Storm Coordination Message #2 & Special SKYWARN Practice Net on the 146.940-Mount Tom Repeater PL: 127.3 Hz Tuesday 11/21/23 After the 730 PM ARES Net

Hello to all…

..Happy Thanksgiving to all Amateur Radio and non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters. NWS along with local, state and federal emergency management officials, non-governmental officials, the media and our volunteer Amateur Radio team appreciate all the work done by spotters to provide situational awareness in storm related situations..
..A storm system is on track to affect the region and will have the potential to bring snow to a wintry mix to rain in the higher elevations of Northwest and North-Central Massachusetts including the Worcester Hills Tuesday Night into midday Wednesday with widespread rain heavy and times across the rest of the region with strong winds and isolated wind damage possible over Cape Ann, Cape Cod and the Islands and possibly other parts of southeast coastal New England on Wednesday Morning through Midday Wednesday..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts from 7 PM Tuesday Evening through 7 AM Wednesday Morning for 2-4″ of snow before a brief changeover to Freezing Rain and then Rain around or after 6 AM. Areas outside of the Winter Weather Advisory in portions of western and North-Central Massachusetts in the higher elevations could see a coating to 2″ of snow before any changeover..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect for Block Island RI from 4 AM-1 PM Wednesday Morning and a Wind Advisory is in effect from 4 AM to 4 PM Wednesday for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH with isolated higher gusts. Areas outside of the Wind Advisory in East Coastal and South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island could see wind gusts of around or over 40 MPH. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall, rainfall, precip type, measured wind gust reports of 40 MPH or greater and any wind damage reports..
..Western Mass ARES-SKYWARN will be holding a SKYWARN practice net on the 146.940-Mount Tom Repeater PL 127.3 Hz on Tuesday 11/21/23 after the 730 PM ARES Net. All Amateur Radio Operators including but not limited to those trained in SKYWARN are welcome to participate in this practice net Tuesday Evening on the Mount Tom Repeater. An Amateur Radio SKYWARN Net for the storm will also be held on the 146.940-Mount Tom Repeater for snowfall totals in the hilltowns of Northwest Massachusetts where the Winter Weather Advisory is posted..
..This will likely be the last coordination message for this storm event unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snowfall Maps, Wind Advisory Statement, and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snowfall Maps:

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
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