Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS81 KBOX 180256 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 1056 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 CTZ003-004-MAZ004-011-012-180345- Tolland CT-Windham CT-Southern Worcester MA-Eastern Hampden MA- Northern Worcester MA- 1056 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM... At 1056 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Monson, or 11 miles east of Springfield, moving east at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will accompany this storm. Locations impacted include... Webster, Southbridge, Auburn, Wilbraham, Oxford, Charlton, Palmer, Stafford, Spencer, Dudley, Leicester, Thompson, Sturbridge, Monson, Douglas, Woodstock, Hampden, Warren, Paxton and North Brookfield. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Get indoors when this storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to produce minor damage, such as a few downed branches. 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 4194 7237 4214 7244 4229 7192 4204 7180 TIME...MOT...LOC 0256Z 250DEG 21KT 4205 7232 $$ Belk

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