Tropical Storm Warning

Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 30
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA  AL092020
1135 AM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

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Western Franklin MA-
1135 AM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Charlemont

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58
      to 73 mph
        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical
          storm force.
        - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property
          should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for
          significant wind damage.
        - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
        - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
          damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
          buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
          failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
          Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
          urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
          and access routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more
          prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
      moderate flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
        - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations
          and rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
          swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
          especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
          creeks, and ditches overflow.
        - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
          foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas
          of rapid inundation at 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. Some 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

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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
350 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

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Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, and Springfield
350 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* A portion of western Massachusetts, including the following
  areas, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected during this afternoon and
  tonight. Locally higher amounts of 4 inches are possible,
  especially along the east slopes of the Berkshires. This
  rainfall brings the threat for flash flooding, with the main
  flood threat being along urban and poor drainage areas as well
  as small streams.

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.

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Hurricane Local Statement

Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 30
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Tropical Storm Isaias Local Statement Advisory Number 30
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA  AL092020
1152 AM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

This product covers Southern New England

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

NEW INFORMATION
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* 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
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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
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* 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
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* 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
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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.

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