Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Night 4/15/21-Friday 4/16/21 Coastal Storm Hazards

Hello to all…

..A Coastal Storm will bring beneficial rainfall to Southern New England but also the potential for heavy wet snow to the higher elevations of Western Massachusetts particularly the east slopes of the Berkshires and the Northern Worcester County hill towns though some lower elevations in Western and Central Massachusetts could also see accumulating snowfall..
..A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties for 4-8″ of snow with locally higher amounts at elevations above 1500 feet. The snow will be heavy and wet and have the potential to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. Northern Worcester County and lower elevations of Western and Central Mass have the potential to see accumulating snow..
..In areas that don’t mix with snowfall, widespread rainfall of 1-2″ is likely with this storm. Wind Gusts at the coast will be around 40 MPH. The coastal flood potential is low due to low astronomical tides..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the storm system for Thursday Night into Friday. Another coordination message will be posted by 9 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snowfall and Rainfall Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Snowfall Map:

NWS Boston/Norton Rainfall Map (Storm Total Precip Map for Areas of Western New England Getting Both Rain and Snow):

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)
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