Storm Coordination Message #2 – Late Thursday Night 1/5/23 Freezing Drizzle and Friday 1/6/23 Accumulating Snow Potential
Hello to all…
..Light Freezing Drizzle overnight will cause a few icy spots in parts of western and northern Massachusetts and then a potential for accumulating snow particularly for the higher elevations is expected on Friday. The key factors for rain versus wet snow will be how cold temperatures are as they will be near or slightly above 32 degrees, how heavy the precipitation is as heavier precipitation would lend to heavier snow and higher elevations would stand the best chance of getting the highest snowfall accumulations..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to 7 PM Friday for Hampshire, Hampden, Southern Worcester, Central and Southeast Middlesex, Western Essex and Western Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts with 1-3″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and the higher amounts in the higher elevations. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7 PM Friday for Western Franklin, Northern Worcester, and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and the highest amounts in the higher elevations..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports and any temperature and precipitation type reports for Friday as amounts could vary widely based on elevation, temperature and where any heavier bands of snow may setup in the region. This will be the only coordination message on this wet snow potential 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:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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