Special Weather Statement
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999 WWUS81 KBOX 150052 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 852 PM EDT TUE AUG 14 2018 MAZ003-004-010-150115- Northern Worcester MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Eastern Hampshire MA- 852 PM EDT TUE AUG 14 2018 ...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL ... At 852 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Pelham, or near Amherst, moving north at 15 mph. These showers and thunderstorms may produce downpours that can cause flooding of poor drainage areas. Locations impacted include... Amherst, Orange, South Hadley, Belchertown, Athol, Ware, Montague, Granby, Hadley, Sunderland, Northfield, Hardwick, Leverett, Erving, Shutesbury, Phillipston, Gill, Pelham, Petersham 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. && LAT...LON 4224 7236 4230 7259 4266 7249 4259 7212 TIME...MOT...LOC 0052Z 200DEG 15KT 4234 7245 $$ LEC

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