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Storm Coordination Message #3

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..Strong Winds and Bitter Cold Chill Saturday sets the stage for a major Winter Storm late Sunday Night through Monday Night..
..A Wind Advisory remains in effect through 9 PM for Cape Cod and the Islands for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. These winds may cause isolated pockets of tree and wire damage and power outages..
..A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 9 PM Sunday Evening through 1 AM Tuesday Morning for the entire NWS Taunton Coverage Area excluding South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Cape Cod and the Islands for 8-14 inches of snow. Both the Morning and Evening commutes are expected to be impacted..

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Blizzard coordination message

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..Major Winter Storm/Blizzard with the potential for a Historic Storm for all of Southern New England Monday Evening through late Tuesday Night, possibly extending into Wednesday Morning. Preparations for this major system should be completed by late Monday Afternoon/early evening at the latest and given latest model trends if it could be completed before the evening commute, that would be the best scenario with an earlier start of accumulating snow..
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Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory
2:16 PM EST on December 02, 2014

…Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 6 am EST

* locations…western Hampden…western Hampshire and Franklin
counties in Massachusetts

* hazard types…snow…sleet and freezing rain.

* Accumulations…snow accumulation of up to 1 inch…along with
less than one tenth of an inch of ice.

* Timing…snow and sleet developing by early this evening.
Precipitation changing to freezing rain by midnight…then to
plain rain before daybreak.

* Impacts…slippery travel due to snow…sleet…and a light
glaze of ice on untreated surfaces. Main impacts will be
during the overnight hours and into the morning commute on

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory is issued when snow and/or ice is
forecast to develop in the affected areas…but accumulations are
expected to be light. Any snow or ice would result in slippery
conditions on untreated roadways and sidewalks. When
temperatures are below freezing…motorists need to be especially
careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily

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..Light Wintry Mix May Affect parts of the Evening Commute Tuesday Evening and possibly the Morning Commute Wednesday Morning in northern and western parts of the NWS Taunton Coverage Area..
..A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough Counties of Southern New Hampshire and Franklin, Western Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties for 1-3″ of snow and a trace of ice accumulation from 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon through 9 AM Wednesday Morning for Massachusetts Counties and 1 PM Tuesday Afternoon through 11 AM Wednesday Morning for Cheshire and West-Central Hillsborough Counties of Southern New Hampshire. Precipitation is expected to start as snow, mix with sleet and then change to freezing rain around/after midnight in this area with precipitation changing to rain some time Wednesday Morning. Areas outside of the Winter Weather Advisory will see a brief period of wintry mix changing to rain tonight. The precipitation may start towards the end of the evening commute in eastern areas..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor this storm through Wednesday Morning for snow and ice totals and precipitation type changeover info. Below is the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Advisory Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook and the NWS Taunton Winter Weather Page of graphics for this storm system..

Post Storm Coordination Message #1 – November 26th Major Winter Storm for New Hampshire and Northern and Western Massachusetts Hilltowns

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..Happy Thanksgiving to all SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio Operators..
..Major Winter Storm blankets Southern New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts with 5-10″ of snow with higher amounts up to 13″. In New Hampshire, widespread tree and power line damage has occurred in Central and Southern parts of the state with over 200,000 people without power. In Northern and far western Massachusetts in the higher elevation and hill towns scattered tree and power line damage and scattered power outages have occurred with about 17000 without power per WEMCO and approximately 18000 without power per National Grid mostly in the Northern Massachusetts area..
..Lower elevation locations in interior Western, Central and Northeast Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut had 1-3″ of snow with isolated higher amounts in some locations that are up at 400-600 foot levels..
..Southeast New England sustained wind gusts of greater than 45 MPH and isolated pockets of tree and wire damage along with 1.5-2.5″ of rain from this storm system..
..Post storm damage pictures during Thanksgiving morning if it is safe to do so and without getting in the way of public safety or utility companies over Southern New Hampshire and Northern and Western Massachusetts will be helpful to understand the extent of damage for state, federal emergency management officials, the National Weather Service offices of Taunton MA and Gray Maine. Credit will be given to the spotter for providing the pictures.. Read more [+]

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