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Severe storm warning for tonight (Tuesday 10/7)

Message from Massachusetts Emergency Management

DATE:              October 7, 2014

TIME:               12:15 PM   

SUBJECT:         Potential for Strong-Severe Storms Late Tonight – Early Wednesday

SITUATION

Primary concerns:

  • Strong wind gusts, which could occur even with no thunder.
  • Heavy rainfall, with the possibility of typical urban/nuisance flooding.
  • A brief tornado or offshore waterspout is possible.
  • Heavy rainfall/storms could effect AM commute.

Timing:

  • Mainly after midnight – mid morning (October 7, 2014-October 8, 2014)
  • Particular focus from about 3 AM in the west – 8 AM in the east.

Area of greatest concern:

  • Heavy rain and wind threat is for all of Southern New England.
  • Best chance for tornado – mainly south of the Mass Pike, but still non-zero further north.
  • Southern and southeastern waters have best chance for waterspout.

Stay Informed

  • For additional information and updated forecasts, see www.weather.gov/boston (National Weather Service Taunton),www.weather.gov/albany (National Weather Service Albany)
  • Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is powered by a free app (called ping4alerts!) that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app (calledPing4Alerts!) onto your smartphone, visit: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.

Online Resources:

For additional information and resources, visit:

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema

MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA

MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov

National Weather Service/Taunton at www.weather.gov/boston

National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany

Mass211 at www.mass211.org