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So What’s The Deal… It was 76° Yesterday 64° Today and Snow for tonight.

So winter does not want to quit. After a Beautiful day in the 50′s on Saturday that hit a high temp of 54° we not end up going back into the teens and single numbers at night. Next week we will be in March. Will March bring spring. Early march does not look that way so far. Does any one have a production?

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Storm Coordination Message #1

Hello to all..

 

..Happy New Year to All SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..

..Potential exists for a significant coastal storm to impact Southern New England in the Thursday into Friday timeframe. It is too soon to get into specific details but a plowable to potentially significant snowfall is possible and at least minor coastal flooding and potentially strong winds are also possible. More significant impacts are possible depending on the track and intensity of the storm system. Message being sent earlier than normal given the New Year’s Day holiday..

..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Thursday into Friday..

 

The potential exists for a significant coastal storm to impact Southern New England in the Thursday into Friday timeframe. At this time, it is a bit early to speak of snowfall amounts as we are more than 2 days away from potential storm impacts but the potential exists for a plowable to a potentially significant snowfall. Minor coastal flooding is possible at the time of high tide cycles Thursday into Friday in East Coastal Massachusetts along with strong winds at the coast as well. The potential exists for significant impacts from heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding but this will depend on the track and intensity of the storm which is still a bit early to determine at the present time. Given the New Year’s holiday and that some people will be headed back to work and school immediately after the holiday, it made sense at this stage given the latest weather model runs to put together a coordination message ahead of time to raise situational awareness on the potential storm situation. As we get into Tuesday Night and especially Wednesday (New Year’s Day), the potential impacts will be better understood.

 

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are possible Thursday into Friday. The next coordination message on the storm situation will be posted late Tuesday Afternoon or early evening. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:

 

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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Storm Coordination Message

..Strong and fast moving Coastal Storm will bring a period of heavy rain and potential urban/poor drainage flooding, strong to damaging winds on Cape Cod and the Islands and possibly other south and east coastal Massachusetts locations and the potential for some snow and ice accumulations in northwest portions of the NWS Taunton coverage area..

..A High Wind Watch is now in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands for Sunday Afternoon and Evening for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with wind gusts to 50-60 MPH possible. Isolated pockets of tree and wire damage are possible in the High Wind Watch area. Other locations on south and east coastal Massachusetts could see strong winds depending on the track of the coastal storm..

..SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to cover this storm situation Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible depending on any forecast changes/upgrades to the storm situation..

 

A fast moving coastal storm is organizing in the Gulf of Mexico and will raise northeastward towards Southern New England. With the lack of cold air over Southern New England and a track of the storm system close to the Southeast New England coast, the predominant form of precipitation will be rain with 1-1.5 inches of rain in 6-9 hours with isolated higher amounts for much of Southern New England and this could lead to some urban and poor drainage flooding. Rain should start by early to mid afternoon and become heavy by evening. The one area that could see some frozen precipitation is over Southern New Hampshire and Franklin, Northern Worcester and Northern Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts. In this area, rain could change to freezing rain with up to one-tenth of an inch of ice and then snow with the potential of 1-4″ of snow accumulation. The changeover could occur during the early to mid evening and Winter Weather Advisories maybe needed for this area as we get into Sunday.

 

Over Cape Cod and the Islands, strong to damaging winds are possible during the late afternoon and evening hours and a High Wind Watch is in effect for Sunday Afternoon and Evening for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 50-60 MPH. These winds could cause isolated to pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages in the High Wind Watch area. Other locations in south and east coastal Massachusetts could see strong winds depending on the track of the coastal storm.

 

SKYWARN Self-Activation will be utilized to cover this storm situation Sunday Afternoon and Evening. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible depending on any forecast changes/upgrades to the storm situation. Another coordination message will be posted by Noon Sunday. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Watch Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook:

 

NWS Taunton High Wind Watch Statement:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

 

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:

http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

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