Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday 1/26/24 Light Icing in Western/Northern Massachusetts & Rhode Island Flood Potential

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..Light icing could cause slippery road conditions in portions of Western and Central Massachusetts particularly in the higher elevations above 800 feet Friday Morning including during the morning commute. Minor to lower end moderate river, stream, urban flooding is possible in Rhode Island particularly along the Pawtuxet River in the low lying areas of Warwick and Cranston, RI as well as minor flooding along the Wood River in RI..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 AM to Noon Friday for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for a light glaze to possibly up to 0.10″ of ice accretion resulting in slippery travel conditions especially during the morning commute..
..A Flood Watch is in effect for Rhode Island through Saturday Evening for flooding of rivers, streams and urban areas due to very wet antecedent conditions and additional rainfall from this storm system. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Pawtuxet River with flooding expected on this river to start Friday Morning cresting early Saturday Morning. The flooding could impact areas such as River Street, Pioneer Avenue, Bellows street and Venturi Avenue in Warwick RI. Flooding is not expected to be as significant as the flooding that occurred earlier this month..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for rainfall reports 1″ or more, river/stream/urban flooding in Rhode Island and light icing conditions in Western and Northern-Central Massachusetts in the higher elevations. Pictures of flooding in RI can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook & Twitter feeds and to the email address with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. This will be the only coordination message on this storm unless a significant upgrade to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory statement/Ice Maps, Flood Watch Statement, Flood Warning statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

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

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Warning Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather 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
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