SKYWARN Ops Possible

—–Original Message—–
From: weather@ndws.com [mailto:weather@ndws.com]On Behalf Of
rmacedo@rcn.com
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 10:12
To: Mike Neilsen
Subject: [coordinators-box] Possible Formal SKYWARN Activation With
Ops???? {01}

Hello to all…

Latest AFD from NWS Taunton may prompt formal SKYWARN Activation with Ops
at NWS Taunton due to the high wind warning and coastal flood watch. Again,
it might be a staggered operation with ops late this afternoon and tonight
and then reconvene operations Saturday Morning into early afternoon. If
current AFD plans hold, will call NWS to determine our plan.

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SKYWARN – Statement from NWS Taunton

Bulletin from the KA1JJM Emwin Feed:
WWUS41 KBOX 242018
WSWBOX

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
310 PM EST TUE DEC 24 2002

A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING CHRISTMAS DAY AND NIGHT. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE FROM THE SOUTHEAST U.S. TO THE VIRGINIA COAST BY DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY… THEN TRACK NEAR THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY EVENING.

A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE STORM TRACK COULD SHIFT THE SNOWFALL TOTALS.

TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING THIS WINTER STORM AS IT IMPACTS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND…THE BEST TIME TO COMPLETE TRAVEL WOULD BE CHRISTMAS EVE OR EARLY MORNING CHRISTMAS DAY.

MAZ002>005-008-009-NHZ011-012-250046-
CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-HILLSBOROUGH NH-
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN MIDDLESEX MA-
310 PM EST TUE DEC 24 2002

…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

THIS WARNING INCLUDES SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE…NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BERKSHIRES IN MASSACHUSETTS. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO THIS AREA BY MID MORNING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES ARE FORECAST.

IN ADDITION NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS WILL FREQUENTLY CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LESS THAN ONE HALF
MILE…ALONG WITH SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

HEAVY SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS AND SIGNIFICANTLY HAMPER TRAVEL. SOME SECONDARY ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE. THOSE THAT HAVE TO BE OUT ON THE ROADS WILL NEED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW PLENTY OF
EXTRA TIME.
$$

MAZ006-007-014>016-250047-
EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-
310 PM EST TUE DEC 24 2002

…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

THIS WARNING INCLUDES NORTHEAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING THE IMMEDIATE BOSTON AREA. SNOW…POSSIBLY MIXING WITH SLEET OR RAIN AT TIMES…WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA AROUND MID MORNING WEDNESDAY. THE
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY DURING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST
TO END AS SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE FORECAST.

IN ADDITION NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS WILL FREQUENTLY CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

HEAVY SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS AND SIGNIFICANTLY HAMPER TRAVEL. THOSE THAT HAVE TO BE OUT ON THE ROADS WILL NEED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME.
$$

CTZ004-MAZ013-RIZ001-250047-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-WINDHAM CT-
310 PM EST TUE DEC 24 2002

…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

THIS WARNING INCLUDES NORTHWEST RHODE ISLAND…FAR NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT…AND SUBURBS SOUTH OF BOSTON. SNOW…MIXED WITH SLEET OR RAIN AT TIMES…WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BY MID MORNING WEDNESDAY.
THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY DURING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST TO END AS SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE FORECAST.

IN ADDITION NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS WILL FREQUENTLY CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

HEAVY SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS AND SIGNIFICANTLY HAMPER TRAVEL. THOSE THAT HAVE TO BE OUT ON THE ROADS WILL NEED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME.
$$

MAZ017-018-RIZ002>004-250047-
EASTERN KENT RI-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-
WESTERN KENT RI-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
310 PM EST TUE DEC 24 2002

…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

THIS WARNING INCLUDES NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND…AND NORTHERN BRISTOL AND WESTERN PLYMOUTH COUNTIES IN MASSACHUSETTS. SNOW…MIXED WITH SLEET AND RAIN AT TIMES…IS FORECAST TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA AROUND MID MORNING WEDNESDAY. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST TO END AS SNOW LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE FORECAST.

IN ADDITION NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS WILL FREQUENTLY CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

CONDITIONS CAN DETERIORATE RAPIDLY IN WINTER WEATHER SITUATIONS. SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BE SURE TO ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME.
$$

MAZ019-250048-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
310 PM EST TUE DEC 24 2002

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MIDDAY WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NIGHT…

THIS ADVISORY INCLUDES EASTERN PLYMOUTH COUNTY. A MIXTURE OF SNOW…SLEET…AND RAIN IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE ADVISORY AREA AROUND MID MORNING WEDNESDAY. THE PRECIPITATION MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE MIXED PRECIPITATION IS
EXPECTED TO END LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

A 3 TO 6 INCH SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION IS FORECAST.

IN ADDITION NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS WILL FREQUENTLY CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO…OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET…
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER SITUATION.

$$

NBELK/STRAUSS

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SKYWARN Training, Cambridge MA July 28

Skywarn is pleased to announce a bonus training session for the 2002 season. On Sunday, July 28th, 2002, NWS meteorologists will present the Skywarn Spotter Training course at MIT, Cambridge, in room 6-120 from 1 to 4pm…

MAP http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=room_6-120

Talkin: W1XM 449.725-/114.8 is on the top of the tall building opposite the classroom. From 2m, try BARC 145.230-/88.5 (our usual Skywarn frequency WARA 146.64/csq will be hard to hit from building 6.)

www.emaares.com/skywarn.html

Our thanks to jhawk and the W1MX team and to NWS-BOX for pulling this together for us.

— bill n1vux at arrl.net

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