Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday 1/28/24-Monday 1/29/24 Coastal Storm Hazards
Hello to all…
..Coastal Storm will bring the potential for heavy snow to the higher elevations of Southern New England. Lower elevation and coastal areas will see rain to change to snow but snowfall amounts are much more uncertain and will change as we get closer to the storm event. Strong winds are possible in parts of Southeast New England particularly Cape Cod and the Islands depending on the strength of the storm on closest approach to the region..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Sunday Morning through Monday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts. A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Sunday Morning through Monday Evening for Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. In both Winter Storm Watch areas, snow accumulations of 4-8″ are possible with the Monday Morning commute impacted in both areas and the Monday Evening commute impacted across Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties..
..The snow may be heavy and wet and this may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage from snow load issues..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible Sunday Afternoon into Monday for snowfall and damage reporting. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook & Twitter feeds and to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated..
A coastal storm will impact the region Sunday into Monday. The headlines depict the early thinking with changes to the forecast likely. Key factors include:
1.) The strength of the coastal storm and when/where intensification occurs.
2.) Based on the strength and intensification of the coastal storm, how much colder air and dynamics wrap into the system to bring accumulating to heavy snow to lower elevation areas and even coastal Southern New England.
3.) The consistency of the snow both in the lower and higher elevations. If its a heavier, wetter snow, snow load could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages.
4.) The strength of the wind gusts in Southeast New England, particularly Cape Cod and the Islands as this will depend on the strength and intensification of the storm close to Southern New England.
SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are possible Sunday Afternoon into Monday for snowfall and damage reporting. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook & Twitter feeds and to the email address email@example.com with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snowfall Map and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snowfall Map:
NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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