Wind Coordination Message #2 – Thanksgiving Day 11/28/19 Strong Wind Potential

Hello to all…

..Happy Thanksgiving to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..Thanksgiving will feature cooling conditions with strong winds across much of the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 200 AM Friday for Eastern Essex, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable Counties and Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH. Outside of this area, wind gusts around 40 MPH with slightly higher gusts possible and trends will be monitored for any wind advisory expansion. These winds could cause an isolated pocket or two of tree and wire damage and an isolated power outage..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds across the region for Thanksgiving Day. This will be the only coordination message posted on these winds unless an expansion to the wind advisory occurs and time allows for an update. 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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Thanksgiving Day – Thursday 11/28/19 Strong Wind Potential

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..Happy Thanksgiving to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..Thanksgiving will feature cooling conditions with the potential for strong winds across much of the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area. At this time, winds are expected to be below Wind Advisory criteria but wind gusts around 40 MPH with slightly higher gusts are likely and trends will be monitored for a wind advisory. These winds could cause an isolated pocket or two of tree and wire damage and an isolated power outage..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds across the region for Thanksgiving Day. This will be the only coordination message posted on these winds unless a wind advisory is issued and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather 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

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: SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 2019 Friday Evening 12/6/19 at 7 PM Through Saturday 12/7/19 at 7 PM

Hello to all..

**We hope all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators have a very Happy Thanksgiving. On behalf of the NWS Boston/Norton forecasters and the entire WX1BOX Amateur Radio Team, we are fortunate to have such a strong and vibrant program with the support of all of you in the field and we appreciate another tremendous of year of service in weather spotting for the community. Thanks for all you do for us and the community!**
**Below is the annual Special Announcement on SKYWARN Recognition Day 2019.**

The following is a special announcement on SKYWARN Recognition Day 2019. This announcement will be updated either Thursday Evening 12/5/19 or Friday Morning 12/6/19. Announcement text is listed below:

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton Amateur Radio Station, WX1BOX, will once again be active for SKYWARN Recognition Day 2019. In addition, for the thirteenth straight year, the National Weather Service Gray, Maine Office will also be active under call-sign, WX1GYX. The Boston Amateur Radio Club will also be active as they have been over the past several years at the Blue Hill Observatory under call-sign WX1BHO from 9 AM-3 PM Saturday December 7th, 2019.

This will be the 20th year of SKYWARN Recognition Day and its anticipated that 80-100 NWS Forecast Offices will be participating once again this year. A Web link to information on SKYWARN Recognition Day can be seen at the following link:

http://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition

WX1BOX will be monitoring the *NEW-ENG3* conference node 9123/IRLP 9123 system throughout the SRD event from 7 PM-12 AM Friday Evening 12/6/19 and from 7 AM-7 PM Saturday 12/7/19. Our HF station will be active on the various HF bands during the same time period. What bands/modes we operate on will be dependent on propagation and operator availability. We will attempt to announce the different HF frequencies will be on via our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as on the DX Spotter/cluster system dxsummit.fi for people that wish to contact us on HF.

WX1BOX will also be on DMR. Timeframes and location on DMR still have not been determined but will be posted on our WX1BOX social media feeds if determined.

The following is a schedule of repeaters that will be utilized along with simplex being utilized during certain timeframes on Friday Evening 7 PM-12 AM and Saturday 7 AM-7 PM at WX1BOX. We hope Amateurs will utilize this schedule and try and work WX1BOX during these various timeframes. If you don’t hear NWS, feel free to call for WX1BOX and if the office is monitoring, a response will be given. When you make contact, give your current sky condition and temperature as required. Below is the tentative schedule of operations:

Friday December 6th, 2019:
7:00-7:30 PM: 146.970-Paxton Repeater (PL: 114.8 Hz)
7:30-8:00 PM: 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
8:00-8:30 PM: 147.000-Dartmouth Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
8:30-9:00 PM: 146.955-Westford Repeater (PL: 74.4 Hz)
9:00-9:30 PM: 146.790-Vernon, CT Repeater (PL: 82.5 Hz) (linked via IRLP.)
9:30-10:00 PM: 147.225-Killingly, CT Repeater (PL: 156.7 Hz) (likely linked via Echolink)
10:00-10:30 PM: 146.760-Scituate, RI Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
10:30-11:00 PM: 145.470-Danvers, MA Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
11:00-11:30 PM: 146.955-Barnstable, MA Repeater PL: 88.5 or 147.375-Falmouth Repeater PL: 110.9
11:30 PM-12:00 AM: 146.640-Waltham Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)

**Will Attempt to monitor both the New England Network and the *WX-TALK*/IRLP Reflector 9219 systems during this entire timeframe.
**It is possible we may switch off to different repeaters or simplex during time slots if we run out of contacts.

Saturday December 7th, 2019:
7:00-8:30 AM: 146.595 Simplex
8:30-9:00 AM: Litchfield County Linked System via KB1AEV repeater system
9:00-9:30 AM: 145.230-Boston Repeater (PL: 88.5 Hz)
9:30-10:00 AM: 146.640-Waltham Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
10:00-11:00 AM: NWS Boston/Norton will participate in the Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net
11:00-11:30 AM: 146.895-Walpole Repeater (PL: 123.0 Hz)
11:30-12:00 PM: 147.225-Killingly, CT Repeater (PL: 156.7 Hz)
12:00-12:30 PM: 145.470-Danvers Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
12:30-100 PM: 146.790-Vernon, CT Repeater (Linked via IRLP.)
1:00-1:30 PM: 146.595 Simplex
1:30-2:00 PM: 145.37-Gardner/145.45-Fitchburg/147.39 Repeaters via IRLP 9122
2:00-2:30 PM: 146.685-Plymouth Repeater (PL: 82.5 Hz)
2:30-3:00 PM: 145.170-Cumberland, RI Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz) Part of the KA1RCI Network
3:00-3:30 PM: 146.955-Barnstable (PL: 88.5 Hz) or 147.375-Falmouth Repeater (PL: 110.9 Hz)
3:30-4:00 PM: 146.955-Westford Repeater (PL: 74.4 Hz)
4:00-4:30 PM: 146.970-Paxton Repeater (PL: 114.8 Hz)
4:30-5:00 PM: 145.170-Cumberland, RI Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz) Part of the KA1RCI Network
5:00-5:30 PM: 146.760-Scituate, RI Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
5:30-6:00 PM: 147.000-Dartmouth Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
6:00-6:30 PM: 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
6:30-7:00 PM: 147.225-Whitman Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)

**Will Attempt to monitor both the New England Network and the *WX-TALK*/IRLP Reflector 9219 systems during this entire timeframe.
**It is possible we may switch off to different repeaters or simplex during time slots if we run out of contacts.

For this year, we will not actively rove 6m repeaters. We may check-in periodically on the 53.31-Mount Wachusett Repeater and the 53.17 Portsmouth, RI KA1RCI Repeater systems.

The following is information on EchoLink/IRLP operations during SKYWARN Recognition Day on the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system. Further updates to follow as we get closer to the event. See the list of NWS offices below:

Time in UTC NWS Office Call-Sign
0000-0100: N0NWS
0100-0200: WX1GYX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0200-0300: WX7SLC (New NWS office for this year)
0300-0400: WX9GRB (Confirmed time slot for this year)
0400-0500: WX1BOX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0500-0600: WX9LOT (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0600-0700: WX4HUN (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0700-0800: WX8APX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0800-0900: WX8APX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0900-1000: WX7SLC (New NWS office for this year)
1000-1100: WX4HUN (New time slot for this year)
1100-1200: WX7SLC (New NWS office for this year)
1200-1300: W7NWS
1300-1400: Open
1400-1500: WX1AW
1500-1600: WX1BOX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
1600-1700: WX4NC (Confirmed time slot from last year)
1700-1800: Open
1800-1900: WX6LOX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
1900-2000: K0MPX
2000-2100: Open (Relinquished by WX4MLB for 2019 due to no participation in SRD due to NWS office/radar major upgrade work)
2100-2300: WX4NHC (confirmed Time slot from last year)
2300-2400: WX6NWS

There will be other conference systems utilized for SKYWARN Recognition Day. They are as follows:

The New England Reflector Gateway System will be utilized by the NWS Boston/Norton, Mass. and NWS Gray, Maine offices from 0000-0500 UTC and 1200-2400 UTC. The New England Gateway system is on EchoLink Conference server *NEW-ENG3* Node: 9123, IRLP reflector 9123. If other NWS offices would like to join the system, they are welcome to do so and participants in SKYWARN Recognition Day can also use that system to make contact with various NWS offices. This is a great place to move off the *WX_TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system after your scheduled time if other Amateurs or NWS offices whish to make contact with you.

Also, the Western Reflector will be having NWS offices calling CQ as in past years and have multiple reflector channels and Echolink conferences available. There is reflector 9250/Echolink Conference *HI-GATE* node: 357564, IRLP 9251 and the *WORLD* Echolink Conference node: 479886, IRLP 9257/*DCF-ARC* Echolink Conference node: 336037 and IRLP 9258/EchoLink Conference *NV-GATE* Node: 152566 open for NWS offices. Please contact Kent-W7AOR for additional information on the Western Reflector.

A few technical reminders for folks interested in making contacts with the NWS Forecast Offices on the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 and New England Reflector Gateway IRLP 9123/*NEW-ENG3* Echolink Node: 9123 systems:

-The system allows both EchoLink and IRLP connections. For EchoLink users, you connect to the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203 conference system. For IRLP users, you would connect to IRLP reflector 9219.

-If you are using EchoLink, the RF node or PC that you’re using must have EchoLink conferencing disabled. If it is not disabled, the system will automatically kick the node or PC off of the system. The reason this occurs is to prevent unintentional interference from a conferencing station that may not know the node is connected somewhere else. This will keep traffic moving on the net and reduce interference considerably.

For more information on VoIP Technical Configuration Tips, please go to our web site at http://www.voipwx.net where we have a link to that information on the main menu of the web site. This announcement will also be on the web site.

We are looking forward to another fun SKYWARN Recognition Day on the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 system, New England Reflector Gateway system and Western Reflector system. Thanks to all for their support!

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 – Sunday 11/24/19 Coastal Storm Potential

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..Coastal storm system bringing a cold soaking rain of 0.50″-1.5″ with isolated higher amounts to most locations with some light snow and ice at the start and possibly some mix to snow and ice towards the end of the storm across North-Central and Northwest Massachusetts and the East Slopes of the Berkshires. Strong winds will occur as the storm continues to deepen and departs the region across East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 5 PM Sunday Afternoon to 4 AM Monday Morning for Eastern Essex, Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..Northwest and North-Central portions of Massachusetts will be monitored for any snow and ice accumulation that could occur on the back-end of the storm. At this time, accumulations of around 1″ or less are expected but there is a low chance of higher amounts if cooling occurs with heavier precipitation as the storm departs the region particularly in the higher elevations..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor storm conditions today and tonight. This will be the only coordination message on this storm system unless a significant upgrade occurs and time allows for an update. 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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Monday 11/18/19 Coastal Storm Potential

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..Coastal storm will bring a period of icing to portions of the interior, periods of rain with rainfall amounts of 0.50-1.5″ with isolated higher amounts possible, strong winds along the immediate coast and a period of minor coastal flooding at the time of the Monday Afternoon high tide..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 12 PM Monday for Eastern Franklin and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for a light glaze of icing. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 AM Tuesday Morning for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for a light glaze to a few hundredths of an inch of ice and a coating to an inch of snow ..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect through 5 PM Monday Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands except Block Island RI where the advisory is in effect until 2 PM Monday Afternoon for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Areas just outside of the Wind Advisory in Southeast Coastal New England may gust to around 40 MPH today. The winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The lack of leaves on the trees should reduce the impact of these winds..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 2-5 PM Monday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable Counties and Nantucket Island for minor coastal flooding of most vulnerable shore roads at the time of high tide Monday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the various facets of this storm early Monday Morning through Monday Evening..

A coastal storm will track close enough to Southern New England to bring some light icing to some interior locations, a period of rainfall to much of Southern New England, strong winds at the coast and minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide along East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Wind should gust to Wind Advisory levels across Cape Cod and the Islands with wind gusts around 40 MPH possible along southeast coastal New England.
2.) Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for the Northern and Western parts of Massachusetts for light icing. Along the east slopes of the Berkshires this could extend into early Tuesday Morning. Winter Weather Advisories for other parts of the area north and west of Boston to Providence expired at 9 AM ET.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along the most vulnerable shore road areas is possible and will bear watching during the Monday Afternoon high tide cycle.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the various facets of this storm early Monday Morning through Monday Evening. This will be the last message on this storm event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Wind Advisory statement, Coastal Flood 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 Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

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

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 – Monday 11/18/19 Coastal Storm

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..Coastal storm will bring a period of icing to portions of the interior, periods of rain with rainfall amounts of 0.50-1.5″ with isolated higher amounts possible, strong winds along the immediate coast and a period of minor coastal flooding at the time of the Monday Afternoon high tide..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from Midnight to Noon on Monday for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Northern and Central Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain and icing accumulations of up to one-tenth inch. This will have the potential to create hazardous travel conditions..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 5 PM Monday for Block Island RI, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Cape Cod should see wind gusts of up to 40-45 MPH and depending on the track could see advisory level wind gusts and if the track is a bit closer and those stronger winds can materialize, Wind Advisories could be expanded to this area. The winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The lack of leaves on the trees should reduce the impact of these winds..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 2-5 PM Monday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable Counties and Nantucket Island for minor coastal flooding of most vulnerable shore roads at the time of high tide Monday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the various facets of this storm early Monday Morning through Monday Evening..

A coastal storm will track close enough to Southern New England to bring some light icing to some interior locations, a period of rainfall to much of Southern New England, strong winds at the coast and minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide along East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key factors include:

1.) The storm track as a slightly closer storm track could have stronger winds over Cape Cod and this will be monitored.
2.) Some areas just outside of the Winter Weather Advisory area in the Connecticut River Valley and Northeast Massachusetts may also experience icing conditions and require Winter Weather advisories. This aspect will be monitored.
3.) Minor coastal flooding along the most vulnerable shore road areas is possible and will bear watching during the Monday Afternoon high tide cycle.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the various facets of this storm early Monday Morning through Monday Evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Sunday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Wind Advisory statement, Coastal Flood 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 Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Strong to Damaging Wind and Heavy Rainfall Potential Thursday Evening 10/31/19-Friday Morning 11/1/19

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..Strong Cold front on track to swing through Southern New England late Halloween Night through Friday Morning bringing a period of heavy rainfall and strong to damaging winds to the region..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Thursday Night to 8 AM Friday Morning for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Bristol County Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Thursday Night to 6 AM Friday Morning for North-Central Rhode Island and all of Eastern Massachusetts including the Metro Boston Area, North Shore and Northeast Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 9 PM Thursday Night to 4 AM Friday Morning for Hartford and Tolland Counties of Connecticut and Eastern Hampshire and Eastern Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 8 PM Thursday to 12 PM Friday for the remainder of the NWS Norton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and higher gusts possible. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..Rainfall is forecast to be a bit less than originally forecast but amounts of 0.25-1.50″ are likely across much of Southern New England. This is unlikely to cause any widespread flooding issues but nuisance localized urban or poor drainage flooding is possible in areas that have the highest rainfall amounts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system..

A strong cold front is on track to sweep through the region overnight into early Friday Morning. It will bring a period of rain with some convective showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two but more importantly the threat for strong to damaging winds across Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking on the strength of the winds. Key factors on the strong to damaging wind potential include:

1.) If temperatures are able to reach 70 degrees or slightly higher, this will allow for the strong to damaging winds to reach the surface more readily.
2.) Any convective showers or possible thunderstorms will have the ability to bring stronger winds down to the surface and will be monitored closely overnight.
3.) The strongest and most damaging winds are expected in the overnight period between 12 AM-5 AM though there will be some strong winds before and after this timeframe given the strong wind fields ahead of the front in the warm air and then with the cold air moving in behind the front.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM EDT this Thursday evening if any change to the SKYWARN Activation posture or change in wind headlines occur and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Night 10/31/19-Friday Morning 11/1/19 Strong to Damaging Wind and Heavy Rainfall Potential

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..Strong Cold front will swing through Southern New England late Halloween Night through Friday Morning bringing a period of heavy rainfall and strong to damaging winds to the region..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from Thursday Evening to Friday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands, Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts and Rhode Island except for Northwest Providence County RI for sustained winds 20 to 30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 8 PM Thursday to 12 PM Friday for the remainder of the NWS Norton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..Soaking rainfall of 0.50-2.00″ is likely across much of Southern New England. This is unlikely to cause any widespread flooding issues but nuisance localized urban or poor drainage flooding is possible in areas that have the highest rainfall amounts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM EDT Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=NPW&issuedby=BOX

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 #2 – Sunday 10/26/19 Heavy Rain/Strong Wind/Minor Coastal Flooding Potential

Hello to all…

..Storm system on track to bring a period of strong winds to Southeast Coastal areas and a soaking rainfall to much of Southern New England. High astronomical tides and onshore winds will bring minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide to some locations Sunday Evening and could extend into later portions of the week. This message represents a quick update to current thinking with few changes..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 2 to 10 PM Sunday Afternoon and Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands including Block Island Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Coastal areas near the advisory area could see wind gusts up to 40-45 MPH during this timeframe. Westerly, RI has had wind gusts between 40-43 MPH between 9 and 11 AM this morning..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 4 to 10 PM Sunday Afternoon and Evening for Eastern Kent, Bristol, Newport and Washington Counties Rhode Island for minor coastal flooding on the most vulnerable shore roads in this area at the time of the Sunday Evening high tide cycle. Any reports of coastal flooding along these vulnerable shore roads would be appreciated..
..Soaking rainfall of 0.50-2.00″ is likely across much of Southern New England. This is unlikely to cause any widespread flooding issues but nuisance localized urban or poor drainage flooding is possible in areas that have the highest rainfall amounts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system. This will be the last coordination message on this storm system. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood 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 Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

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

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 – Sunday 10/26/19 Heavy Rain/Strong Wind/Minor Coastal Flooding Potential

Hello to all…

..Storm system will bring a period of strong winds to Southeast Coastal areas and a soaking rainfall to much of Southern New England. High astronomical tides and onshore winds will bring minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide to some locations Sunday Evening and could extend into later portions of the week..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 2 to 10 PM Sunday Afternoon and Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands including Block Island Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-25 MPH with gusts to 45-50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Coastal areas near the advisory area could see wind gusts up to 40 MPH during this timeframe..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 4 to 10 PM Sunday Afternoon and Evening for Eastern Kent, Bristol, Newport and Washington Counties Rhode Island for minor coastal flooding on the most vulnerable shore roads in this area at the time of the Sunday Evening high tide cycle. Any reports of coastal flooding along these vulnerable shore roads would be appreciated..
..Soaking rainfall of 0.50-2.00″ is likely across much of Southern New England. This is unlikely to cause any widespread flooding issues but nuisance localized urban or poor drainage flooding is possible in areas that have the highest rainfall amounts..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood 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 Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

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

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

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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