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Southeast Middlesex County - Tropical Storm Watch - Tropical Cyclone Statement
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Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

for Eastern Hampshire

Issued by the National Weather Service

Last update: Monday 8:02am EDT

    TROPICAL STORM WATCH  

Eastern Hampshire


Tropical Storm Watch issued August 3 at 5:25AM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


Areas Affected: Eastern Hampshire

Alert Sent: Monday 5:25am EDT

Effective: Monday 5:25am EDT

Event Onset: Monday 5:25am EDT

Updated: Monday 8:02am EDT

Urgency: Future

Expires: Monday 1:30pm EDT

Event Ends: Wednesday 7:00pm EST

Severity: Severe

Certainty: Possible

Issued by: NWS Boston/Norton MA


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
- Amherst
- Northampton

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 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: Remaining efforts to protect life and property
should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for
significant wind damage.
- ACT: Move to safe shelter 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:
- 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 rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations
and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
creeks, and ditches overflow.
- Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas
of rapid inundation at 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 somewhat favorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few
tornadoes
- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a
few tornadoes.
- PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
hazardous weather arrives.
- ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter
quickly.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- 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.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- https://www.weather.gov/box

Meta data:
ID: NWS-IDP-PROD-4366506-3650362
Codes: MAZ010
Link: https://api.weather.gov/alerts/NWS-IDP-PROD-4366506-3650362

 

    TROPICAL CYCLONE STATEMENT  

Eastern Hampshire


Tropical Cyclone Statement issued August 3 at 5:40AM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA


Areas Affected: Eastern Kent; Western Hampshire; Western Plymouth; Dukes; Eastern Franklin; Washington; Western Norfolk; Hartford; Newport; Eastern Norfolk; Windham; Southeast Providence; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Western Essex; Eastern Hampden; Southern Plymouth; Eastern Plymouth; Eastern Essex; Southern Worcester; Bristol; Southeast Middlesex; Tolland; Nantucket; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Southern Bristol; Central Middlesex County; Northwest Providence; Block Island; Suffolk; Northern Bristol; Barnstable; Eastern Hampshire; Western Kent

Alert Sent: Monday 5:40am EDT

Effective: Monday 5:40am EDT

Event Onset: Monday 5:40am EDT

Updated: Monday 8:02am EDT

Urgency: Expected

Expires: Monday 1:45pm EDT

Event Ends: Wednesday 7:00pm EST

Severity: Moderate

Certainty: Likely

Issued by: NWS Boston/Norton MA


Details:
This product covers Southern New England

...TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS EXPECTED TO IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
TUESDAY EVENING...

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for northern Connecticut,
Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for northern Connecticut,
Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 970 miles southwest of Nantucket MA
- 29.7N 79.9W
- Storm Intensity 70 mph
- Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph

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

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to quickly track through southeast
New York and western New England Tuesday evening before heading into
northern New England. Most of the storm's impacts will occur during
about a 6 hour period early Tuesday night.

Strong southerly winds gusting to 40 to 60 mph may be capable of
downing some trees and power lines. There is also the possibility of an
isolated tornado. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected, with
the higher totals closer to the Berkshires, where minor urban or poor
drainage flooding may occur. It's possible that parts of Rhode Island
and eastern Massachusetts receive less than one inch of rain.

Minor coastal flooding may impact south coastal Rhode Island and
Massachusetts during high tide Tuesday evening. Inundation would be
less than one foot above ground level if it were to occur.

Rough surf and an increased risk of dangerous rip currents should
affect south coastal beaches Tuesday and at least into Wednesday.

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

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southern New England. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.

* SURGE:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Southern New
England. Minor coastal flooding may occur along the south coast of
Rhode Island and Massachusetts during the Tuesday evening high tide.
Inundation would be less than 1 foot above ground level.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across western Massachusetts and north central Connecticut.
Potential impacts include:
- Small streams, creeks, and ditches overflow.
- Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation
at 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.

Elsewhere across southern New England, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* TORNADOES:
Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
western Massachusetts and north central Connecticut. Potential
impacts include:
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, and minor damage to roofs.

Elsewhere across southern New England, little to no impact is
anticipated.

Information:
* EVACUATIONS:
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.

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

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

* 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-4366601
Codes: RIZ004, MAZ008, MAZ018, MAZ023, MAZ003, RIZ006, MAZ013, CTZ002, RIZ007, MAZ016, CTZ004, RIZ002, MAZ004, MAZ026, MAZ006, MAZ011, MAZ021, MAZ019, MAZ007, MAZ012, RIZ005, MAZ014, CTZ003, MAZ024, MAZ002, MAZ009, MAZ020, MAZ005, RIZ001, RIZ008, MAZ015, MAZ017, MAZ022, MAZ010, RIZ003
Link: https://api.weather.gov/alerts/NWS-IDP-PROD-4366601