Snow Squall Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Afternoon & Evening Snow Squall Potential

Hello to all…

..Snow Squalls with brief reduced visibility and the potential for wind gusts with and behind these snow squalls along and behind an Arctic Cold Front will have the potential to cause hazardous travel conditions this afternoon and evening. While all of Southern New England should monitor this potential, the areas for greatest impact is in Western and Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island. Not all areas will see snow squalls but those that do could see rapidly changing road and weather conditions. Those areas that get squalls could see a quick coating to 2″ of snow in a short period of time..
..Temperatures will rapidly fall below freezing and any initial wet roadways from snow squalls or rain changing to the snow squalls could cause icy road conditions in a short period of time with rapidly reduced visibilities. Isolated thundersnow reports are also possible. Timing into western Southern New England is between 12-2 PM, 2-4 PM for central Southern New England and 4-6 PM for eastern Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with short-fused Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for reports on snow squalls, visibility in those squalls, any thundersnow, wind damage, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and snow accumulation reports to monitor these conditions. This will be the only coordination message as we shift into operations mode..
..Post Storm Coordination messages for prior storms including the Friday Evening to Saturday Morning storm event will follow over the next few days. Pictures and videos from that storm event, prior storm events from earlier this week and from potential snow squalls that affect us today can be sent as a reply to this message, via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Special Weather Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow Squall safety and timing graphics..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement – Snow Squalls:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Snow Squall Safety and Timing Graphics:

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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