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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 7:48 PM EDT on July 07, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 08, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through
Wednesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for all of Rhode Island and most of southeast
Massachusetts.

* From late Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening

* scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late
Wednesday morning or early afternoon. Some of the thunderstorms
may contain torrential rainfall capable of producing over 2
inches of rain in less than 1 hour. This may result in localized
flash flooding especially in urban centers. This includes the
Boston and Providence Metro areas as well as typically prone
locations such as Cranston... Fall River and New Bedford.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



Frank


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:20 PM EDT on July 07, 2015


... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed in
South Deerfield in Franklin County MA...

Location... South Deerfield in Franklin County MA
date... July 7 2015
estimated time... 455 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
maximum path width... 0.2 miles
path length... 0.45 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 42.49n / -72.60w
ending lat/Lon... 42.49n / -72.60w
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Taunton MA has confirmed a
microburst /straight line wind damage/ in South Deerfield in
Franklin County Massachusetts on July 7 2015.

A microburst caused damage at 452 PM EDT on hillside Road near the
River Road intersection in South Deerfield... just to the north of
The Mount Sugarloaf state reservation. The microburst was about 2500
feet long and up to 1000 feet wide.

Several tall Pine trees were snapped off at the top... while several
other large trees fell taking down power lines. All trees fell in a
south-southwest to north-northeast direction. A witness reported
horizontal winds and trees all bent and broken in the same
direction. A gazebo was blown off its foundation in the backyard of
one home.

Wind speeds in this microburst were estimated at 80 to 90 mph.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/box.

For reference...
a microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow
area
of less than 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than
5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal/vertical
wind shears... which can adversely affect aircraft performance and
cause property damage. Straight-line winds are generally any wind
that is not associated with rotation... used mainly to
differentiate them from tornadic winds.


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