• Strong Afternoon Thunderstorms

    Hello to all…

    ..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible in Western Massachusetts from Central Worcester County Massachusetts and Hartford County Connecticut west anytime between 3-9 PM Monday. Strong to damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall with urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed this area into a marginal to slight risk of severe weather and there remains a slight risk of severe weather across New York, Vermont & Northeast Pennsylvania..
    ..Key question on any severe weather potential is how close a frontal system/trough gets to this area and whether cooling temperatures aloft get close enough to this area along with heating and destabilization of the day is sufficient to realize severe weather potential. Wind fields are marginally sufficient for severe weather if instability levels and cooling aloft works far enough east into the Marginal to Slight risk area and the risk area has shifted a bit more east indicating the cooling aloft could make it far enough east to affect parts of our coverage area..
    ..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely mid to late Monday Afternoon into the evening to monitor this severe weather potential. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible depending on the coverage of any strong to severe thunderstorms in Western and North-Central Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut. This will be the last complete coordination message on this severe weather potential. A shortened coordination message will be issued if time allows and Ops at NWS Taunton are initiated. Below is the NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook, Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook and SPC Day-1 Convective Outlook:


  • Flash Flood Watch

    Flash Flood Watch
    Beginning: 2017-07-12T14:15:00 Ending: 2017-07-13T01:00:00 New Alert

    HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA- EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA- SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA- WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA- SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI- SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI- BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HARTFORD, WINDSOR LOCKS, UNION, VERNON, PUTNAM, WILLIMANTIC, BLANDFORD, SPRINGFIELD, MILFORD, WORCESTER, FOXBOROUGH, NORWOOD, BOSTON, QUINCY, TAUNTON, BROCKTON, PLYMOUTH, FALL RIVER, NEW BEDFORD, MATTAPOISETT, FOSTER, SMITHFIELD, PROVIDENCE, COVENTRY, WEST GREENWICH, EAST GREENWICH, WARWICK, WEST WARWICK, BRISTOL, NARRAGANSETT, WESTERLY, AND NEWPORT 1015 AM EDT WED JUL 12 2017

    …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, AND RHODE ISLAND, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT, HARTFORD, TOLLAND, AND WINDHAM. IN MASSACHUSETTS, BRISTOL, HAMPDEN, NORFOLK, PLYMOUTH, SOUTHERN WORCESTER, SUFFOLK INCLUDING THE CITY OF BOSTON. IN RHODE ISLAND, BRISTOL, KENT, NEWPORT, PROVIDENCE, AND WASHINGTON.

    * UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING

    * SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE DISSIPATING SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS RESULTING IN RAINFALL RATES OF 1-2 INCHES PER HOUR, WITH A LOW RISK OF LOCALIZED 3 TO 4 INCH AMOUNTS 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

    Hello to all…

    ..Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible to likely through Wednesday Evening. Strong to damaging winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas are the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of Southern New England in a marginal risk for severe weather today..
    ..A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 9 PM Wednesday Evening for Hampden, Southern Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and all of Rhode Island and except Block Island Rhode Islamd..
    ..SKYWARN Self-Activation is likely today for isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. Ops at NWS Taunton are possible for the later afternoon/early evening timeframe..

  • Wrong-way driver caused crash on Mass Pike

    Minor injuries reported in Russell crash

    RUSSELL, Mass. (WWLP) – State police say that a wrong-way driver caused a crash that led to backups Massachusetts Turnpike in western Hampden County.

    State Trooper Chris Kudlay told 22News that a driver was headed eastbound in the westbound side of the Pike in Russell, and collided with another driver.

    Kudlay said there were minor injuries in the crash, and that the two right travel lanes (there are three travel lanes in that particular section of the Pike) had to be closed while everything was cleaned up. All lanes have since re-opened.

    There is no word at this time on charges, or how the driver ended up on the wrong side of the road.

    A wrong-way crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike is causing delays in the westbound lanes.

    Massachusetts State Police were called to the westbound lanes in Westfield near the 35 mile marker after a driver heading the wrong way hit another vehicle.

    Occupants in both vehicles were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

    Two westbound lanes were shutdown as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.

    All lanes on the Massachusetts Turnpike Monday afternoon have reopened following a crash in the westbound lanes.

    Massachusetts State Police were called to the westbound lanes in Westfield near the 35 mile marker after a driver heading the wrong way hit another vehicle.

    Occupants in both vehicles were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

    Two westbound lanes were shutdown as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.


  • Afternoon Weather

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    ..Isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible to likely Saturday, possibly as early as late Saturday Morning and extending through the early evening hours Saturday. Strong to damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall with urban and poor drainage flooding are the main threats. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has continued a marginal risk for severe weather for Saturday for much of Southern New England and could upgrade to a slight risk in future outlooks..

    ..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence by 11 AM Saturday Morning..
    On Friday, significant flash flooding affected portions of Cape Cod from Falmouth and Sandwich through Barnstable, Dennis and Yarmouth and to a lesser extent on Outer Cape Cod. Storm report information and a few flooding photos can be seen at the following links: