Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday 8/9/22 Heat & Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Last day of heat and humidity today for the region. Showers and thunderstorms remained below severe limits on Monday while thunderstorms Friday brought isolated severe weather to portions of interior Massachusetts and neighboring Southern New Hampshire during Friday Afternoon into early evening and isolated severe weather also occurred Sunday Afternoon and Evening in isolated to scattered locations. Saturday all storms stayed non-severe..
..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds, hail and heavy downpours leading to possible urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. The threat area is much of Southern New England with the best chance along or south of the Mass Pike over isolated locations.. Severe weather is expected to be similar or perhaps slightly higher than the coverage seen on Friday and Sunday though if instability, timing of front and stronger though still marginal shear do not coincide accordingly, thunderstorms could remain non-severe but the setup favors at least some isolated coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms..
..Owing to the slightly better chance at more coverage of strong to severe thunderstorms, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed much of Southern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather..
..A Heat Advisory is in effect through 800 PM Tuesday for all of the coverage area except Nantucket for heat indices in the 98-102 degree range. If outdoors and physically exerting yourself, slow down, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated liquids..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for this Tuesday afternoon and evening anytime from 1200-1000 PM today. This will be the only coordination message as we shift to operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Heat Advisory Statement, SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook and Links to the NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Reports and WX1BOX Amateur Radio Logs from Friday and Sunday’s severe weather event. Pictures of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Heat Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Friday 8/5/22 and Sunday 8/7/22:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/LSR_8_5_22.pdf
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/LSR_8_7_22.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Amateur Radio Log – Friday 8/5/22 and Sunday 8/7/22:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/reports_8_5_22.pdf
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/reports_8_7_22.pdf

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
https://ares.ema.arrl.org
https://www.wx1box.org

Severe Weather Coordination Message – Monday Afternoon & Evening – 8/8/22 Severe Weather & Heat Potential

Hello to all…

..Extended period of heat and humidity continues through Tuesday for the region. Thunderstorms Friday brought Isolated severe weather to portions of interior Massachusetts and neighboring Southern New Hampshire during Friday Afternoon into early evening and isolated severe weather also occurred Sunday Afternoon and Evening in isolated to scattered locations. Saturday all storms stayed non-severe..
..Isolated to Scattered Thunderstorms with heavy downpours as the main threat with isolated strong to severe thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds, hail and heavy downpours leading to possible urban and poor drainage flooding are a secondary threat again Monday. The threat area is in interior Southern New England but over isolated locations. Most locations will end up largely dry today but a few isolated cities and towns in interior Southern New England could see an isolated to scattered non-severe thunderstorm with an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm possible similar ranging from what we have seen on Friday and Sunday or it could fail to produce any isolated severe thunderstorm activity like on Saturday..
..There is perhaps a slightly more elevated potential for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms on Tuesday as a cold front slowly moves toward Southern New England providing a bit more of a trigger and somewhat higher shear for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorm development and this will be detailed in a coordination message later Monday Night or Tuesday Morning..
..A Heat Advisory is in effect through 800 PM Tuesday for all of the coverage area except Nantucket for heat indices in the 98-102 degree range. If outdoors and physically exerting yourself, slow down, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated liquids..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the isolated severe weather potential for this Monday afternoon and evening anytime from 200-800 PM today. This will be the only coordination message as we shift to operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Heat Advisory Statement and Links to the NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Reports and WX1BOX Amateur Radio Logs from Friday and Sunday’s severe weather event. Pictures of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds or to the email address pics@nsradio.org..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Heat Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Friday 8/5/22 and Sunday 8/7/22:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/LSR_8_5_22.pdf
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/LSR_8_7_22.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Amateur Radio Log – Friday 8/5/22 and Sunday 8/7/22:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/reports_8_5_22.pdf
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/reports_8_7_22.pdf

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
https://ares.ema.arrl.org
https://www.wx1box.org

Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Saturday 8/6/22 Severe Weather & Heat Potential

Hello to all…

..Extended period of heat and humidity continues through early next week for the region. Thunderstorms yesterday brought Isolated severe weather to portions of interior Massachusetts and neighboring Southern New Hampshire during Friday Afternoon into early evening..
..Isolated to Scattered Thunderstorms with heavy downpours as the main threat with isolated strong to severe thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds, hail and heavy downpours leading to possible urban and poor drainage flooding are a secondary threat again Saturday. The threat area is in interior Southern New England but over isolated locations. Most locations will end up largely dry today but a few isolated cities and towns in interior Southern New England could see an isolated to scattered non-severe thunderstorm with an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm possible similar to what was seen on Friday..
..A Heat Advisory is in effect through 800 PM Sunday for all of the coverage area except Nantucket for heat indices in the 98-100 degree range. If outdoors and physically exerting yourself, slow down, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated liquids..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the isolated severe weather potential for this Saturday afternoon and evening anytime from 200-800 PM today. This will be the only coordination message as we shift to operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Heat Advisory Statement and Links to the NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report and WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Heat Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/LSR_8_5_22.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Amateur Radio Log:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/reports_8_5_22.pdf

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
https://ares.ema.arrl.org
https://www.wx1box.org

Severe Weather & Heat Coordination Message #1 – Friday Afternoon & Evening 8/5/22 – Severe Weather & Heat Potential

Hello to all…

..Extended period of heat and humidity through early next week for the region. Isolated to Scattered Thunderstorms with heavy downpours as the main threat with isolated strong to severe thunderstorms with strong to damaging winds, hail and heavy downpours leading to possible urban and poor drainage flooding are a secondary threat. The threat area is in interior Southern New England but over isolated locations. Most locations will end up largely dry today but a few isolated cities and towns in interior Southern New England could see an isolated to scattered non-severe thunderstorm with an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm possible…
..A Heat Advisory is in effect through 800 PM for all of the coverage area except Nantucket for heat indices in the 98-100 degree range. If outdoors and physically exerting yourself, slow down, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated liquids..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the isolated severe weather potential for this afternoon and evening anytime from 200-800 PM today. This will be the only coordination message as we shift to operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion and Heat Advisory Statement..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Heat Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

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
https://ares.ema.arrl.org
https://www.wx1box.org

Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Afternoon & Evening 8/2/22 – Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Most thunderstorms will be of the non-severe general thunderstorm variety but an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm is also possible across interior Southern New England particularly Western and Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut for this Tuesday Afternoon and Evening between around 2-8 PM. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours would be the main threats..
..Weak shear and other instability parameters will keep any severe weather potential isolated but a few isolated locations could see a strong to severe thunderstorm enough to post a coordination message on the potential. The strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to be of the marginal, pulse-type variety..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for this Tuesday Afternoon and Evening. This will be the only coordination message as we move into monitoring mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fxus61.KBOX.html

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
https://ares.ema.arrl.org
https://www.wx1box.org

Special Announcement: Donation Drive to the Blue Hill Observatory for the Mish Michaels Exhibit Hall for Scientific Discovery

Hello to all…

In March 2022, the meteorology, weather spotter and Amateur Radio communities mourned the loss of Mish Michaels as she gave so much to all of these respective communities given her passion for weather, weather education and public service. In March, we wrote a tribute to Mish Michaels for all she did for the SKYWARN and Amateur Radio community as did WBZ-TV and the Blue Hill Observatory where Mish and her family gave so much to Blue Hill for its support of weather education programs particularly for the young people of the community. Links to those tributes are listed below:

WX1BOX Amateur Radio team tribute to Mish Michaels including the WBZ-TV Channel 4 Tribute:
https://wx1box.org/2022/03/18/special-announcement-a-skywarn-and-amateur-radio-tribute-to-mish-michaels/

Blue Hill Observatory Remembers Mish Michaels:
https://bluehill.org/blue-hill-observatory-remembers-mish-michaels/

Our Amateur Radio team has rarely, if ever, sent out a note regarding a donation drive but given so much Mish has done for our community and some requests from the broadcast meteorological community, we wanted to put out this message in support of a donation drive to the Blue Hill Observatory for the Mish Michaels Exhibit Hall for Scientific discovery at BHO. The following is information provided to us by Chief Emeritus Meteorologist, Harvey Lenoard, WCVB-TV Channel 5 regarding the donation drive for Mish. Those that can afford larger contributions will receive an invite to an event Wednesday August 10th from 530-730 PM at Trillium Brewery where Tim Kelley and Harvey Leonard will be speaking and for a ribbon cutting for the ceremony for the exhibit hall if the donation drive numbers can be met. See info below:

This past March, with the untimely passing of Mish Michaels, our meteorological community lost a very special and talented contributor to our field. Mish was a great colleague and a close personal friend. I had the opportunity to work closely with her during my years at WHDH. Mish was an extremely giving person. Mish touched so many lives, and she should never be forgotten.

Enclosed please take a moment to learn more about a fundraising effort for “The Mish Michaels Exhibit Hall for Scientific Discovery” being designed and built at Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA.

Any contribution you would like to make will be most appreciated.

Mish was involved with the Observatory for many years as a board member and volunteer educator. She actively engaged and encouraged thousands of young minds to pursue careers in the sciences.

Contributors giving $200 or more will be invited to a festive, early evening event on August 10th at Trillium Brewing Co in Canton, MA. Tim Kelley and I will be speaking.

And all contributors will be invited to a special and private ceremony when “The Mish Michaels Exhibit Hall for Scientific Discovery” is completed in early 2023.

Blue Hill Observatory’s Youtube Page
https://youtu.be/hepGUZ-j1Sk

Donation Page
https://blue-hill-observatory-science-center.square.site/

We hope those that are able understanding the toughening economic times can give what they can for this drive and we appreciate any support the SKYWARN weather spotting and Amateur Radio community can give to this cause. Many thanks to all of you for any support provided.

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
https://ares.ema.arrl.org
https://www.wx1box.org