Storm Coordination Message #1 – Friday 9/28/18 Heavy Rainfall/Flood Potential

Hello to all…
..Periods of Heavy Rainfall will affect the area Friday Morning through Friday mid-afternoon and given the recent wet conditions, there is an increased threat for flooding to flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas and some small rivers and streams. Heaviest Rainfall expected over  Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts..
..A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Northern Connecticut, Hampden County Massachusetts, Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island except for the islands through this Friday afternoon. A widespread 0.5-1.5″ of rainfall is expected but bands of 1.5-3.0″ of rain are likely particularly in Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts and this could lead to flooding/flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas as well as some small rivers and streams..
..SKYWARN Self-Activation will monitor the heavy rainfall/flood potential for today. This will be the only coordination message on today’s storm event. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Flash Flood Watch statement, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook..
NWS Boston/Norton Flash Flood Watch Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:
https://www.weather.gov/box/ehwo

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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