Storm Coordination Message #1 – Cape Cod and Nantucket Ocean Effect Snow and Area Wide Bitter Cold Wind Chills – Friday 1/29/21
Hello to all…
..Bitterly Cold Air for Southern New England over the next couple of days with the potential for significant ocean effect snow for Cape Cod and Nantucket and lighter snow over parts of Eastern Essex County and Southeast Massachusetts..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday Morning to Friday Evening for Cape Cod and Nantucket for 4-6″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and wind gusts of 45-50 MPH. The potential for heavy snow and strong winds could result in near blizzard conditions and isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. Parts of Cape Ann in Eastern Essex County and Southeast Massachusetts may see light accumulating snows during the day Friday..
..A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from Midnight tonight to Noon Friday for wind chills as low as 20 below zero for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. Areas outside of the Wind Chill Advisory area could see wind chill indices in the single digits to 10 below zero. Dress in layers if you will be outside on Friday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor ocean effect snow in Eastern New England. Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will likely be needed for Cape Cod and Nantucket likely utilizing the 146.955-Barnstable Repeater as primary and the 147.375-Falmouth Repeater as alternate along with the *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123..
Bitter cold conditions will impact Southern New England over the next couple of days. In addition, a departing storm system well to the South of New England will bring an inverted trough and winds that back North-Northeast over the waters of the Atlantic allowing for the potential for ocean effect snow to accumulate particularly across the mid and outer Cape and Nantucket. Some accumulating snow can occur in the Cape Ann area with lighter snows in Southeast Massachusetts. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:
1.) The orientation and location of the snow band as just a short distance of 25-50 miles could make the difference for an even heavier snow or less snow for the Cape and Nantucket.
2.) The duration of the snow band over the given area as well as its intensity.
SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor ocean effect snow in Eastern New England. Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets will likely be needed for Cape Cod and Nantucket likely utilizing the 146.955-Barnstable Repeater as primary and the 147.375-Falmouth Repeater as alternate along with the *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123. Another coordination message will be posted by 1000 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/Wind Chill Advisory Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Snowfall Map:
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/Wind Chill Advisory Statement:
NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
NWS Boston/Norton Snowfall Map:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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