Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Morning 3/2/23 – Higher Elevation Icing Potential in Western and North-Central Massachusetts

Hello to all…

..Minor icing causing slippery road conditions expected in portions of Western and Northern Massachusetts at elevations above 800 feet. More impactful storm system expected Friday Evening into Saturday Evening. Details are uncertain with that system as there is spread in the weather model guidance but there is the potential for significant snow or wintry mix along and north of the Mass Pike with a Wintry Mix over to rain south of the Mass Pike along with strong to damaging wind potential at the coast. Changes in storm track will affect the general outcomes with that system..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Midnight tonight to 9 AM Thursday for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for freezing rain and possibly some sleet leading to a light icing glaze..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the icing potential overnight into Thursday Morning. This will be the only coordination message on this light icing event. Coordination messages for the Friday Evening to Saturday evening coastal storm system will likely be started by Thursday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory statement, Area Forecast Discussion and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement/Snow & Ice Maps:

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
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