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Tornado Watch
Issued: 4:43 PM Aug. 4, 2020 – National Weather Service
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 417 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS

BOSTON HARBOR         CAPE COD BAY          NANTUCKET SOUND
VINEYARD SOUND        BUZZARDS BAY          RHODE ISLAND SOUND
NARRAGANSETT BAY      BLOCK ISLAND SOUND
COASTAL WATERS EAST OF IPSWICH BAY AND THE STELLWAGEN BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY
COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA
OUT 20 NM
COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD
AND NANTUCKET
COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT
TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND

Tropical Weather Statement
Issued: 3:52 PM Aug. 4, 2020 – National Weather Service
This product covers Southern New England

**Tropical Storm Isaias To Impact Southern New England This Afternoon
and Early Tonight**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for northern Connecticut,
Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 350 miles southwest of Boston MA or about 260 miles
southwest of Hartford CT
- 39.1N 76.1W
- Storm Intensity 70 mph
- Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 35 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to quickly track through southeast
New York and western New England this afternoon, before heading into
northern New England tonight. Most of the storm's impacts will occur
during about a 6 hour period from this afternoon through early tonight.

Strong southerly winds gusting to 40 to 60 mph may be capable of
downing some trees and power lines. There is also the possibility of a
few tornadoes. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected, with the
higher totals closer to the Berkshires, where urban or small stream
flooding may occur. Rainfall totals will decrease farther east. Much
of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts should receive less than one
inch of rain.

Minor coastal flooding will affect south coastal Rhode Island and
Massachusetts during high tide early tonight, resulting in inundation
of 1 to 2 feet ground level, primarily affecting more vulnerable shore
roads and low lying areas.

Rough surf and an increased risk of dangerous rip currents will affect
south coastal beaches today and Wednesday.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across southern New England. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
Southern New England. Potential impacts include:
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, and minor damage to roofs.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across parts of western Massachusetts and northern
Connecticut. Potential impacts include:
- Small streams, creeks, and ditches may overflow.
- Rapid inundation of underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water
as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
become hazardous.

* SURGE:
Minor impacts are anticipated across south coastal Rhode Island and
Massachusetts, including the Narragansett Bay shoreline, around the
time of high tide tonight which occurs between 930 PM and 10 PM.
Inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level is possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:
Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Boston/Norton MA around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 3:35 PM Aug. 4, 2020 – National Weather Service
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Fall River
- New Bedford

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
to 57 mph
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
force.
- PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
damage.
- ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
over.
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* STORM SURGE
- No storm surge inundation forecast

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little to no storm
surge flooding
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding.
Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip
currents are possible.
- PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding
are needed.
- ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor
forecasts.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: No additional significant rainfall
forecast

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
localized flooding rain
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
localized flooding from heavy rain.
- PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
vulnerable to flooding.
- ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
currents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become
swollen and overflow in spots.
- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and
bridge closures.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few
tornadoes
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a
few tornadoes.
- PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
hazardous weather arrives.
- ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter
quickly.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the
execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with
power and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings,
chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or
overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off,
shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown
off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- https://www.weather.gov/box

Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:28 PM Aug. 4, 2020 – National Weather Service
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level expected
in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways (5.2 to
7.7 feet Mean Lower Low Water).

* WHERE...South coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From 7 PM to 11 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Minor coastal flooding occurs along the most
vulnerable shoreline communities within the Advisory area.
Impacts include flooding at typically flood prone roads and
parking lots. Floodwaters may encroach on lowest lying homes
and businesses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.

&&

&&

Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Narragansett Bay at Fox Point
MLLW Categories - Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 9.0 ft, Major 10.5 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.3 ft, Moderate 4.3 ft, Major 5.8 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   4.9/ 5.4   0.2/ 0.7   0.2/ 0.7     1       None
04/10 PM   6.7/ 7.2   2.0/ 2.5   1.6/ 2.0     3      Minor
05/10 AM   4.9/ 5.4   0.2/ 0.7   0.2/ 0.7     1       None
05/10 PM   5.1/ 5.6   0.4/ 0.9   0.2/ 0.7     1       None
06/11 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.7     1       None
06/11 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.7     1       None

Narragansett Bay at Conimicut Point
MLLW Categories - Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 8.5 ft, Major 10.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.4 ft, Moderate 3.9 ft, Major 5.4 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   5.1/ 5.6   0.5/ 1.0   0.4/ 0.9     1       None
04/10 PM   7.5/ 8.0   2.8/ 3.4   2.5/ 3.0     3      Minor
05/10 AM   5.1/ 5.6   0.5/ 1.0   0.5/ 1.0     1       None
05/10 PM   5.2/ 5.7   0.7/ 1.1   0.5/ 1.0     1       None
06/11 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.7     1       None
06/11 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.2/ 0.7   0.2/ 0.8     1       None

Narragansett Bay at Quonset Point
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.5 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.9 ft, Moderate 3.4 ft, Major 5.4 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   4.5/ 5.0   0.4/ 0.9   0.2/ 0.8     1       None
04/10 PM   6.7/ 7.2   2.6/ 3.1   2.2/ 2.7     3      Minor
05/10 AM   4.5/ 5.0   0.4/ 0.9   0.4/ 0.9     2       None
05/10 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.6/ 1.1   0.4/ 0.9     1       None
06/11 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.7     1       None
06/11 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.7     1       None

Mount Hope Bay near Bristol Point RI
MLLW Categories - Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 9.5 ft, Major 12.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.5 ft, Moderate 5.0 ft, Major 7.5 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   4.6/ 5.1   0.1/ 0.6   0.4/ 0.9     1       None
04/10 PM   7.0/ 7.5   2.5/ 3.0   2.2/ 2.7     3      Minor
05/09 AM   4.6/ 5.1   0.1/ 0.6   0.7/ 1.1     2       None
05/10 PM   5.1/ 5.6   0.6/ 1.1   0.5/ 1.0     1       None
06/10 AM   4.2/ 4.7  -0.2/ 0.2   0.2/ 0.8     1       None
06/11 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.2/ 0.7   0.2/ 0.8     1       None

Westerly RI at Watch Hill
MLLW Categories - Minor 5.0 ft, Moderate 8.0 ft, Major 9.5 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.9 ft, Moderate 4.9 ft, Major 6.4 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/10 AM   3.0/ 3.5  -0.2/ 0.3   0.2/ 0.7     2       None
04/10 PM   5.0/ 5.5   1.9/ 2.3   1.9/ 2.3    5-7     Minor
05/11 AM   3.0/ 3.5  -0.2/ 0.3   0.2/ 0.7     3       None
05/11 PM   3.2/ 3.7   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.7    3-4      None
06/11 AM   2.7/ 3.2  -0.3/ 0.2   0.1/ 0.6     3       None
07/12 AM   2.8/ 3.4  -0.2/ 0.2   0.1/ 0.6    2-3      None

Newport Harbor
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.9 ft, Moderate 3.4 ft, Major 4.9 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.1/ 0.6   0.2/ 0.8     2       None
04/10 PM   6.2/ 6.7   2.1/ 2.6   2.1/ 2.6     3      Minor
05/10 AM   4.0/ 4.5   0.0/ 0.5   0.2/ 0.8     2       None
05/10 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.2/ 0.7   0.2/ 0.8     2       None
06/10 AM   3.9/ 4.4  -0.2/ 0.2   0.2/ 0.7     2       None
06/11 PM   4.0/ 4.5  -0.2/ 0.3   0.2/ 0.7     1       None

Newport South Coast Beaches
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.5 ft, Moderate 4.0 ft, Major 5.5 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   3.7/ 4.2   0.2/ 0.8   0.2/ 0.7     3       None
04/10 PM   5.6/ 6.1   2.1/ 2.6   1.8/ 2.2   8-10     Minor
05/10 AM   3.7/ 4.2   0.2/ 0.8   0.2/ 0.7    4-5      None
05/10 PM   3.9/ 4.4   0.4/ 0.9   0.2/ 0.7     4       None
06/10 AM   3.6/ 4.1   0.1/ 0.6   0.1/ 0.6     3       None
06/11 PM   3.6/ 4.1   0.1/ 0.6   0.1/ 0.6    2-3      None

Westport
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 8.0 ft, Major 10.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.5 ft, Moderate 4.5 ft, Major 6.5 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   3.7/ 4.2   0.2/ 0.8   0.5/ 1.0     3       None
04/10 PM   5.7/ 6.2   2.2/ 2.7   2.1/ 2.6    7-8     Minor
05/10 AM   3.7/ 4.2   0.2/ 0.8   0.5/ 1.0    4-5      None
05/10 PM   4.0/ 4.5   0.5/ 1.0   0.6/ 1.1     4       None
06/11 AM   3.7/ 4.2   0.2/ 0.7   0.4/ 0.9     3       None
06/11 PM   3.6/ 4.1   0.1/ 0.6   0.4/ 0.9     2       None

New Bedford Hurricane Barrier
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.5 ft, Moderate 8.0 ft, Major 10.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.6 ft, Moderate 4.1 ft, Major 6.1 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.4/ 0.9   0.5/ 1.0     1       None
04/10 PM   6.1/ 6.6   2.2/ 2.7   2.0/ 2.5    3-6     Minor
05/10 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.4/ 0.9   0.5/ 1.0     2       None
05/10 PM   4.6/ 5.1   0.7/ 1.1   0.5/ 1.0     2       None
06/10 AM   4.2/ 4.7   0.2/ 0.8   0.5/ 1.0     2       None
06/11 PM   4.4/ 4.9   0.5/ 1.0   0.5/ 1.0     1       None

Mount Hope Bay near Fall River MA
MLLW Categories - Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 9.5 ft, Major 12.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 2.3 ft, Moderate 4.8 ft, Major 7.3 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   5.2/ 5.7   0.5/ 1.0   0.2/ 0.8     1       None
04/09 PM   6.9/ 7.4   2.2/ 2.7   1.9/ 2.3     3      Minor
05/10 AM   5.1/ 5.6   0.4/ 0.9   0.2/ 0.8     1       None
05/10 PM   5.2/ 5.7   0.6/ 1.1   0.2/ 0.8     1       None
06/11 AM   5.0/ 5.5   0.2/ 0.8   0.2/ 0.8     1       None
06/11 PM   5.0/ 5.5   0.2/ 0.8   0.2/ 0.8     1       None

Buzzards Bay at Mattapoisett
MLLW Categories - Minor 8.5 ft, Moderate 10.0 ft, Major 12.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 4.4 ft, Moderate 5.9 ft, Major 7.9 ft

Total      Total    Departure
Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Waves    Flood
ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft       ft      Impact
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
04/09 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.6/ 1.1   0.5/ 1.0     1       None
04/10 PM   6.8/ 7.3   2.7/ 3.2   2.2/ 2.7    3-6      None
05/09 AM   4.9/ 5.4   0.8/ 1.3   1.0/ 1.5     2       None
05/10 PM   5.1/ 5.6   1.0/ 1.5   0.7/ 1.1     2       None
06/10 AM   4.4/ 4.9   0.2/ 0.8   0.4/ 0.9     2       None
06/11 PM   4.5/ 5.0   0.4/ 0.9   0.4/ 0.9     1       None

&&

Tornado Watch
Issued: 4:43 PM Aug. 4, 2020 – National Weather Service
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 417 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN CONNECTICUT THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT

HARTFORD              TOLLAND               WINDHAM

IN MASSACHUSETTS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 13 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

WORCESTER

IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS

MIDDLESEX             NORFOLK               SUFFOLK

IN NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS

ESSEX

IN SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS

BARNSTABLE            BRISTOL               DUKES
NANTUCKET             PLYMOUTH

IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

FRANKLIN              HAMPDEN               HAMPSHIRE

IN RHODE ISLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND

BRISTOL               KENT                  PROVIDENCE

IN SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND

NEWPORT               WASHINGTON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BLOCK ISLAND, BOSTON, BRISTOL,
BROCKTON, CHATHAM, FALL RIVER, FALMOUTH, FITCHBURG, FOXBOROUGH,
FRAMINGHAM, GLOUCESTER, GREENFIELD, HARTFORD, LAWRENCE, LOWELL,
NANTUCKET, NEW BEDFORD, NEWPORT, NORTHAMPTON, PLYMOUTH,
PROVIDENCE, PROVINCETOWN, PUTNAM, QUINCY, SPRINGFIELD, TAUNTON,
UNION, VERNON, VINEYARD HAVEN, WARWICK, WESTERLY, WILLIMANTIC,
AND WORCESTER.

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