Heat Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday 6/18/24 Through Friday 6/21/24 – Heat Wave

Hello to all…

..An intense heat wave will affect the region away from the immediate coast Tuesday through Friday. We have experienced these types of heat waves before although this is a bit earlier than normal which makes it a bit more unusual. This message is to advise folks to take precautions against the heat while continuing to do outdoor activities etc. being mindful of the heat and to take breaks, drink plenty of liquids and to assure to cool down as needed to prevent heat related illnesses..
..An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Hartford, Tolland Counties of Connecticut, Eastern Franklin, Central Middlesex, Western Essex, Eastern Hampshire, Eastern Hampden, Western Norfolk and Southeast Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts from Tuesday Afternoon through Friday Evening for heat indices up to 106 possible..
..A Heat Advisory is in effect for Windham County Connecticut, Western Franklin, Worcester, Eastern Essex, Western Hampshire, Western Hampshire, Suffolk, North-Central Plymouth, Northern Middlesex, Providence, Kent and Bristol Counties of Rhode Island from 12 PM Tuesday through 7 PM Friday for heat indices up to 104 expected..
..Areas outside of the excessive heat watch and advisories will still be warm and humid so taking additional heat precautions would be reasonable to take in these areas..
..Looking ahead, Amateur Radio Field Day weekend takes place Friday through Sunday of this week. At this time, it looks warm and humid but not as hot as during the week but there is the potential for thunderstorms and an attendant lightning risk. Other specifics won’t be known until later this week. Amateur Radio Field Day weather/severe weather coordination messages will be started on Thursday. An additional Heat Coordination Message will be posted either tonight and/or Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Excessive Heat Watch/Heat Advisory Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and previous Facebook post from NWS Boston/Norton on the heat wave expected for this week..

NWS Boston/Norton Excessive Heat Watch/Heat Advisory Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Graphics on Heat Wave:

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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