Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS81 KBOX 172339 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 739 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 MAZ008>011-180030- Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampden MA- Eastern Hampshire MA- 739 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM IN HAMPDEN COUNTY... At 737 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Blandford, or 10 miles west of Westfield, moving east at 20 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph, pea sized hail, and frequent cloud to ground lightning will accompany this storm. Locations impacted include... Westfield, Holyoke, West Springfield, Easthampton, Southampton, Huntington, Russell, Granville, Blandford, Montgomery and Tolland. 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 4211 7300 4220 7301 4227 7268 4211 7265 TIME...MOT...LOC 2337Z 259DEG 18KT 4215 7295 $$ Field

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