Potential Nor’easter Wednesday into Thursday

SITUATION:
The National Weather Service has low but increasing confidence that portions of the Commonwealth will see periods of accumulating snowfall and strong winds Wednesday into Thursday. Although there is still too much uncertainty for exact snowfall amounts, at this time the area with the highest confidence for the highest snowfall totals is along and southeast of the I-95 corridor; this may shift over the coming days.Potential impacts include:•       Accumulating snow, enough to plow with a low risk for a period of 1-3” per hours snowfall rates.•       Impacts to both commutes on Wednesday (especially the afternoon commute) and Thursday morning.

•       Strong northeast winds, likely requiring a wind advisory across SE MA  (up to 45-55 mph).

•       Some coastal flood issues, especially along the eastern MA coastline, around the early Thursday AM high tide.

•       Gales for mariners; a Gale Watch has been issued.  There is a low risk for Storm Warnings.

MEMA Operations
The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is at Level 1 (Steady State). MEMA will continue to monitor the forecast for this storm and disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements as necessary.

Preparedness and Safety Information

*   Safety and preparedness tips for nor’easters and coastal storms: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Findex.php%2Fservice-details%2Fnoreaster-coastal-storm-safety-tips&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=0oQJowM83gJwECVwrD2UvE4VtwSsgVcAoKbNFd%2FINTU%3D&reserved=0
*   Winter storm preparedness and safety information: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Findex.php%2Fservice-details%2Fwinter-storm-safety-tips&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=dXamRv3mzPmR9SFa7tMlNzQyH1KQ5J4LqI1x5OYb5%2Fg%3D&reserved=0
*   Safe winter driving tips: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fservice-details%2Fsafe-winter-driving-tips&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=xSASSRNF3C7b3B5qXImiGtPrhicpi5hENDkf9M37j%2FY%3D&reserved=0
*   Winter safety tips for pets: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fservice-details%2Fwinter-pet-safety-tips&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=GsadNJVy1ANq0Oa0sGt33e48WUlWaWM76b0vBgbBbu4%3D&reserved=0
*   Power outage preparedness and safety information:  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Findex.php%2Fservice-details%2Fpower-outage-safety-tips&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=Z3gv8xXzkDvmaozaxsiO9weZlm89Zrp3WfQJPfGhpxo%3D&reserved=0

Stay Informed:
Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fservice-details%2Fmassachusetts-alerts-smartphone-app&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=9M4yIxgtKcU%2FrZEa7QHGB%2F9U0%2BpkLwKOptz31fPQLXU%3D&reserved=0.
Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmema.mapsonline.net%2Fpublic.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=ZZrG81pWXyPrOhoP53mFFqyVeAK5aZFsli4PaoiuUOk%3D&reserved=0
Utilize MEMA’s live weather radar and forecasting tools: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fmap-resources&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=QkGdL%2FeE58BPZxod2%2BP8mdmwnIA%2BSZmmf0uNt8aSkDI%3D&reserved=0
Online Resources:
For additional information and resources, visit:
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Federal Emergency Management Agency at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.fema.gov&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=wA%2FOVh6F9nMWdk%2B1jORerZExx0IpM1Ie78VWbNs6AmY%3D&reserved=0<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fema.gov&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=D5rRtj7Fr4eGK01vxgsVG1PzDlH%2B1UiSXbzeTT%2Byhbw%3D&reserved=0>
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National Weather Service/Albany, NY at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.weather.gov%2Falbany&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=LWcFwVNEu9JUVQSOfR2xXIvQ7DKvkJbMvQl%2F3Op0BVg%3D&reserved=0<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.weather.gov%2Falbany&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=pNBuYgn2XFCqmecYnuqmzMPYY9zQx2vHdMVjtkQ20Ic%3D&reserved=0>
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov&data=02%7C01%7C%7C1cfa5e64f5da4fd04d8008d58d88722a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636570539528619651&sdata=rJuEo4vL3iuR33FxMnBTG7fF%2Buys8zyuTuoUlB6Uw7o%3D&reserved=0
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Christine Packard
Deputy Director
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
christine.packard@state.ma.us<mailto:christine.packard@state.ma.us>
Office: (508) 820-2056
Cell: (508) 988-0915
24/7: (508) 820-2000