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BREAKING: Storm Warning for Central MA and Beyond

Sunday, April 22, 2012

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of the Taunton Forecast Area...excluding Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard-Nantucket-Block Island. The Watch is in effect from 6 pm Sunday through Noon Monday. We are expecting episodes of heavy rainfall during this time. The highest potential is for flooding of Urban and Poor Drainage areas. There is a lesser chance of flooding of the flashier of the small streams in the area. Mainstem rivers are expected to remain below flood stage.
 

 

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA


...HEAVY RAINFALL ON THE ORDER OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS ANTICIPATED SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...


HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-
EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...AYER...JAFFREY...
KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT


...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND RHODE ISLAND...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
HARTFORD CT...TOLLAND CT AND WINDHAM CT. IN MASSACHUSETTS...
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA...EASTERN ESSEX MA...EASTERN FRANKLIN
MA...EASTERN HAMPDEN MA...EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA...EASTERN
NORFOLK MA...EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA...NORTHERN BRISTOL MA...
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA...NORTHERN WORCESTER MA...SOUTHEAST
MIDDLESEX MA...SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA...SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA...
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA...SUFFOLK MA...WESTERN ESSEX MA...
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA...WESTERN HAMPDEN MA...WESTERN HAMPSHIRE
MA...WESTERN NORFOLK MA AND WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA. IN SOUTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE...CHESHIRE NH...EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH AND
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH. IN RHODE ISLAND...BRISTOL
RI...EASTERN KENT RI...NEWPORT RI...NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI...
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI...WASHINGTON RI AND WESTERN KENT RI.

* FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* HEAVY RAIN IS ANTICIPATED LATE SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY. THE
BETTER CHANCES FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL BE ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF
HIGHER TERRAIN. EMBEDDED CONVECTION CAN NOT BE RULED OUT IN
CONTRIBUTING TO LOCALLY HIGHER RAINFALL RATES. TOTAL RAINFALL
ENDING BY MONDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 2 TO 4
INCHES.

* FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AND URBAN AREAS IS ANTICIPATED...ALONG
WITH POTENTIAL SMALL STREAM FLOODING. MAINSTEM RIVERS ARE
EXPECTED TO STAY BELOW FLOOD STAGE.

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.
 

 

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