Storm Coordination Message #2 – Sunday Evening 1/22/23-Monday Night 1/23/23 Winter Storm Potential
Hello to all…
..Another coastal storm system will bring the potential for a heavy wet snow in Western and Northern Massachusetts and the potential for wet snow related damage, heavy rainfall with strong wind gusts up to 40 MPH at the coast and the potential for minor coastal flooding for the Monday late morning/early afternoon High Tide cycle..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect Through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and wind gusts up to 40 MPH. The snow has the potential to be heavy and wet which could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. The morning and evening commutes could be affected by the wet snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for Western Hampden, Eastern Hampshire, Eastern Hampden, Central Middlesex, Western Essex and Southern Worcester Counties of Massachusetts 2-6″ of snow. The snow has the potential to be heavy and wet which could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages. The morning and evening commutes could be affected by the snow..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut, Eastern Essex, Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 2-4″ of snow and wind gusts of 35 MPH. The snow may impact the morning commute with more likely impacts during the afternoon commute..
..Areas outside the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather advisory areas will see mostly rain changing to snow before ending. With a bit more of an offshore track, amounts of a coating to 2″ may now be possible in these areas..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 10 AM-2 PM Monday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk and Eastern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding of lots, parks, and shore roads with isolated road closures expected.
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-up nets late tonight and especially Monday for snowfall reports and wet snow damage reports. An Amateur Radio Call-Up Net schedule for these areas appear below in this message. For the self-activation, will be looking for snowfall, rain gauge and coastal flood reports and any wind gusts 40 MPH or greater..
Another coastal storm system will affect Southern New England Sunday Evening into Monday. The headlines depict the current thinking which shows a shift to a snowier event particularly for Western and Central and interior Eastern Massachusetts along and north of the I-95 corridor with slightly more snow accumulation outside of the warning and advisory areas. Key factors include:
1.) Track of the storm system which has shifted a bit further east meaning the potential for somewhat higher heavy wet snow accumulations in the Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather advisory statement.
2.) Coastal flooding and the timing of the strongest winds with the Monday high tide cycle as that will determine the extent of coastal flooding and at this time its expected to be minor coastal flooding.
3.) The strongest winds will remain offshore but coastal and some inland high terrain areas could see wind gusts up to 40 MPH based on the current track.
SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-up nets late tonight and especially Monday for snowfall reports and wet snow damage reports. For the self-activation, will be looking for snowfall, rain gauge and coastal flood reports and any wind gusts 40 MPH or greater. An Amateur Radio Call-Up Net schedule for these areas appear below:
Western Mass SKYWARN Net: 146.940-Mount Tom Repeater – PL: 127.3 Hz Sunday Evening 1000 PM – Monday Morning at 600 AM and in every 2 hour intervals – 800 AM, 1000 AM, 1200 PM etc.
Central Mass SKYWARN Net #1: 146.970-Paxton Repeater PL: 114.8 – Monday Morning at 600 AM and in every 2 hour intervals – 830 AM, 1030 AM, 1230 PM etc.
Central Mass SKYWARN Net – #2 – Route 2 corridor system: W1GZ-R Echolink conference node: 688832/IRLP 9122 – Monday Morning at 730 AM, 930 AM, 1130 AM etc.
New England Reflector System – *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123/N1XRS-L Echolink node: 8998 – DMR Brandmeister node: DMR Talkgroup 3125541 (Will monitor and make occasional call-ups)
Additional repeaters could become active depending on changing storm conditions and this aspect will be monitored and if time allows a shortened coordination message will be sent to update this information.
This will be the last complete coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warrning/Winter Weather Advisory & Snow/Ice Accretion Maps, Coastal Flood Advisory, Area Forecast Discussion and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch/Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snow/Ice Accretion Maps:
NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Advisory Statement:
NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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