[SKYWARN RI] Major Winter Storm(3)

  • From: TVSMESO@xxxxxxx
  • To: skywarnri@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 01:11:28 EST

Hello all...

... A Nor'Easter is headed towards are area, with the risk of a foot or more 
of snow.  Winter Storm Warnings  posted for much of Southern New England.  A 
significant nor'easter that has been pounding the Mid-Atlantic coast,
Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey is now headed towards Southern New

...A major winter storm  which has been producing heavy snow and icing..as 
well as major flooding for the past couple days..is redeveloping off the 
North Carolina Coast tonight.    This east coast low will then move 
north-northeastward up the mid atlantic coast and then off the Southern New 
Enland coast by Tues . As a result of this being a slow, moving storm, and 
snowfall risk,  Winter Storm Warnings are posted.

Snow should begin in our area just after daybreak, and become  more steady 
during the afternoon time. The snow should be at its heaviest between the 
afternoon and evening timeframe, making way for a slow travel home.  Also, 
Winds will play a role in this event, with speeds of 35-45MPH...with some 
gusts as high as 50mph, making way for near or blizzard conditions.

Total snowfall accumlations on this Winter Storm that are expected are:

 Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island away from the South Coasts of
Massachusetts and Rhode Island......10-20 Inches

Northern Connecticut, Western and Central Massachusetts....10-20 Inches

South Coastal Massachusetts and South Coastal Rhode Island inlcuding Cape
Cod and the Islands.....6-12 Inches

It is still uncertain if the coastal parts will mix with sleet or rain at 
some point, as long as temps stay well below freezing, that will make way for 
an all snow event.

...SKYWARN Activation will start around noon time, with Rob(KD1CY) doing ops 
at the NWS Taunton using the call (WX1BOX).  He may be there from 12pm till 
Midnight Tues morning and then reactivate 7am Tues morning.  I will be on the 
146.760 running a SKYWARN Net...Starting the same time as Rob does...so 
please send in reports.  This is the first activation of the year, and we 
need you.  RACES and ARES groups may be activated in this event as well, due 
to State Of Emergencys taking place in PA, and other locations.

These are some storm totals so far from this winter storm in other states....

 ENOLA                               9 INCHES                    
 NEWVILLE                        12 INCHES

BURLINGTON                    3/4 INCH ICE                   
GREENSBORO                  1/2-3/4 INCH ICE

ROUND HILL                    22 INCHES
GREAT FALLS                  18 INCHES
STAFFORD                       18 INCHE
SALEXANDRIA                16 INCHES 
RUTHER GLEN                 8 INCHES


RIPPON                            24 INCHES
BUNKER HILL                23 INCHES           
ROMNEY                         22.5 INCHES
CAIRO                               13 INCHES


ASPEN HILL                      23.5 INCHES
CUMBERLAND                 22.5 INCHES
HAGERSTOWN                21 INCHES
FREDERICK                      19.5 INCHES       
GAITHERSBURG             18 INCHES                     
HYATTSVILLE                  15 INCHES

SMYRNA                          16 INCHES
MILTON                            13 INCHES


HAMMONTON                  13.5 INCHES
MARLTON                        12 INCHES
NEWPORT                       14 INCHES
Another Email will be posted on this Winter Storm By 8am Monday Morning....

Submitted By, 

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

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