Wind Coordination Message #1 – Strong to Damaging Wind Potential – Friday Night 2/8/19-Saturday Evening 2/9/19

Hello to all…

..Strong to Damaging Winds for Friday Night into Saturday as colder air moves into the region for the weekend..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 7 PM Friday Evening to 5 PM Saturday Evening for Franklin, Northern Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk Counties for west winds 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 PM Friday Evening to 3 PM Saturday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, and all of Eastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties for west winds 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind potential tonight through Saturday Evening. This will be the only coordination message on the strong winds unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs or Ops at NWS Boston/Norton become necessary. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Facebook Infographics..

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

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Infographics:
https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston/photos/pcb.2078541092240251/2078540228907004/?type=3&theater

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 – Wednesday Night 2/6/19-Thursday Morning 2/7/19 Freezing Rain/Icing Potential

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..After a couple of pleasant spring-like days, icing conditions will affect the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of radial ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 9 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Northwest Providence and Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island and Western Essex, Central Middlesex, and Western Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing up to one tenth inch of radial ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 9 PM Wednesday Night to 5 AM Thursday Morning for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, North-Central Bristol, North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Southeast Providence and Eastern Kent Counties of Rhode Island..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the icing potential for Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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 – Wednesday Night 2/6/19-Thursday Morning 2/7/19

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..After a couple of pleasant spring-like days, icing conditions will affect the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of radial ice accumulation..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Wednesday Night to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Providence and Kent Counties of Rhode Island and Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northern Bristol and Northern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain causing up to one tenth inch of radial ice accumulation..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the icing potential for Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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 & Off-Topic Post: Volunteers Still Needed for the 2019 Boston Marathon – Amateur Radio Operators as well as Medical and Other Volunteers

Hello to all…
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we make an off-topic post on Volunteers (particularly Amateur Radio oriented but opportunities exist for medical and non-Amateur Radio volunteers for the 2019 Boston Marathon. Registration information is below:

Registration has been open for the 2019 Boston Marathon for Amateur Radio Operators across the start, course, finish and with transportation medical buses. Volunteer registration is open through Wednesday February 6th and whole some arrangements can be made with the Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Committee to volunteer after this deadline, we are hoping to get all needed volunteers prior to the February 6th deadline. For volunteer information registration and information, please see the following link:

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information/volunteer-information/volunteer-registration.aspx

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 Boston Marathon but are not sure at this stage about whether you can participate, we encourage you to register now and if it turns out you cannot volunteer, send notification that you can no longer volunteer as early as possible. It will be very difficult to bring in volunteers once registration closes and if you register and can no longer volunteer at the event, please let us know as early as possible so contingency planning can be completed.

For Amateur Radio/Ham Radio Operators, you don’t need to specify any group name or passcode. Just make sure you request at least one ham radio assignment in your preferences. Once you get your application confirmation number, you’re all set.

If you’re a returning volunteer (whether an Amateur Radio or non-Amateur Radio assignment), you’ll be asked to provide your BAA Volunteer Loyalty Number. You should’ve received that in a separate e-mail from the BAA today. There’s also a tool to look it up on the BAA volunteer site. If you still have trouble finding it, e-mail us and we can help you out.

Don’t delay! Volunteer registration closes on Wednesday February 6th. Help us get the word out by forwarding this e-mail to your club and other hams who might like to volunteer and for non-hams to any volunteer groups who might be interested in supporting the event. Most volunteers first learn about the event through word of mouth. If you know new amateurs involved in volunteering for events who might like to volunteer, make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick mention at your club meeting or regular meeting of your organization can be a big help.

If you have any questions about volunteer registration, or the 2019 Marathon generally, please get in touch anytime. Volunteering at the Marathon is a big job, and we appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into it. We’re happy to do what we can to make your work more comfortable or effective.

-Matthew Forman/Rob Macedo

-Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Communications Committee

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 #5 – Snow Squall, Strong to Damaging Wind and Wind Chill Potential – Wednesday PM 1/30/19-Thursday PM 1/31/19

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..After a moderate snowfall over portions of Northern Connecticut, Western and Northern Massachusetts, snow squalls, strong to damaging winds and bitterly cold conditions will affect the region Wednesday Afternoon and Wednesday Night with bitter cold conditions lasting through Thursday and into the end of the week..
..A Special Weather Statement for snow squalls has been posted with the timeframe of snow squall potential between 3-7 PM near and around the evening commute. These snow squalls could result in a quick coating to 2″ of snow with icy road conditions and the possibility of isolated higher amounts to 2-3″. These snow squalls will also have the potential to bring stronger winds down to the surface and may even have thunder and lightning..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 4-10 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH for Cape Cod and the Islands. A Wind Advisory is now in effect for the rest of the NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area from 2-9 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and the possibility of gusts to 55 MPH in parts of East and South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. These winds may cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Wind Chill Warning is now in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Evening through 9 AM Thursday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for dangerous wind chills between 25 and 30 below zero..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Evening through 9 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island and the rest of Western, Central and Eastern Massachusetts from Northern Bristol and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts north and west for dangerous wind chills between 15 and 25 below zero..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor today’s conditions with Ops at NWS Boston/Norton possible. This will be the last coordination message posted on this storm event. A shortened coordination message will be posted if time allows and Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are initiated. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Chill Warning/Advisory statement, High Wind Warning/Wind advisory statement, Special Weather Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Chill Warning/Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement:
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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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 #4 – Tuesday Evening 1/29/19-Wednesday Morning 1/30/19 Winter Storm Potential/Wednesday PM-Evening Snow Squall/Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..Moderate snowstorm expected for portions of Northern and Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut. Following the general snowfall in these areas, snow squalls, strong to damaging winds and bitter cold conditions will follow. The snow squalls could be particularly impactful in localized areas anywhere in Southern New England and will help enhance the strong to damaging winds with the potential for thunder and lightning in those snow squalls. The timeframe of the snow squall potential is from 2-8 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Eastern Franklin and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Hartford County Connecticut, Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and has been expanded into Central Middlesex County Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in northern parts of the advisory area and in the hilly terrain..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Wednesday Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-60 MPH. Wind Advisories may be posted for other parts of the region in future updates for Wednesday. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the moderate snowstorm tonight into Wednesday Morning and will also monitor the strong to damaging winds and snow squalls Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are possible Wednesday Afternoon/Evening for snow squalls and strong winds. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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 #3 – Tuesday PM 1/29/19-Wednesday AM 1/30/19 Moderate Winter Storm Potential & Wednesday PM/Evening 1/30/19 Snow Squall and Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..Moderate snowstorm expected for portions of Northern and Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut. Following the general snowfall in these areas, snow squalls, strong to damaging winds and bitter cold conditions will follow..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 3 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 3 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Eastern Franklin and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 3 PM Tuesday Afternoon to 5 AM Wednesday Morning for Hartford County Connecticut, Eastern Hampden, Southern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-6″ of snow with the highest amounts in northern parts of the advisory area and in the hilly terrain..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Wednesday Evening for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-60 MPH. Wind Advisories may be posted for other parts of the region in future updates for Wednesday. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the moderate snowstorm tonight into Wednesday Morning and will also monitor the strong to damaging winds and snow squalls Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are possible Wednesday Afternoon/Evening for snow squalls and strong winds. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 PM Tuesday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, and Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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 – Tuesday PM 1/29/19-Wednesday AM 1/30/19 Winter Storm Potential & Wed PM/Evening 1/30/19 Snow Squall/Strong Wind/Bitter Cold Potential

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..A moderate snowstorm is possible across Western and Northern Massachusetts Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning. Bitterly cold air and strong winds with the possibility of Isolated to Scattered Snow Showers and now Squalls will occur post storm as we move into Wednesday Afternoon and Evening and could have greater impact if timed during the evening commute..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-8″ of snow. For the Watch area, it was still a bit too early to determine whether to go with an advisory or a warning so the watch remains in effect. Areas just to the south and east of the Winter Storm Watch area could see advisory level snow with snow changing to rain and then back to snow before ending..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and precip type changeover reports through this time period. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

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 Afternoon 1/29/19-Wednesday Morning 1/30/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..A moderate snowstorm is possible across Western and Northern Massachusetts Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning. Bitterly cold air and strong winds with the possibility of Isolated to Scattered Snow Showers and possibly Snow Squalls will occur post storm as we move into Wednesday Afternoon and Evening..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday Morning for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow. Areas just to the south and east of the Winter Storm Watch area could see advisory level snow with snow changing to rain and then back to snow before ending..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and precip type changeover reports through this time period. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Snow, Ice and Rain Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

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 1/24/18 – Heavy Rain and Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..Strong Storm system will bring unusually warm conditions, heavy rainfall and the threat of strong to damaging winds to the region..
..A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect from Thursday Morning through late Thursday Night for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage Area except for the Islands for 1-2″ of rainfall with isolated higher amounts that could lead to urban and poor drainage flooding with the potential for some small river and stream flooding particularly in areas where the heavy rainfall would be combined with snow melt..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 9 AM to 7 PM Thursday for South Coastal Massachusetts including Plymouth County Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, and South Coastal Rhode Island including Bristol County Rhode Island for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts between 50-60 MPH. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday for Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Northern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts and Providence and Kent Counties of Rhode Island for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 45-55 MPH. These winds will have the potential to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated to scattered power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely to monitor these threats for Thursday. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are possible..

A strong but warm storm system will affect the region on Thursday with heavy rainfall and strong to damaging winds. The headlines depict the latest thinking. Key factors for this storm system include:

1.) How much of the extremely strong winds aloft mix to the surface. If temperatures get to around 60 degrees or a fine line of convection forms, it increases the damaging wind threat in the region.

2.) Amount of rainfall over areas recently soaked by the Sunday storm in Southeast New England as well as other parts of Southern New England that have a snow pack from this past Sunday’s winter storm as this will determine the extent of the flooding concerns.

SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely to monitor these threats for Thursday. Ops at NWS Boston/Norton are possible. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flash Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, and the Storm briefing package:

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

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

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

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

NWS Boston/Norton Storm Briefing Package:
https://www.weather.gov/media/box/2019.01.23_PM_NWS_Boston_Heavy_Rain.pdf

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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