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***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES TO BE PLACED ON STAND-BY FOR POSSIBLE MOBILIZATION
STARTING AT 10 AM ET WEDNESDAY LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR MAJOR
NOR’EASTER TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION***
***SKYWARN ACTIVATION WITH OPS AT NWS TAUNTON WILL COMMENCE AT 10 AM ET WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING***
***RACES ACTIVATION AT THE STATE EOC WILL COMMENCE AT 10 AM WEDNESDAY
MORNING LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING***
A major nor’easter will affect the region Wednesday Morning through early
Thursday Morning bringing with it heavy snow accumulations, some of it will be
of the heavy and wet snow variety that clings on trees and power lines and
strong to damaging winds are also possible. The worst of the storm will be
in areas of the Eastern Massachusetts section along and south of the Mass
Pike. A period of near blizzard conditions are likely in coastal areas of
Eastern Massachusetts particularly in Southeast Massachusetts. The storm
could cause tree and power line damage and power outages in the area along
and south of the Mass Pike and in particular in coastal areas of Southeast
Massachusetts. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will start at 10
AM Wednesday Morning. In addition, RACES we will be activating the State
EOC starting at 10 AM Wednesday Morning.
Due to the threat of this storm and RACES State EOC activation, we are
placing Eastern Massachusetts ARES in stand-by mode from 10 AM ET Wednesday
through Thursday Morning for the impact of this major winter storm to
affect portions of the Eastern Massachusetts section. Winter Storm
and High Wind Warnings are in effect for portions the Eastern Massachusetts
section. Please see the Storm Coordination Message posted at the link below:
We will place the town of Bridgewater EOC as the Eastern Massachusetts ARES
Incident Command Post on stand-by as well as the Acushnet EOC on stand-by
for potential activation. The Acushnet EOC will likely be activated later
today has the area of greatest impact from this major winter storm will
be Southeast Massachusetts.
We’d like to have ARES personnel assist with SKYWARN reporting of snowfall,
whiteout conditions, thunderstorms with heavy snow as well as any wind damage
and power outages. Keep your situational awareness level high for any updates
from ARES leadership by checking your email for updates and our ares web site at
http://ares.ema.arrl.org, monitoring local SKYWARN/ARES/RACES frequencies and
reporting into the nets and monitor local media on this potentially significant
What is ARES Stand-By mode?
ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is
possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be
taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have
batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any
requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate.
Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is
an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is
just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES
leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is
required after the impact of this major storm to the region.
Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: (508) 346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org