Special Announcement: Start of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hello to all…

Thursday June 1st, 2023 marks the start of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be near normal per the NOAA/National Hurricane Center, Colorado State University and other outlooks. To mark the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season, NWS Boston/Norton has published a Public Information Statement with the names of the tropical systems for 2023 as well as some tropical cyclone history in Southern New England and tropical cyclone safety tips. Also, the National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center in Miami FL will issue advisories on named systems, Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watches and Warnings when a system threatens a land area, Tropical Cyclone Updates on named systems and Tropical Weather Outlooks for potential areas of tropical cyclone development and have issued a summary of their product services and Atlantic storm names in their 8 AM Thursday 6/1/23 Tropical Weather Outlook. The Public Information Statement and NHC Tropical Weather Outlook from 8 AM EDT – Thursday June 1st, 2023 is listed in the links below:

NWS Boston/Norton – Public Information Statement – Start of 2023 Hurricane Season:

National Hurricane Center – NHC – Tropical Weather Outlook of tropical names and Tropical Products/Services:

It is noted that the threat of a hurricane to a land area in the Atlantic basin would cause the activation of WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center, the Hurricane Watch Net on HF and the VoIP Hurricane Net on Echolink, IRLP and other VoIP modes. Web page resources for these groups are listed below:

WX4NHC – the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center:

Hurricane Watch Net:

VoIP Hurricane Net:

Please use this time to prepare if a tropical system were to affect Southern New England and remember that the timely reporting of severe weather conditions during tropical systems can save lives and property and the NWS Boston/Norton forecaster and Amateur Radio teams appreciate all your support!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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