Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday Evening 1/12/24-Sunday 1/15/24 & Post Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Evening 1/9/24-Wednesday 1/10/24

Hello to all…

..Tuesday Evening into Wednesday storm system caused significant flooding of river, streams and urban areas with 2-6″ of rainfall widespread over Southern New England and isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage across much of Southern New England. Some rivers and streams remain in flood as another storm system will bring the potential for another round of heavy rainfall, strong to damaging winds and coastal flooding to the region..
..A Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday for the entire NWS Norton coverage area through Saturday Evening for additional rainfall of 1-2″ with isolated higher amounts leading to additional snow melt, continued river and stream flooding on those rivers and streams that remain in flood and potentially renewed river, stream, urban and poor drainage flooding in the region where flooding in those areas have receded..
..A High Wind Watch is in effect from late Friday Night through Saturday Afternoon for Bristol, Eastern Kent, Newport, Washington Counties of Rhode Island including Block Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Plymouth, Southern Bristol Counties, Cape Cod and the Islands of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH leading to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. Additional wind headlines for other parts of the region may be needed and strong winds could continue into Sunday though not as strong as Friday Night through Saturday Afternoon..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is now in effect from Saturday Morning through Saturday Afternoon for East and South Coastal Massachusetts, South Coastal Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Islands for minor to moderate coastal flooding affecting shore roads at the time of the Saturday Morning/Afternoon high tide cycle..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio call-up nets possible for this storm system. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past storm on Tuesday Evening into Wednesday can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address A more complete coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Coastal Flood Watch Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook for the current storm and the WX1BOX Amateur Radio/non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN log, NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement and Local Storm Report from the Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24 storm event..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton High Wind Watch Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Watch Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

WX1BOX Amateur Radio/non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotter log – Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24:

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24:

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement – Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24:

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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