Blizzard Coordination Message #1 – Saturday Afternoon 2/14/15-Sunday Evening 2/15/15 Blizzard/Major Winter Storm Potential
Hello to all..
..After a round of light snow for Cape Cod and Nantucket, another Blizzard and Major Winter Storm is expected for the region Saturday Evening through Sunday Evening. Its impacts will be heightened by the prior major winter storms and blizzards from the past several weeks with the potential for significant impact..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 AM Friday for Cape Cod and Nantucket for 2-4″ of snow. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through 2 PM Friday for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties for wind chill readings as low as 22 below zero. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 3-11 AM Friday for Northern Connecticut, Worcester, Eastern Franklin, Eastern Hampshire, and Eastern Hampden Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for wind chill readings as low as 16 below zero. Bitter cold wind chills short of advisory criteria will affect the rest of Southern New England overnight through Friday Morning..
..A Blizzard Watch is in effect from Saturday Evening to Sunday Evening for Cape Cod, Nantucket, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, and Eastern Plymouth Counties for 6-14″ of snow, higher amounts possible with adjustments to the snowfall forecast likely and sustained winds 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60-65 MPH..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Saturday Afternoon for All of Rhode Island, Bristol, West-Central Plymouth, Worcester, Western Norfolk, Middlesex and Western Essex Counties for 6-12″ of snow, higher amounts possible with adjustments to the snowfall forecast likely and sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts of 45-50 MPH likely causing a period of near blizzard conditions..
..Winter Storm Watches could be expanded into portions of Western New England in future updates. Minor to pockets of Moderate Coastal Flooding are possible at the time of high tide Sunday Morning..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor snowfall for Cape Cod and the Islands. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Evening. A complete coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton Blizzard Watch/Winter Storm Watch Statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Graphics Page detailing the light snow event for overnight into Friday Morning and will be updated to provide snowfall forecasts for this upcoming major winter storm/blizzard in future updates..
..ARES/RACES and other EMCOMM Groups should closely monitor the progress of this major winter storm/blizzard potential. Given snow already on the ground, roof loading etc., the impacts from this potential blizzard/major winter storm may be higher in the region given these factors..
NWS Taunton Blizzard/Winter Storm Watch Statement:
NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
NWS Taunton Winter Weather Graphics Page:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
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