Storm Coordination Message #1 – Thursday Evening 4/11/24-Friday Afternoon 4/12/24 Storm Hazards

Hello to all…
..Storm system will bring a period of heavy rain with 1-2″ possible and renewed river flooding along a couple susceptible rivers and nuisance urban and poor drainage flooding. Strong to damaging wind gusts likely across East Coastal and Southeast New England along with minor coastal flooding particularly along the south coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island though East Coastal Massachusetts areas should also monitor these conditions late Thursday Night through Friday Afternoon..
..A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 AM to 2 PM Friday for Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island except for Northwest Providence County RI for sustained winds 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 6 PM Thursday Evening through 2 PM Friday Afternoon for South Coastal Rhode Island, Southern Bristol and Southern Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads at the times of high tide late tonight and again Friday late Morning through early Friday Afternoon. A coastal flood statement has been issued for splashover at the times of high tides for East Coastal Massachusetts..
..A River Flood Watch is in effect for the Wood River and Pawtuxet Rivers in Rhode Island Friday Afternoon through Early Sunday Morning for flooding of the rivers if sufficient rainfall falls in these river basins..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor wind damage, coastal flooding and river, stream, urban poor drainage flooding from heavy rainfall as well as rain gauge reports late Thursday Night through Friday Afternoon. This will likely be the only coordination message on this storm situation unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Pictures and videos of wind damage, coastal flooding, or river, stream, urban/poor drainage flooding can be sent as a reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter links and via the email address with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Below are the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Wind Advisory statement, Coastal Flood Advisory Statement, Flood Watch Statement and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Advisory Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement for various rivers:

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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