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:

NWS Boston/Norton Heat Advisory Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report:

NWS Boston/Norton Amateur Radio Log:

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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