With a very dry spring the fire danger is up and we have been having brush fires sparked by the rail road.
Winter Weather Advisory 3:30 AM EST on November 07, 2012 ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 am EST Thursday... The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory...which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 am EST Thursday. * Locations...southern New Hampshire...western and central Massachusetts...northern Connecticut and far northwest Rhode Island. * Hazard types...accumulating snow followed by the potential for some light freezing rain. * Accumulations...snow accumulation between 1 and 4 inches...along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice. The best chance for the higher snow accumulations will be across the higher terrain. * Timing...snow will overspread the region from south to north. This will occur by mid afternoon in areas south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The snow will arrive across interior northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire by late afternoon or early evening. The snow will then change to light freezing rain and perhaps eventually plain rain in some locations later tonight. * Impacts...untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery. The evening rush hour will be impacted in some locations. * Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Temperatures...near freezing. Read more [+]
Hello to all.. ..Strong Nor'easter to bring heavy rainfall, strong to damaging winds, and minor coastal flooding to much of Southern New England and there is even the threat of wet snowfall to portions of the far interior of Southern New England Wednesday into Thursday Afternoon.. ..A High Wind Watch is now in effect for all of Rhode Island, Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties of Massachusetts from Wednesday Morning through late Wednesday Night for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible.. ..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday possibly extending into Thursday Morning.. A strong nor'easter/coastal storm will start to organize on Tuesday and begin impacting the region on Wednesday and will last into Thursday Afternoon. There are several impacts that will be outlined in this coordination message and updated going forward: Strong to Damaging Wind Threat: Computer models show a strong wind field with this system. There is some question as to how much of the winds will mix down to the surface but its quite likely that winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH and possibly higher gusts will occur across portions of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This will be dependent upon how well the strongest winds will mix down to the surface. A High Wind Watch is now in effect for all of Rhode Island, Essex, Suffolk, Southeast Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counites of Massachusetts from Wednesday Morning through late Wednesday Night for sustained winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible. Across areas outside of the High Wind Watch area, there is the potential for Wind Advisory criteria winds with sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts of 45-50 MPH possible. These winds will be sufficient to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages. Rainfall: Heavy rainfall of 1-3" is possible. The axis of heaviest rainfall will depend on the track of the system but current model trends indicate that portions of Eastern Masachusetts and Rhode Island could potentially have the heaviest rainfall. This could result in urban and poor drainage flooding. Currently, the threat for river/stream flooding is low. Wet Snowfall Potential: Wet snow could occur across portions of Southwest New Hampshire and Northwest Massachusetts. Light to moderate snowfall amounts are possible. A track a bit further offshore could let the rain/snow line drift a bit more eastward. If enough wet snow accumulates with the system, this could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and scattered power outages. Snow accumulations and the areas affected with wet snowfall, if any, will be better defined in future forecasts. Coastal Flooding: Minor coastal flooding will be possible at the time of high tide across East Coastal Massachusetts for the Thursday Morning high tide with the possibility of pockets of moderate coastal flooding. The threat looks confined to the East Coast of Massachusetts but a track closer to the coast could cause more of a risk of minor coastal flooding and beach erosion to portions of South Coastal Massachusetts. This will be montiored in future computer model runs. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton are likely Wednesday lasting through early Thursday Morning. Another coordination message will be posted by 830 AM Tuesday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Watch Statement, Marine Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook: NWS Taunton High Wind Watch Statement: http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html NWS Taunton Marine Weather Statement: http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.fzus71.KBOX.html NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook: http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html