Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
700 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

CTZ002-MAZ003-004-009>011-026-260030-
HARTFORD-NORTHERN WORCESTER-NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX COUNTY-EASTERN
HAMPDEN-EASTERN FRANKLIN-WESTERN HAMPDEN-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE-
700 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

...A LINE OF NEARLY-STATIONARY THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN HARTFORD...SOUTHEASTERN HAMPSHIRE...
WESTERN HAMPDEN...NORTHWESTERN WORCESTER...SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN AND
NORTHWESTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTIES...

AT 657 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM AMHERST TO NEAR NEW
PRESTON...AND WAS MOVING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THE MAIN THREAT WITH THESE STORMS IS HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING AS PORTIONS OF THE
ADVISED AREA HAVE SEEN 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL ALREADY TODAY.

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...CHICOPEE...WESTFIELD...HOLYOKE...AMHERST...
NORTHAMPTON...AGAWAM...WEST SPRINGFIELD...ORANGE...SIMSBURY...
LUDLOW...GARDNER...SOUTH HADLEY...EASTHAMPTON...SUFFIELD...
BELCHERTOWN...ATHOL...WINCHENDON...CANTON AND WARE.

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 4224 7280 4227 7273 4229 7273 4269 7224
      4272 7220 4271 7179 4271 7180 4182 7293
      4188 7295 4197 7289 4197 7303 4204 7301
      4204 7304
TIME...MOT...LOC 2257Z 222DEG 15KT 4236 7251 4170 7328

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