Special Weather Statement
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161 WWUS81 KBOX 172248 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 648 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 MAZ007-014-015-172315- Eastern Essex MA-Suffolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA- 648 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM... At 647 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Nahant, or over Revere, moving northeast at 20 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will accompany this storm along with frequent lightning and heavy rain with localized minor flooding. Locations impacted include... Lynn, Malden, Revere, Peabody, Salem, Beverly, Melrose, Saugus, Danvers, Wakefield, Marblehead, Winthrop, Swampscott, Lynnfield, Hamilton, Manchester, Wenham, Essex and Nahant. 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. 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 4255 7073 4255 7077 4247 7082 4244 7091 4242 7089 4241 7090 4242 7095 4236 7094 4235 7097 4248 7106 4262 7079 TIME...MOT...LOC 2247Z 248DEG 16KT 4244 7096 $$ Nocera

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