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:

NWS Boston/Norton Heat Advisory Statement:

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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