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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 3:14 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southeastern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
southern Suffolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
south central Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
northern Plymouth County in southeastern Massachusetts...
northwestern Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts...
Providence County in Rhode Island...

* until 615 PM EDT.

* At 312 PM EDT, areas of light to moderate rain were still falling
across portions of the warning area, however the more widespread,
heavy rain had moved well to the south. Some area rivers and
streams are still rising, and a few may produce minor flooding
during late this afternoon. Also, any urban and poor drainage
flooding that is ongoing may take some time to recede.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boston, Brockton, Quincy, Pawtucket, Taunton, Weymouth, Woonsocket,
Braintree, Cumberland, Randolph, North Providence, Franklin,
Johnston, North Attleborough, Norwood, Milford, Milton, Stoughton,
Bridgewater and Marshfield.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Do not
drive through roads or underpasses that are flooded. Avoid flooded
areas near small streams and move to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4204 7064 4178 7179 4198 7179 4208 7182
      4216 7186 4229 7095 4235 7087 4228 7084
      4228 7082


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201 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southeastern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
north central Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
Suffolk County in eastern Massachusetts...
Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...

* until 600 PM EDT.

* At 200 PM EDT, radar indicated that the widespread area of
moderate to heavy rain had tracked south of the Worcester and
Boston areas. Some light rain did remain over northeast and
central Massachusetts.

* Any existing urban and poor drainage flooding in central and
northeast Massachusetts, including the Boston area, may take some
time to recede. However, renewed poor drainage flooding is not
expected during this afternoon. As of 2 PM, some area rivers and
streams were still climbing, and minor flooding may occur during
this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boston, Worcester, Lowell, Cambridge, Quincy, Lynn, Newton,
Lawrence, Somerville, Framingham, Haverhill, Waltham, Malden,
Brookline, Medford, Revere, Peabody, Methuen, Arlington and
Everett.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Do not
drive through roads or underpasses that are flooded. Avoid flooded
areas near small streams and move to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4287 7082 4283 7081 4281 7087 4280 7078
      4270 7076 4270 7064 4265 7059 4254 7090
      4254 7087 4242 7091 4245 7103 4234 7088
      4229 7095 4216 7187 4233 7195 4240 7161
      4270 7164 4270 7129 4282 7112 4289 7090


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1251 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the North Nashua River at Fitchburg.
* Until late tonight... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 7.2 feet by
mid afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage this evening.
* Impact... at 7.0 feet... flooding of low lying areas along the river
can be expected. Flooding encroaches on businesses near the
Junction of river and depot streets in Fitchburg.


Lat... Lon 4244 7174 4261 7187 4265 7177 4246 7165



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1232 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
northern Worcester County in central Massachusetts...
Hampshire County in western Massachusetts...
northwestern Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts...
Franklin County in western Massachusetts...

* until 430 PM EDT.

* At 1230 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated that the torrential
rainfall that affected northwest and north central Massachusetts
had pushed southeast of the area. Light to moderate rain remained
and will linger early this afternoon.

* The rainfall from this morning produced urban flash flooding. With
the rainfall becoming lighter in nature, the urban flooding is not
expected to become worse, but could take a longer period of time
to recede.

* The heavy rains also caused some area rivers and streams to go
into minor flood or come close to bankfull levels. Streams and
small rivers will take some time to recede, and some rivers may
even rise a bit further during this afternoon. A river Flood
Warning continues this afternoon for the North Nashua River at
Fitchburg. The Deerfield river at West Deerfield went into minor
flood, and crested at 11 am. The Deerfield river is expected to
fall below flood stage during early this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Do not
drive through roads or underpasses that are flooded. Avoid flooded
areas near small streams and move to higher ground immediately.


Lat... Lon 4238 7307 4239 7301 4266 7295 4267 7300
      4270 7295 4270 7302 4274 7302 4271 7164
      4240 7162 4233 7194 4227 7260 4229 7261
      4227 7264 4224 7291 4226 7289 4234 7290
      4234 7296 4231 7301 4233 7306


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:58 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 2 am EDT Wednesday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and northern
Rhode Island, including the following areas, in northern
Connecticut, Windham. In Massachusetts, Essex, Middlesex,
Norfolk, northern Bristol, northern Plymouth, southern
Worcester, and Suffolk. In northern Rhode Island, Kent and
Providence.

* Through late tonight

* bands of torrential rain showers associated with the remnants
of Florence will continue to track across the watch area thru
this afternoon. A large portion of western and north central
Massachusetts has already received 2 to 4 inches of rainfall.
Up to an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible within
the watch area thru this afternoon.

* As a result of the rain that has fallen and expected rainfall
over the next few hours, both small stream and urban flash
flooding remain possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:58 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 2 am EDT Wednesday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and northern
Rhode Island, including the following areas, in northern
Connecticut, Windham. In Massachusetts, Essex, Middlesex,
Norfolk, northern Bristol, northern Plymouth, southern
Worcester, and Suffolk. In northern Rhode Island, Kent and
Providence.

* Through late tonight

* bands of torrential rain showers associated with the remnants
of Florence will continue to track across the watch area thru
this afternoon. A large portion of western and north central
Massachusetts has already received 2 to 4 inches of rainfall.
Up to an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible within
the watch area thru this afternoon.

* As a result of the rain that has fallen and expected rainfall
over the next few hours, both small stream and urban flash
flooding remain possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





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