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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:02 PM EDT on October 01, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on October 02, 2014


... Flood Watch in effect from 5 PM EDT this afternoon through
Thursday morning...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of southeastern Massachusetts...
including the following counties... Barnstable... Bristol...
Dukes... Nantucket and Plymouth.

* From 5 PM EDT this afternoon through tomorrow morning

* periods of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms may lead to high
rainfall totals through tomorrow morning. The possibility of a
localized 3-6 inch amount is possible. Rainfall rates of 1-2
inches an hour are also possible... which could yield urban
flooding especially at typically prone locations.

* If these higher rainfall amounts are observed... localized
flooding is possible... particularly urban and street flooding
where drainage is poor. Low-lying area and basement flooding
also cannot be ruled out. Also... flashier small streams may
quickly rise.

* Note that the issuance of a watch suggests some
uncertainty... and the exact location of the heaviest rainfall
may ultimately remain offshore. However... given the potential
for this rain to fall in urbanized areas where impacts could be
high prompted the issuance of this watch.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:24 AM EDT on October 01, 2014


... How dry was september?...

... Correction for Springfield Massachusetts /kcef/...

The following is a preliminary review of rainfall totals for the
month of September. Times in which monthly rainfall totals concluded
are provided with respect to the stations. Ranking with respect to
driest septembers on record /with 1 being the driest/ are provided.
Lowest rainfall totals for the month of September are also provided.

All data presented herein is preliminary and subject to revision.
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Automated surface observing stations ending midnight October 1st.

* Records with 50-years or more of data.

                          Monthly record records
ID location total rank lowest begin
-- -------- ------- ---- ------ -------

Eastern Massachusetts...
bed Bedford 0.92 2 0.67 1957 1949*
bvy Beverly 1.23 1 --------- 1999
bos Boston 0.70 11 0.21 1914 1872*
mqe Blue Hill lcd 0.41 1 --------- 1885*
lwm Lawrence 1.49 2 1.23 2005 1998
ewb New Bedford 0.86 1 --------- 1998
owd Norwood 0.55 1 --------- 1998
pym Plymouth 0.75 1 --------- 1998
tan Taunton 1.25 1 --------- 1998

Cape Cod and the islands...
cqx Chatham 1.23 2 0.72 2001 1998
hya Hyannis 0.98 1 --------- 1998
mvy Marthas Vineyard 1.27 2 0.42 2013 1998
ack Nantucket 2.37 17 0.07 1971 1948*

Central and western Massachusetts...
fit Fitchburg 1.64 2 1.19 2009 1998
ore Orange 1.63 2 1.48 2009 1998
cef Springfield 0.88 2 0.82 1953 1942*
orh Worcester 2.72 53 0.21 1914 1892*

Rhode Island...
uuu Newport 0.57 1 --------- 1998
pvd Providence 0.74 2 0.48 1914 1904*
wst westerly 0.79 1 --------- 1998

Northern Connecticut...
bdl Bradley Intl 1.62 24 0.20 1914 1905*
hfd Hartford 1.21 10 0.55 1997 1920*
ijd Willimantic 1.72 3 1.37 2005 1998

Southwest and south central New Hampshire...
afn Jaffrey 1.24 1 --------- 1998

________________________________________________________________

Cooperative observing stations ending 7 am September 30th.

* Records with 50-years or more of data.

                          Monthly record records
ID location total rank lowest begin
-- -------- ------- ---- ------ -------

western Massachusetts...
including Franklin... Hampshire... Hampden counties
       Amherst 1.34 9 0.52 1914 1893*
       Greenfield 1.60 2 1.55 2009 2000
       Sunderland 0.98 2 0.82 1984 1978*
       Ware 2.74 35 1.00 2009 1937*
       Westfield 1.76 1 --------- 2007
       Worthington 1.53 1 1.53 2014 1994

Central Massachusetts...
including Worcester County
       Ashburnham 2.59 25 0.47 1948 1942*
       Barre Falls dam 3.32 28 0.99 1984 1959*
       Birch Hill dam 1.55 12 0.64 1964 1948*
       Buffumville Lake 1.34 5 0.77 1959 1959*
       East Brimfield lk 1.69 12 0.62 1986 1962*
       Hardwick 4.03 6 1.11 2009 2007
       Milford 0.77 6 0.42 1941 1931*
       Northbridge 0.62 1 --------- 1964*
       Southbridge 1.39 12 0.29 1948 1926*
       Tully Lake 2.44 18 0.79 1964 1949*

Northeast Massachusetts...
including Middlesex... Essex... Suffolk counties
       Beverly 1.78 5 1.45 1998 1996
       Lowell 2.12 38 0.13 1914 1892*
       Marblehead 1.25 2 1.19 1997 1984
       Maynard 2.00 11 1.03 1990 1963*
       Newburyport 2.09 24 0.51 1941 1931*

Southeast Massachusetts...
including Bristol... Norfolk... Plymouth... Barnstable... Dukes counties
       Blue Hill coop 0.36 1 --------- 1885*
       Bridgewater 1.17 2 1.15 2003 2003
       Chatham 1.73 6 0.68 2001 1972
       East Sandwich 1.45 1 --------- 2010
       East Wareham 1.52 19 0.36 1930 1912*
       Edgartown 1.68 15 0.31 2013 1946*
       Franklin 0.65 3 0.26 1941 1926*
       Middleboro 0.75 4 0.14 1941 1893*
       Rochester 0.63 2 0.48 1957 1952*
       Taunton NWS 0.74 1 --------- 1997
       Woods Hole 2.13 1 --------- 2010

Southwest New Hampshire...
including Cheshire County
       Fitzwilliam 1.96 15 0.23 1948 1931*
       Jaffrey silverranch 1.25 1 --------- 2011
       Keene 1.78 17 0.20 1948 1893*
       Otter brook 1.81 10 0.31 1964 1958*
       Surry Mountain 1.55 9 0.14 1948 1948*

South central New Hampshire...
including Hillsborough County
       East Milford 1.61 2 1.20 2010 2008
       Greenville 1.66 5 1.28 1998 1988
       Hudson 2.08 8 0.94 2009 1986

North central and northeast Connecticut...
including Hartford... Tolland... Windham... and eastern Litchfield counties
       barkhamstead 0.92 3 0.63 1948 1932*
       Burlington 1.68 9 0.24 1948 1932*
       Hampton 1.71 3 1.39 2009 2004
       Staffordville 2.00 4 1.11 2010 2002
       Storrs 1.53 21 0.45 1914 1888*
       West Thompson lk 1.50 6 0.65 1986 1963*

Rhode Island...
including Providence and Kent counties
       Coventry 1.00 1 --------- 2011
       North Foster 0.74 1 --------- 1975
       Woonsocket 0.62 1 --------- 1948*


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