Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Thursday Night 2/3/22-Friday Night 2/4/22 Wintry Mix Potential

Hello to all…

..Another Winter Storm will bring the potential of rain changing over to a wintry mix and then over to snow especially for interior Southern New England with a flash freeze also possible..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Thursday Night through Friday Evening for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 1-4″ of snow and sleet and up to 0.10″ of ice with the highest amounts of snow and sleet along and north of Route 2 with a flash freeze possible. Additional Winter Weather headlines could be posted for areas south of the Winter Storm Watch area in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio call-up nets are likely on Friday..

Another winter storm though less impactful then this past weekend’s blizzard will impact the region late Thursday Night into Friday with rain changing to a brief period of freezing rain and then sleet and snow from north to south across the region with a flash freeze possible. The headlines depict the current thinking. The main key factor in this storm event includes the amounts of precipitation that fall as plain rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow as this could drastically change the severity of the winter storm. At this time, a rain to brief period of freezing rain will change to sleet and snow. This will cause hazardous travel but little to no infrastructure issues unless temperature profiles change to allow for either more wet snow or freezing rain accumulation. Trends will be monitored in the precipitation type throughout this event and spotter reports on snow/sleet, ice and rain accumulations along with precipitation type will be critical to the forecast.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio call-up nets are likely on Friday. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement Snow and Ice Maps and Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snow/Ice Maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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