Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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

MAZ003-010-252130-
EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE-
447 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN
HAMPDEN AND EAST CENTRAL FRANKLIN COUNTIES COUNTIES...

AT 447 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER HADLEY...OR NEAR AMHERST...MOVING NORTH AT
10 MPH.

HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF PEAS AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. HEAVY RAIN WAS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS
STORM POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN URBAN POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HOLYOKE...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SOUTH HADLEY...EASTHAMPTON...
GRANBY...HADLEY...SUNDERLAND...HATFIELD...LEVERETT...SHUTESBURY...
WHATELY...PELHAM AND NEW SALEM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 4247 7260 4243 7235 4227 7256 4228 7260
      4228 7262 4229 7266
TIME...MOT...LOC 2047Z 200DEG 8KT 4233 7258

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