Tropical Storm Ophelia Coordination Message #9B…Tropical Storm Warnings Cancel

Hello to all….

The Tropical Storm Warnings for Southeast Massachusetts have been cancelled. Tropical Storm force winds were shunted to the east of Cape Cod and the Islands and Southeast Massachusetts. The highest measured wind gust was 27 MPH on Nantucket Island per a trained SKYWARN spotter on the island. SKYWARN criteria rainfall (2″ or more) was received in the following areas:

Eastham, Massachusetts: 2.30″
South Hyannis, Massachusetts: 2.38″
Nantucket, Massachusetts: 2.33″
West Tisbury, Massachusetts: 2.75″
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts: 2.66″

Tony-VK3JED forwarded the criteria rainfall reports to the National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida via the webform. Special thanks to Tony for his efforts in forwarding the reports and monitoring the situation. Also, special thanks to Danny-KD4RAA and Kevin-KD5WX for the use of the IRLP reflector 9219 and the EchoLink *WX_TALK* Conference Server.

I also want to thank Cape Cod ARES and SKYWARN for their tremendous efforts. We had almost 3 dozen stations check into a prep net on their local repeater last night and about a dozen stations check in on the ARES/SKYWARN Net throughout the morning. I’d also like to thank George-N1NBQ and Nick-K1NGJ for the observations from Nantucket and their support from the Nantucket EOC.

While this was ultimately a miss from a damaging perspective in Souteastern New England, it served as a good exercise of the system and our local VHF/UHF operations as well as HF operations. Special thanks to the HF Net Controls who monitored this morning and for taking check-ins this morning and thanks to all SKYWARN Spotters and ARES/RACES/SKYWARN/MARS operators for their tremendous support and understanding on this tricky forecast that resulted in the storm’s worst impact missing Southeastern New England.

ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Massachusetts
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Net Manager for VoIP Hurricane Net Activations 1

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