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Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

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8/3/2020 7:42am 
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Southeast Middlesex County - Tropical Storm Watch - Tropical Cyclone Statement
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Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

for Northern Berkshire

Issued by the National Weather Service

Last update: Monday 7:40am EDT

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH  

Northern Berkshire


Flash Flood Watch issued August 3 at 3:26AM EDT until August 5 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS Albany NY

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING


Areas Affected: Eastern Schenectady; Southern Fulton; Eastern Rensselaer; Northern Berkshire; Eastern Albany; Southern Berkshire; Western Windham; Schoharie; Northern Warren; Eastern Ulster; Eastern Greene; Southern Saratoga; Montgomery; Southern Washington; Western Columbia; Northern Fulton; Hamilton; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Washington; Northern Saratoga; Western Ulster; Western Greene; Western Rensselaer; Southern Litchfield; Western Schenectady; Bennington; Eastern Windham; Eastern Columbia; Southeast Warren; Western Albany; Eastern Dutchess

Alert Sent: Monday 3:26am EDT

Effective: Monday 3:26am EDT

Event Onset: Tuesday 8:00am EDT

Updated: Monday 7:40am EDT

Urgency: Future

Expires: Monday 5:00pm EDT

Event Ends: Wednesday 8:00am EDT

Severity: Severe

Certainty: Possible

Issued by: NWS Albany NY


Details:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwestern Connecticut...
western Massachusetts...New York and southern Vermont, including
the following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, Northern
Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts,
Northern Berkshire and Southern Berkshire. In New York, Eastern
Albany, Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene,
Eastern Rensselaer, Eastern Schenectady, Eastern Ulster, Hamilton,
Montgomery, Northern Fulton, Northern Saratoga, Northern Warren,
Northern Washington, Schoharie, Southeast Warren, Southern Fulton,
Southern Saratoga, Southern Washington, Western Albany, Western
Columbia, Western Dutchess, Western Greene, Western Rensselaer,
Western Schenectady and Western Ulster. In southern Vermont,
Bennington, Eastern Windham and Western Windham.

* From Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning

* Heavy rainfall from showers and embedded thunderstorms ahead and
associated with Tropical Cyclone Isaias will impact the region
Tuesday morning into Wednesday morning.  A total of 2 to 4 inches
of rainfall will be possible with isolated amounts up to 6
inches.  Hourly rainfall rates may exceed an inch in an hour late
Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.

* The heavy rainfall rates have the potential to cause localized
flash flooding in urban, poor drainage and low lying areas.
Smaller streams and creeks may also flood their banks due to the
heavy rainfall rates.

Information:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to
flash flooding.  Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.  You
should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should
flash flooding warnings be issued.

Meta data:
ID: NWS-IDP-PROD-4366138-3649994
Codes: NYZ049, NYZ039, NYZ054, MAZ001, NYZ052, MAZ025, VTZ014, NYZ047, NYZ042, NYZ064, NYZ059, NYZ050, NYZ040, NYZ084, NYZ060, NYZ082, NYZ033, CTZ001, NYZ065, NYZ043, NYZ041, NYZ063, NYZ058, NYZ053, CTZ013, NYZ048, VTZ013, VTZ015, NYZ061, NYZ083, NYZ051, NYZ066
Link: https://api.weather.gov/alerts/NWS-IDP-PROD-4366138-3649994

 

    TROPICAL STORM WATCH  

Northern Berkshire


Tropical Storm Watch issued August 3 at 5:36AM EDT by NWS Albany NY

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire

Alert Sent: Monday 5:36am EDT

Effective: Monday 5:36am EDT

Event Onset: Monday 5:36am EDT

Updated: Monday 7:40am EDT

Urgency: Future

Expires: Monday 1:45pm EDT

Event Ends: Wednesday 7:00pm EST

Severity: Severe

Certainty: Possible

Issued by: NWS Albany NY


Details:
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible
somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Pittsfield

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58
to 73 mph
- PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical
storm force.
- PREPARE: Efforts to protect life and property should now be
underway. Prepare for significant wind damage.
- ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind
becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
and access routes impassable.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more
prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
higher amounts

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
moderate flooding rain
- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
are possible.
- PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
vulnerable to flooding.
- ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Moderate flooding may prompt several evacuations and
rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
swift currents and overflow their banks in a few places,
especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
creeks, canals and ditches overflow.
- Flood waters may enter some structures or weaken
foundations. Several places may experience rapid inundation
of underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas.
Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm
drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
- PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
with gusty winds may still occur.
- PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
tornado situation.
- ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Meta data:
ID: NWS-IDP-PROD-4366600-3650472
Codes: MAZ001
Link: https://api.weather.gov/alerts/NWS-IDP-PROD-4366600-3650472

 

    TROPICAL CYCLONE STATEMENT  

Northern Berkshire


Tropical Cyclone Statement issued August 3 at 5:54AM EDT by NWS Albany NY

TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS TO IMPACT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING


Areas Affected: Northern Litchfield; Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire; Southern Litchfield

Alert Sent: Monday 5:54am EDT

Effective: Monday 5:54am EDT

Event Onset: Monday 5:54am EDT

Updated: Monday 7:40am EDT

Urgency: Expected

Expires: Monday 2:00pm EDT

Event Ends: Wednesday 7:00pm EST

Severity: Moderate

Certainty: Likely

Issued by: NWS Albany NY


Details:
...TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS TO IMPACT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

This product covers BERKSHIRE AND LITCHFIELD COUNTIES IN
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND

**TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS TO IMPACT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Northern Berkshire,
Northern Litchfield, Southern Berkshire, and Southern Litchfield

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Berkshire,
Northern Litchfield, Southern Berkshire, and Southern Litchfield

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 920 miles south-southwest of Torrington CT or about 950
miles south-southwest of Pittsfield MA
- 29.7N 79.9W
- Storm Intensity 70 mph
- Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the northeast Florida coast will
continue to move to the north-northeast today along the Southeastern
US Coast. Isaias will quickly move northeast over the Carolinas
Tuesday morning, and then move towards western Long Island by Tuesday
evening. It will move into Maine by Wednesday morning. Confidence is
increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts.

The main threats with this system are locally heavy rainfall and some
gusty winds.

Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches likely,
with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The rain will begin
Tuesday morning, and become heavier in the late afternoon into Tuesday
evening. The strongest winds are also expected Tuesday evening.

The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are then expected to diminish
late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.
Potential impacts include:
- Moderate flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swift
currents and overflow their banks in a few places, especially
in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals and
ditches overflow.
- Flood waters may enter some structures or weaken foundations.
Several places may experience rapid inundation of underpasses,
low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and
parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention
ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road
and bridge closures.

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. Potential impacts
include:
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
routes impassable.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.

* TORNADOES:
Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southern Berkshire and Litchfield Counties. Potential impacts include:
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
pulled from moorings.

Elsewhere across EASTERN NEW YORK AND ADJACENT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND,
little to no impact is anticipated.

Information:
* EVACUATIONS:
WATCH PHASE- Listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.


* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and family members know of your intentions for
weathering the storm and your whereabouts. Have someone located away
from the threatened area serve as your point of contact. Share vital
contact information with others. Keep cell phones handy and charged.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

If you are a visitor, know the name of the county or parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

There is a threat from tornadoes with this storm. Have multiple ways
to receive Tornado Warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

Meta data:
ID: NWS-IDP-PROD-4366657
Codes: CTZ001, MAZ001, MAZ025, CTZ013
Link: https://api.weather.gov/alerts/NWS-IDP-PROD-4366657