Special Announcement: Live SKYWARN Training Classes for the Spring of 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19 and Contingency Measures for Training in Review

Hello to all…

As posted on our WX1BOX Twitter feed, SKYWARN Training classes for the Spring of 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We have also posted this information on the wx1box.org web site and it is posted on the NWS web site via the following links:

WX1BOX Training Schedule Link:
http://wx1box.org/skywarn-training-schedule-2020/

NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Training Schedule link:
https://www.weather.gov/box/skywarn#fragment-2a

We are looking into potentially providing a couple of webinars in the future and the logistics of that are under review. Any new people interested in becoming a SKYWARN spotter are required to take a live class but given these unprecedented events, we are reviewing if an online method can meet the standards we set for becoming a spotter. This may or may not be allowed depending if we can make the training and any quiz after the training meet the standards the forecasters would like to see for new people to become spotters and we can have an easy online method for issuing spotter ID numbers using the tools of technology available. As we get those logistics laid out and sessions planned, we will keep all of you informed.

For SKYWARN spotters who have already been trained at a live class in the past and are looking to get refresher training if they haven’t been retrained in 5 years or more, you can view the Youtube video of the training and take the refresher quiz to be retrained, see the following links for the training and the refresher quiz (both available as links off the wx1box.org and weather.gov/box web sites as well):

NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Refresher Training Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRrxih-2d6Q

NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN Refresher Quiz:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBDZx-__KPU5d7GcYPEH9ChAu_hClwcabWLQYs7JlncwzDzw/viewform

At this time, Amateur Radio Operations at WX1BOX, the Amateur Radio station at the NWS Boston/Norton office, will be utilized as needed for severe weather operations that reach a certain scale per the normal process assuming we have healthy operators available to operate at the station. It is viewed as a mission critical operation. As always, we will utilize remote/self-activation protocols where needed for smaller weather events. We may also consider some sort of regional Amateur Radio SKYWARN Information Net during this time to keep folks readiness for weather events high as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and we will keep folks posted on where that will be done.

We will keep everyone informed as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Weather, including severe weather, will continue to happen as we move through this pandemic. We hope for everyone’s continued high contribution and support for weather spotting during severe weather in these difficult times and we hope as always, that people stay safe and stay healthy. Many thanks to all for your continued support of the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN program!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday Night 3/6/20-Saturday Morning 3/7/20 High Wind/Light Snow Ocean Storm Potential

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..Powerful Ocean Storm has trended a bit further west and bringing the potential for even stronger damaging winds for Cape Cod and the Islands and strong wind gusts further up the Eastern Massachusetts coastline and also bringing an increase in snow accumulations for Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 9 PM Friday Evening through Noon Saturday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated to scattered higher wind gusts. These winds coupled with any wet snow accumulation particularly around or over 3″ will cause scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 9 PM Friday Evening through Noon Saturday for Eastern Essex, Eastern and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Block Island RI for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. Other parts of Eastern and South Coastal Massachusetts will see wind gusts in the 40-45 MPH range. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 8 PM Friday Evening until 11 AM Saturday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands for 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts up to 6″ on the Outer Cape and Nantucket depending on the track of the ocean storm. Wind gusts 60 MPH or higher may cause a period of whiteout conditions if it snows heavy enough with the strong winds over the area..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 6 AM-11 AM Saturday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands and Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding on the most vulnerable shore roads at the time of high tide Saturday Morning..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor storm impacts over Cape Cod and the Islands and East Coastal Massachusetts overnight through midday Saturday. In particular, we will monitor the Cape and Islands Weather Net Saturday Morning at 6 AM and monitor Cape Cod and East Coastal Massachusetts repeaters for wind damage reports, coastal flooding reports and on Cape Cod and the Islands, snow accumulation reports..

Additional weather headlines were required for the powerful ocean storm due to its large and intense envelope and a slightly further west track of the storm center. The headlines above represent the current thinking. Key factors remain as follows:

1.) If the western wobble continues, it would put more areas Southeast New England at a greater risk for stronger and more damaging winds and higher accumulating snow. This will bear close watching through the day today.
2.) If the western trend in the guidance stops and stays roughly on the current track, the current scenario in the weather headlines will be the outcomes for this storm.
3.) A trend further east would mean less wind and little to no snow in the Cape Cod and Islands region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor storm impacts over Cape Cod and the Islands and East Coastal Massachusetts overnight through midday Saturday. In particular, we will monitor the Cape and Islands Weather Net Saturday Morning at 6 AM and monitor Cape Cod and East Coastal Massachusetts repeaters for wind damage reports, coastal flooding reports and on Cape Cod and the Islands, snow accumulation reports. Another coordination message may be posted if time allows by 1000 PM tonight particularly if there is any change to the current warning and advisory headlines otherwise, this will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and the snow and ice maps:

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

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

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 – Friday Night 3/6/20-Saturday Morning 3/7/20 High Wind/Light Snow Ocean Storm Potential

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..Offshore Ocean Storm to bring strong to damaging winds to Southeast New England and the potential for light snowfall accumulations particularly over Cape Cod and the Islands Friday Night into Saturday Morning. Westward wobble in the guidance being monitored for further trends west and greater impact to the region..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from Friday Evening through Saturday Morning for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. These winds would cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated to scattered power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 9 PM Friday Evening through 10 AM Saturday Morning for Southern and Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..At this time, snow accumulations are generally expected to be around 1″ over Cape Cod and 1-2″ over the Islands with a coating or trace of snow elsewhere in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island but trends will be monitored for higher accumulations if the westward wobble in the guidance becomes a trend to monitor..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the ocean storm strong to damaging wind and snow potential for Southeast New England Friday Night into Saturday Morning..

An offshore ocean storm will affect Southeast New England Friday Night into Saturday Morning with strong to damaging winds and some light snow. The headlines depict current thinking. There are some key factors to consider concerning the recent westward wobble in the model guidance over the last couple of model runs:

1.) If the western wobble continues, it would put Southeast New England at a greater risk for stronger and more damaging winds and higher accumulating snow. In particular, the Canadian model guidance is hinting at a heavier scenario and has not wavered from its solutions over the last several runs. This will bear watching.
2.) If the western trend in the guidance stops and stays roughly the same track, the current scenario in the weather headlines will be the outcomes for this storm.
3.) A trend further east would mean less wind and little to no snow in the region.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the ocean storm strong to damaging wind and snow potential for Southeast New England Friday Night into Saturday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlok, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and snow and ice maps:

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch/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 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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Wind Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday 3/4/20 Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..Departing storm system will bring strong to damaging winds to portions of Southern New England Wednesday..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 AM-6 PM Wednesday for Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Worcester and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts between 40-50 MPH. Areas outside of the wind advisory could see wind gusts between 40-45 MPH with the highest gusts near the coast and at the higher elevations. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong wind potential for Wednesday. This will be the only coordination message on this event unless a significant change to the situation 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 #1 – Late Wednesday Night 2/26/20-Thursday 2/27/20 – Strong Wind and Thunderstorm Potential

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..Strong Winds and the low possibility of a fine line of thunderstorms producing strong winds and perhaps even small hail along with heavy rainfall and urban and poor drainage flooding as a storm system swings through the area overnight into Thursday Morning..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 3 AM to 9 AM Thursday for Eastern Essex County Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Other areas of Northern Massachusetts could see wind gusts of around 40 MPH overnight into early Thursday Morning. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM to 4 PM Thursday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts of 45-50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong wind and thunderstorm potential as the storm system moves through the area. This will be the only coordination message on this storm event unless a significant upgrade to the situation 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 #1 – Tuesday 2/18/20 Light Wintry Mix Potential

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..Light snow and icing for the hill towns above 1000 feet in Western and Northern Massachusetts..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday for Western Franklin, Western Hampden and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for a Coating to 2″ of snow and a light glaze of ice causing slippery travel conditions especially at elevations above 1000 feet. Light icing could also affect Eastern Franklin, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts with a Special Weather Statement posted for this area. The light snow and ice will change to plain rain by evening in these areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor light snow and icing conditions across the higher elevations of Western and Northern Massachusetts. This will be the only coordination message on this light wintry mix potential in the higher elevations. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather 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 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 #2 – Late Wednesday Night 2/12/20-Thursday 2/13/20 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Another light to moderate snow and wintry mix event is on track for late Wednesday Night through the Thursday Morning Commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Night through 12 PM Thursday for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with the highest amounts in the higher elevations and near the new Hampshire state line and a light glaze and coating of icing resulting in slippery travel conditions..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Night through 9 AM Thursday for Northern Connecticut, Hampden, Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence Counties of Rhode Island for 1-3″ of snow and a light glaze and coating of icing resulting in slippery travel conditions..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor snow and ice accumulation reports and precipitation type changeover reports from around the region. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. 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 – Late Wednesday Night 2/12/20-Thursday Morning 2/13/20 Wintry Mix Potential

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..Another light to moderate snow and wintry mix event for late Wednesday Night through the Thursday Morning Commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Night through 12 PM Thursday for Franklin, Hampshire, Northern Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow with isolated higher amounts up to 5″ near the New Hampshire border and in the higher elevations and a coating to one-tenth inch of icing resulting in slippery travel conditions..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 11 PM Wednesday Night through 9 AM Thursday for Northern Connecticut, Hampden, Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence Counties of Rhode Island for a coating to 2″ of snow and a coating to one-tenth inch of icing resulting in slippery travel conditions..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor snow and ice accumulation reports and precipitation type changeover reports from around the region. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 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 – Monday 2/10/20 – Light Snow Event

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..Light Snow may cause some slippery travel conditions in Western Massachusetts for Monday..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 1200 PM Monday for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow. Other areas of Western Massachusetts will receive 1-3″ of snow. This will result in some slippery travel conditions for the morning commute in these areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports. This will be the only coordination message for this event unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Special Weather 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 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 #2 – Friday 2/7/20 – Strong to Damaging Wind Potential/Residual Light Icing Conditions

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..Storm system for Friday has continued light icing conditions in northern and western Massachusetts. rain in other parts of Southern New England but most importantly, strong to damaging winds and power outages are expected Friday Afternoon into Friday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 5 PM Friday Afternoon for Western Hampden, Western Franklin, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to two inches of snow, one-tenth inch of additional ice accretion and wind gusts to 45 MPH. Isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages are possible with the icing and strong winds..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 1 PM Friday Afternoon for Eastern Franklin, Northern Worcester, and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1″ of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM Friday for North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25 to 35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated to scattered power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 1 PM to 10 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered to numerous power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM Friday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered to numerous power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 PM to 10 PM Friday for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island, Western Hampden, Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk, and North-Central Bristol Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for rainfall reports, icing reports and most importantly, wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday..

A stronger storm system will affect Southern New England late tonight into Friday. Rainfall has continued across much of Southern New England with light icing conditions continuing in Northern and Western Massachusetts. As we get into Friday afternoon and evening, strong to damaging winds will affect the region and Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings are now in effect for much of Central and Eastern New England. Wind Advisories were expanded into Western Hampden County Massachusetts with High Wind Warnings into the rest of Plymouth County Massachusetts with this update. Also, wind gust speeds have been increased across the High Wind Warning with wind gusts to 70 MPH possible and possibly higher gusts. This increases the wind damage potential in the high wind warning areas. The Winter Weather Advisory for far Western Massachusetts covers the potential for wind gusts and icing causing isolated pockets of damage and power outages in that area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for rainfall reports, icing reports and most importantly, wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday. This will be the last coordination message on this storm event as we shift into a more structured operating mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and the snow and ice maps:

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

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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