Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
202 PM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL TONIGHT...

.A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL LEAD TO THE POSSIBILITY OF HEAVY
RAINFALL AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS
OVERNIGHT. THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIVELY FAST ACCUMULATION OF
3-6 INCHES OF RAINFALL EXISTS LOCALLY WITHIN THE WATCH.

MAZ017>024-020215-
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NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
202 PM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...BARNSTABLE...BRISTOL...
  DUKES...NANTUCKET AND PLYMOUTH.

* FROM 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS MAY LEAD TO HIGH
  RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING. THE POSSIBILITY OF A
  LOCALIZED 3-6 INCH AMOUNT IS POSSIBLE. RAINFALL RATES OF 1-2
  INCHES AN HOUR ARE ALSO POSSIBLE...WHICH COULD YIELD URBAN
  FLOODING ESPECIALLY AT TYPICALLY PRONE LOCATIONS.

* IF THESE HIGHER RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE OBSERVED...LOCALIZED
  FLOODING IS POSSIBLE...PARTICULARLY URBAN AND STREET FLOODING
  WHERE DRAINAGE IS POOR. LOW-LYING AREA AND BASEMENT FLOODING
  ALSO CANNOT BE RULED OUT. ALSO...FLASHIER SMALL STREAMS MAY
  QUICKLY RISE.

* NOTE THAT THE ISSUANCE OF A WATCH SUGGESTS SOME
  UNCERTAINTY...AND THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL
  MAY ULTIMATELY REMAIN OFFSHORE. HOWEVER...GIVEN THE POTENTIAL
  FOR THIS RAIN TO FALL IN URBANIZED AREAS WHERE IMPACTS COULD BE
  HIGH PROMPTED THE ISSUANCE OF THIS WATCH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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