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  • [SKYWARN_Announce] Post Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – EF1 Tornado in Concord Massachusetts Early Monday Morning 8/22/16

    Hello to all… ..EF1 Tornado confirmed in Concord Massachusetts with straight-line wind damage also recorded in Concord, Massachusetts between 320 and 330 AM. This is the first nocturnal tornado to hit Southern New England/Massachusetts since July 11th, 1970. SKYWARN Spotters, Amateur Radio Operators and Concord Mass Police/Fire and EMS critical in relaying initial reports into NWS Taunton and we are grateful to all for their efforts.. ..More isolated wind damage reports occurred in the Boylston, Marlborough, Sudbury, Billerica and Woburn Massachusetts area.. ..Beneficial Rainfall occurred across portions of Southern New England from the overnight storm system but not enough to significantly reduce the drought and rainfall deficit in much of the region.. ..Any additional damage photos from the Concord Mass area or other areas of Middlesex County Massachusetts can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds or to the pics@nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the SKYWARN Spotter, Amateur Radio Operator, or individual who provided the photo. This will be the only Post Severe Weather Coordination Message unless additional significant information is made available. Below is the NWS Taunton Public Information Statement, Local Storm Report and WX1BOX Facebook Album.. NWS Taunton Public

  • [SKYWARN_Announce] Special Announcement: 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob’s Impact on Southern New England

    Hello to all… On August 19th, 1991, Hurricane Bob impacted Southern New England as the last landfalling hurricane to strike the region. NWS Taunton has put together a web page summarizing the impacts of Hurricane Bob on the region. In addition, back in 2011 commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Bob’s impact on the region, NWS Taunton put a Public Information Statement out summarizing Bob’s impacts on the region and finally, local SKYWARN Spotter and Amateur Radio Operator, ML Baron-KA1WBH has a complete web page of videos and information on Bob’s impacts on South Coastal Massachusetts. Links to pertinent information on Hurricane Bob can be seen at the following links: NWS Taunton Web Page – Hurricane Bob Summary: http://www.weather.gov/box/hurricane_bob WX1BOX Web Page Link on Hurricane Bob and the August 19th, 2011 Public Information Statement 20th Anniversary Statement: http://www.wx1box.org/node/1234 KA1WBH-ML Baron – West Island Weather Station Hurricane Bob Summary Page: http://www.westislandweather.com/hurricanebob1991.htm We are approaching the main timeframe for Southern New England to be impacted from a tropical system. While it has been a very dry summer over the region, we should remain vigilant and prepared and monitor developments from the tropics as we approach the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.

  • [SKYWARN_Announce] Severe Weather Coordination Message #2

    Hello to all.. ..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely over much of Southern New England around midday through early evening Saturday. Strong to damaging winds, hail, heavy rainfall causing urban and poor drainage flooding and frequent lightning are the main threats.. ..The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) now has much of Southern New England, particularly from the Mass Pike south through Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut and into Southeastern New York in a Slight Risk for severe weather with a marginal risk for severe weather across much of the rest of Eastern New York and New England with Eastern Maine also in a slight risk for severe weather.. ..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at 11 AM Saturday lasting through early evening for the severe weather potential..