Storm Coordination Message #1 – Wednesday 8/17/22 Coastal Storm Beneficial Rainfall & Strong Winds
Hello to all…
..A coastal storm has the potential to bring beneficial rainfall to Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with strong winds across East and South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island with the strongest winds across Cape Cod and the Islands..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from from 12 AM to 3 PM Wednesday for Cape Cod and Nantucket Island for sustained winds 15-25 MPH with gusts of 45 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible. Other parts of East Coastal and South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island could see wind gusts around 40 MPH Wednesday. These winds coupled with the rainfall and drought conditions could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for wind damage and rain gauge reports Wednesday..
A coastal storm will affect Eastern New England on Wednesday with beneficial rainfall as well as strong winds at the coast. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:
1.) The track of the storm system as a track even further west would bring heavier rainfall into Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with some steadier rainfall into Western New England while a further east track would lessen the rainfall in Eastern New England as well as any strong winds. Right now, some rainfall amounts of around 0.25-1.00″ with isolated higher amounts is likely in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with the lower amounts in Rhode Island and the amounts higher getting towards East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands and will be monitored. Areas west of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island will see 0.25″ or less of rainfall.
2.) Winds will be as depicted above but the storm track slightly closer to the coast could result in slightly stronger winds while further away from the coast would mean less wind impacts. The drought conditions may mean a bit more impact from these kind of winds than usual given the dry conditions stress on trees.
SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for wind damage and rain gauge reports Wednesday. This will be the last coordination message unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion and Wind Advisory statement:
NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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