[December 6, 2021] Strong to Damaging Winds Possible Today on Cape Cod, southeastern MA, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Situational Awareness Statement #1
Situational Awareness Statement # 1: Strong to Damaging Winds Possible Today
Incident or Event Overview
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting strong to damaging winds to impact Massachusetts this afternoon and tonight. Maximum wind gusts are expected to reach 40-50 mph, centered across Cape Cod, southeastern MA, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and portions of Berkshire County. Timing for the winds will start around 1 pm today through 1 am Tuesday, December 7th.
Seasonable temperatures return Tuesday. Potential for accumulating snowfall Wednesday into Thursday. Currently, uncertainty remains high in storm track and storm total snowfall.
- The strongest wind gusts may cause downed branches and power outages.
The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is operating at Level 1 (Steady State Monitoring). MEMA will continue to monitor the situation and will disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements, as necessary.
Preparedness and Safety Information
Power outage preparedness and safety information:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/power-outage-safety-tips on and will disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements, as necessary.
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: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html
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