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

Hello to all…

..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 High Wind Watch is in effect from late Friday Night through Saturday Afternoon 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 60 MPH leading to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages. Additional wind headlines for other parts of the region may be needed and strong winds could continue into Sunday though not as strong as Friday Night through Saturday Afternoon..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is now in effect from Saturday Morning through Saturday Afternoon for East and South Coastal Massachusetts, South Coastal Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Islands 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 A more complete coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Friday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Watch Statement, Coastal Flood Watch 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 High Wind Watch 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 Watch 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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Storm Coordination Message #3 – Tuesday Late Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Evening 1/10/24 – Multi-Faceted Storm System

Hello to all…

..Another intense storm which will largely be a heavy rainfall with some brief heavy snowfall in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts, river, stream, urban flooding, possible coastal flooding and damaging wind event on track to affect the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire NWS Norton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon due to heavy rainfall of 2-3″ with isolated higher amounts combined with snow melt can result in river, stream and urban flooding..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 5 PM Tuesday Evening to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for South Coastal Massachusetts including Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island and is now expanded to Eastern Essex and the rest of Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated higher gusts likely. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect for the rest of the NWS Norton Coverage Area from 5 PM Tuesday Evening to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50-55 MPH. These winds will cause scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect from 5 AM-9 AM Wednesday Morning for Southern Bristol County Massachusetts, Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent, Bristol, Newport and Washington Counties of Rhode Island and from 6-10 AM for Dukes County for minor to moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide in these areas..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 5 AM-9 AM Wednesday Morning for Southern Plymouth County Massachusetts for minor to isolated moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide in these areas..
..A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 8 AM-12 PM Wednesday for East Coastal Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Nantucket for minor coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide in these areas..
..A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 3 PM Tuesday Afternoon to Midnight Tuesday Night for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow before a changeover to rain causing slippery travel. Other parts of Western and Central Massachusetts particularly in the higher elevations could see a coating to 2″ of snow as well as icing from sleet and freezing rain causing slippery travel in the evening commute .
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets as needed for this storm system Tuesday Night into Wednesday. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past coastal storm or prior storm events can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address pics@nsradio.org

A multi-faceted storm similar to the the December 17th-18th, 2023 storm is on track for the region, The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) The ability of winds to get down to the surface in inland areas. If temperatures warm slightly more than expected, that could allow for stronger winds to reach the surface and more wind damage issues in these areas. Southeast New England and East Coastal Massachusetts should prepare for a high impact event similar to the December 17th-18th 2023 storm event.
2.) Heavy rainfall of 2-3″+ combined with snow melt could create flooding issues equivalent or somewhat worse than what was experienced on December 17th-18th 2023.
3.) Coastal flooding issues along South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island could be the equivalent of what occurred in the December 17th-18th 2023 storm event. East Coastal Massachusetts could also see minor coastal flooding as well at the time of high tide. With Southeast winds, east coastal Massachusetts could see that coastal flooding in somewhat different areas than when Northeast, North-Northeast or Northerly winds occur.
4.) Snow and some icing conditions will occur in Western and Central Massachusetts during the evening commute through mid to late evening before a changeover to a windswept heavy rain and the flooding concerns as mentioned above

SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets as needed for this storm system Tuesday Night into Wednesday. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past coastal storm or prior storm events 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. Please note the following Amateur Radio Net Schedule information and what repeaters will be monitored on an as needed basis:

146.940-Mount Tom Repeater PL: 127.3 Hz, 530 PM, 730 PM, 930 PM, 1130 PM Tuesday Evening, Nets restart at 530 AM at every 2 hour intervals on Wednesday
146.790-Vernon, CT Repeater PL: 82.5 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
147.225-Killingly CT Repeater PL: 156.7 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
146.970-Paxton MA Repeater PL: 114.8 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
146.640-Waltham MA Repeater PL: 136.5 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
146.955-Westford MA Repeater PL: 74.4 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
146.895-Walpole MA Repeater PL: 123.0 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
147.180-Bridgewater Repeater PL: PL: 67.0 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
147.000-Dartmouth Repeater PL: PL: 67.0 Hz – as needed for flooding and wind damage reports
NB1RI RI Repeater system -as needed for flooding, coastal flooding and wind damage reports
Echolink *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 – will be monitored as needed throughout the storm event for this season

Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Warning/Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood Warning/Advisory Statement, Winter Weather Advisory 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 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 High Wind Warning/Watch/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/Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=CFW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=WSW&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 #2 – Tuesday Late Afternoon 1/9/24-Wednesday Evening 1/10/24 – Multi-Faceted Hazard Storm System

Hello to all…

..Another intense storm which will largely be a heavy rainfall with some brief heavy snowfall in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts, river, stream, urban flooding, possible coastal flooding and damaging wind event on track to affect the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire NWS Norton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon due to heavy rainfall of 2-3″ with isolated higher amounts combined with snow melt can result in river, stream and urban flooding..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect from 5 PM Tuesday Evening to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for South Coastal Massachusetts including Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH and isolated higher gusts likely. These winds will cause scattered to numerous pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon for North-Central Rhode Island, Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, North-Central Bristol and North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. This High Wind Watch is also expanded to include Tolland and Windham Counties of Connecticut as well. These winds will cause scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect from 5 PM Tuesday Evening to 1 PM Wednesday Afternoon for the rest of the NWS Norton Coverage Area for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Coastal Flood Watch is now in effect from late Tuesday Night through Wednesday Morning for Southern Bristol County Massachusetts, Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent, Bristol, Newport and Washington Counties of Rhode Island for minor to moderate coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide in these areas..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 3 PM Tuesday to Midnight Tuesday Night for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts for 2-5″ of snow before a changeover to rain causing slippery travel..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets possible for this storm system Tuesday Night into Wednesday. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past coastal storm or prior storm events 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 more complete coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Warning/Watch/Wind Advisory Statement, Coastal Flood Watch Statement, Winter Weather Advisory 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 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 High Wind Warning/Watch/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 Watch Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=CFW&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

NWS Boston/Norton Winter Weather Advisory Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=WSW&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 Evening 1/9/24-Wednesday 1/10/24 – Heavy Rainfall/Flood/Coastal Flood/Damaging Wind Hazards

Hello to all…

..After coastal storm hits region (follow-up post storm message to follow later this week), another intense storm which will largely be a heavy rainfall, river, stream, urban flooding, possible coastal flooding and damaging wind event on track to affect the region Tuesday Night into Wednesday..
..A Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire NWS Norton coverage area except for Cape Cod and the Islands for Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon due to heavy rainfall of 2-3″ with isolated higher amounts combined with snow melt can result in river, stream and urban flooding..
..A High Wind Watch is now in effect from Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Afternoon for Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Islands, Essex, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH..
..Additional wind and coastal watches/advisories are possible in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets possible for this storm system Tuesday Night into Wednesday. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding from this storm as well as for the past coastal storm or prior storm events can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address pics@nsradio.org and another more complete coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Monday Evening. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Flood Watch Statement, High Wind Watch 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 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 High Wind Watch Statement:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=NPW&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 #4 – Saturday PM 1/6/24-Sunday Night 1/7/24 Coastal Winter Storm Hazards

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..A coastal storm will bring significant snow especially to interior areas of Southern New England with strong to damaging winds possible at the coast and the potential for locations near the rain-snow line to have a heavier wet snow that could cause tree and power line damage from wet snow load. Storm timeframe is from late Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Night..
..A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon through 1 AM Monday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Essex, and North-Central Middlesex, Counties of Massachusetts for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In the southern and eastern areas of the Winter Storm Warning area, the snow could be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon through 1 AM Monday Morning for Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Northwest Providence County Rhode Island for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In this area, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load. The worst conditions are expected in two rounds, one during Saturday Night and the second late Sunday Morning into Sunday Afternoon with a flash freeze also possible..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon to 1 AM Monday Morning for Southeast Providence, Kent and Northern Bristol County of Massachusetts for 3-6″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In this area, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load. The worst conditions are expected in two rounds, one during Saturday Night and the second late Sunday Morning into Sunday Afternoon with a flash freeze also possible..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon to 1 AM Monday Morning for Newport, Bristol, Washington Counties of Rhode Island, Southern Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts for 2-4″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. If snow amounts approach 4″ or higher, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load. The worst conditions are expected in two rounds, one during Saturday Night and the second late Sunday Morning into Sunday Afternoon with a flash freeze also possible. The Cape and Islands will receive 2″ of snow or less with the highest amounts near the Cape Cod Canal..
..A Wind Advisory is now in effect for Eastern Plymouth County Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands from 10 PM Saturday Evening to 10 PM Sunday Evening for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. An initial Amateur Radio Net Schedule of nets is posted in this message and if time allows this will be updated. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter for the pictures/videos unless otherwise indicated..

A coastal storm will bring the first significant snowfall to much of Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking given recent model trends on the rain-snow-mix line where the Winter Storm Watch area was split into Warnings on the northern and western end and Winter Weather Advisories on the south and east end with Winter Weather Advisories through the remainder of Southeast New England except for Cape Cod and the Islands. A Wind Advisory was also posted for Eastern Plymouth County and Cape Cod and the Islands. Key factors remain:

1.) The track of the storm as that will depict whether the rain-snow line is further offshore or moves inland into the I-95 corridor of Southeast New England. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories were posted based on current weather model trends with the rain-snow line.
2.) The intensity of the storm as that will depict the strength of the winds and whether higher snowfall amounts can be realized over a portion of Southern New England.
3.) The speed of the storm as it moves through the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. An initial Amateur Radio Net Schedule of nets is posted in this message and if time allows this will be updated. The schedule of nets appears below:

Western Mass: 146.940-Mount Tom Repeater PL: 127.3 Hz – 630 PM, 830 PM, 1030 PM Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning starting at 630 AM and then the ARES Nets that follow at 845/915 AM – we will request snow total and any damage report info – Additional nets after this time will be done on 2 hour intervals as needed starting at 1130 AM Sunday Morning
Central Mass: 146.970-Paxton Repeater PL: 114.8 Hz, 830 PM and 1030 PM Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning 730 AM, the 930 AM ARES Net will also request snowfall reports and any damage report info and then additional nets at 1130 AM and later as needed
Eastern Mass: Working on scheduling of appropriate nets
Rhode Island: Working on scheduling of appropriate nets
Northern Connecticut: 146.790-Vernon Repeater PL: 82.5 Hz – 830 PM and 1030 PM Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning schedule TBD

Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter for the pictures/videos unless otherwise indicated. If time allows, a shortened coordination message will be posted with the latest Amateur Radio Net schedule for the region and any storm forecast updates. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement/Snowfall Map, Wind Advisory 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 Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory Statement/Snowfall Map:
https://www.weather.gov/box/winter

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 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 #4 – Saturday PM 1/6/24-Sunday Night 1/7/24 Coastal Winter Storm Hazards

Hello to all…

..A coastal storm will bring significant snow especially to interior areas of Southern New England with strong to damaging winds possible at the coast and the potential for locations near the rain-snow line to have a heavier wet snow that could cause tree and power line damage from wet snow load. Storm timeframe is from late Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Night..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 4 PM Saturday Afternoon through 1 AM Monday Morning for Northern Connecticut, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Essex, and North-Central Middlesex, Counties of Massachusetts for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In the southern and eastern areas of the Winter Storm Warning area, the snow could be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load..
..A Winter Storm Watch is remains in effect from Saturday Afternoon through late Sunday Night for Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Northern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts, Providence and Kent Counties of Rhode Island for 3-8″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In this area, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load. The worst conditions are expected in two rounds, one during Saturday Night and the second late Sunday Morning into Sunday Afternoon with a flash freeze also possible..
..Additional Winter Weather and possibly wind headlines could be posted in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. An Amateur Radio Net Schedule of nets will be posted in the Saturday Morning Coordination Message update. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter for the pictures/videos unless otherwise indicated..

A coastal storm will bring the first significant snowfall to much of Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking along with remaining uncertainty over the rain-snow-mix line possibly being a bit south of the Boston to Providence corridor where Winter Storm Watches remain in effect while Northern Connecticut, Western, Central and interior Northeast Massachusetts including the North Shore are under Winter Storm Warnings. Key factors remain:

1.) The track of the storm as that will depict whether the rain-snow line is further offshore or moves inland into the I-95 corridor of Southeast New England. The trend on the rain-snow-mix line is more uncertain with some models shifting it further north while others keeping it closer to the coast.
2.) The intensity of the storm as that will depict the strength of the winds and whether higher snowfall amounts can be realized over a portion of Southern New England.
3.) The speed of the storm as it moves through the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. An Amateur Radio Net Schedule of nets will be posted in the Saturday Morning Coordination Message update. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter for the pictures/videos unless otherwise indicated. The next coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Saturday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion, Winter Storm Warning/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 Warning/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 #2 – Saturday PM 1/6/24-Sunday Night 1/7/24 Coastal Winter Storm Hazards

Hello to all…

..A coastal storm will bring significant snow especially to interior areas of Southern New England with strong to damaging winds possible at the coast and the potential for locations near the rain-snow line to have a heavier wet snow that could cause tree and power line damage from wet snow load. Storm timeframe is from late Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Night..
..A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday Afternoon through late Sunday Night for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence, Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In the southern and eastern areas of the Winter Storm Watch area, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Afternoon through late Saturday Night for Suffolk, Eastern Norfolk, Northern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts, Southeast Providence and Eastern Kent Counties of Rhode Island for 4-7″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In this area, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages from the combination of strong winds and snow load..
..Additional Winter Weather and possibly wind headlines could be posted in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org..

A coastal storm will bring the first significant snowfall to much of Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking which include the rain-snow-mix line possibly being a bit south of the Boston to Providence corridor where Winter Storm Watches have been expanded into these areas. Key factors remain:

1.) The track of the storm as that will depict whether the rain-snow line is further offshore or moves inland into the I-95 corridor of Southeast New England. The trend on the rain-snow-mix line has been a bit southeast since yesterday’s update.
2.) The intensity of the storm as that will depict the strength of the winds and whether higher snowfall amounts can be realized over a portion of Southern New England.
3.) The speed of the storm as it moves through the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter for the pictures/videos unless otherwise indicated. The next coordination message will be posted by 11 PM Friday 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 – Saturday PM 1/6/24-Sunday Night 1/7/24 Coastal Winter Storm Hazards

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..A coastal storm will bring significant snow especially to interior areas of Southern New England with strong to damaging winds possible at the coast and the potential for location near the rain-snow line to have a heavier wet snow that could cause tree and power line damage from wet snow load. Storm timeframe is from late Saturday Afternoon through Sunday Night..
..A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday Afternoon through late Sunday Night for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence, Western Kent Counties of Rhode Island, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, and Norfolk Counties of Massachusetts for 6-12″ of snow and wind gusts of 40 MPH. In the southern and eastern areas of the Winter Storm Watch area, the snow will be heavy and wet and that combined with wind gusts could cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage from the combination of strong winds and snow load..
..Additional Winter Weather and possibly wind headlines could be posted in future updates..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org..

A coastal storm will bring the first significant snowfall to much of Southern New England. The headlines depict the current thinking. Key factors include:

1.) The track of the storm as that will depict whether the rain-snow line is further offshore or moves inland into the I-95 corridor of Southeast New England.
2.) The intensity of the storm as that will depict the strength of the winds and whether higher snowfall amounts can be realized over a portion of Southern New England.
3.) The speed of the storm as it moves through the area.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio Call-Up Nets are likely Saturday Night into Sunday for snowfall reports, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and any snow load/wind damage reports. The next coordination message will be posted by 11 AM Friday Morning. Pictures and videos of storm damage can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook/Twitter feed or via the email address pics@nsradio.org 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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Post Storm Coordination Message #1 – Monday 12/18/23 Coastal Storm Significant Impacts

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..Significant Coastal Storm Slammed Southern New England with significant rainfall, damaging winds with hurricane force wind gusts at some coastal locations and at the Blue Hill Observatory, coastal flooding, river, stream and urban flooding. Over 110,000 remain without power in Massachusetts. The WX1BOX Amateur Radio team is working a backlog of reports, pictures and videos that will be posted over the next couple of days. Pictures, video and post storm messages can be sent as reply to this email, via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and to the email address pics@nsradio.org. A more complete post storm message will be posted by Wednesday Morning..

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 #4 – Late Sunday Night 12/17/23-Monday 12/18/23 Coastal Storm Hazards

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..A strong coastal storm will bring another round of strong to damaging winds and heavy rainfall to much of Southern New England with the potential for minor to low-end moderate coastal flooding to South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island late Sunday Night through Monday Evening. This storm system is more intense and will intensify significantly on approach and over Southern New England which means the potential for strong to damaging winds could be more widespread than the event early last week..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 5 AM to 7 PM Monday for Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Islands, Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk and Eastern Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 30-45 MPH and gusts 60-65 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible and the highest gusts over coastal Southern New England. These winds will cause scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and scattered power outages..

..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 5 AM to 7 PM Monday for Worcester, North-Central Middlesex, and Western Essex Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH and isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 1 AM to 4 PM Monday for Northern Connecticut and Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties of Massachusetts for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH with isolated higher gusts possible. These winds will cause isolated pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages..
..A Flood Watch remains in effect from Sunday Evening to Monday Evening for Northern Connecticut, Northwest Providence County Rhode Island, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester Counties of Massachusetts and has been expanded to include North-Central Middlesex, Western Norfolk, Northern Bristol Counties of Massachusetts and Kent and Southeast Providence Counties of Rhode Island for a widespread 2-3″ of rain with higher amounts of 3-4″+ possible. These rains coupled with the rains from early last week bring the potential for flooding of urban, poor drainage areas, small rivers and streams..
..Areas outside of the Flood Watch area will receive a widespread 1-2″ of rain with isolated higher amounts with minor urban and poor drainage flooding possible..
..A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect for the Monday Midday High Tide from 10 AM-2 PM Monday for Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent, Washington and Newport Counties of Rhode Island for minor to low-end moderate coastal flooding of shore roads in this area. A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect for the Monday Midday High Tide from 10 AM-2 PM Monday for Southern Bristol County Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide. A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect for the Monday Afternoon high tide cycle from 1-5 PM for Eastern Essex County Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding of shore roads at the time of high tide..
..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Connecticut, Rhode Island and portions of Southeast Massachusetts in a marginal risk for severe weather for convective showers and possible thunderstorms that can bring strong to damaging winds to the surface and could enhance localized pockets of wind damage..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio repeater monitoring will monitor for rain gauge, flooding, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and wind damage reports for this storm system. The peak of the storm will be Monday Morning through mid-afternoon. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding and can be sent as a reply to this message, via our WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the email address pics@nsradio.org..

Another storm system will bring the potential for strong to damaging winds, heavy rainfall and minor to low-end moderate coastal flooding during the Monday Midday/Afternoon high tide cycle. The headlines depict the current thinking with High Wind Warning, Wind Advisories and Flood Watches remaining posted for the same area with Coastal Flood Warnings for Rhode Island and Coastal Flood Advisories for Southern Bristol County Massachusetts on the South Coast and Eastern Essex County of East Coastal Massachusetts. Key factors include:

1.) This is a strong/deeper coastal storm system than the one early last week. With the storm last week, approximately 14,000 customers lost power in Southern New England with close to 9,000 in Massachusetts. The strong wind gusts forecast did materialize but were in pockets and isolated to pockets where heavier rain and convective showers brought the winds down to the surface. It was also noted that areas just inland of some coastal areas also had some of the strongest winds. Where this storm will be stronger and intensifying near or over Southern New England, it is likely that this will allow for winds of similar magnitude as last week but over a larger area which could create more scattered pockets of wind damage and power outages than the last storm event. This is reflected with High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories across all of the coverage area. There has been no change to this thinking other than any thunderstorms or heavy convective fine line of showers that can develop will enhance the damaging wind potential which is why the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed Connecticut, Rhode Island and portions of Southeast Massachusetts in a marginal risk for severe weather.
2.) Heavy rainfall and renewed potential for flooding is possible across portions of Western and Central Massachusetts, Connecticut and now extends into the Providence, Taunton area through Western Norfolk Counties into portions of Middlesex County Massachusetts with 2-3″ of rain with isolated higher amounts of 4″+ where Flood Watches are now posted. A widespread 1-2″ of rain with isolated higher amounts are expected in the remainder of Southern New England with more nuisance type flooding possible.
3.) A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect for South Coastal Rhode Island for minor to low-end moderate coastal flooding at the time of the midday high tide with a Coastal Flood Advisory for Southern Bristol County Massachusetts now posted for the same midday high tide and a Coastal Flood Advisory for Eastern Essex County Massachusetts for minor coastal flooding during the mid-afternoon high tide cycle.

SKYWARN Self-Activation with Amateur Radio repeater monitoring will monitor for rain gauge, flooding, measured wind gusts 40 MPH or greater and wind damage reports for this storm system. The peak of the storm will be Monday Morning through mid-afternoon. Pictures and videos of storm damage and flooding and can be sent as a reply to this message, via our 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 with Rainfall Map, High Wind Watch Statement with Wind Gust Map, Coastal Flood Warning/Advisory Statement, SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook 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 Flood Watch Statement & Rainfall Map:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=FFA&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off
https://wx1box.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/NWS_Norton_Rainfall_Map_Monday_12_18_23_Rev_2.jpg

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

SPC Day-2 Convective Outlook:
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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