Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Afternoon & Evening 1/5/23 Light Icing Potential

Hello to all…

..Light icing may cause slick road conditions for a time midday Thursday through Thursday Evening for parts of interior Northern and West-Central Massachusetts..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from Noon to 10 PM EDT Thursday for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden and Northern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and from 1-10 PM EDT Thursday for Eastern Franklin, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts for a light icing glaze from Freezing Rain and Freezing Drizzle resulting in slick travel conditions. This was originally expected for the morning commute but the timeframe of colder air has shifted making the late afternoon/evening commute the greater risk for slick travel conditions..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the light icing conditions for Thursday Afternoon into Thursday Evening. This will be the only coordination message on this storm situation unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement & Snow/Ice Accretion Maps and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snow/Ice Accretion 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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