Southern Bristol Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:36 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire... including the following counties...in Massachusetts... Bristol...Essex...Middlesex...Norfolk...Plymouth and Suffolk. In southern New Hampshire...Hillsborough.

* Through Thursday morning

* an area of heavy rain will over spread the region this evening. Periods of heavy rain will continue at times through Thursday morning...before tapering to scattered showers by Thursday afternoon.

* A widespread 1.50 to 2.50 inches of rain is anticipated...but localized 4 inch amounts are possible. This may result in pockets of localized flooding...especially in urban areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Frank

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:40 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday.

* Location...for much eastern Massachusetts into Worcester County and southward into northeast Connecticut and all of Rhode Island. This includes the following cities and towns of Putnam...Willimantic...Milford...Worcester...Foxboro... Norwood...Taunton...Brockton...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett...Manchester...Nashua...Foster...Smithfield... Providence...West Greenwich...Warwick...Bristol... Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...the strongest winds will occur tonight in heavy rain squalls and isolated thunderstorms.

* Impacts...these strong winds may result in some downed tree limbs and even isolated power outages. The heavy rain combined with many fully leafed trees will likely exacerbate the potential for downed tree limbs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:25 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

...Strong thunderstorm in northern Windham...northern Tolland... southeastern Hampden...northwestern Plymouth...northwestern Bristol...southwestern Suffolk...Worcester...south central Middlesex...Norfolk...northeastern Kent...Providence and northeastern Bristol counties...

At 924 PM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a line of strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Scituate to Swansea...and was moving northwest at 50 mph.

Hail up to the size of peas and wind gusts up to 50 mph can be expected with these storms.

Locations impacted include... Boston...Worcester...Providence...Brockton...Quincy...Newton... Warwick...Cranston...Pawtucket...Framingham...Waltham...Brookline... Taunton...Weymouth...East Providence...Woonsocket...Leominster... Fitchburg...Marlborough and Braintree.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall was occurring with these storms. Minor urban and poor drainage flooding can be expected. Do not drive through flooded roads.

Lat...Lon 4258 7181 4230 7105 4232 7096 4229 7102 4226 7097 4230 7096 4231 7096 4231 7095 4225 7096 4226 7085 4227 7086 4228 7086 4229 7089 4229 7087 4221 7072 4171 7123 4179 7137 4174 7138 4194 7246 time...Mot...loc 0124z 108deg 57kt 4218 7076 4177 7118

Rlg

615 PM EDT Wed Oct 22 2014

...Strong winds tonight across eastern Massachusetts...Rhode Island...and southeastern New Hampshire...

Strong northeasterly winds gusting as high as 40 kts will continue through tonight as rain moves over eastern Massachusetts...Rhode Island...and southeastern New Hampshire. Most of these winds will fall below Wind Advisory criteria...though a few gusts may exceed 40 kts. Aside...because of the fully leaved trees...winds up to 40 kts will be enough to bring down trees and tree limbs. In addition...any Holiday decorations that are not tied down will likely be blown around.

Rlg

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:12 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

The following are unofficial observations taken this afternoon and evening for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Skywarn spotters...cooperative observers...media and Highway departments for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Boston

***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments gust of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Bristol County... Fairhaven 52 758 PM 10/22 West Island

...Essex County... Rockport 53 710 PM 10/22 amateur radio 5 WNW Beverly 47 520 PM 10/22 ASOS Marblehead 47 714 PM 10/22 amateur radio

...Middlesex County... Cambridge 46 602 PM 10/22 amateur radio Wakefield 45 737 PM 10/22 trained spotter

...Norfolk County... 3 SSW Milton 49 504 PM 10/22 ASOS Cohasset 46 710 PM 10/22 trained spotter

...Plymouth County... Scituate 50 644 PM 10/22 Humarock section 4 SW Plymouth 46 426 PM 10/22 ASOS

...Suffolk County... 1 N East Boston 51 515 PM 10/22 ASOS Winthrop 47 452 PM 10/22 amateur radio South Boston 46 515 PM 10/22 trained spotter

Rhode Island

...Washington County... Charlestown 47 600 PM 10/22 amateur radio Block Island 46 515 PM 10/22 AWOS

***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments speed of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Suffolk County... 1 N East Boston 41 528 PM 10/22 ASOS