Post Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Friday 8/18/23 Severe Weather Outbreak

Hello to all…

..Friday August 18th, 2023 brought a significant severe weather outbreak with 5 tornadoes (Scituate-Johnston-North Providence RI, North Attleborough-Mansfield MA, Stoughton, MA, Weymouth, MA and Scotland CT), pockets of severe thunderstorm wind damage, including Brockton, where an intense burst of straightline wind caused localized damage in East Brockton as part of the parent cell and east of the tornadic circulation that caused the Stoughton Tornado and widespread pockets of flash flooding in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts. The event was the most significant of the 2023 Summer Season to date. NWS is also conducting a short survey on the response to the severe weather/tornado outbreak that those interested can take as the NWS looks to continue to improve its services. We sincerely appreciate all Amateur Radio and non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters who gave reports, pictures and videos of this severe weather event during and after the storm to protect life and property and properly document this historic severe weather event..
..Below are the NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report, Public Information Statement – Final & Preliminary on the tornado paths and the WX1BOX Amateur Radio log of all Amateur Radio and non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Reports received. There is also a link to the Friday 8/18/23 Facebook Photo Album from the Friday 8/18/23 severe weather outbreak and there could be a few additional photos added to it during the week and a link to the NWS survey on the services provided. Any additional reports, photos and videos can be send as a reply to this message, via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feeds or via the email address with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. This will likely be the only post severe weather message on the Friday 8/18/23 severe weather outbreak unless a significant update to the information occurs and time allows for an update..

NWS Local Storm Report – Severe Weather Outbreak Summary:

NWS Public Information Statement – Updated & Preliminary:

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Report Log:

WX1BOX Facebook Photo Album:

NWS Norton Forecast Services Survey Link:

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:
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