Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
641 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

CTZ003-MAZ004-010>012-312330-
TOLLAND-NORTHERN WORCESTER-EASTERN HAMPDEN-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE-SOUTHERN
WORCESTER-
641 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS IN SOUTHEASTERN HAMPDEN...SOUTHEASTERN
HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHWESTERN WORCESTER COUNTIES...

AT 639 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER EAST LONGMEADOW...HAMPDEN...AND WALES...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES...
AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WORCESTER...SHREWSBURY...LUDLOW...GRAFTON...HOLDEN...SOUTHBRIDGE...
AUBURN...BELCHERTOWN...WILBRAHAM...OXFORD...MILLBURY...CHARLTON...
PALMER...STAFFORD...SPENCER...LEICESTER...WARE...STURBRIDGE...MONSON
AND TEMPLETON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GET INDOORS WHEN THIS STORM APPROACHES. WINDS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO
PRODUCE MINOR DAMAGE...SUCH AS DOWNED BRANCHES. MINOR URBAN AND POOR
DRAINAGE FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

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

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WAS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. 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 STORM ENDS TO RESUME OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

&&

LAT...LON 4199 7231 4212 7248 4254 7209 4223 7172
TIME...MOT...LOC 2239Z 225DEG 40KT 4206 7240

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