Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
805 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

CTZ002-MAZ003-004-010-011-026-260130-
HARTFORD-NORTHERN WORCESTER-NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX COUNTY-EASTERN
HAMPDEN-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE-
805 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

...A LINE OF SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS ARE PUSHING NORTHEAST ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN TOLLAND...CENTRAL HARTFORD...SOUTHEASTERN
HAMPSHIRE...SOUTHEASTERN HAMPDEN... NORTHWESTERN WORCESTER...
SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN AND NORTHWESTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTIES COUNTIES...

AT 803 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR HARDWICK TO NEAR
THOMASTON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THE MAIN THREAT WITH THESE STORMS IS HEAVY RAINFALL WITH ONE-HOUR
RAINFALL AMOUNTS EXCEEDING ONE-INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE WHICH MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING.

IN ADDITION...SOME OF THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF BECOMING
STRONG WITH HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF PEAS AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SPRINGFIELD...WEST HARTFORD...BRISTOL...CHICOPEE...ENFIELD...
SOUTHINGTON...FITCHBURG...WINDSOR...AGAWAM...WEST SPRINGFIELD...
FARMINGTON...SIMSBURY...LUDLOW...BLOOMFIELD...GARDNER...AVON...
PLAINVILLE...SOUTH HADLEY...LONGMEADOW AND SUFFIELD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WAS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MINOR URBAN AND
POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING WAS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. FOR YOUR
SAFETY...GO INSIDE OR IN A VEHICLE. STAY AWAY FROM OPEN AREAS SUCH AS
BALL FIELDS...GOLF COURSES AND PARKS. WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
THE STORMS END TO RESUME OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

&&

LAT...LON 4181 7295 4185 7295 4272 7205 4270 7168
      4203 7246 4203 7251 4199 7250 4161 7293
      4164 7294 4164 7298 4179 7302
TIME...MOT...LOC 0003Z 242DEG 12KT 4236 7231 4170 7309

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