[SKYWARN RI] Major Winter Storm(2)

  • From: TVSMESO@xxxxxxx
  • To: skywarnri@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 17:42:02 EST

Hello all...

...Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for all of Southern New England.  
This storm still looks to dump 6-12inches, and some parts of interior RI 
could see between 10-20 inches. Also the winds will be strong making way for 
blizzard conditions, so use caution on the roads if your out.  SKYWARN 
activation may be needed, so I will be on 146.760 running a net taking 
snowfall amounts and reports.  I will be updating everyone more on this 
winter situation by tomorrow morning.

...Below is the National Weather Services Winter Storm Warning Text:

WWUS41 KBOX 162120
WSWBOX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
415 PM EST SUN FEB 16 2003

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-RIZ001>007-170505-
BARNSTABLE MA-BRISTOL RI-DUKES MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN KENT RI-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-HARTFORD CT-
NANTUCKET MA-NEWPORT RI-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-SUFFOLK MA-TOLLAND CT-WASHINGTON RI-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN KENT RI-WESTERN MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-WINDHAM CT-
415 PM EST SUN FEB 16 2003

...WINTER STORM WARNING MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...

IN MASSACHUSETTS...THIS INCLUDES THE ENTIRE STATE...EXCEPT BERKSHIRE
COUNTY. IN ADDITION...THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE ENTIRE STATE OF
CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND.

A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS POISED TO IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
BEGINNING AROUND MIDDAY MONDAY...AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY TUESDAY.
THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE SIX OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS ALL OF
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SOME LOCATIONS IN NORTHEAST
CONNECTICUT...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND...AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS MAY RECEIVE A FOOT OR MORE OF NEW SNOW BY TUESDAY
MORNING. IN ADDITION...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH THE
HEAVY SNOW TO PRODUCE NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND NIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE.

ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND...INCLUDING
THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH SLEET AND RAIN AT TIMES
MONDAY NIGHT. EVEN SO...THIS AREA MAY STILL RECEIVE AT LEAST SIX
INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION.

THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND
SOUTHWEST RHODE ISLAND AROUND OR SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK MONDAY...AND
SPREAD OVER THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY AROUND MIDDAY
MONDAY. THE SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES FROM WEST TO EAST
TUESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

THIS WILL BE A DANGEROUS STORM. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DIFFICULT
DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY...AND REMAIN SO THROUGHOUT MONDAY NIGHT.
THERE MAY BE A PERIOD...MAINLY DURING MONDAY NIGHT...WHEN THE
COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW COULD REDUCE THE
VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN RHODE
ISLAND AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...ALONG AND NORTH OF A
PLYMOUTH-TAUNTON LINE. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN HEAVY
SNOW ACCUMULATING MORE THAN 6 INCHES...OR THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY
SNOW AND ICE...IS EXPECTED.

IN ADDITION...THE STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND ASTRONOMICAL HIGHER
TIDES DUE TO THE FULL MOON WILL CAUSE THE TIDE TO RUN 2 TO 3 FEET
ABOVE NORMAL MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING ALONG THE
MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST. WAVES OF 10 TO 15 FEET MAY APPROACH THE
SHORELINE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. AT THIS TIME...MINOR COASTAL
FLOODING LOOKS TO BE POSSIBLE WITH THE LATE MONDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE
AND EVEN A LITTLE MORE LIKELY WITH THE MONDAY NIGHT AND MIDDAY
TUESDAY HIGH TIDES.

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

$$

Submitted By,

Edward Cayer Jr (WX1USA)
RI SKYWARN Coordinator
Pager: (401) 581-0240



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