Storm Coordination Message #2 – Sunday 1/28/24 Through 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 remains in effect from Sunday Morning through Monday Morning for Western Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties of Massachusetts. A Winter Storm Watch is remains 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 have been bumped slightly higher with 5-10″ possible and the Monday Morning commute impacted in both areas and the Monday Evening commute impacted across Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Sunday Morning to Monday Evening for Eastern Franklin, Central Middlesex, Southern Worcester and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for 4-7″ of snow and impacts to both the Monday Morning and Evening commutes..
..The snow may be heavy and wet and this may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage from snow load issues with wind gusts in the interior as high as 35 MPH..
..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..
A coastal storm will impact the region Sunday into Monday. The headlines depict the current thinking which includes slightly higher amounts in the Winter Storm Watch areas that were in affect last night and an expansion of the Winter Storm Watch through interior North-Central and Northeast Massachusetts. Additional 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. At this time wind gusts of around 35 MPH are expected in interior areas with gusts along the coast of 40-50 MPH possible, highest over the Cape and Islands.
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. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Saturday Evening. 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
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