Barnstable County All Hazards IMT

Barnstable County All Hazards IMT The BCAHIMT is a Type 3 All Hazards Team that is nationally recognized and has been deployed both in and out of state for man made and natural disasters.

Established by the Barnstable County Emergency Planning Committee (BC-REPC), the BC-IMT is designed to respond to incidents that may overwhelm the ability of an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to adequately provide incident management due to the duration, size, scope, or complexity of an event. This includes:
• Incidents that may require technical specialists or subject matter experts
• Incide

nts that pose unique situational and/or incident management requirements
• Planned events that may require the coordination of multiple agencies and organizations or pose unique or significant response challenges
The BC-IMT will respond as an Incident Management Team (IMT) with the ability to function for extended, long-term operations.

05/16/2023

We are proud to announce that our very own Chip Reilly, Emergency Preparedness Specialist for the , has completed MEMA's first Professional Emergency Management Program! Program participants complete a minimum of 15 training courses, including emergency management exercises, as well as real-world and professional contributions spanning three categories: planning and preparedness; response and operations; and mitigation and recovery.

According to MEMA's Acting Director Dawn Brantley, “This inaugural MPEM cohort represents a diverse group of emergency managers from various sectors who demonstrated extraordinary commitment to gaining the knowledge and experience to be successful in their roles.”

is lucky to have talented professionals like Chip who are working hard to protect their community. 💪 Congratulations Chip! Read more at: https://loom.ly/YiL5Vos

Our team was asked to once again to assist the Town of Yarmouth  in planning the successful 2023 St. Patty's Day Parade....
03/25/2023

Our team was asked to once again to assist the Town of Yarmouth in planning the successful 2023 St. Patty's Day Parade. Touted as the third largest Irish Parade in New England, rainy weather couldn't stop the 103 floats and bands from participating back on March 11th.

Members of our team participated in the " Coast Guard Area Committee 2023 PREP Functional Exercise" held on March 23rd, ...
03/25/2023

Members of our team participated in the " Coast Guard Area Committee 2023 PREP Functional Exercise" held on March 23rd, at the Northeastern University Innovation Campus, Burlington, MA.

The exercise scenario involves a fictional 1300-foot post-panamax container ship grounding on the north tip of Long Island in Boston Harbor. In addition to an oil discharge, several containers loaded with HAZMAT, including lithium-ion batteries, will be dislodged overboard into the harbor.

During the tabletop exercise, we focused on the mechanics of establishing a unified command structure, and the initial coordination of the incident management team.

In the top photo, our very own Steve Ouellette (Safety Chief) in the black shirt works through the scenario.
Bottom Photo center, in a blue vest, our Planning Section Chief Dave Pelonzi standing next to Logistics Section Chief Phelim Meehan and talking to team member John Amento sitting down. Taking the pictures and not shown is Chip Reilly another one of our Planning Section Chiefs.
BCAHIMT was well represented.

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11/20/2022

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Wednesday, November 16th at 0645 am, the Barnstable County Incident Management Team along with the Barnstable County Tec...
11/20/2022

Wednesday, November 16th at 0645 am, the Barnstable County Incident Management Team along with the Barnstable County Tech Rescue and the Cape Cod law Enforcement Council Search team, State Police, and Barnstable County Sheriff K'9 were activated for a missing elderly woman with dementia. Under the direction of a unified command with Chief LeBlanc and Chief Constantine from the town of Harwich, the search teams performed a ground search and deployed drones. A reverse 911 was sent out and the use of social media was effective. The women was located shortly after by a citizen and was treated and transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

Good planning and the use and control of many resources made this a successful mission.

On Friday March 11th a call out the Barnstable County Tech Rescue Team for manpower initiated a short team response from...
03/13/2022

On Friday March 11th a call out the Barnstable County Tech Rescue Team for manpower initiated a short team response from the BCAHIMT. Yarmouth Police we’re looking for a missing person. A request for the State Police helicopter, State Fire Services Incident Command and Rehab Unit, Heavy Rescue & Command Unit from Joint Base CC, Drones from Sandwich Fire and the Cape Cod Law Enforcement Search Team we’re called.
After hours of searching the victims body was discovered by the helicopter.
Though the outcome was not one of expectations the coordinated search and collaboration of all these resources were.
Kudos to all to a successful mission.

The BCAHIMT was called upon once again to assist the Town of Yarmouth in putting together an Incident Action Plan. Ranke...
03/10/2022

The BCAHIMT was called upon once again to assist the Town of Yarmouth in putting together an Incident Action Plan. Ranked as the third largest parade in New England, the 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade went off without a hitch thanks to proper planning.

03/10/2022

Strong coastal storm will impact southern New England on Saturday with rain, snow and strong winds UPDATED 1020am 03-10-22

Synopsis

Low pressure developing on the US east coast will move up over SE MA on Saturday into the Gulf of ME Saturday night

Discussion and Forecast

A wave of low pressure will be moving up the US east coast on Saturday. As it begins to pass the Mid-Atlantic states, it will start to intensify. How fast the system intensifies will be the key to the forecast. At this point, most of the deterministic and ensemble guidance point to a very fast moving system that will really bomb out in the Gulf of Maine. It appears right now that the maximum intensification process will not occur until the system is beyond our area. Much of the guidance is calling for a system with pressures near 980mb. This a strong system, but not that unusual for this time of year. The low may bomb out to neat 968mb after it gets into the Gulf of Maine, sparing us a more pronounced impact. Northern ME and Atlantic Canada will really be hit hard by this system.

For our area, the two main concerns are winds and rainfall. There likely will be snow in far northern and western areas of MA, but those factors have yet to come into good focus. The low will really be moving quickly, likely not allowing the worst effects to be felt in southern New England. Winds gusts will likely be near 60mph on Saturday with some gusts to 65mph as it makes its closest pass through SE MA on Saturday afternoon. How much of these stronger winds will reach the surface depends on how good the mixing will be in the atmosphere. An inversion often keeps the strongest winds aloft, but any heavy rain with higher temperatures could create a better mixing environment for these winds. A good slug of 1-1.5” of rain looks likely with higher amounts in any convection. With the progressive nature of the system and the greatest pressure falls to our north, it would appear that only very minor coastal flood potential is likely.

There has been a great deal of buzz around commercial media outlets this morning about this situation. Headlines of “Bomb Cyclone” have been common. A Bomb Cyclone is usually determined by a pressure fall of 24mb or more in a 24 hour period. At this point, it appears this will happen in the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Canada. It is important not to over generalize where impacts occur in a storm situation. A headline such as “Bomb Cyclone will hit the east coast” gives the impression that all of this area will be impacted by the same conditions, whereas only a small part may be. Could the situation be worse than current guidance indicates? It is always possible, but it is better to concentrate on areas that you have reasonable confidence in and not to speculate too much on areas that you do not.

We will take another look at this later tonight and try to refine further……

More as info comes in……

Extended outlook

Breezy and much colder temperatures over the remainder of the weekend.

Frank O’Laughlin
Meteorologist

02/13/2022

Headlines



Coastal storm will bring light to moderate accumulating snow to SE MA especially the Cape/Islands today into Monday UPDATED 640am 02-13-22





Synopsis



Low pressure moving off the mid-Atlantic today will pass well south and east of southern New England on Monday





Discussion and Forecast



Snow from the frontal passage will affect the area today. Low pressure moving off the mid-Atlantic will push well offshore of southern New England early Monday morning. As we mentioned in yesterday’s update, we would be watching for changes regarding the track of the system and its intensity. Much of the guidance now brings the surface low a bit closer to the coast of southeast MA. It also appears it will have a bit more moisture with it.



The result will a longer time period of light snow adding up today through Monday morning. This will add a couple of more inches to the forecast from yesterday where we were looking at 3” amounts with 4” possible. Best short range guidance estimate are now for 3-6” of snow with the heaviest across the Cape/Islands which will be the closest proximity to surface low and snow shield. For this reason, NWS has hoisted a winter weather advisory for SE MA including the Cape/Islands for 3-6”. Highest accumulation rates will be later tonight towards midnight. We should see steady light snow taper to snow showers around dawn on Monday tapering off by mid-morning. This will not be a very intense storm wind wise or with coastal flooding.





Extended outlook



Colder weather going into next week. A heavy rainfall and strong wind event likely as we get near the Friday timeframe.





More as info comes in…..





Frank O’Laughlin

Meteorologist

02/04/2022
01/27/2022

Headlines

Intense high impact coastal storm will affect southern New England late Friday night and Saturday UPDATED 9am 01-27-22

Synopsis

Low pressure will move up the eastern US coast Friday night and Saturday passing south of Cape Cod


Discussion and Forecast

Guidance continues to bounce around a bit, even at this point. We did not see much in the way of overall change in the situation in the overnight. Some of the guidance trended back to the west, after a brief easterly series of runs last evening. It still appears that we are looking at about the same situation as we saw on Wednesday afternoon. Low pressure will be developing off of the SE US states in response to a digging trough. This low will be starting to move up the east coast of the US on Friday while intensifying rapidly. Pressures could fall down into the upper 960mb range which is a very intense storm. Although the ultimate track is not completely know at this point, we have to go with the best guidance we have at the moment. This largely continues to be the Euro ECMWF guidance. Best thoughts on the track of the surface low take it near or just south the benchmark position for northeast storms (40N 70N). This position will produce several hazards including heavy snow, very strong winds, and coastal flooding.

The timeline looks to see impacts to region begin around midnight Friday night. The event should start winding down late Saturday night.

Snowfall amounts and consistency remain a challenge, even at this point. Snow will likely break out after midnight on Friday and become steadier through the night towards dawn. It is in the early hours that we are expecting the system to begin its rapid deepening phase with its snow shield really starting to take shape. A good swath of heavy snow is expected in central and eastern MA. Western MA may see around 4-8 inches and central MA into interior NE MA may see around 8-12” amounts. It is eastern MA where the heaviest snow is expected. A good 12-18” are likely from metro-west eastward to Boston extending down into SE MA. Guidance is showing the best snow growth potential in extreme SE MA, especially in southern Plymouth County to the Upper Cape where the 18” amounts will be more common with some localized 20+ inch amounts possible. 12-18” on the mid Cape and a bit less on the lower and outer Cape due to a bit more wetness in the snow holding possibly down accumulations slightly. More warm air intrusion could hold down accumulations significantly on Nantucket. All of this is highly dependent on track. A track a bit more north and warmer air will hold down accumulations over the Cape/Islands and will push the snow maximum further north into SE MA. A track further south would lessen amounts in areas outside of SE MA. A winter storm watch is up for all of MA except for western sections and Nantucket.

With a surface low near the 965-970mb range, a very strong pressure gradient will develop with powerful winds. Winds of 40mph or slightly higher is likely in western sections. In central MA, winds near 50mph look possible. In eastern MA, winds over 55mph look likely with 60+mph winds as we head into SE MA. Winds will be strongest over the Cape Islands where gusts of 65-70mph look likely with a few isolated gusts to hurricane force (75mph). Heaviest winds will ramp up during Saturday morning extending into the late afternoon.

With higher astronomical tides at the end of January and a strong northeast fetch, coastal flooding will be likely at the time of high tide on Saturday on east and northeast facing coastal sections. As the system will be deepening during the morning, it may not yet have had the time to pile up water compared to what we may see on the evening high tide. Therefore the most likely scenario is for minor coastal flooding on the morning high tide. On the evening high tide, the potential for moderate coastal flooding is more likely as the push of water with larger wave heights come into play. A wind shift will likely preclude much impact for the Sunday morning tide.

Basically, we are dealing with considerable uncertainty, even at this point. We must go with what we have right now and adjust as needed going forward. We will try for another update later this afternoon.


More as info comes in…..


Frank O’Laughlin
Meteorologist

01/20/2022

Weekend winter weather potential for southern New England UPDATED 215am 01-20-22



Guidance in the last 30 hours has been trending with a weaker surface low pressure area and a track that may be far enough southeast of New England for any significant winter weather event to occur. Strong high pressure in northern New England and a less amplified trough may result in a surface low that will be suppressed to our south and east and will not be able to intensify until it is well beyond our region.



We will continue to watch for any changes in guidance in the next 24 hours or so and see how close the outer edge of the snow shield gets to the southern New England coast. It is still possible to get some minor accumulating snow over the south coast and Cape/Islands, but at this point it appears that it will be too far offshore for any larger snow impact. We always have to be mindful that over 2 days remaining is more than enough time for guidance changes to occur and change the level of potential impact.



More as info comes in…..



Extended Outlook



Colder than normal temperatures look likely into early next week.





Frank O’Laughlin

Meteorologist

01/17/2022

Headlines



Strong storm will impact southern New England tonight into Monday UPDATED 1030am 01-16-22



Synopsis



Low pressure will move up the eastern US just inland of the coast tonight and into interior New England on Monday





Discussion and Forecast



Low pressure will be moving up the eastern US tonight into Monday. This will be mainly inland snow situation and not offshore as we see in classic Southern New England storms. Surface low pressure will be deepening as the low moves into eastern PA and E NY to near 980mb or about 28.94”. It will have an impressive precipitation shield, but much of the snowfall it will bring will be on the front end of the storm for the interior parts of southern New England. With cold air in place, almost all areas will begin as snow except the Cape/Islands where it may begin as a mix or light rain. It will begin around midnight in western sections and later into the wee hours for eastern sections.



Snow on the front end of the system will pile up significantly in interior higher elevation areas of NW MA where 6-10” with some 12” spots seem reasonable. Perhaps 5-7” or so in the northern parts of central MA. 3-6” in the lower elevation parts of western and central MA. Warmer air on SE winds will intrude into almost all of southern New England as we will be in the warmer sector of the surface low. This will quickly change any snow to rain in SE MA and much of eastern MA including Boston and Metro west out to near the 495 zone. Little accumulation is expected in these areas before the changeover. Even NW MA and upper parts of central MA will change to periods of mix of freezing rain as warmer air aloft comes in over colder air dammed up near the surface. This will take the longest to scour out the colder air creating some potential ice accretion issues.



In areas that change to rain fully, heavy rainfall between 1-2” is likely. Highest rainfall will be in eastern MA and especially SE MA/Cape where some heavier convective cells could exist enhancing the rainfall in spots.



The intense surface low will create a very strong low level jet in eastern parts of MA, especially over the Cape/Islands and Cape Ann. Winds over the south coast could range around 55-60mph as could much of the MA east coast. Over Cape Ann and the lower/outer parts of Cape Cod, Winds gusts over 65mph are likely with a few 70mph gusts possible.



With the strong low level jet, waves will pile up around 20-25 feet offshore raising the potential for coastal flooding, especially on the Monday morning tide. Minor coastal flooding in east to SE facing coastal areas with some pockets of moderate coastal flooding are likely. Greatest flood potential is from the coastal Plymouth county area northward to Cape Ann where a coastal flood warning is up for possible moderate coastal flooding.



A coastal flood advisory is up for the south coast of MA and the Cape/Islands for minor coastal flooding.



We should see the system wind down as we get into Monday afternoon.





More as info comes in…..





Frank O’Laughlin

Meteorologist

01/14/2022

Headlines



Powerful winds will pound Cape Cod and the Islands later today into Saturday UPDATED 7am 01-14-22



Synopsis



Low pressure far south and east of Cape Cod today will move ENE away from the region on Saturday



Discussion and Forecast



Guidance still in reasonable agreement on surface low moving well south and east of the benchmark position for northeast storms (40N 70W). Outer periphery of the precipitation shield will push onshore of SE MA this morning with some light rain. Colder air being drawn into the region will change any rainfall to snow as temperatures fall later today. Only a light accumulation is expected primarily over extreme SE MA especially over the Cape/Islands where up to an inch or so is possible. The low will be deepening today as it moves ENE. Pressures may bottom out below 970mb (28.65”). The resulting pressure gradient of the intense surface low and high pressure to the north will result in a powerful low level jet and damaging winds today through Saturday morning.



Winds will be increasing this morning into the early afternoon throughout SE MA and the Cape/Islands. A Wind Advisory is up for much of SE and NE MA including the south coast for winds gusts up to 55mph. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Cape/Islands from 11am today through 5am Saturday morning. Winds in this area could gust up to 70mph on Cape Cod and the Islands during this period. There could be an isolated hurricane force gust to 75mph, especially on the Lower Cape and Nantucket. Winds of this intensity could create significant power outage potential. As the colder arctic air moves in later tonight, dangerous wind chill values will push into MA. Wind chills in the minus teens and minus twenties in much of MA with minus single digit wind Chills over the Cape/Islands are possible on Saturday morning.





More as info comes in…..



Extended Outlook



Another strong system will affect the region on Sunday/Monday with snow to rain and strong winds. More on that later.





Frank O’Laughlin

Meteorologist

01/09/2022

Freezing rain-Ice will affect western and Central MA Sunday with arctic cold coming in on Monday night UPDATED 530pm 01-08-22





Discussion and Forecast



Low pressure moving to our north will bring an area of freezing rain to western and central MA followed by arctic cold coming to all areas Late Monday night and Tuesday.



An area of rain will be pushing into western and central MA on Sunday morning. Very cold air will remain dammed up near the surface in these areas as the rainfall area moves in. This will allow the rain to freeze on contact with objects and surfaces. Ice accretion could be near .10” with some isolated .25” amounts. This could create extreme driving and walking hazards. If heavier ice accretion is realized, some damage to limbs could occur increasing power outage threats in these areas. NWS has hoisted a winter weather advisory for western and central MA from 7am-7pm on Sunday. There is a chance the freezing rain could extend a bit further eastward to the 495 region. This will need to be monitored.



More as info comes in…..



Extended Outlook



A brief arctic outbreak is likely Monday night and Tuesday in all areas. Temperatures below zero are likely in many spots and possibly close to upper single digits as far south as the upper Cape.





Frank O’Laughlin

Meteorologist

4 November 2021, the Barnstable County All Hazard Incident Management Team assists in preparing a Incident Action Plan (...
11/05/2021

4 November 2021, the Barnstable County All Hazard Incident Management Team assists in preparing a Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the Barnstable County Tech Rescue Team and the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Councils Rescue Team. The drill consisted of class room training, a drone presentation by Sandwich Fire and the use of a new vehicle equipped with special technology for rescue from Joint Base Cape Cod.
The incident was an elderly person lost at Thompson Field in Harwich.

Team members have overlook duties during the recent big Nor'Easter, manning the Multi Agency Coordination Center (MACC) ...
10/31/2021

Team members have overlook duties during the recent big Nor'Easter, manning the Multi Agency Coordination Center (MACC) in Barnstable. The MACC is conceptual and can be set up anywhere there is a disaster.
The main components to the MACC are MACC Manager, Situation Unit, Public Information, Resource Unit and Communications Unit.
The MACC can be augmented by various different outside agencies. Key components are Massachusetts Emergency Manangement Agency, Eversource and other utilities, National Guard and Americore.
The MACC is responsible for obtaining resources for communties that are in need. Something as simple as sandbags. In additiion, it oversees sheltering operations when activated.
The Banstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team is sponsored by Eversource.

Photo of the Operations Room, courtesy of Frank O'Laughlin our Chief Meteorologist and Communications Expert.

Weather forecast for heavy rain and flooding affecting our region Wednesday and Thursday.
08/31/2021

Weather forecast for heavy rain and flooding affecting our region Wednesday and Thursday.

National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report Tuesday, July 13, 2021– 0730 MDT National ...
07/14/2021

National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report
Tuesday, July 13, 2021– 0730 MDT National Preparedness Level 4 National Fire Activity: Initial attack activity: Light (106 fires)
New large incidents: 10 Large fires contained: 3 Uncontained large fires: ***
51 Area Command teams committed: 0 NIMOs committed: 0 Type 1 IMTs committed 9 Type 2 IMTs committed: 15 Nationally, there are 26 fires being managed under a strategy other than full suppression. ***Uncontained large fires include only fires being managed under a full suppression strategy.
Two MAFFS C-130 airtankers and support personnel each from the 152nd Airlift Wing (Nevada Air National Guard) and one additional from the 146th Airlift Wing (California Air National Guard) have been deployed to McClellan, CA to support wildland fire operations nationally. One RC-26 aircraft with Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) capability and support personnel from the 141st Air Refueling Wing (Washington Air National Guard) has been deployed to Reno, NV in support of wildland fire operations.

"CHECK -IN"Two members Josh Nigro with the clipboard and Dan Silverman look on with Chief Geof Deering and Operations Ch...
06/19/2021

"CHECK -IN"
Two members Josh Nigro with the clipboard and Dan Silverman look on with Chief Geof Deering and Operations Chief Robert Moran (far right) during "Check-In". Accountability is extremely important in any incident and is usually the first thing that gets started when an Incident Management Team shows up. Recently a car drove into a building in Orleans, Ma, requiring the Barnstable County Tech Rescue Team.
The IMT gathers all the personnel and their equipment information when they arrive. In the event something should go wrong they have a complete list of who is there.

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06/14/2021

Please help support our team when you purchase anything from Amazon. It’s easy and the donations go to a worthy cause. Father’s Day is coming and what a great time to buy with Amazon. Thank you.

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The Barnstable County Incident Management Association has received support from Eversource MA . Eversource MA has provid...
06/09/2021

The Barnstable County Incident Management Association has received support from Eversource MA . Eversource MA has provided a contribution to the Barnstable County Incident Management Association (BCIMA) through their Community Impact Grant Program. Eversource has always been a strong collaborative partner during natural and man-made disasters on Cape Cod by responding to storms and other incidents quickly and safely and through their community support.
The mission of the BCIMA is to provide the Barnstable County Incident Management Team with the proper equipment needed to respond to emergencies, as well as provide support during deployments and training exercises. The team is comprised of public safety, military, professional private contractors, community members and retired personnel who share a commitment to emergency management.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the BCIMA can do so by sending a check to PO Box 933, South Dennis MA 02660. To learn more about Eversource’s efforts to support the communities they serve, please visit www.eversource.com

Eversource is New England’s largest energy provider, proudly serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in CT, MA and NH.

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season BeginsStart of Hurricane Season is an Opportunity to Prepare FRAMINGHAM, MA – June 1st ma...
06/01/2021

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins
Start of Hurricane Season is an Opportunity to Prepare



FRAMINGHAM, MA – June 1st marks the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs through November 30th. While most hurricanes and tropical storms that have hit New England occurred during August and September, residents are encouraged to take time now to begin preparing before a storm. Throughout hurricane season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will share preparedness information to help residents be aware of, and prepare for, the impacts of hurricanes and tropical storms.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seasonal outlook predicts another active, above-normal, Atlantic hurricane season. While NOAA is not expecting the historic activity seen last year, it only takes one storm to make landfall and severely affect an area.
The beginning of hurricane season is a timely reminder for all residents to prepare for the effects of a hurricane by learning if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, developing an emergency plan, building an emergency kit, and staying informed before, during, and after the storm.
Hurricanes and tropical storms can have an impact on the entire Commonwealth, not just coastal communities. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, which produced severe flooding damage in communities throughout Central and Western Massachusetts in 2011. All Massachusetts residents need to prepare for the possibility of storm impacts - to learn more about the hazards and how to prepare, visit MEMA's hurricane webpage: www.mass.gov/mema/hurricanes.

Both Tropical Storms (with winds above 39 mph) and Hurricanes (winds above 74 mph) can have deadly coastal storm surge and cause significant damage.

Strong winds will affect southern New England on Sunday night and Monday UPDATED 545pm 03-28-21 Synopsis: Surface low pr...
03/28/2021

Strong winds will affect southern New England on Sunday night and Monday UPDATED 545pm 03-28-21



Synopsis:



Surface low pressure near Quebec will push a cold front through the region this evening





Forecast and discussion:



Distant intensifying low pressure near Quebec will push its cold front through the area this evening with the last to be Cape Cod and Islands around 11pm. A very sharp pressure gradient will follow with very strong to damaging winds in much of the region. The greatest wind threat is for the higher elevation areas of central and western MA where a high wind warning is up for frequent gusts near 60mph. Winds near 50-55mph are likely elsewhere in the region where a wind advisory is posted with a few isolated gusts to near 60mph. Winds of these values can increase the chances of power outages. Time frame will be later tonight through Monday morning. It will remain windy through Monday afternoon reducing as evening approaches.





Frank O’Laughlin

Meteorologist

We are expecting little snow accumulation and quite a bit of rain.  We can also expect high wind gusts of 50-55 mph for ...
01/31/2021

We are expecting little snow accumulation and quite a bit of rain. We can also expect high wind gusts of 50-55 mph for much of the cape with the potential of gusts to 60 mph on the outer cape. Power outages are a possibility. We may also see some minor coastal flooding.

Nothing we can't handle!!!

We can expect snow across the Cape with higher accumulations on the outer Cape.  Wind gusts may create visibility issues...
01/29/2021

We can expect snow across the Cape with higher accumulations on the outer Cape. Wind gusts may create visibility issues so please be careful. We are keeping an eye on a system developing off the coast of the Carolinas this weekend. It may have significant impact on the region early to mid-week.

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