Southeast Middlesex Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:13 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... Barnstable...Bristol...Essex...Middlesex...Norfolk...Plymouth and Suffolk. In southern New Hampshire...Hillsborough.

* Through Thursday morning

* periods of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will continue overnight into 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 areas 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.

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

...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday...

* location...the eastern Massachusetts coast including the Boston metropolitan area.

* Winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing...the strongest winds will occur tonight with gusts up to 60 mph possible. The highest of these winds will be across coastal Essex County.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour...with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees...power lines...and property are possible with wind of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action now to secure any loose outdoor objects.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:32 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 7 hours 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... Hull 60 905 PM 10/22 mesonet Scituate 50 644 PM 10/22 Humarock section

...Suffolk County... Winthrop 56 954 PM 10/22 amateur radio 1 N East Boston 51 515 PM 10/22 ASOS 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

...Plymouth County... Hull 46 954 PM 10/22 mesonet

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