Northern Worcester Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 12:01 PM EDT on April 24, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening.

* Location...southwest New Hampshire...eastern and central Massachusetts and much of Rhode Island. This includes the cities and towns of Boston...Providence...Worcester...Framingham... Lowell...Lawrence...Gloucester...Foxboro...Norwood... Cambridge...Quincy...Taunton...Brockton...Plymouth...Fall River...New Bedford...Jaffrey...Keene...Manchester...Nashua... Smithfield...Providence...West Greenwich...Warwick... Bristol...Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing...through sunset then winds diminishing slowly.

* Impacts...strong winds Downing small tree limbs and branches... possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.

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.

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Special Statement
Statement as of 11:12 AM EDT on April 24, 2014

...Elevated fire weather conditions into this afternoon...

Blustery northwest winds will continue today with sustained flow around 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph.

The gusty winds combined with very dry air building across the region and relative humidity values falling to 15 to 25 percent will result in the development of elevated fire weather conditions favorable for fire spread.

A red flag warning has been issued only for northern Connecticut...but elsewhere light surface fuels will be slow to recover due to recent rainfall which limit the fire weather risk.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops today...updating as necessary.

Local Storm Report

04/24/2014 1005 am

Uxbridge, Worcester County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.

Mill Street closed due to downed tree blocking Road

04/24/2014 1140 am

Athol, Worcester County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.

Tree down on power lines on Daniel shays Highway

04/24/2014 1140 am

Athol, Worcester County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.

Tree down on power lines on Daniel shays Highway

04/24/2014 1005 am

Uxbridge, Worcester County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by amateur radio.

Mill Street closed due to downed tree blocking Road