Wet and cool Memorial Day weekend

By: NEwxguy , 1:16 PM GMT on May 20, 2013

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May 23rd
So my great idea to have a nice 4 day holiday weekend gets rained on.I was hoping a front would move through quickly and we would have a cool,but sunny weekend,now it appears a slow cutoff system will slowly move through our area with lots of rain and very cool temps only around 60.We might salvage Monday.Usually by this date we a couple of summery type days,but nothing like this is forecast,although we will start to recover to more normal temps next week,when I go back to work.

May 22nd
Some heavy showers and thunder yesterday afternoon and evening and even late at night to the west and south of me.Weakened as it got neat the coast with some brief heavy showers.The real story is the cool down.Dropped to 50 degrees by evening,currently at 56,cool and raw.
Front should slowly move back north and we get back into the humid air,but this may take all day to get to me.And again showers and thunderstorms will fire up this afternoon,mainly to west and south.

May 21st
Yesterday's tornado death toll in Moore,Oklahoma,continues to rise.Toll is up to 91,and probably will eclipse 100 with many school children when an elementary school was demolished.
The stories are chilling,but rescuers pouring into the area and pulling many survivors out of the rubble.Today another day of severe weather,we can only pray it won't be like yesterday.

May 20th
We haven't had much humid weather,a couple of days here and there,but as we approach Memorial Day weekend,we will encounter some humid weather,especially Wed. and Thu.
Right now Memorial day weekend looks on the cool side with cool mornings and somewhat warm days.But it is transistion time,so we will start to see the humid days start to increase,as we change to more summery pattern.
Certainly the large tornado outbreak in the midwest is an indication we are changing.Some serious tornado action yesterday and more to come today and tomorrow.
Prayers go out to all have been hit and all those in the area of threats today and tomorrow.

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48. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
5:49 PM GMT on May 28, 2013
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47. NEwxguy
8:48 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND
AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY BE STRONG
TO POSSIBLY SEVERE. MAIN THREATS WILL BE HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND
STRONG WIND GUSTS. SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLOODING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING AND
INTO THE AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY. ALTHOUGH THESE STORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO BE STRONG...HEAVY DOWNPOURS ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH
LOCALIZED FLOODING.

ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST
SATURDAY WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS THAT MAY CAUSE
LOCAL FLOODING.
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46. NEwxguy
7:12 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Mass,its slowly sliding eastward,but appears it won't get to us until tonight,but it looks like we are in for a lot of rain later tonight.
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45. masshysteria
6:30 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
Mass,
That is a funny story.It would have been even funnier if it kept giving you directions and had you walking around you house."Go straight." "Turn left" and so on and so on.

LT,Im really surprised at this series,expected more from the Rangers,but they have no power play and Nash has been for the most part ineffective.We'll see what happens tonight. I want the Bruins to win tonight,do not want to give the rangers any hope,we went through that with Toronto..


Hi again, NEw!

Most early mornings, hubby and I take turns using each other as GPS trackers when attempting to find our way to the kitchen for caffeine or while seeking for lost objects in the course of a day! LOL!

As far as our Boston Bruins are concerned, it would be terrific to win another Stanley Cup, but I can't help but wonder how the recent Marathon Day bombings will impact any future large downtown parades or outdoor celebrations!

Our temps are rapidly heating up right now, (75F currently) and it looks like we're in for quite the storminess if that massive system in the southwestern portion of Mass. and northwestern CT holds up and moves our way! UGH!

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44. NEwxguy
5:40 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Mass,
That is a funny story.It would have been even funnier if it kept giving you directions and had you walking around you house."Go straight." "Turn left" and so on and so on.

LT,Im really surprised at this series,expected more from the Rangers,but they have no power play and Nash has been for the most part ineffective.We'll see what happens tonight. I want the Bruins to win tonight,do not want to give the rangers any hope,we went through that with Toronto..
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43. originalLT
4:25 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Yeah, it's too bad about this weekend, NEw, my niece is going up to the Cape for the weekend, where her boyfriend is going to propose to her and give her a beautiful Engagement Ring! Too bad if the weather is poor, but they are young, unlike me, and can find things to do indoors, if you know what I mean! Also Congrats on your Bruins, they should take care of my Rangers, if not tonight, then in their next home game.
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42. masshysteria
4:03 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Thought I'd post an amusing unrelated anecdote to lighten this otherwise dreary day/week:

Yesterday, while alone in my home and on the computer, (hubby was out on an errand) I heard a loud voice ring out from our open living/dining room area, "TURN RIGHT!!!" Well, I turned right out of my computer room, followed the voice down the hall, then went into our open concept living/dining room area, to find that somehow our car's GPS tracking device had turned itself on while resting atop our diningroom table. Hubby had brought it inside to charge it up but failed to inform me of this, that it can turn on by itself and, especially, how to turn the darn thing off. I managed to reduce the volume to near zero and think I cancelled out a programmed route in the process of tinkering with it, but that's neither here or there. I was so happy when he returned fairly soon to show me that the off button was located on top of it and not within the screen. Nevertheless, I came awfully close to having a GPS hoe-down beforehand, i.e.:

Take this gadget
Throw it on the ground
Then stomp it with your right foot
Up and down! LOL!!!

The "help me" button on the screen didn't help me at all! LOL!

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41. NEwxguy
2:30 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
GM,Mass,It does look like a washout this weekend,maybe salvaging Monday.This is pretty much the pattern we've seen for a long time with these slow moving lows coming over us.Nice to see a dent in our water deficit,but does have to be taken care of on our holiday weekend?
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40. masshysteria
2:14 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Good Morning, NEw!

Looks like our long Memorial Day Weekend will be a completely cold, rainy and somber one after all. Seems to fit the mood, in light of all recent tragic events, but hope that part of it can be salvaged by relaxing with close family and/or friends.

Thankfully, we escaped all of yesterday's severe weather that affected certain towns and cities in the Northwestern to Central portions of our State. Glad that no tornadoes developed in these areas, but they sure got pummeled again with more hail, strong wind gusts and heavy rains.

Hope you, yours and the adorable "Belle" manage to have an enjoyably safe long holiday weekend, and that better summery weather will miraculously return to us sometime soon!

Quoting NEwxguy:
Quick shoutout to all our servicemen on this Memorial day weekend. We are all praying they come home safely and soon.


AMEN, ... AND MAY EVERYONE REMEMBER TO HONOR ALL OUR PAST SERVICEMEN WHO'VE DIED FOR OUR FREEDOMS AND COUNTRY THIS UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 27TH!

"

Another Northeast regional map filled with large spots of rainfall and another serious looking t'storm effecting the Central or mid-section of Mass. Hope it stays clear of our area!



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39. NEwxguy
1:50 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
Quick shoutout to all our servicemen on this Memorial day weekend. We are all praying they come home safely and soon.
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38. NEwxguy
1:08 PM GMT on May 23, 2013
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS
AFTERNOON AND LAST INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. A FEW OF THESE
STORMS MAY BE STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE. MAIN THREATS WILL BE
STRONG WINDS GUSTS AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING AND
INTO THE AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY. ALTHOUGH NOT ANTICIPATED FOR THESE
STORMS TO BE STRONG...HEAVY DOWNPOURS ARE POSSIBLE.
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37. NEwxguy
9:21 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
...A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 545 PM EDT for central
Franklin County...

at 509 PM EDT...Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable
of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located near
Ashfield...or 11 miles west of Greenfield...moving east at 30 mph.

Locations impacted include...
Greenfield...Deerfield...Shelburne...Buckland...A shfield...Hawley...
Conway...Montague...Wendell...Erving and Gill.
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36. NEwxguy
8:18 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
It could be all us old people down here have our heaters running,with all our politicians in Boston,you would think that would be where all the hot air is.
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35. masshysteria
7:53 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quite the diverse temperature readings going on amongst eastern Mass. Just earlier, your area was ten degrees warmer than us at 70F (now 67F) and we've been stuck around 60F most of the afternoon. Hope our cooler temps in Methuen will bode well for us later on. Boston's around our temp, as well, at a current 58F degrees. What's up with the hotter air in Waltham?? Is your boss blowing off steam again? LOL!
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34. NEwxguy
7:35 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Mass,
I have a feeling we could have a noisy night tonight as the warm humid air pushes into the eastern areas.
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33. masshysteria
7:26 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Hi again, NEw!

Hope those red, orange and yellow cells, currently heading upward near the Northwest region of MA, will continue moving more Northward or toward and into New Hampshire and miraculously bypass central and eastern MA altogether! Nevertheless, despite no actual warnings in my region, looks like there's a possibility of more t'storms arriving here later tonight. Boo! Hiss!

ANIM. WEATHER MAP DELETED HERE AND REPOSTED FURTHER ABOVE.
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32. NEwxguy
5:55 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Tornado Warning
2013-05-22 13:39:00 EDT until
2013-05-22 14:15:00 EDT

139 PM EDT Wed may 22 2013

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
northeastern Sullivan County in central New York...

* until 215 PM EDT.

* At 137 PM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Hazel...
moving east at 30 mph.

* The storm capable of producing the tornado will be near...
Willowemoc by 200 PM EDT...
Grahamsville by 210 PM EDT...
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31. NEwxguy
5:21 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1259 PM EDT WED MAY 22 2013

MAZ005>007-013>024-026-NHZ012-015-RIZ001>008-2317 00-
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX 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-
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
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-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
1259 PM EDT WED MAY 22 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND
SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP THIS
AFTERNOON WITH THE GREATEST RISK WEST OF I-95. THESE STORMS COULD
CONTAIN LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AS WELL AS HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
THURSDAY AND INTO FRIDAY. A FEW OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE
STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE. MAIN THREATS WILL BE STRONG WIND GUSTS
AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.
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30. NEwxguy
5:10 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Hi,looking,yes she appears to be very intelligent,so I think she will be easy to train,but she is also very stubborn,so that does make it more difficult.I was really impressed with how she had no fear of the larger two puppies,but she was smart enough to keep her distance when they got too rambunctious.
I feel it is one of the most important things a dog owner should do is get their dog trained,it makes life so much easier and its much safer for the puppy to have limits,so they don't get into trouble or hurt themselves.
Well looking still not sure the storms will reach us today,unless the humid air gets back to us.We'll have to wait and see.
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29. sheslookingUP
4:27 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Wow, I'm so impressed that Belle already knows two commands! it sounds as if she is really intelligent. I bet she will enjoy the class--they always say that smart dogs love their work, and I bet she will have fun learning new stuff. It's great that you are taking her; there's nothing sadder than an untrained dog who misbehaves and then gets into trouble for it. Not the dog's fault!

In view of these storm warnings I guess I had better get to the library now rather than later. Out my office window here it has that sort of low, uniformly gray sky that usually means storminess.

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28. NEwxguy
3:45 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Hi,Mass,
Yes,hoping belle graduates with honors,although I did detect a little smirk on her face doing the sit and down commands which she already knew. She seems to pick up commands fairly quickly.
Our storm potential today all depends on what the returning warm front does.It may not move through until this evening,so we could be in for a noisy night.
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27. masshysteria
3:31 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Good Morning, NEw!

Glad you and Belle spent an enjoyable early evening last night at her initial dog training class. I'm relieved that those rambunctious larger dogs didn't look upon the smaller ones as puppy or dog chow ... or, perhaps, vice versa. LOL! Hopefully, in six weeks time, Belle will proudly graduate her classes with honors due to quick responses to commands and lock step walking as if a true Westminster Kennel Club Champion.

Late last night we had a few loud thunderboomers rumbling through here. Thankfully, much of the lightning seemed distant while periodic heavy rains fell. Boy, our lawns and gardens sure look extra lush this am! Nevertheless, this am's low to mid fifty temps feel quite the shock to our system! My hubby, while wearing a heavy flannel bathrobe over jammas, actually turned our livingroom thermostat back on again to further warm the place. We've become so accustomed to weeks of natural indoor readings of 74-75F that 70F feels too cold.

I'm wondering if our current weather systems are strong remnants from those extreme storms that recently ravaged parts of our lower mid-country due to a deep plunging jet stream? If so, I guess those of us in chillier zones have greatly lucked out by their tempering any severity. I heard that the very Southwestern portion of Mass. to Southbridge, etc., may have had a brief tornadic touchdown last night. Nothing's been confirmed yet, but they sure had their fill with strong wind gusts, a few potential shears, mothball-sized hail and flooding!

Memorial Day weekend presently looks to be partially iffy with temps averaging in the upper sixties and rainfall expected on Saturday. Hope it won't be a total washout, as many, right now, could use a pleasant reprieve from some of the far grimmer realities connected to both weather and life.

Glad any potential storms today look to be remaining south of us! Stay safe and dry!
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26. NEwxguy
2:56 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008 -221800-
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-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET 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-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREE NFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL. ..LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST.. .NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NOR WOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON. ..PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET...AYER...JAFFREY...
KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEAR E...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
912 AM EDT WED MAY 22 2013

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

WARM AND HUMID AIR WILL RETURN TO THE REGION TODAY AS A WARM FRONT
LIFTS INTO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK...THEN HEAD INTO SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE...ESPECIALLY TO THE NORTH
AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 95. DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL ARE THE
MAIN THREATS.

THE TIME FRAME FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 9 PM...
ALTHOUGH THUNDERSTORMS MAY PERSIST THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

IN ADDITION...MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
AND SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE...WHERE OVER ONE INCH OF RAIN FELL
YESTERDAY.

THOSE WITH OUTDOOR PLANS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOULD HAVE A
SAFE PLACE TO GO IF THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH...SUCH AS A VEHICLE OR
INDOORS. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
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25. NEwxguy
1:19 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Went to our first puppy class last night,there will be 6 classes.It was fun,with four other dogs.Belle was the next smallest,with one other tiny little dog,I forget the breed.Then there was a wirehaired terrier and beautiful yellow lab.The two big dogs were a handful.
The teacher starts off with free time where we let the dogs off the leash to get to know each other.It was funny to watch how the two small dogs acted with the bigger puppies.The two big dogs were more rough house,but Belle was not afraid of them and tried to play with them although we had to watch and make sure two big dogs didn't get too rough.The smallest dog,sat by herself feeling intimidated.Not belle.Doesn't surprise me,she is one stubborn and independent girl.
So we have a few commands we need to work on.We already had belle sitting and down,so she is ahead of her class.
Should be fun.
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24. NEwxguy
9:34 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
tornado warning has been dropped at this time,but still a severe thunderstorm warning
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23. NEwxguy
9:12 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
457 PM EDT TUE MAY 21 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN DUTCHESS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...
SOUTH CENTRAL COLUMBIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 452 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR
COPAKE...OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUDSON...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
GREAT BARRINGTON BY 515 PM EDT...
SHEFFIELD...ASHLEY FALLS...EDDY FIELD AND CANAAN BY 520 PM EDT...
SANDISFIELD AND OTIS BY 530 PM EDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL SIZE...DAMAGING WINDS AND REPORTS OF TREES DOWN TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY EMAIL AT ALB.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV...
ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/US.NATIONALWEATHERSERVICE.ALBANY. GOV
OR TWITTER @NWSALBANY.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT
TUESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
AND EASTERN NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN VERMONT.
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22. NEwxguy
8:48 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Interesting setup in New England,a cold front has pushed into the east as far west as Rte 495,on the west side of the front,we have temps up to 85 and dew points as high as 70,on the east side where Im at,its 59 degrees with dew points down to around 50.Heavy thunderstorms have formed west of the front and heavy rain and hail with strong wins in the storms moving SE along the front and to the west.
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21. NEwxguy
8:26 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Lots of activity out there,but appears to be concentrated in central and western mass moving SE into Conn. and RI.We have a strong ocean breeze which will keep these storms at bay.
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20. NEwxguy
7:10 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Front has dropped passed me,temps have dropped to 69 and winds gusting out of the Northeast.This lessen the possibility of any storms,but a severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for central and western new england.
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19. NEwxguy
6:22 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Jus,she is quite a handful,but when she wants she is very lovable,and wants to be held,or just like next to someone.We just have to get her through her puppy stage,but what a stubborn side to her.Just what I need another independent email to deal with.
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18. NEwxguy
6:11 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Hi,I'm still a little confused why the cities out there don't build shelters for schools.Your in tornado alley.
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17. masshysteria
5:42 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Quoting sheslookingUP:
OMG, now they are reporting 91 people have lost their lives in the Oklahoma tornado. It is just hard to imagine the horror of it. To be so completely at the mercy of Nature with very little you can do to protect yourself. I don't understand why those schools did not have shelters, even if only a hardened room in the center of the building. What a terrible, terrible thing.


Hi NEw and She ~

I have to agree with She, as this relatively new subdivision of homes and schools seemed quite ill-equipped to deal with what was known to be an on-going looming threat. They must have seen or heard (TV/radio) about the horrific tornadic damage that occurred the day before in the nearby communities of Luther, Shawnee, etc.; as well as, the on-going remaining weather threats of potentially dangerous tornadoes or t'storms, to seriously affect their region or zone as well.

When winter storms affect parts of the Northeast, many or our local communities keep children home from school just for a foot or two of snow. Doesn't it make sense for those living in such seriously tornadic-prone areas, such as Oklahoma, to keep their children home during well-known forecasted threats of serious tornadoes? One would think, too, that if they didn't have any or enough safety bunkers built near the schools, that they would at least consider the high risk and take them all, far in advance, to a safer location well outside of any/all threatened zones forecasted.

It's been mentioned that these school children and teachers had only 16 mins. of time to seek shelter within this poorly designed and structured elementary school. It boggles the mind that it has to take yet another severe tragedy, such as this, before citizens living in these tornadic-prone areas begin to realize what tragic outcomes can occur when there aren't enough safety bunkers built or better emergency measures in place for their protection. One can't become complacent when it can easily become a matter of life or death.

This is the third serious tornado that's demolished this area in fourteen years. The worst (est. E0 5-6 winds approx. 323 mph) happened on May 3, 1999, the second (E0-4 approx. 200 mph) on May 8, 2003 and now this possible (E-04 or 5) yesterday, May 20, 2013.

Hopefully, these affected people will be able to not only rebuild their lives again, but also their homes and schools with truly reliable safe havens and/or develop evacuation plans to implement immediately once future catastrophic events are again forecasted well in advance. Truly, the loss of a child or loved one's life cannot compare with the loss of one's property!
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16. juslivn
5:34 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Stay safe out there NEw and New England WU peeps.

Just unreal about Moore. I just saw that Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder NBA team donated a million dollars to the Red Cross for tornado relief. Hats off to him!

Hugs to the lil one who makes me smile just thinking about her. When I grow up, I'm gonna get a lil dog just like her.
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15. NEwxguy
5:11 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>004 -212000-
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-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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREE NFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL. ..LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST.. .NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NOR WOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON. ..PLYMOUTH...
AYER...JAFFREY...KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PE TERBOROUGH...
WEARE...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
1237 PM EDT TUE MAY 21 2013

...STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

A COLD FRONT MOVING SOUTH FROM CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND WILL PROVIDE
THE FOCUS FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON.

SOME OF THE STORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND
HAIL...IN ADDITION TO LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BETWEEN 1 PM AND
4 PM ACROSS MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND
NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE MASS PIKE.

IF YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS...HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO GO TO IF
THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH...SUCH AS A VEHICLE OR INSIDE A HOME OR
BUILDING. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER YOU ARE CLOSE
ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
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14. NEwxguy
2:25 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
1022 AM EDT TUE MAY 21 2013

...SCATTERED STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON...

A COLD FRONT DROPPING SOUTH FROM NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND WILL BECOME
THE FOCUS FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON.

THUNDERSTORMS WERE ALREADY FORMING IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE LATE
THIS MORNING. ADDITIONAL STORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND
AFTER NOON...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE MASS PIKE.

SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG AND POSSIBLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS
AND HAIL...IN ADDITION TO LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL.

IF YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS...HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO GO TO IF
THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH...SUCH AS A VEHICLE OR INSIDE A HOME OR
BUILDING. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER YOU ARE CLOSE
ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
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13. NEwxguy
1:33 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Possible tornado on radar south of Oklahoma city,at least not headed to Moore,which has since stopped showing up,but a sever storm is headed toward Moore and will be there in the next hour.Not what rescuers and survivors need at this time.
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12. NEwxguy
1:07 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN
CONNECTICUT...CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. THESE STORMS COULD CONTAIN
LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING WINDS AS WELL AS HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECT TO DEVELOP THURSDAY
AND INTO FRIDAY. A FEW OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE STRONG TO
POSSIBLY SEVERE. MAIN THREATS WILL BE GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY
DOWNPOURS.
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11. NEwxguy
12:56 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
GM,looking,yes a real disaster in Moore,Oklahoma.I was hoping that we might get through the main tornado season without a big disaster,but we could not.Prayers for all those people out there.And so many children caught in those elementary schools.
So many children dieing in either man made or natural disasters lately.
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10. sheslookingUP
12:14 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
OMG, now they are reporting 91 people have lost their lives in the Oklahoma tornado. It is just hard to imagine the horror of it. To be so completely at the mercy of Nature with very little you can do to protect yourself. I don't understand why those schools did not have shelters, even if only a hardened room in the center of the building. What a terrible, terrible thing.
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9. NEwxguy
8:07 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Hi,Looking,she does have a gleam in here eyes,but just when were scolding her,she looks up with those cute eyes and you melt.She is getting better,but she still has one crazy period during the day when she has to let out her energy all at once.I've started taking her for a walk and making them longer,and she is doing better as far as walking too.
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8. NEwxguy
8:05 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
tornado warnings have started,only going to get worse.

Tornado Warning
2013-05-20 15:59:35 EDT until
2013-05-20 16:15:00 EDT

256 PM CDT Mon may 20 2013

...A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 315 PM CDT for
northwestern McClain...south central Oklahoma and northern Cleveland
counties...

at 255 PM CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists and storm
spotters were tracking a confirmed tornado located near Newcastle...
moving northeast at 20 mph.

In addition to a tornado...large destructive hail up to tennis Ball
size is expected with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Moore...Newcastle and Valley Brook.
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7. sheslookingUP
8:01 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Are a couple of those new pix of Miss Belle? She sure has a wicked gleam in her eye! Hope she is beginning to ease out of her puppy "testing" phase. Love the pix of her behind bars: I'll be good, promise I'll be good, just let me out and you'll see!

Also hope your bad day is soon over, NEw. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
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6. masshysteria
8:00 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Hi again, NEw!

Well, hopefully there's only an hour left to your day before returning home to your ever jubilant, Belle! Thankfully, there are no signs of a t'storm(s) on our own regional map right now and, hopefully, remains so as the evening progresses. Tomorrow is another day, however, and I'm hoping t'storms won't reach us then either.

So sorry to learn the the same Oklahoman counties are under the same treacherous tornadic warnings as yesterday. Gee, how much devastation can these communities take in such short order?? Hope and pray that they'll miraculously escape from a redux today!




Scary storms eminating from the regional weather map of Luther, OK which was devastated a large tornado yesterday.

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5. NEwxguy
6:49 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
A tornado watch has now been issued for those same areas that were hit so hard yesterday from the Texas/Oklahoma border up through OK,SE Kansas,NW Ark.,into central Missouri.On radar storms are just starting to pop,so looks like a long day ahead for those people out there.Watch is in effect until 10 pm cdt tonight.
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4. NEwxguy
5:23 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Mass,
That stormy Monday song is very appropriate today,and Im not referring to the weather.This has been challenging today,complaining customers,complaining engineers,demanding managers.A thunderstorm will feel right at home for this day.
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3. NEwxguy
3:01 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
GM,Mass,
I watch some of those tornado videos,and it truly is scary,sends chills down your back.Lets hope its not as bad today,although it sounds like its going to be another bad day.
The storms for us this afternoon,don't think will be too bad,not a lot of support,but Wed. and Thu we could see some strong storms.
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2. masshysteria
1:59 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Good Morning, NEw!

Yesterday afternoon, I happened to be watching The Weather Channel, etc., which showed tornado chasers, in planes, reporting on and filming (in real time) a couple of horrific tornadoes that touched down and devastated parts of Oklahoma. One could see flashes of light, amongst blackened skies, as these tornadoes took down power lines, etc. Incredibly scary situation, indeed! I'm so happy not to be living anywhere near those States or regions considered to contain "Tornado Alley". Looks like it's going to be another very challenging year for those living in and around all affected States! Prayers, as well, to all its victims and surviving families after such devastation.

Great Boston Bruins 5-2 win over the NY Rangers the other day! I guess, so far, the B's are leading the playoffs by two games! Would be great if they managed to cinch another Stanley Cup by week's end!

I was also surprised that the Red Sox managed a win over the Twins despite the 3 hour rain delay interruption. Wish they, too, could pull many more rabbits out of their hat as their season progresses. May sure was quite the deflating month after a such a spectacular April start!

When I went outside, earlier this am, one could easily feel the humidity and warmth creeping back to the area. Hopefully, those forecasted t'storms, expected to arrive here around 5:00 pm, won't come at all or, at least, will wait till I've long returned home from hubby's early afternoon medical checkup. I sure don't need flashes of lightning or claps of thunder to help keep me alert when driving! LOL!

I'm hoping that the week ahead provides us with more sunny warmth than chilly, rainy, thunderous skies! Several pending systems will certainly bear watching!

Have a hopefully decent stormless Monday!

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1. NEwxguy
1:35 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Our sports teams did well over the weekend.
Bruins beat the Rangers handily yesterday 5-2 and go up 2games to none.Now they head to New York and hopefully they keep the pressure on New York,next game is very important.
Redsox won yesterday,even with a 3 hour rain delay,which completes a 3 game sweep of Minnesota,now onto Chicago for 3 games against the White Sox.Thats 5 wins in a row and 4 out of 5 wins on this road trip.Good to see they've recovered from their slump the first half of May.
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