Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday PM 5/29/24 Through Late Thursday AM 5/30/24 Severe Weather and Localized Flood Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong thunderstorms are possible this Wednesday Afternoon and Evening particularly in interior Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts but all areas should monitor. An isolated severe thunderstorm can also not be ruled out completely. Heavy downpours with urban and poor drainage flooding, small hail and frequent lightning are the primary threats with strong to damaging winds and larger hail as secondary threats.
..The timeframe for this activity is between 2-8 PM Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. After 8 PM Wednesday Afternoon into late Thursday Morning additional convective showers and isolated non-severe thunderstorms with heavy downpours could cause a localized urban and poor drainage flooding issues with the greatest potential in the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. A general 0.25-1″ rainfall is possible but localized rainfall of 1-2″+ will be possible in areas that get heavier downpours..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible today for any strong to isolated severe thunderstorm activity Wednesday Afternoon and Evening and for any localized flooding issues into late Thursday Morning. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Afternoon & Evening 5/26/24 Strong Thunderstorm Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong thunderstorms are possible this Sunday Afternoon and Evening across interior Southern New England north and west of the I-95 corridor with the greatest potential in interior Northern Massachusetts. An isolated severe thunderstorm can also not be ruled out completely. Heavy downpours with urban and poor drainage flooding and frequent lightning are the primary threats with strong to damaging winds and hail as secondary threats. The timeframe for this activity is between 2-8 PM Sunday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible today for any strong to isolated severe thunderstorm activity this Sunday Afternoon and Evening. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #2 – Thursday 5/23/24 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible late Thursday Morning through Thursday Evening through around 8 PM Thursday. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the primary threats..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has continued most of Southern New England in a marginal risk of severe weather with the greatest potential now along and south of the Mass Pike and could include some coastal areas but all parts of the marginal risk area should monitor conditions today..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets remain possible Thursday for the severe weather potential..

A pre-frontal trough and cold front will swing through Southern New England Thursday setting the stage for potential strong to severe thunderstorm development. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Amount of cloud cover which given current shower and thunderstorm activity over the area could limit the potential a bit but there still could be isolated strong to severe thunderstorms in the area.
2.) Timing of the cold front is a bit earlier in the day which means heating won’t be as maximized per earlier thinking but some storms have been severe in portions of Southeast New York and Southwest Connecticut despite the earlier timing so this will still bear watching.
3.) The coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms in the region will depend on the above two factors.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible Thursday for the severe weather potential. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Afternoon & Evening 5/23/24 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible Thursday Afternoon and Evening anytime between 12-8 PM Thursday. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the primary threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed nearly all of Southern New England in a marginal risk of severe weather with the greatest potential in interior Southern New England from Boston to Providence north and west..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible Thursday for the severe weather potential..

A pre-frontal trough and cold front will swing through Southern New England Thursday setting the stage for potential strong to severe thunderstorm development. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Amount of cloud cover which is currently expected to be low enough for strong to severe thunderstorm development
2.) Timing of the cold front to maximize the heating of the day
3.) The coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms in the region will depend on the above two factors

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible Thursday for the severe weather potential. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk_1730_prt.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday Afternoon/Evening 5/8/24 Severe Weather Potential

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..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible across much of Southern New England this Wednesday Afternoon and Evening with the greatest threat in Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the primary threats. Threat timeframe is roughly from around 1-8 PM this Wednesday Afternoon and Evening..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of Southern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather. The greatest threat within the marginal risk is across Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut but the whole risk area particularly interior Southern New England should monitor the potential with hail being the greatest risk east of Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur as required based on any warnings issued or reports meeting the SKYWARN reporting criteria are received. Pictures of hail/wind damage etc. can be sent as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated..

An area of showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the warm front moved through the area this morning. Satellite imagery indicates areas of clearing that will potentially allow for heating and destabilization moving into Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. This will allow for the development of isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms in this area. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Amount of heating and instability overlapping cooling aloft and sufficient wind shear profiles for strong to severe thunderstorm development.
2.) Main threat area is Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut where storms will have the best chance to become surface based but east of this area, as storms become elevated could have the risk for some hail particularly in interior locations.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will occur as required based on any warnings issued or reports meeting the SKYWARN reporting criteria are received. Pictures of hail/wind damage etc. can be sent as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. This will be the only coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Special Announcement: Severe Weather Preparedness Week – 4/22/24-4/26/24 & Prior Flood Awareness Week – 3/11/24-3/15/24 Web Pages & Public Info Statements

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The week of Monday 4/22/24 through 4/26/24 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Southern New England and last month from 3/11/24-3/15/24 was Flood Awareness Week. The links below bring you to the NWS Boston/Norton Severe Weather Preparedness Week and Flood Awareness Week web site pages and Public Information Statements issued during these preparedness/awareness weeks:

NWS Boston/Norton Severe Weather Preparedness Week Page:
https://www.weather.gov/box/severe_safety

NWS Boston/Norton – Public Information Statements – Severe Weather Preparedness Week:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/PNS_Severe_Weather_Preparedness_Week_4_22_24-4_26_24.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Awareness Week Page:
https://www.weather.gov/box/flood_safety

NWS Boston/Norton – Public Information Statements – Flood Awareness Week:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/PNS_Flood_Safety_Awareness_Week_3_11_24-3_15_24.pdf

We hope this summarized list of information is useful for severe weather and flood preparedness and awareness.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Evening 4/11/24-Friday Afternoon 4/12/24 Storm Hazards

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..Storm system will bring a period of heavy rain with 1-2″ possible and renewed river flooding along a couple susceptible rivers and nuisance urban and poor drainage flooding. Strong to damaging wind gusts likely across East Coastal and Southeast New England along with minor coastal flooding particularly along the south coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island though East Coastal Massachusetts areas should also monitor these conditions late Thursday Night through Friday Afternoon..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 AM to 2 PM Friday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island except for Northwest Providence County RI for sustained winds 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..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 6 PM Thursday Evening through 2 PM Friday Afternoon for South Coastal Rhode Island, Southern Bristol and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads at the times of high tide late tonight and again Friday late Morning through early Friday Afternoon. A coastal flood statement has been issued for splashover at the times of high tides for East Coastal Massachusetts..
..A River Flood Watch is in effect for the Wood River and Pawtuxet Rivers in Rhode Island Friday Afternoon through Early Sunday Morning for flooding of the rivers if sufficient rainfall falls in these river basins..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor wind damage, coastal flooding and river, stream, urban poor drainage flooding from heavy rainfall as well as rain gauge reports late Thursday Night through Friday Afternoon. This will likely be the only coordination message on this storm situation unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Pictures and videos of wind damage, coastal flooding, or river, stream, urban/poor drainage flooding can be sent as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter links and via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Below are the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Wind Advisory statement, Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=CFW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement for various rivers:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FFA&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Special Announcement: Solar Eclipse in New England Information – Monday Afternoon April 8th 2024

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A solar eclipse will take place across much of North America and the United States on Monday Afternoon April 8th, 2024. This eclipse will have a path of totality, meaning a total solar eclipse of 99-100% that will affect of Northern Vermont, Northern New Hampshire and Western and Northern Maine. In the path of totality, daytime will turn to dusk, a significant temperature drop of around 10 degrees will be observed along with other changes during the timeframe of darkness. It is noted that much of Southern New England will be in the path of roughly 89-95% totality. Despite such a small difference, Southern New England won’t see quite a dramatic change in terms of conditions versus the path of totality though temperatures will be a bit cooler and there will be some difference in daylight than a normal day without an eclipse in the 89-95% range along with the image of the moon blocking a significant portion of the sun. For those viewing the eclipse, eclipse glasses should be worn to avoid eye damage. Safety rules for viewing the eclipse can be seen at the following link:

https://www.weather.gov/media/aly/Climate/Eclipse/eng-2024-eclipse-safety-sheet.pdf

Weather is forecast to be clear with little cloud cover across all of New England which is expected to allow for ideal eclipse viewing conditions region wide. Therefore, it is expected that there will be a high amount of visitors particularly to Northern New England in the path of totality. For those travelling to Northern New England, the recent nor’easter caused widespread tree and power line damage and there are feet of snow on the ground in the area of the path of totality. While there will be some snow melt, travellers to Northern New England that are viewing the totality of the eclipse should be prepared for snow on the ground and dress accordingly for the conditions. Some roads which may be dirt roads will be muddy and could cause cars to get stuck etc. The NWS Gray Maine Office has asked for outreach regarding the conditions and that travellers take appropriate precautions. Links to that information are listed below:

https://www.weather.gov/gyx/eclipse
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=801672845323161&set=a.225869419570176

Amateur Radio Operators will be prepared to react to any issues with infrastructure and communications overload particularly in the path of totality in Northern Vermont, Northern New Hampshire and western and Northern Maine. It is noted that this area is rural with a smaller amount of communications infrastructure than other parts of New England. In Southern New England, Amateur Radio Operators will monitor and be prepared for any communications needs or support for areas in Northern New England in the path of totality or locally as needed. Protocols are in place to self-activate nets on designated repeater and HF frequencies per each state/ARRL section’s communications plans.

The eclipse will also bring about changes to radio propagation and there are events designed to monitor and track these changes to radio propagation in addition to any needs for communications support. Links below from the ARRL, the National Association of Amateur Radio, summarize these events and are web stories that have been posted over the last month:

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-stands-ready-to-support-eclipse-operations
http://www.arrl.org/news/ham-radio-s-many-roles-during-solar-eclipse
http://www.arrl.org/news/solar-eclipse-one-month-away

There are eclipse viewing locations and other safety information provided by the New England states and other resources. A summary of a few of the key resources can be seen below:
https://eclipse2024.org/
https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/maine-2024-eclipse
https://www.visitnh.gov/industry-members/work-together/total-solar-eclipse
https://www.vermont.gov/eclipse#gsc.tab=0
https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/eclipse2024
https://www.doe.mass.edu/stem/ste/eclipse.html
https://www.providencejournal.com/story/entertainment/2024/03/29/where-to-watch-the-solar-eclipse-in-rhode-islandon-april-8/73144041007/
https://www.bridgew.edu/center/case/observatory

This is a rare event for our region and an event that won’t occur again for many years. We hope those that are interested in viewing or participating in this event in various ways find this information useful for this rare experience. If there are any key updates or resource info updates, we will post a final update on Sunday Evening 4/7/24.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Storm Coordination Message #4 – Wednesday 4/3/24-Thursday 4/4/24 – Multi-faceted Coastal Storm Hazards

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..Multi-faceted coastal storm will affect the region Wednesday into Thursday with the greatest impact timeframe Wednesday Night into Thursday. The coastal storm will bring higher elevation heavy wet snow and sleet to portions of western and northern Massachusetts along with potential for tree and power line damage with power outages, renewed heavy rainfall of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts and river, stream, urban and poor drainage flood potential, strong to damaging winds and coastal flood potential in east and south coastal New England..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 2 AM Friday Morning for Western Hampshire and Western Franklin Counties of Massachusetts for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 55 MPH with the highest amounts in the higher elevations. A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 8 PM Wednesday Evening through 8 AM Friday Morning for Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with highest amounts in the higher elevations near the NH border and wind gusts to 55 MPH. The combination of strong wind gusts, wet snow and icing could lead to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 5 AM Friday Morning for Eastern Franklin, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow/sleet with isolated higher amounts and wind gusts to 50 MPH. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 2 AM Friday Morning for Western Hampden County Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and winds gusting to 50 MPH. The wet snow and wind gusts may lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages.
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 4 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 5 AM Thursday Morning for Southern Bristol, Southern Plymouth, Dukes, Nantucket counties of Massachusetts, Newport and Washington Counties of Rhode Island including Block Island for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A High Wind Warning is also in effect from 8 PM Wednesday Evening through 2 PM Thursday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 2 PM Thursday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island and Southwest, South-Central and Southeast Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Other areas not under the Wind Advisory are covered by Winter Weather headlines. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect from 6 AM to 10 AM Thursday Morning for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for widespread minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide Thursday Morning..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 3 AM to 7 AM Thursday Morning for Southern Plymouth, Southern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts, Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent, Bristol, Washington and Newport Counties of Rhode Island for minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide late Wednesday Night into early Thursday Morning..
..Flood Watches are now in effect for specific rivers in portions of Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely for this multi-faceted coastal storm. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent as a reply to this message, via out WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated..

A coastal storm will bring a multi-faceted set of hazards to the region. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Rain-snow line and level of elevation for heaviest snow in the Winter Storm Warning area along with any extent of wet snow damage that could be enhanced by strong to damaging winds in these areas. Same is true in the Winter Weather Advisory area.
2.) Extent of flooding from heavy rainfall and how widespread the heaviest rainfall is across lower elevations of Southern New England
3.) How widespread strong to damaging winds are in the High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory areas.
4.) Extent of coastal flooding that will depend on the strong winds and how close those winds are to the high tide cycles for East and South Coastal Massachusetts where a Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for East Coastal Massachusetts and a Coastal Flood Advisory for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island
5.) Extent of rainfall and river flooding as well as any flooding of urban and poor drainage areas if heavy rain falls over a short enough period of time

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely for this multi-faceted coastal storm. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent as a reply to this message, via out WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement with Snowfall Maps, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement and Coastal Flood Warning/Advisory Statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement for various rivers:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FFA&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Warning/Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=CFW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Wednesday 4/3/24-Thursday 4/4/24 – Multi-faceted Coastal Storm Hazards

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..Multi-faceted coastal storm will affect the region Wednesday into Thursday with the greatest impact timeframe Wednesday Night into Thursday. The coastal storm will bring higher elevation heavy wet snow and sleet to portions of western and northern Massachusetts along with potential for tree and power line damage with power outages, renewed heavy rainfall of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts and river, stream, urban and poor drainage flood potential, strong to damaging winds and coastal flood potential in east and south coastal New England..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 2 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 2 AM Friday Morning for Western Hampshire and Western Franklin Counties of Massachusetts for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 55 MPH. A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 8 PM Wednesday Evening through 8 AM Friday Morning for Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with highest amounts in the higher elevations near the NH border and wind gusts to 55 MPH. The combination of strong wind gusts, wet snow and icing could lead to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 5 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 5 AM Friday Morning for 1-3″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and wind gusts to 50 MPH. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 2 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 2 AM Friday Morning for Western Hampden County Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and winds gusting to 50 MPH. The wet snow and wind gusts may lead to isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages.
..A High Wind Warning is in effect from 4 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 5 AM Thursday Morning for Southern Bristol, Southern Plymouth, Dukes, Nantucket counties of Massachusetts, Newport and Washington Counties of Rhode Island including Block Island for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. A High Wind Warning is also in effect from 8 PM Wednesday Evening through 2 PM Thursday Afternoon for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 2 PM Thursday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, North-Central Rhode Island and Southwest, South-Central and Southeast Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Other areas not under the Wind Advisory are covered by Winter Weather headlines. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for Thursday Morning for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts for widespread minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide Thursday Morning..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from late Wednesday Night through Thursday Morning for Southern Plymouth, Southern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts, Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent, Bristol, Washington and Newport Counties of Rhode Island for minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide late Wednesday Night into early Thursday Morning..
..Flood Watches are now in effect for specific rivers in portions of Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely for this multi-faceted coastal storm. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent as a reply to this message, via out WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated..

A coastal storm will bring a multi-faceted set of hazards to the region. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Rain-snow line and level of elevation for heaviest snow in the Winter Storm Warning area along with any extent of wet snow damage that could be enhanced by strong to damaging winds in these areas. Same is true in the Winter Weather Advisory area.
2.) Extent of flooding from heavy rainfall and how widespread the heaviest rainfall is across lower elevations of Southern New England
3.) How widespread strong to damaging winds are in the High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory areas.
4.) Extent of coastal flooding that will depend on the strong winds and how close those winds are to the high tide cycles
5.) Extent of rainfall and river flooding as well as any flooding of urban and poor drainage areas if heavy rain falls over a short enough period of time

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely for this multi-faceted coastal storm. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding can be sent as a reply to this message, via out WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter social media feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Wednesday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement with Snowfall Maps, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement and Coastal Flood Watch Statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement for various rivers:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FFA&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Watch Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=CFW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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