Storm/Post Storm Coordination Message #1 – Lingering Strong Winds & Wet Snow Damage Concerns in Western/North-Central Massachusetts – Wednesday 3/15/23

Hello to all…

..Significant Coastal Storm Slammed portions of Western and North-Central Massachusetts and far Northwest Connecticut with 1-3 feet of snow in higher elevations and 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in lower elevations of these areas. Interior Northeast Massachusetts and Central Massachusetts in lower elevations had between about 2-7″ of snow. Other areas of North-Central and Northeast Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Southeast Massachusetts received 1-3.5″ of rainfall and lower snow accumulations of a Coating/Trace to 3″..
..Wind Gusts of 40-60 MPH occurred with the strong winds along Northeast coastal Massachusetts during the day and evening Tuesday. Additional Strong Winds today could cause an uptick in damage in power outages in areas hard hit with heavy wet snow clinging to trees and power lines..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect through 4 PM Wednesday Afternoon for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 15-25 MPH and gusts between 35-50 MPH. These winds with wet snow load can cause additional scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages with lower wind speeds than normal..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the strong winds for today, final snowfall, rain gauge, wet snow/wind damage reports from around the region. Pictures and videos of storm damage even if they are several days after the fact due to power outage issues that remain across hardest hit areas can be sent as a reply to this message, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feeds or to the email address and will be included in a summary photo album on the WX1BOX Facebook page with credit given to the person on the photo/video unless otherwise indicated. This will likely be the last coordination message on this storm and the winds for today. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and Area Forecast Discussion..

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:

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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