Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS81 KBOX 181729 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 129 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018 MAZ002-003-008-010-181800- Western Franklin MA-Western Hampshire MA-Eastern Franklin MA- Eastern Hampshire MA- 129 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM... At 129 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Williamsburg, or near Northampton, moving east at 35 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will accompany this storm along with brief downpours, localized minor flooding and frequent lightning. Locations impacted include... Amherst, Northampton, Deerfield, South Hadley, Belchertown, Ware, Granby, Hadley, Sunderland, Hatfield, Williamsburg, Conway, Leverett, Shutesbury, Westhampton, Whately, Pelham, Chesterfield, Goshen and New Salem. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Get indoors when this storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to produce minor damage, such as a few downed branches. Do not drive through flooded roads or underpasses. Avoid low lying areas near small streams. Frequent lightning was occurring. Lightning can strike far away from the storm. Go inside a building or vehicle. Wait at least 30 minutes until after the storm has passed to resume outdoor activities. && LAT...LON 4246 7279 4254 7234 4225 7233 4234 7280 TIME...MOT...LOC 1729Z 272DEG 29KT 4240 7273 $$ Nocera

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