Northern Bristol Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:02 PM EDT on October 01, 2014

...Flood Watch in effect from 5 PM EDT this afternoon through Thursday morning...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of southeastern Massachusetts... including the following counties...Barnstable...Bristol... Dukes...Nantucket and Plymouth.

* From 5 PM EDT this afternoon through tomorrow morning

* periods of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms may lead to high rainfall totals through tomorrow morning. The possibility of a localized 3-6 inch amount is possible. Rainfall rates of 1-2 inches an hour are also possible...which could yield urban flooding especially at typically prone locations.

* If these higher rainfall amounts are observed...localized flooding is possible...particularly urban and street flooding where drainage is poor. Low-lying area and basement flooding also cannot be ruled out. Also...flashier small streams may quickly rise.

* Note that the issuance of a watch suggests some uncertainty...and the exact location of the heaviest rainfall may ultimately remain offshore. However...given the potential for this rain to fall in urbanized areas where impacts could be high prompted the issuance of this watch.

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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:18 PM EDT on October 01, 2014

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 4 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

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Location storm total time/date comments rainfall of /inches/ measurement

Massachusetts

...Barnstable County... Truro 3.02 603 PM 10/01 amateur radio Eastham 2.93 603 PM 10/01 ham radio Yarmouth 2.33 604 PM 10/01 amateur radio Brewster 2.06 604 PM 10/01 ham radio