Southern Bristol Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:42 AM EDT on October 23, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect until 11 am EDT this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* most of eastern Massachusetts into southeast New Hampshire. This includes the cities and towns of Framingham...Lowell...Lawrence... Gloucester...Foxboro...Norwood...Cambridge...Boston...Quincy... Taunton...Brockton...Plymouth...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett...Chatham...Falmouth...Provincetown...Ayer... Manchester...Nashua...Peterborough and Weare.

* Until 11 am EDT this morning

* periods of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will continue this morning...then becoming more showery and less intense this afternoon.

* Rainfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour will occur at times and may result in urban/poor drainage and small stream flooding.

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.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 4:51 AM EDT on October 23, 2014

...Wind Advisory now in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening...

* location...for much eastern Massachusetts into Worcester County and southward into northeast Connecticut and all of Rhode Island. This includes the following cities and towns of Putnam... Willimantic...Milford...Worcester...Foxboro... Norwood... Taunton...Brockton...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett... Manchester...Nashua...Foster...Smithfield... Providence...West Greenwich...Warwick...Bristol... Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...the strongest winds will occur in heavy rain squalls and isolated thunderstorms.

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

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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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:12 am EDT on October 23, 2014

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 19 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

********************storm total rainfall********************

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

Massachusetts

...Bristol County... Taunton 2.66 702 am 10/23 ham radio

...Essex County... Ipswich 3.05 659 am 10/23 trained spotter Swampscott 3.01 652 am 10/23 ham radio Topsfield 2.88 629 am 10/23 ham radio Lynn 2.22 632 am 10/23 ham radio Rockport 2.20 653 am 10/23 ham radio

...Middlesex County... reading 3.02 634 am 10/23 ham radio Watertown 2.52 658 am 10/23 ham radio Tyngsboro 2.50 636 am 10/23 ham radio Natick 2.47 248 am 10/23 amateur radio Tewksbury 2.25 651 am 10/23 ham radio Cambridge 2.24 659 am 10/23 ham radio Woburn 2.02 701 am 10/23 ham radio

...Norfolk County... Stoughton 3.38 627 am 10/23 none Walpole 2.79 656 am 10/23 ham radio Wellesley 2.79 650 am 10/23 ham radio Norwood 2.29 249 am 10/23 amateur radio Sharon 2.22 250 am 10/23 amateur radio Franklin 2.09 657 am 10/23 ham radio

...Plymouth County... West Wareham 2.40 251 am 10/23 amateur radio Scituate 2.20 703 am 10/23 ham radio Hanover 2.08 250 am 10/23 amateur radio

New Hampshire

...Hillsborough County... Temple 2.92 704 am 10/23 ham radio New Ipswich 2.38 705 am 10/23 ham radio

**********************24 hour rainfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments rainfall of /inches/ measurement

Massachusetts

...Bristol County... 2 NNE Norton 3.66 700 am 10/23 cocorahs

...Plymouth County... 6 E Middleborough 2.75 600 am 10/23 cocorahs 3 WNW Kingston 2.43 600 am 10/23 cocorahs

***********************peak wind gust***********************

Location Max wind time/date comments gust of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Norfolk County... 3 SSW Milton 59 751 PM 10/22 Blue Hill observatory

...Plymouth County... Hull 60 905 PM 10/22 mesonet Scituate 60 447 am 10/23 ham radio

***********************sustained wind***********************

Location wind time/date comments speed of mph measurement

Massachusetts

...Bristol County... 3 NW New Bedford 40 911 PM 10/22 New Bedford Airport

...Essex County... 3 NE Lawrence 40 755 PM 10/22 Lawrence Airport

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

...Suffolk County... 1 N East Boston 44 1206 am 10/23 ASOS