Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Thursday September 15th Severe Weather Event

Hello to all..

..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms developing over Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Northeast Connecticut. Strong winds, hail and urban/poor drainage flooding are the primary threats..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton is possible but currently SKYWARN Self-Activation will be used to monitor the situation. Pea Sized Hail was just reported in Peabody, Mass by Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters in the area. This will be the only coordination message unless time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook..

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #1A – Thursday September 8th, Flood Event

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..Per coordination with NWS Taunton, SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will start by 9 AM ET lasting through mid-afternoon to monitor rainfall and flooding issues..
..There has been some questions on rainfall total reporting. Any rainfall from late Sunday Evening through today is being considered one event. If your rain is over 2″ for the event, please specify the timeframe that rain has fallen (ie: 24 hour period, 48 hour period, 72 or 96 hour period etc.)..
..This will be the last coordination message on today’s weather event..

Regards,

Rob Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Massachusetts

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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday September 8th, 2011 Flood Threat

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..Reports of Urban Flooding in portions of Western Massachusetts this morning as heavy rainfall affects the region. A Flood Watch remains in effect until 11 AM for Cheshire County New Hampshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties of Western Massachusetts and Hartford County Connecticut. Flood Advisories are also posted for several areas as well as river flood warnings..
..High Surf and Rip Currents will continue to affect the coastal areas of Southern New England where High Surf Advisories are in effect through 8 PM Friday as Hurricane Katia passes 250 miles southeast of Nantucket Island..
..SKYWARN has self-activated in portions of the region due to flooding. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible this morning into early this afternoon. This will be the only coordination message on this event unless Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated and time allows for a shortened coordination message. Any pictures/video of flooding can be sent to pics at nsradio.org. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Flood Advisory/River Flood Warning Statements and Hazardous Weather Outlook and the High Surf Advisory Statement..

NWS Taunton Flood Advisory Statements:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1109081109.wgus81.html
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1109080843.wgus81.html

NWS Taunton River Flood Warning Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1109080923.wgus81.html

Latest NWS Taunton Flood Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus81.KBOX.html

Latest NWS Taunton Flood Warning Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus41.KBOX.html

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

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

NWS Taunton High Surf Advisory Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.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://www.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #3 – September 6th, 2011 Flood Threat

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..Flash Flood Watch Cancelled for Western New England, however, a Flood Advisory is in effect until 845 AM for Urban and Small Stream flooding for Cheshire, and Northwest Hillsborough Counties of New Hampshire, Franklin, Western Hampshire and Hampden Counties. Flood threat for today through Wednesday appears to be confined to urban and poor drinage areas and to minor flooding of small streams. Rainfall totals between 2-5″ have occurred in Franklin County Massachusetts and Cheshire County New Hampshire but it has been spread out over a 30-hour period causing more minor flooding versus flash flooding. Isolated street flooding reports were received in Chesterfield New Hampshire Monday Evening. The rest of the region is expected to see rainfall under 2″ and other than brief urban/poor drainage flooding from any heavier downpours, flash flooding is no longer anticipated..
..Hurricane Katia is expected to stay well offshore of New England about 200-250 miles southeast of Nantucket Island. This means the only impacts to Southern New England will be in the form of high surf and dangerous rip currents later this week into the weekend. This will continue to be monitored and a coordination message posted when High Surf Advisories are posted..
..The remnants of Lee will be cutoff from the westerlies and won’t impact the region, if at all, until the weekend. The rainfall over portions of the region the past couple of days has been due to a slowing moving cold front drawing moisture northward but the remnants of Lee has largely reamined over the Southeast United States..
..This will be the last coordination message for this event unless new watches or warnings are issued. Flood Advisories may be issued over the next 24 to 36 hour period for urban/poor drainage flooding and minor small stream flooding. Please report any rainfall 2″ or more or rainfall 1″ or more in one hour and any flooding to NWS Taunton as required. SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized as required and Ops at NWS Taunton are currently not anticipated. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Flood Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus81.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://www.wx1box.org

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Storm Coordination Message #2 – September 6th, 2011 Flood Threat

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..Heavy Rainfall from showers and thunderstorms may cause flooding in parts of Southern New England..
..A Flash Food Watch remains in effect and has been extended to Tuesday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. A slow moving cold front will push further east causing heavy rainfall in showers and thunderstorms and this slow moving cold front combined with moisture from Hurricane Irene from last week will cause the potential for flash flooding in the watch area. The region east of the Flash Flood Watch should monitor the potential for flooding but the issues will be greatest in the Flash Flood Watch area..
..Rainfall amounts from Sunday Evening to Monday Evening have been in the area of 1.5-3″ in portions of Western and Central Franklin County Massachusetts and 2-4″ in portions of Cheshire County NH per spotter reports. Some isolated flooding issues occurred in Chesterfield New Hampshire earlier this evening..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton remain possible Tuesday if areal county flood or flash flood warnings are issued. Another coordination message will be issued Tuesday by Noon to cover the threat particularly if Ops at NWS Taunton are required. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Taunton Flash Flood Watch Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus61.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://www.wx1box.org

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Flood/Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Monday 9/5/11 Flood/Severe Weather Threat

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..Heavy Rainfall from showers and thunderstorms with a low probability of an isolated strong or severe thunderstorm later Monday Afternoon and Evening across portions of Southern New England..
..A Flash Food Watch is in effect from 2 PM Monday Afternoon through Tuesday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. A slow moving cold front will push further east causing heavy rainfall in showers and thunderstorms and this slow moving cold front combined with moisture from Hurricane Irene from last week will cause the potential for flash flooding in the watch area. The region east of the Flash Flood Watch should monitor the potential for flooding but the issues will be greatest in the Flash Flood Watch area..
..If enough instability develops, an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm could occur in interior Southern New England with damaging wind and large hail but the main threat with thunderstorms will be heavy rainfall..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible this afternoon and evening or into Tuesday Morning depending on the heavy rainfall threat and if areal county flood warnings are issued. Another coordination message will be issued this evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Flood Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook..

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

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

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Sunday September 4th, 2011 Potential Severe Weather/Flood Threat

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms remain possible over interior Southern New England especially in Southwest New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut. Damaging winds, large hail and urban and poor drainage flooding are the primary threats..
..Threat region is mostly centered through New York State into Northern New England where the Storm Prediction Center, SPC, has placed this area in a Slight Risk for Severe Weather but if sufficient heating and destabilization can occur, interior Southern New England, particularly Southwest New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut could experience isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. Doppler Radar currently shows a line of strong to severe thunderstorms over Northeastern New York and Satellite imagery shows low clouds and fog over parts of New England that should burn off later this morning allowing heating and destabilization..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely particularly in Southwest New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut for later this afternoon and evening. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible if the threat is widespread enough. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

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

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
http://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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday September 4th, 2011 Potential Severe Weather/Flood Threat

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible in interior Southern New England particularly in Southwest New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Damaging Wind, Hail and urban/poor drainage flooding are the primary threats. The Storm Prediction Center, SPC, has placed the region just west of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area in a Slight Risk for Severe Weather..
..Instability should be prevalent over the region but wind shear profiles will be quite weak which should keep strong to severe thunderstorms more isolated. If thunderstorms form as expected and are strong enough, they could be slow moving and training thunderstorms which may increase the urban/poor drainage flood threat in those areas affected by slow-moving thunderstorms that track over the same area..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Sunday Afternoon and Evening. The next coordination message will be posted by Noon Sunday. Below is the NWS Taunton Area Forecast Discussion, Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook..

NWS Taunton Area Forecast Discussion:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

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

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KWNS/1109031731.acus02.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://www.wx1box.org

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Post-Hurricane Irene Coordination Message #2

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..New England Continues its Recovery from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. Power Outages numbers in Massachusetts dipped below 100,000 for the first time this week and power outage numbers in Rhode Island and Connecticut continue to decline. Most areas will receive power back on Friday with isolated areas not receiving power back until Sunday, nearly a week after Irene’s impact..
..Pictures and Video of damage and flooding can still be very useful for damage assessment efforts by local, state and federal emergency management and post storm reports issued by the National Weather Service. Of particular interest now are pictures of any road washouts and bridge issues over Western Massachusetts or any pictures of flooding from those areas. Please send by either a reply to this note or via the pics at nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the person that took the pictures and/or video as its shared with various agencies and the media..
..Also, SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators that have weather stations that log data are asked to send a dump of their weather station data if their winds exceeded a 50 MPH gust or if there rainfall was 4″ or more over their area. This can also be sent to the same email address as pictures..
..Another post-Hurricane Irene Coordination Message will be posted this weekend. Below is an archive of the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement highlighting the damage, flooding and wind measurement and rainfall totals from Irene’s impact on the region..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/LSR_8_28_11.txt

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_8_29_11.txt

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://www.wx1box.org

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Post-Hurricane Irene Coordination Message #1

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..New England Slowly Recovers from the impact of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene as it causes widespread tree and wire damage, structural damage to buildings due to fallen trees and isolated structural damage to homes and businesses. Flooding and flash flooding were also significant issues in western and northern parts of New England. Several hundred thousand remain without power across New England from the impacts of Irene..
..Pictures and Video of damage and flooding can still be very useful in the damage assessment efforts being completed by local, state and federal emergency management and can help the warning process for the National Weather Service. Please send by either a reply to this note or via pics at nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the person who took the pictures and/or video as its shared with various agencies and the media..
..Another post-Hurricane Irene Coordination Message will be posted Tuesday Evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement highlighting the damage, flooding, wind measurement and rain totals form Irene’s impact on the region..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nwus51.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.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://www.wx1box.org

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