Thursday, June 9, 2011

Special Weather Statement from the NWS for Thursday, June 9

The following Special Weather Statement was issued by the National Weather Service at 5 a.m. this morning. Please heed their warning to stay alert for any watches or warnings and to take cover immediately should the skies become threatening this afternoon and early evening:


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
459 AM EDT THU JUN 9 2011
...SOME THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

VARIOUS INGREDIENTS APPEAR TO BE COMING TOGETHER TO SET THE STAGE
FOR A ROUND OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM MID AFTERNOON
INTO THE EVENING. THREATS WILL INCLUDE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND
LARGE HAIL. IN ADDITION...VERY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED
URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING. SOME POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS
SUCH AS UNDERPASSES MAY FILL UP WITH WATER QUICKLY AND BE UNSAFE
TO DRIVE THROUGH.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY ALSO CONTAIN FREQUENT CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING...A VERY SERIOUS THREAT TO ANYONE CAUGHT OUTDOORS
ON LAND OR WATER.

THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOST LIKELY BETWEEN 3 AND 7 PM FOR
SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE...CENTRAL AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...AND
NORTHERN CONNECTICUT. ACROSS EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND...THE MOST LIKELY TIME PERIOD FOR THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
BETWEEN 5 AND 9 PM.

STAY ALERT FOR ANY WATCHES OR WARNINGS THAT MAY BE ISSUED LATER
TODAY. IF OUTSIDE AND THE SKY BECOMES THREATENING...SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.

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