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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 12:51 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the North Nashua River at Fitchburg.
* Until late tonight... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 7.2 feet by
mid afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage this evening.
* Impact... at 7.0 feet... flooding of low lying areas along the river
can be expected. Flooding encroaches on businesses near the
Junction of river and depot streets in Fitchburg.


Lat... Lon 4244 7174 4261 7187 4265 7177 4246 7165



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1232 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
northern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
Hampshire County in western Massachusetts...
northwestern Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
Franklin County in western Massachusetts...

* until 430 PM EDT.

* At 1230 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated that the torrential
rainfall that affected northwest and north central Massachusetts
had pushed southeast of the area. Light to moderate rain remained
and will linger early this afternoon.

* The rainfall from this morning produced urban flash flooding. With
the rainfall becoming lighter in nature, the urban flooding is not
expected to become worse, but could take a longer period of time
to recede.

* The heavy rains also caused some area rivers and streams to go
into minor flood or come close to bankfull levels. Streams and
small rivers will take some time to recede, and some rivers may
even rise a bit further during this afternoon. A river Flood
Warning continues this afternoon for the North Nashua River at
Fitchburg. The Deerfield river at West Deerfield went into minor
flood, and crested at 11 am. The Deerfield river is expected to
fall below flood stage during early this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Do not
drive through roads or underpasses that are flooded. Avoid flooded
areas near small streams and move to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4238 7307 4239 7301 4266 7295 4267 7300
      4270 7295 4270 7302 4274 7302 4271 7164
      4240 7162 4233 7194 4227 7260 4229 7261
      4227 7264 4224 7291 4226 7289 4234 7290
      4234 7296 4231 7301 4233 7306


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1123 am EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Windham County in northern Connecticut...
northeastern Tolland County in northern Connecticut...
southeastern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
southern Suffolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
south central Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
northern Plymouth County in southeastern Massachusetts...
northwestern Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts...
Providence County in Rhode Island...

* until 315 PM EDT.

* At 1120 am EDT Doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms
producing very heavy rain within the warned area. Flash flooding
is expected to begin shortly.

* As of 1120 am, the heaviest rainfall extended from extreme
northeast Connecticut into far northwest Rhode Island,
northeastward into the Boston corridor. Rainfall rates in this
area were as high as 2 to 5 inches per hour. This band may shift
to the south over the next couple of hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boston, Brockton, Quincy, Pawtucket, Taunton, Weymouth, Woonsocket,
Braintree, Cumberland, Randolph, North Providence, Franklin,
Johnston, North Attleborough, Norwood, Milford, Milton, Stoughton,
Bridgewater and Windham.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding will occur quickly, and
could be life threatening for those who try to drive through flooded
roads or underpasses. Find alternate routes. Those near small streams
need to get to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4172 7224 4202 7226 4202 7172 4218 7174
      4229 7096 4234 7088 4205 7065 4168 7220


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1058 am EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southwestern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
southern Hampshire County in western Massachusetts...
Hampden County in western Massachusetts...

* until 300 PM EDT.

* At 1055 am EDT Doppler radar indicated rain, heavy at times,
crossing through southwest and south central Massachusetts.
Rainfall totals so far included 3 inches in Westfield, and 1.5
inches in Springfield. Periods of rain, heavy at times, are
expected to continue into this afternoon. As a result flash
flooding is expected within the warning area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Springfield, Chicopee, Enfield, Westfield, Holyoke, Agawam, West
Springfield, Ludlow, South Hadley, Webster, Southbridge, Auburn,
Easthampton, Longmeadow, Suffield, East Longmeadow, Belchertown,
Wilbraham, Oxford and Millbury.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding will occur quickly, and
could be life threatening for those who try to drive through flooded
roads or underpasses. Find alternate routes. Those near small
streams need to get to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4215 7307 4214 7305 4225 7300 4232 7301
      4233 7290 4224 7289 4233 7195 4216 7188
      4218 7174 4201 7172 4203 7221 4202 7260
      4204 7276 4200 7277 4200 7281 4204 7282
      4204 7305


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1017 am EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
north central Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
Suffolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...

* until 215 PM EDT.

* At 1015 am EDT Doppler radar indicated a swath of heavy rain
moving across the warned area. Rainfall rates of up to 1 to 3
inches per hour were occurring. Flash flooding is expected to
begin shortly. This includes rapid ponding of water in urban poor
drainage areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boston, Worcester, Lowell, Cambridge, Quincy, Lynn, Nashua, Newton,
Lawrence, Somerville, Framingham, Haverhill, Waltham, Malden,
Brookline, Medford, Revere, Peabody, Methuen and Arlington.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding will occur quickly, and
could be life threatening for those who try to drive through flooded
roads or underpasses. Find alternate routes. Those near small streams
need to get to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4287 7082 4281 7087 4280 7078 4269 7074
      4270 7062 4265 7056 4241 7090 4242 7096
      4235 7094 4235 7087 4229 7097 4216 7188
      4233 7194 4240 7162 4271 7163 4270 7129
      4274 7118 4281 7116 4281 7107 4289 7091


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 1:06 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and northern
Rhode Island, including the following areas, in northern
Connecticut, Hartford, Tolland, and Windham. In Massachusetts,
eastern Hampshire, Essex, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk,
northern Bristol, northern Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester.
In northern Rhode Island, Kent and Providence.

* Through late tonight

* bands of torrential rain showers associated with the remnants
of Florence will continue to track across the watch area thru
this afternoon. A large portion of western and north central
Massachusetts has already received 2 to 4 inches of rainfall.
Up to an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible within
the watch area thru this afternoon.

* As a result of the rain that has fallen and expected rainfall
over the next few hours, both small stream and urban flash
flooding remain possible.

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.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 1:06 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and northern
Rhode Island, including the following areas, in northern
Connecticut, Hartford, Tolland, and Windham. In Massachusetts,
eastern Hampshire, Essex, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk,
northern Bristol, northern Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester.
In northern Rhode Island, Kent and Providence.

* Through late tonight

* bands of torrential rain showers associated with the remnants
of Florence will continue to track across the watch area thru
this afternoon. A large portion of western and north central
Massachusetts has already received 2 to 4 inches of rainfall.
Up to an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible within
the watch area thru this afternoon.

* As a result of the rain that has fallen and expected rainfall
over the next few hours, both small stream and urban flash
flooding remain possible.

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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