to the Hurricane Center address, as it will get delayed.

Due to security measures:

NO VISITORS will be allowed entry to NHC without prior clearance from NHC PIO and Security.

Only WX4NHC Operators on the pre-approved operating schedule will be allowed entry.

For more information about WX4NHC, please visit our website
www.wx4nhc.org

Thank you for your participation in the WX4NHC Annual Station Test event.

73, Julio – WD4R

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Julio Ripoll Architect WD4R
WX4NHC Amateur Radio Asst. Coordinator
www.wx4nhc.org
Celebrating 39 years at the
National Hurricane Center
www.nhc.noaa.gov
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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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