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BULLETIN...IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1221 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON, MA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MASSACHUSETTS...CONNECTICUT...

  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MONTAGUE AFFECTING FRANKLIN AND HAMPSHIRE
  COUNTIES
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON AFFECTING HAMPDEN AND HAMPSHIRE
  COUNTIES
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE AFFECTING HARTFORD AND HAMPDEN
  COUNTIES

SNOWMELT FROM THE UPPER CONENCTICUT BASIN COMBINED WITH HEAVY
RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING WILL RESULT IN SHARP RISES
ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.

THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MONTAGUE...NORTHAMPTON AND THOMPSONVILLE
ARE FORECAST TO GO INTO FLOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH CONTINUED RISES
THEREAFTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...A FLOOD STATEMENT PROVIDING THE LATEST INFORMATION
IN THIS FLOOD EVENT WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT 8 HOURS...OR
EARLIER IF NEEDED.

SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY NEAR SWOLLEN
RIVERS...STREAMS OR CULVERTS.  SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN POSE AN
IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE.

&&

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1221 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON, MA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MONTAGUE.
* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT 11:30 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING AND CONTINUE
  TO RISE TO NEAR 32.0 FEET BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL
  FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 33.0 FEET...FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS OUTSIDE OF LEVEE
  PROTECTION IS LIKELY FROM GREENFIELD AND MONTAGUE DOWNSTREAM
  THROUGH HATFIELD.

$$

MAC013-015-160421-
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1221 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON, MA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON.
* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT 12:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 111.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 112.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE MORNING AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 115.6 FEET BY THURSDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 115.0 FEET...FLOODING AFFECTS A LARGE PORTION OF THE
  OXBOW IN NORTHAMPTON.  FLOOD WATERS ALSO REACH ROUTE 5...A PORTION
  OF WHICH MAY BE IMPASSABLE.  FLOODING SPREADS ACROSS THE LOWER
  LYING SECTIONS OF SOUTHAMPTON AND PARTS OF HADLEY.  IN HATFIELD...
  BACK WATER FROM THE CONNECTICUT RIVER WILL PUSH THE MILL RIVER OVER
  ITS BANKS...FLOODING PARTS OF VALLEY STREET AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

$$

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1221 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON, MA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE.
* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT 11:31 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE MORNING AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 6.8 FEET BY THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET...FLOODING WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD ALONG
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS OF AGAWAM AND
  LONGMEADOW...THROUGH THE NORTHERN CONNECTICUT TOWNS OF SUFFIELD AND
  ENFIELD.

$$



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