Flood Warning
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000 WGUS41 KBOX 151621 FLWBOX 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. && MAC011-015-160421- /O.NEW.KBOX.FL.W.0016.140416T1137Z-140418T1630Z/ /MNTM3.2.ER.140416T1137Z.140417T0600Z.140418T1030Z.NO/ 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. $$ MAC013-015-160421- /O.NEW.KBOX.FL.W.0017.140416T1305Z-000000T0000Z/ /NHMM3.2.ER.140416T1305Z.140417T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 1221 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON, MA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON. * FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 12:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 111.3 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 112.0 FEET. * MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 115.6 FEET BY THURSDAY MORNING. * IMPACT...AT 115.0 FEET...FLOODING AFFECTS A LARGE PORTION OF THE OXBOW IN NORTHAMPTON. FLOOD WATERS ALSO REACH ROUTE 5...A PORTION OF WHICH MAY BE IMPASSABLE. FLOODING SPREADS ACROSS THE LOWER LYING SECTIONS OF SOUTHAMPTON AND PARTS OF HADLEY. IN HATFIELD... BACK WATER FROM THE CONNECTICUT RIVER WILL PUSH THE MILL RIVER OVER ITS BANKS...FLOODING PARTS OF VALLEY STREET AND SURROUNDING AREAS. $$ CTC003-MAC013-160421- /O.NEW.KBOX.FL.W.0018.140416T1536Z-000000T0000Z/ /TMVC3.1.ER.140416T1536Z.140417T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 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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