Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – Friday Afternoon & Evening 9/8/23 Severe Weather Potential

Hello to all…

..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible to likely Friday anytime between 2-10 PM Friday Afternoon and Evening across Western, Central, Northeast Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall leading to urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed much of this area in a slight risk for severe weather with a marginal risk of severe weather southeast to the Boston to Providence line area..
..On Thursday Evening, a short line of severe thunderstorms caused pockets of wind damage in Berkshire, West-Central Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties with over 14,000 without power in this area at the height of the activity and over 12,000 without power as of 1024 PM per the MEMA Power Outage Map. Links to the reports are listed below..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the severe weather potential for Friday Afternoon and Evening. A more complete coordination message will be posted by 10 AM Friday Morning. Below are the WX1BOX Amateur Radio log of reports, NWS Norton Local Storm Report, Area Forecast Discussion and SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook..

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:

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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