Special Weather Statement
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176 WWUS81 KBOX 171801 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 201 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 MAZ003-004-010-011-171830- Eastern Hampden MA-Northern Worcester MA-Eastern Franklin MA- Eastern Hampshire MA- 201 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS... At 201 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Montague to near Chicopee. Movement was east at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will accompany these storms along with locally heavy rain and possibly minor flooding. Locations impacted include... Chicopee, Holyoke, Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Deerfield, Ludlow, South Hadley, Easthampton, Belchertown, Palmer, Athol, Ware, Montague, Granby, Barre, Hadley, Warren and West Brookfield. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Get indoors when these storms approach. 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 4272 7212 4221 7218 4217 7264 4262 7262 4272 7229 TIME...MOT...LOC 1801Z 256DEG 27KT 4258 7249 4222 7255 $$ Nocera

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