Ocean Effect Snow Coordination Message #1 – Friday 1/21/22 through Saturday Afternoon 1/22/22 – Ocean Effect Snow Potential

Hello to all…

..Accumulating ocean effect snow is expected across Eastern Plymouth County and Barnstable County Massachusetts (Cape Cod) today through Saturday Afternoon. Heaviest and most consistent banding of snow will be late tonight into Saturday Morning. Snowfall amounts will be highly variable even within specific communities given the narrow banding that can occur with the ocean effect snow so having many spotter reports even from the same community including photos where possible will be helpful in understanding snowfall amounts in this region..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 400 PM Saturday Afternoon for Eastern Plymouth and Barnstable Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4″ of snow with locally higher amounts possible causing slippery travel and reduced visibility. Other parts of Plymouth County into Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket could see a coating to 2″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor ocean effect snow today through Saturday Afternoon and the Cape Cod & Islands WX Net on the 147.375-Falmouth Repeater for Saturday at 6 AM will be monitored for snowfall reports. This will be the only coordination message on this event unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, snowfall maps, Special Weather Statement, and Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps:

NWS Special Weather Statement – Ocean Effect Snow on the Islands and other parts of Plymouth County Mass:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

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)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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