Storm Coordination Message #3 – 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 Warning is now in effect from 6 AM Sunday Morning through 12 PM Monday for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties for 4-8″ of snow with isolated higher amounts and a light glaze of ice affecting travel Sunday into the Monday Morning Commute..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 6 AM Sunday Morning through 12 PM Monday for Western Hampshire County Massachusetts for 4-6″ of snow and a light glaze of ice affecting travel Sunday into the Monday Morning Commute..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday Morning to Monday Evening for Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts with 4-8″ and isolated higher amounts to 10″ possible along with mixed precipitation affecting travel Sunday, the Monday Morning commute and the Monday Evening commute..
..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 in the Winter Storm Watch/Warning/Advisory areas..
..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 pics@nsradio.org 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 and given just small differences in storm track, speed, intensity, and air temperature could cause significant changes in storm impacts, this is a lower than normal forecast confidence on the impacts and additional changes to the forecast are 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 pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Another coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Sunday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Storm Warning/Watch/Advisory Statement & Snowfall Map and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Warning/Watch/Advisory Statement & Snowfall Map:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Sunday 1/28/24 Through Monday 1/29/24 Coastal Storm Hazards

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..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 pics@nsradio.org 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 pics@nsradio.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:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snowfall Map:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Sunday 1/28/24-Monday 1/29/24 Coastal Storm Hazards

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..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 pics@nsradio.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 pics@nsradio.org 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:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Storm Watch Statement & Snowfall Map:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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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 pics@nsradio.org 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:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FFA&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Warning Statement:

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FLW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday Night 1/23/24-Wednesday 1/24/24 – Snow/Freezing Rain/Icing Potential

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..Light Snow tonight could cause some slippery travel with snow changing to a period of freezing rain affecting at least the Wednesday Morning commute and possibly travel through Wednesday Afternoon into early evening in some areas..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 1000 PM Wednesday for Franklin, Western Hampshire, Western Hampden, Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow and up to one-tenth inch of icing leading to slippery travel conditions..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 100 PM Wednesday for Northern Connecticut, Eastern Hampden and Eastern Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for up to 2″ of snow and a light glaze of icing resulting in slippery travel conditions..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports, changeover in precip type reports and any hazardous issues caused by freezing rain/icing in the advisory areas. This will be the only coordination message unless a significant update to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory Statement, Snow/Ice Maps and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement & Snow/Ice Maps:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday PM 1/19/24-Saturday AM 1/20/24 Light Snow Potential

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..Minor storm system will affect Southeast New England with light accumulating snow of 1-3″ with isolated higher amounts of up to 4″ in a few locations if ocean enhancement gives higher snow amounts in localized areas particularly in Southeast Plymouth County and Cape Cod. The light snow could affect the Friday evening commute in Southeast New England. Other parts of Southern New England will see less than 1″ of snow..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snowfall reports in the region particularly from Southeast New England Friday Afternoon through Saturday Morning. This will be the only message on this minor storm system unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Snowfall Map and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Snowfall Map:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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Storm Coordination Message #1 – Tuesday 1/16/24 Accumulating Snow/Wintry Mix Event

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..A storm system will move south of Southern New England bringing accumulating snow to portions of interior Southern New England with accumulating snow and some mixed precipitation to the I-95 corridor for Tuesday. The Tuesday Morning commute will have slippery travel and the evening commute could have at least some slippery travel impacts as well..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 7 PM Tuesday Evening for Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow and slippery travel conditions. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect through 7 PM Tuesday Evening for Northern Connecticut, Providence, Kent Counties Rhode Island, Southern Worcester, Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk, Central and Southeast Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts for 1-3″ of snow and the potential for snow mixing with and changing to sleet and freezing rain for a light glaze of ice after the morning commute. Areas outside of the advisory will receive a coating to 2″ of snow with precip mixing with sleet and freezing rain then changing to rain..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor for snow total reports, precipitation type changeover and any hazardous impacts from icing. A few Amateur Radio call-up nets could be utilized during the day Tuesday for snowfall total reports and precipitation type updates. This will be the only coordination message on this storm unless a significant change to the situation occurs and time allows for an update. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather Advisory Statement/Snowfall Map and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement/Snowfall Map:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

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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Special Announcement & Off-Topic Post: Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Needed for the 2024 Boston Marathon

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We appreciate everyone’s patience as we make an off-topic post on the need for Amateur Radio Volunteers for the 2024 Boston Marathon. In addition, there is a continued need for medical volunteers for the 2024 Boston Marathon and those interested in volunteering as a medical or general volunteer can use the register.hamradioboston.org link and they will be brought to the general volunteer page which can be utilized for those that are not Amateur Radio Operators to volunteer. Further details for Amateur Radio volunteers follow below:

Volunteer registration for the 2024 Boston Marathon is open. Returning volunteers have received an email from the BAA that included registration instructions. In order to make registration as smooth as possible, we are providing specific instructions for our Amateur Radio Operator (ARO) volunteers.

If you haven’t previously volunteered, or have a friend who would like to volunteer, please go directly to the Volunteer Registration page and follow the instructions for new volunteers.

Step by Step Sign Up Guide:
https://hamradioboston.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/44002497536-2024-volunteer-registration-step-by-step-guide

A few notes for volunteers:

Almost all amateur radio positions are single person assignments. We are not able to group people on a single assignment, but we will try to accommodate which segment you are assigned to in order to allow for similar start/end times.

Don’t delay! Volunteer registration closes on Friday, February 2 at 5:00 PM EST. It would help our planning processes if you could complete your registration by Friday, January 26.

Help us get the word out by forwarding this email to your club and other amateur radio operators who might wish to volunteer. Most volunteers first learn about the event through word of mouth. If you know new licensees who might like to join us, please make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick mention at your club meeting can be a big help!

If you have any questions about the upcoming volunteer registration period, or the 2024 Marathon generally, please get in touch anytime. Volunteering at the Marathon is a big job and we appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into it. We’re happy to do what we can to make your work fun, comfortable, and effective.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Thank you, and 73,

Boston Marathon Communications Committee
contact@HamRadioBoston.org

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Snow Squall Coordination Message #1 – Sunday Afternoon & Evening Snow Squall Potential

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..Snow Squalls with brief reduced visibility and the potential for wind gusts with and behind these snow squalls along and behind an Arctic Cold Front will have the potential to cause hazardous travel conditions this afternoon and evening. While all of Southern New England should monitor this potential, the areas for greatest impact is in Western and Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island. Not all areas will see snow squalls but those that do could see rapidly changing road and weather conditions. Those areas that get squalls could see a quick coating to 2″ of snow in a short period of time..
..Temperatures will rapidly fall below freezing and any initial wet roadways from snow squalls or rain changing to the snow squalls could cause icy road conditions in a short period of time with rapidly reduced visibilities. Isolated thundersnow reports are also possible. Timing into western Southern New England is between 12-2 PM, 2-4 PM for central Southern New England and 4-6 PM for eastern Southern New England..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with short-fused Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets likely for reports on snow squalls, visibility in those squalls, any thundersnow, wind damage, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and snow accumulation reports to monitor these conditions. This will be the only coordination message as we shift into operations mode..
..Post Storm Coordination messages for prior storms including the Friday Evening to Saturday Morning storm event will follow over the next few days. Pictures and videos from that storm event, prior storm events from earlier this week and from potential snow squalls that affect us today can be sent as a reply to this message, via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter unless otherwise indicated. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Special Weather Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Snow Squall safety and timing graphics..

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Special Weather Statement – Snow Squalls:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=SPS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

NWS Boston/Norton Snow Squall Safety and Timing Graphics:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Snow_Squall_Safety.jpg
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Timeline-Snow-Squall.png

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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Storm Coordination Message #2 – Friday Evening 1/12/24-Sunday 1/15/24 & Post Storm Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday Evening 1/9/24-Wednesday 1/10/24

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..Tuesday Evening into Wednesday storm system caused significant flooding of river, streams and urban areas with 2-6″ of rainfall widespread over Southern New England and isolated to scattered pockets of wind damage across much of Southern New England. Some rivers and streams remain in flood as another storm system will bring the potential for another round of heavy rainfall, strong to damaging winds and coastal flooding to the region..
..A Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday for the entire NWS Norton coverage area through Saturday Evening for additional rainfall of 1-2″ with isolated higher amounts leading to additional snow melt, continued river and stream flooding on those rivers and streams that remain in flood and potentially renewed river, stream, urban and poor drainage flooding in the region where flooding in those areas have receded..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 1 AM to 1 PM Saturday for Bristol, Eastern Kent, Newport, Washington Counties of Rhode Island including Block Island, Eastern Essex, Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Plymouth, Southern Bristol Counties, Cape Cod and the Islands of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH with isolated higher gusts likely leading to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. Additional strong wind gusts can occur later Saturday Night into Sunday with gusts of at least 40-45 MPH possible..
..A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect from Saturday Morning through Saturday Afternoon for South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island from 7 AM to 1 PM Saturday and East Coastal Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday for minor to moderate coastal flooding affecting shore roads at the time of the Saturday Morning/Afternoon high tide cycle..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio call-up nets possible for this storm system. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past storm on Tuesday Evening into Wednesday can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address pics@nsradio.org..

Another storm system similar to Tuesday Night into Wednesday with somewhat less rainfall and wind will affect the region tonight through midday Saturday. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) Winds will be near/just below High Wind Warning criteria in the Wind Advisory area and a few isolated wind gusts may reach High Wind Warning criteria. This will result in scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. Strong wind gusts of 40-45 MPH can continue Saturday Night into Sunday.
2.) Heavy rainfall of 1-2″ with isolated amounts of up to 3″ across the region with the highest amounts over Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. This will renew flooding of river and streams that have receded and keep rivers that are already flooding still above flood stage with new rises. Urban and street flooding will be possible during the heaviest rainfall.
3.) Minor to moderate coastal flooding is likely at the time of high tide on shore roads across South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, reports, pictures and videos of coastal flooding in these areas would be helpful to determine the extent of the flooding.

SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio call-up nets possible for this storm system. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past storm on Tuesday Evening into Wednesday can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address pics@nsradio.org. This will be the last coordination message as we shift into operations mode. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Flood Watch Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood Warning Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook for the current storm and the WX1BOX Amateur Radio/non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN log, NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement and Local Storm Report from the Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24 storm event:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Flood Watch Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FFA&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Wind Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Coastal Flood Warning Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=CFW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=box

WX1BOX Amateur Radio/non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotter log – Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/reports_1_9_24_rev_1.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Local Storm Report – Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/LSR_1_9_24_1_10_24.pdf

NWS Boston/Norton Public Information Statement – Tuesday Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Morning 1/10/24:
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/PNS_1_9_24_1_10_24.pdf

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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