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000 WWUS81 KBOX 181849 SPSBOX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Taunton MA 249 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017 MAZ023-182015- Dukes MA- 249 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017 ...Torrential Rainfall Heading for Martha`s Vineyard... At 244 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking thunderstorms with torrential rainfall over the coastal waters east of Block Island, moving east at 25 mph. An automated weather station on Block Island reported 1.31 inches of rain in a short time as these storms moved through. Rainfall may be heavy enough to cause rapid flooding of streets and other poor drainage areas on Martha`s Vineyard. Stay tuned for possible Flood Warnings as these storms approach the island. These thunderstorms will be near... Aquinnah around 345 PM EDT. Chilmark around 400 PM EDT. West Tisbury around 410 PM EDT. Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Tisbury around 415 PM EDT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Be alert for flooded roads when these storms approach, and avoid these areas. && LAT...LON 4125 7085 4129 7078 4140 7092 4141 7091 4138 7087 4142 7087 4135 7084 4137 7078 4140 7075 4143 7079 4142 7086 4143 7083 4149 7059 4142 7053 4140 7044 4134 7045 4133 7069 4124 7080 4124 7081 TIME...MOT...LOC 1844Z 254DEG 20KT 4125 7124 $$ JWD

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