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..Unexpected Significant Flash Flood Event Hammered the North Shore of Massachusetts Tuesday Morning closing schools and resulting in a state of emergency in the city of Peabody, Massachusetts. Swampscott, Salem, Lynn, Marblehead and Beverly Massachusetts also sustained significant flash flooding..
..Rainfall amounts between 2 and 6 inches occurred in the hardest hit areas of the North Shore. Much of which falling in a 2 hour period near morning rush hour. Isolated hail and even one wind damage report was noted with the activity..
..SKYWARN Self-Activated in the 145.470-Danvers Repeater and on the New England Reflector *NEW-ENG* echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123 system and gathered many reports during the event. The short fused nature and time of day the incident occurred precluded an email coordination message to the SKYWARN email list..
..Below is a note sent by Eastern Massachusetts Assistant ARES Section Emergency Coordinator and North Shore Assistant SKYWARN Coordiantor, Jim Palmer-KB1KQW to North Shore ARES/SKYWARN volunteers edited for the generality of the NWS Taunton SKYWARN email list..
We wanted to take a moment to thank all those ARES/SKYWARN stations that checked into the net this morning to provide reports of flooding, rainfall totals, even hail and wind damage. While this event was certainly not expected, we reacted as quickly as possible and provided valuable reports to the National Weather Service in Taunton to verify their warnings on the ground. Late this morning, we received a note from one of the meteorologists at NWS-Taunton also thanking us for our quick reaction and numerous reports. An up to date Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement can be found here:
Local Storm Report: http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1110050124.nwus51.html
Public Information Statement: http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KBOX/1110050132.nous41.html
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Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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