Post Storm and Ocean Effect Snow Coordination Message #1 – Late Thursday Night 12/22/22-Early Saturday AM 12/24/22 Major Storm & Ocean Effect Snow Update Saturday 12/24/22-Early Sunday PM 12/25/22

Hello to all…

..On behalf of the NWS Boston/Norton Forecast Staff and the WX1BOX, Amateur Radio team, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holiday Season, We appreciate all that you do for SKYWARN weather spotting across the Amateur Radio and non-Amateur Radio community..
..Major Storm System produced significant rainfall with some flooding issues, localized heavy snowfall at the end of the storm event inland, moderate to isolated pockets of major coastal flooding, and widespread pockets of tree and power line damage to the region. Post Storm final rainfall, snowfall totals, wind damage, rainfall related and coastal flooding reports, pictures, and videos can be sent as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds or to the email address A more complete post coordination message including a WX1BOX Facebook Photo Album will be posted once the ocean effect snow event has passed, most likely on Monday 12/26 or Tuesday 12/27..
..Ocean effect snow is impacting Marthas Vineyard, and Cape Cod and will eventually impact Nantucket. Amounts will vary widely localized and understanding the holiday family commitments, any snowfall report information as this ongoing event continues through early Christmas Afternoon will be very helpful..
..A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 1 PM Sunday for Marthas Vineyard for 5-10″ of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cape Cod (mostly the western and central portions of Cape Cod) and Nantucket through 1 PM Sunday for 1-5″ of snow. Snow amounts in these areas will vary over short distances. Use caution when travelling in these areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation for ocean effect snow will monitor for snowfall totals throughout this area. This will be the only ocean effect snow event as we continue operations mode for ocean effect snow. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
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