Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS81 KBOX 171623 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 1223 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018 MAZ004-005-026-171700- Northwest Middlesex County MA-Central Middlesex County MA- Northern Worcester MA- 1223 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM MOVING ACROSS NORTHERN MA... At 1222 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Ashburnham, or near Fitchburg, moving east at 35 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph and torrential downpours will accompany this storm. Locations impacted include... Leominster, Fitchburg, Chelmsford, Westford, Gardner, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, Groton, Lunenburg, Townsend, Littleton, Ayer, Westminster, Shirley, Ashburnham, Dunstable and Ashby. 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. && LAT...LON 4270 7141 4254 7141 4257 7198 4271 7198 TIME...MOT...LOC 1622Z 272DEG 30KT 4266 7189 $$ KJC

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