Wind Chill and Dangerous Cold Coordination Message #1 – Late Thursday Night 2/2/22 through Saturday Afternoon 2/4/22

Hello to all…

..Dangerous Cold and Wind Chills Expected Across Southern New England late Thursday Night into Saturday Afternoon with the coldest air and most dangerous cold and wind chills centered on Friday Night into Saturday Morning..
..A Wind Chill Watch is in effect from Late Thursday Night into Saturday for wind chills as low as -25 to -30 below zero with higher terrain locations as low as -40 below zero. Wind Gusts in the region could gust as high as 40 MPH with isolated higher gusts particularly on Friday and Friday Night which could cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and isolated power outages..
..Snow Squalls with the Arctic cold frontal passage are possible in interior Southern New England, particularly in interior Northern Massachusetts, late Thursday Night into Friday Morning possibly affecting the morning commute. A round of ocean effect snow could affect portions of Cape Cod and the Islands late Friday Night into early Saturday Morning and these hazards will be monitored though the main hazard remains the dangerous cold and wind chills in this period. Temperatures will modify to near normal levels on Sunday..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the dangerous cold in terms of low temperatures and wind chills, strong wind gusts and any isolated wind damage, and snowfall measurements from snow squalls and ocean effect snow in those localized areas affected late Thursday Night into Saturday. Its noted that there could be quite a bit of sea smoke in coastal areas around Southern New England within about 1-2 hours of sunrise that could offer some rare pictures of this phenomenon in coastal areas as very cold air progresses over warmer ocean waters. Another coordination message will be posted by 1130 AM Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Chill Watch Statement, Area Forecast Discussion, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and NWS Boston/Norton Wind Chill Infographics..

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Chill Watch Statement & Snowfall Maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Chill Infographic:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

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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