Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS81 KBOX 172255 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 655 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 CTZ002-MAZ008>011-172345- Hartford CT-Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA- Eastern Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA- 655 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM... At 654 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Sandisfield, or 11 miles southeast of Great Barrington, moving east at 25 mph. Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will accompany this storm as it moves east of Berkshire County. Locations impacted include... Westfield, Agawam, West Springfield, Easthampton, Suffield, Granby, Southwick, Southampton, Huntington, Hartland, Russell, Westhampton, Granville, Chester, 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. This storm may intensify and become capable of producing damage. Stay tuned for updated statements and possible warnings. && LAT...LON 4215 7307 4214 7305 4215 7303 4223 7301 4229 7272 4203 7267 4202 7301 4204 7301 4204 7305 4206 7305 4211 7307 4212 7306 TIME...MOT...LOC 2254Z 261DEG 20KT 4211 7315 $$ Belk

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