Storm Coordination Message #1 – Late Wednesday Afternoon 2/22/23-Thursday 2/23/23 Wintry Mix/Icing Event
Hello to all…
..Wintry Mix will cause hazardous travel conditions in portions of Southern New England Wednesday Night into Thursday Night..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Wednesday Afternoon through 1 PM Thursday Afternoon for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester, North-Central Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts for up to 2″ of snow and around 1/4″ of ice accumulation. If 1/4″ ice or more if ice accretion occurs, it could result in isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snow accumulation, ice accumulation, precip type reports and any icing damage reports. Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible later this evening and Thursday Morning particularly if icing accumulations cause significant travel issues as well as any isolated damage to infrastructure..
A wintry mix of precipitation is expected as we get into tonight into Thursday Morning across Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:
1.) Amount of icing and how widespread the icing is. More widespread 1/4″ or more icing amounts could result in isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages in the advisory area.
2.) How far southeast any icing occurs and whether a flash freeze and light freezing drizzle develops into areas southeast of the advisory area through the day on Thursday. At this time later in the day Thursday into early Friday Morning, icing conditions could occur away from the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island so Winter Weather Advisories were posted for these areas for later Thursday Afternoon into Friday Morning.
SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snow accumulation, ice accumulation, precip type reports and any icing damage reports. Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible later this evening and Thursday Morning particularly if icing accumulations cause significant travel issues as well as any isolated damage to infrastructure. Another coordination message will be posted by 10 PM this evening if time allows and whether Amateur Radio call-up nets are utilized for storm monitoring. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Snow and Ice Maps, Area Forecast Discussion and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Snow & Ice Maps:
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
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