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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
944 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

...HOW DRY WAS SEPTEMBER?...

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. TIMES IN WHICH MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALS CONCLUDED
ARE PROVIDED WITH RESPECT TO THE STATIONS. RANKING WITH RESPECT TO
DRIEST SEPTEMBERS ON RECORD /WITH 1 BEING THE DRIEST/ ARE PROVIDED.
LOWEST RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ARE ALSO PROVIDED.

ALL DATA PRESENTED HEREIN IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO REVISION.
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AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING STATIONS ENDING MIDNIGHT OCTOBER 1ST.

* RECORDS WITH 50-YEARS OR MORE OF DATA.

                          MONTHLY               RECORD      RECORDS
ID     LOCATION            TOTAL       RANK     LOWEST       BEGIN
--     --------           -------      ----     ------      -------

EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
BED    BEDFORD              0.92         2     0.67 1957      1949*
BVY    BEVERLY              1.23         1     ---------      1999
BOS    BOSTON               0.70        11     0.21 1914      1872*
MQE    BLUE HILL LCD        0.36         1     ---------      1893*
LWM    LAWRENCE             1.49         2     1.23 2005      1998
EWB    NEW BEDFORD          0.86         1     ---------      1998
OWD    NORWOOD              0.55         1     ---------      1998
PYM    PLYMOUTH             0.75         1     ---------      1998
TAN    TAUNTON              1.25         1     ---------      1998

CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS...
CQX    CHATHAM              1.23         2     0.72 2001      1998
HYA    HYANNIS              0.98         1     ---------      1998
MVY    MARTHAS VINEYARD     1.27         2     0.42 2013      1998
ACK    NANTUCKET            2.37        17     0.07 1971      1948*

CENTRAL AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
FIT    FITCHBURG            1.64         2     1.19 2009      1998
ORE    ORANGE               1.63         2     1.48 2009      1998
CEF    SPRINGFIELD          1.09         2     0.82 1953      1942*
ORH    WORCESTER            2.72        53     0.21 1914      1892*

RHODE ISLAND...
UUU    NEWPORT              0.57         1     ---------      1998
PVD    PROVIDENCE           0.74         2     0.48 1914      1904*
WST    WESTERLY             0.79         1     ---------      1998

NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
BDL    BRADLEY INTL         1.62        24     0.20 1914      1905*
HFD    HARTFORD             1.21        10     0.55 1997      1920*
IJD    WILLIMANTIC          1.72         3     1.37 2005      1998

SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...
AFN    JAFFREY              1.24         1     ---------      1998

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COOPERATIVE OBSERVING STATIONS ENDING 7 AM SEPTEMBER 30TH.

* RECORDS WITH 50-YEARS OR MORE OF DATA.

                          MONTHLY               RECORD      RECORDS
ID     LOCATION            TOTAL       RANK     LOWEST       BEGIN
--     --------           -------      ----     ------      -------

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
INCLUDING FRANKLIN...HAMPSHIRE...HAMPDEN COUNTIES
       AMHERST              1.34         9     0.52 1914      1893*
       GREENFIELD           1.60         2     1.55 2009      2000
       SUNDERLAND           0.98         2     0.82 1984      1978*
       WARE                 2.74        35     1.00 2009      1937*
       WESTFIELD            1.76         1     ---------      2007
       WORTHINGTON          1.53         1     1.53 2014      1994

CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...
INCLUDING WORCESTER COUNTY
       ASHBURNHAM           2.59        25     0.47 1948      1942*
       BARRE FALLS DAM      3.32        28     0.99 1984      1959*
       BIRCH HILL DAM       1.55        12     0.64 1964      1948*
       BUFFUMVILLE LAKE     1.34         5     0.77 1959      1959*
       EAST BRIMFIELD LK    1.69        12     0.62 1986      1962*
       HARDWICK             4.03         6     1.11 2009      2007
       MILFORD              0.77         6     0.42 1941      1931*
       NORTHBRIDGE          0.62         1     ---------      1964*
       SOUTHBRIDGE          1.39        12     0.29 1948      1926*
       TULLY LAKE           2.44        18     0.79 1964      1949*

NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...
INCLUDING MIDDLESEX...ESSEX...SUFFOLK COUNTIES
       BEVERLY              1.78         5     1.45 1998      1996
       LOWELL               2.12        38     0.13 1914      1892*
       MARBLEHEAD           1.25         2     1.19 1997      1984
       MAYNARD              2.00        11     1.03 1990      1963*
       NEWBURYPORT          2.09        24     0.51 1941      1931*

SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...
INCLUDING  BRISTOL...NORFOLK...PLYMOUTH...BARNSTABLE...DUKES COUNTIES
       BLUE HILL            0.36         1     ---------      1893*
       BRIDGEWATER          1.17         2     1.15 2003      2003
       CHATHAM              1.73         6     0.68 2001      1972
       EAST SANDWICH        1.45         1     ---------      2010
       EAST WAREHAM         1.52        19     0.36 1930      1912*
       EDGARTOWN            1.68        15     0.31 2013      1946*
       FRANKLIN             0.65         3     0.26 1941      1926*
       MIDDLEBORO           0.75         4     0.14 1941      1893*
       ROCHESTER            0.63         2     0.48 1957      1952*
       TAUNTON NWS          0.74         1     ---------      1997
       WOODS HOLE           2.13         1     ---------      2010

SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE...
INCLUDING CHESHIRE COUNTY
       FITZWILLIAM          1.96        15     0.23 1948      1931*
       JAFFREY SILVERRANCH  1.25         1     ---------      2011
       KEENE                1.78        17     0.20 1948      1893*
       OTTER BROOK          1.81        10     0.31 1964      1958*
       SURRY MOUNTAIN       1.55         9     0.14 1948      1948*

SOUTH CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...
INCLUDING HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
       EAST MILFORD         1.61         2     1.20 2010      2008
       GREENVILLE           1.66         5     1.28 1998      1988
       HUDSON               2.08         8     0.94 2009      1986

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT...
INCLUDING HARTFORD...TOLLAND...WINDHAM...AND EASTERN LITCHFIELD COUNTIES
       BARKHAMSTEAD         0.92         3     0.63 1948      1932*
       BURLINGTON           1.68         9     0.24 1948      1932*
       HAMPTON              1.71         3     1.39 2009      2004
       STAFFORDVILLE        2.00         4     1.11 2010      2002
       STORRS               1.53        21     0.45 1914      1888*
       WEST THOMPSON LK     1.50         6     0.65 1986      1963*

RHODE ISLAND...
INCLUDING PROVIDENCE AND KENT COUNTIES
       COVENTRY             1.00         1      ---------     2011
       NORTH FOSTER         0.74         1      ---------     1975
       WOONSOCKET           0.62         1      ---------     1948*

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