Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Thursday Night 2/6/19-Friday 2/7/19 Heavy Rainfall and Strong to Damaging Wind Potential

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..Storm system for tonight and Friday will bring heavy rain of around 1-2″ to central and eastern New England, continued light icing conditions in northern and western Massachusetts and most importantly, strong to damaging winds Friday Afternoon into Friday Evening..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Friday Morning for Western Hampden, Franklin, Northern Worcester, Northern Middlesex and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for up to one-tenth inch of additional ice accretion..
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 2 PM to 10 PM Friday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH expected and isolated higher wind 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 2 PM to 7 PM Friday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH expected and isolated higher wind gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated to scattered power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 PM to 10 PM Friday for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island, Essex, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk, North-Central Bristol and North-Central Plymouth 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 wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday..

A stronger storm system will affect Southern New England late tonight into Friday. Initially, heavy rainfall with the potential for 1-2″ of rain will fall across central and eastern New England and some additional light icing is expected 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 could be expanded to western areas in future updates. It is also noted that wind gusts higher than 60 MPH will be possible in the High Wind Warning area and that will bear watching for Friday afternoon and evening and could increase the wind damage potential in the warning areas.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the potential for rainfall reports, icing reports and wind gust and wind damage reports throughout Friday. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Friday Morning. 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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Two Potential Storm Systems – Thursday 2/6/20-Friday 2/7/20

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..Two storm systems to affect Southern New England over the next 2-2.5 days. One storm system to affect the region late Tonight into Thursday Afternoon and another stronger system will affect the region Thursday Night into Friday. The first storm system will bring a light wintry mix and a slippery Thursday Morning commute to much of the region and the second storm system will bring heavy rain to much of Southern New England but portions of Northern Massachusetts especially in the higher elevations could see icing from freezing rain if the temperature remains below freezing followed by a changeover to snow before the storm moves out of the region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 10 PM Thursday for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for up to 3 inches of snow and up to one tenth of an inch of ice with isolated higher icing amounts possible in the higher elevations..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM Thursday for Eastern Franklin, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 2 inches of snow and up to one tenth inch of ice with isolated higher icing amounts possible in the higher elevations..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Thursday for Northern Connecticut, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Essex, Eastern Hampshire, Hampden, Southern Worcester, Southern Worcester Norfolk and Suffolk Counties of Massachusetts and Providence and Kent Counties of Rhode Island for up to 1″ of snow except up to 2″ of snow in northern and western most parts of the advisory areas and up to one tenth inch of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM Thursday for North-Central Bristol and North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for up to 1 inch of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..Heavy rain of 1.5-2.5″ with isolated amounts to 3″ is expected with the second storm system Thursday Night into Friday across central and eastern New England. Across Northern Massachusetts, this area will need to be monitored for freezing rain and icing potential if temperatures stay at or below freezing. Strong winds may occur over the marine areas with wind gusts possibly up to 40 MPH along the immediate coast..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the two storm systems for Thursday and Friday. Ops at NWS will most likely not be needed but will monitor closely for the second storm system..

Two storm systems will be affecting the region over the next 2 days. One will bring a wintry mix and slower morning commute on Thursday Morning. The second storm system will be a stronger system with heavy rain and the possibility of icing and a changeover to snow in Northern Massachusetts and perhaps wind gusts to 40 MPH at the coast line. The headlines cover the current thinking well. Key factors include:

1.) The precipitation type during the morning commute for the Winter Weather Advisory area as even light accumulations of sleet and freezing rain will cause slick conditions. The morning commute could be slow especially across interior Southern New England.
2.) The precipitation type for later Thursday Night and Friday across Northern Massachusetts. If temperatures remain below freezing, this could increase the icing potential during this second storm. This will be monitored closely.
3.) Heavy rainfall and any urban/poor drainage flooding concerns across Southern New England with the second storm system.
4.) Strong winds at the coastline and any thunderstorms that could bring strong winds down to the surface.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the two storm systems for Thursday and Friday. Ops at NWS will most likely not be needed but will monitor closely for the second storm system. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Thursday Morning and it will likely be more focused on the second storm system for Thursday Night into Friday. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter 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 2020 Boston Marathon – Amateur Radio Operators as well as Medical and Other Volunteers

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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 2020 Boston Marathon. Registration information is below:

Registration has been open for the 2020 Boston Marathon for Amateur Radio Operators across the start, course, finish and with transportation medical buses. Volunteer registration is open through Friday February 7th 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 7th 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 2020 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 Friday February 7th. 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 2020 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.

-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)
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Saturday Night 1/25/20 Through Early Sunday AM 1/26/20 – Heavy Rain/Strong Wind Potential

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..Quick hitting storm system to bring a period of heavy rainfall of around 1 to possibly 1.5″ of rain in a short period of time which could lead to nuisance urban and poor drainage flooding with the possibility of convective showers and thunderstorms bringing brief strong winds down to the surface in Southeast New England. Wind Gusts in coastal areas could be around 40 MPH for a brief period tonight, especially in the area of convective showers or thunderstorms..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm system for rainfall reports and any stronger wind gusts particularly in convective showers and thunderstorms. This will be the only coordination message on this storm system unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion detailing the possibility of convective showers/thunderstorms with brief strong wind gusts..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.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
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Saturday Afternoon 1/18/19-Sunday Morning 1/19/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Moderate and Quick Hitting Snowstorm on track to affect Southern New England late Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 2 PM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday for Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 2 PM Saturday to 4 AM Sunday for Northern Connecticut, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow and a light glaze of ice..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 4 AM Sunday for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Providence and Kent Counties in Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 1 AM Sunday for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod for 2-4″ of snow. Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will likely see a Coating to 1″ of snow before a changeover to rain..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur Saturday Evening likely starting around 6 PM. Amateur Radio Operators who check into the Western Massachusetts ARES and Emergency Nets on Sunday Morning are asked to provide final snowfall measurements if not provided and totals aren’t final in any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Call-Up Nets completed by late Saturday Evening..

A moderate, quick hitting snowstorm will affect the region late Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Morning. The headlines depict the current thinking. The biggest change is the addition of a Winter Weather Advisory for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode island including Cape Cod. Key factors remain as follows:

1.) Precipitation will start from west to east with slightly later timing between 5 to 7 PM and taper off between 10 PM to 1 AM from west to east.
2.) If heavier snowfall rates of 1″ per hour last longer than expected in the warning areas, slightly higher snowfall amounts would occur. Conversely, if these snowfall rates don’t last as long as currently predicted, slightly lesser snowfall amounts could occur.
3.) In advisory areas, if 1″ per hour snowfall rates last longer than expected and/or any changeover in precipitation doesn’t occur during heaviest precipitation, slightly higher snowfall amounts could occur. If those snowfall rates don’t last as long expected or a changeover in precipitation occurs a bit earlier than expected, slightly less snowfall amounts would occur. Due to the initial cold air, the Winter Weather Advisory was expanded to South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Cape Cod.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur Saturday Evening. Amateur Radio Operators who check into the Western Massachusetts ARES and Emergency Nets on Sunday Morning are asked to provide final snowfall measurements if not provided and totals aren’t final in any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Call-Up Nets completed by late Saturday Evening. This will be the last coordination message as we move into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Winer Storm Warning/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 #2 – Saturday Afternoon 1/18/19-Sunday Morning 1/19/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Moderate and Quick Hitting Snowstorm to affect Southern New England late Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Morning..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 2 PM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday for Franklin, Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday for Central Middlesex and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 2 PM Saturday to 4 AM Sunday for Northern Connecticut, Eastern Hampden and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 3-5″ of snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 4 AM Sunday for Eastern Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts and Providence and Kent Counties in Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow..
..Areas of South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod will receive 1-3″ of snow with the Islands receiving around 1″ of snow before a changeover to sleet and rain..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur Saturday Evening. Amateur Radio Operators who check into the Western Massachusetts ARES and Emergency Nets on Sunday Morning are asked to provide final snowfall measurements if not provided and totals aren’t final in any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Call-Up Nets completed by late Saturday Evening..

A moderate, quick hitting snowstorm will affect the region late Saturday Afternoon through early Sunday Morning. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Precipitation will start from west to east between 3 to 6 PM and taper off between 10 PM to 1 AM from west to east.
2.) If heavier snowfall rates of 1″ per hour last longer than expected in the warning areas, slightly higher snowfall amounts would occur. Conversely, if these snowfall rates don’t last as long as currently predicted, slightly lesser snowfall amounts could occur.
3.) In advisory areas, if 1″ per hour snowfall rates last longer than expected and/or any changeover in precipitation doesn’t occur during heaviest precipitation, slightly higher snowfall amounts could occur. If those snowfall rates don’t last as long expected or a changeover in precipitation occurs a bit earlier than expected, slightly less snowfall amounts would occur.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur Saturday Evening. Amateur Radio Operators who check into the Western Massachusetts ARES and Emergency Nets on Sunday Morning are asked to provide final snowfall measurements if not provided and totals aren’t final in any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Call-Up Nets completed by late Saturday Evening. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/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 – Saturday Afternoon 1/18/19-Sunday Morning 1/19/19 Winter Storm Potential

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..Storm system to bring accumulating snow to much of Southern New England particularly north and west of the Boston to Providence corridor..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, and Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Middlesex, and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow. Winter Weather Advisories may be required for portions of Southeast New England along and south and east of the Boston to Providence corridor for 1-4″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up nets for snowfall will be utilized during this storm event. A more complete coordination message will be posted by 10 PM Friday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

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 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 – Thursday 1/16/20 through Friday AM 1/17/20 – Strong to Damaging Wind and Light Snow Potential

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..A storm system will bring the potential for light snow accumulations in Western and North-Central Massachusetts of a Coating to 2″ of snow but of greater note is the potential for strong to damaging winds during much of the day Thursday into early Friday Morning..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 AM Thursday to 1 AM Friday for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands where the Wind Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Friday for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. These winds could produce isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for measured wind gusts and wind damage late Thursday Morning through Friday Morning and any snowfall total reports. This will be the only coordination message on this storm situation 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, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snow and Ice Maps..

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 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 – Sunday 1/12/20 Strong to Damaging Winds/Convective Shower and Thunderstorm Potential

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..Strong to Damaging Winds possible with a second pulse of strong winds just before daybreak lasting through mid-afternoon across much of Southern New England..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire NWS Boston/Norton Coverage area through 4 PM Sunday for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages. There is the chance for stronger winds greater than 55 MPH in or near any convective showers and thunderstorms that could potentially bring even stronger winds down to the surface..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong to damaging wind potential and thunderstorm potential for the area overnight through Sunday Mid-Afternoon. This will be the only coordination message on this situation 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 Night 1/7/20-Wednesday 1/8/20 Snow and Wind Potential

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..A coastal low will move quickly off the coast of Southern New England near the 40 North/70 West Benchmark and then track into the Canadian Maritimes. It will intensify but east of Southern New England only resulting in a light accumulating plowable snowfall for portions of Southeast Coastal New England..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 PM Tuesday Evening through 5 AM Wednesday Morning for South Coastal Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands for 2-4″ of snow. Areas fro Boston to Providence to Westerly and to the Advisory area could see a coating to 2″ of snow..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 3 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 1 AM Thursday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Cape Cod and the Islands, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Areas outside of the Wind Advisory could see wind gusts of around 40 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports out of the Winter Weather Advisory area early Wednesday Morning and any measured wind gust and wind damage reports per SKYWARN reporting criteria in the Wind Advisory areas Wednesday mid-afternoon into Thursday Morning..

A coastal low will track near the 40 North/70 West benchmark and then make its way near or over the Canadian Maritimes later Wednesday. The system will come close enough to bring a period of accumulating snow overnight to Southeast Coastal Massachusetts and lighter snowfall in the Boston to Providence to Westerly RI corridor to the advisory area. Strong winds will occur as the system intensifies well east of Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors for this storm event include:

1.) If the storm track is a bit closer, higher snow amounts of greater than 4″ could occur in the Winter Weather Advisory area with higher amounts in the Boston to Providence to Westerly area. If the storm track is slightly further offshore, lesser snow amounts would occur including in the advisory area.
2.) Strong winds will be expected in the wind advisory area later Wednesday Afternoon into Thursday Morning and areas outside of the advisory area could see wind gusts to around 40 MPH.

SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports out of the Winter Weather Advisory area early Wednesday Morning and any measured wind gust and wind damage reports per SKYWARN reporting criteria in the Wind Advisory areas Wednesday mid-afternoon into Thursday Morning. This will likely be the only coordination message for this storm system unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Wind 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 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)
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