Storm Coordination Message #2 – Christmas Eve Night into Christmas Early Afternoon Icing Potential

Hello to all…

..Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..Light snow overnight into Christmas Eve morning caused a widespread Coating to 3″ of snow across Southern New England with the highest amounts over Southwest Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and portions of North-Central Rhode Island. In areas where at least 1″ of snow is on the ground at 7 AM Christmas Morning, that would classify as a “White Christmas” for those areas..
..Another storm system late Friday Night into Christmas Day will result in a period of freezing rain and icing conditions in portions of Southern New England in the morning changing to rain in many locations from south to the north from mid to late morning through early Christmas Day afternoon resulting in slippery travel..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts including the metro Boston area except for Cape Cod and the Islands from 1 AM to 10 AM EST Christmas Day for trace to less than 0.10″ ice accretion. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the rest of the NWS Norton coverage area from 1 AM to 1 PM EST Christmas Day for up to and around 0.10″ of ice accretion..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for icing reports and any significant accidents induced by the icing along with any icing damage though icing damage is not expected. This will be the only coordination message on this event as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Information & Snow/Ice Maps:

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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