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Tropical Storm Warning
TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT

Tropical Storm Warning issued August 4 at 5:01AM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Cambridge

* WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: No significant rainfall forecast

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little or no potential for flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - PLAN: There is little or no potential for flooding rain. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations are needed to protect against flooding rain at this time. - ACT: Monitor for changes to the forecast.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected - The tornado threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION: - https://www.weather.gov/box
Tropical Cyclone Statement
Tropical Cyclone Statement issued August 4 at 5:12AM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

This product covers Southern New England

** Tropical Storm Isaias To Impact Southern New England Later Today and Early Tonight **

Tuesday...

NEW INFORMATION ---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for northern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode island.

* STORM INFORMATION: - About 530 miles southwest of Nantucket MA - 36.3N 77.5W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 28 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to quickly track through southeast New York and western New England this evening, before heading into northern New England. Most of the storm's impacts will occur during about a 6 hour period from late this afternoon through early tonight.

Strong southerly winds gusting to 40 to 60 mph may be capable of downing some trees and power lines. There is also the possibility of an isolated tornado, especially near the Connecticut River Valley. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected, with the higher totals closer to the Berkshires, where urban or small stream flooding may occur. Rainfall totals will decrease farther east. Much of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts should receive less than one inch of rain.

Minor coastal flooding will affect south coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts during high tide early tonight, resulting in inundation of 1 to 2 feet ground level, primarily affecting more vulnerable shore roads and low lying areas.

Rough surf and an increased risk of dangerous rip currents will affect south coastal beaches today and Wednesday.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS -----------------

* WIND: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across southern New England. Potential impacts in this area include: - Several large trees snapped or uprooted. - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN: Protect against rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across parts of western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Potential impacts include:

- Small streams, creeks, and ditches may overflow. - Rapid inundation of underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous.

Elsewhere across Southern New England, little to no impact is anticipated.

* TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southern New England, especially near the Connecticut River Valley. Potential impacts include: - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, and minor damage to roofs.

* SURGE: Minor impacts are anticipated across south coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including the Narragansett Bay shoreline, around the time of high tide tonight which occurs between 930 PM and 10 PM. Inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level is possible.

*PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...* EVACUATIONS: Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly ventilated area.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter options.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
NWS Regional Weather Roundup - New England Area

REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
900 AM EDT TUE AUG 04 2020

NOTE:  "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO 
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

MAZALL-041400-
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BOSTON         CLOUDY    73  69  87 E6        30.04F                  
BEVERLY        CLOUDY    76  70  82 VRB3      30.04F                  
LAWRENCE       CLOUDY    74  67  78 E5        30.07F                  
BEDFORD        CLOUDY    77  70  79 N3        30.03F                  
BLUE HILL      NOT AVBL                                               
NORWOOD        CLOUDY    79  72  79 SE5       30.04F                  
MARSHFIELD     CLOUDY    79  77  94 VRB6      30.04F                  
PLYMOUTH       CLOUDY    79  73  82 SE3       30.05F                  
TAUNTON        CLOUDY    81  72  74 SE6       30.03F                  
NEW BEDFORD    CLOUDY    80  76  87 SE12      30.04S                  
$$

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CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
FALMOUTH       CLOUDY    81  75  83 S12       30.06F                  
HYANNIS        CLOUDY    80  77  90 S8        30.05F                  
CHATHAM        CLOUDY    73  71  93 S6        30.08F                  
PROVINCETOWN   PTSUNNY   80  76  87 S7        30.06F                  
NANTUCKET      FOG       73  73 100 SE9       30.07F VSB 1/4          
MARTHAS VNYRD  CLOUDY    77  76  96 SE10      30.05F FOG              
$$
 
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CENTRAL AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
WORCESTER      CLOUDY    74  70  87 E5        30.07R                  
FITCHBURG      CLOUDY    72  66  81 NW3       30.06F                  
ORANGE         CLOUDY    72  68  87 CALM      30.05F                  
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    73  71  91 N3        30.01S                  
WESTFIELD      CLOUDY    71  70  96 N6        30.02S                  
NORTH ADAMS    NOT AVBL                                               
PITTSFIELD     LGT RAIN  68  66  93 E5        30.03F                  
$$
 
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RHODE ISLAND
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PROVIDENCE     CLOUDY    78  72  81 S8        30.04S                  
NEWPORT        CLOUDY    79  76  90 SE9       30.04S                  
BLOCK ISLAND   CLOUDY    78  75  90 SE13      30.03S                  
SMITHFIELD     CLOUDY    77  74  90 VRB5      30.05F                  
WESTERLY       CLOUDY    78  74  87 SE9       30.03S                  
$$
 
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CONNECTICUT
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BRADLEY INTL   CLOUDY    72  70  93 VRB6      30.01S                  
HARTFORD       CLOUDY    78  70  76 NE5       30.00S                  
BRIDGEPORT     CLOUDY    77  75  93 E7        29.97F                  
DANBURY        CLOUDY    71  69  93 E6        29.99F                  
GROTON         CLOUDY    77  75  93 SE9       30.01S                  
NEW HAVEN      CLOUDY    80  77  90 E8        29.99S                  
CHESTER        CLOUDY    77  77 100 VRB5      30.02S                  
MERIDEN        CLOUDY    76  70  82 N3        30.00S                  
WILLIMANTIC    CLOUDY    77  72  84 CALM      30.03R                  
OXFORD         CLOUDY    73  72  96 SE8       30.02S                  
$$

MEZ002-015-021-024-NHZ003-005-008-011-012-014-VTZ005-008-041400-
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PORTLAND ME    CLOUDY    75  63  66 NE3       30.09F                  
BANGOR ME      CLOUDY    71  62  73 CALM      30.10R                  
CONCORD NH     LGT RAIN  73  64  73 CALM      30.06S                  
MANCHESTER NH  CLOUDY    72  66  81 E3        30.04F                  
NASHUA NH      PTSUNNY   71  70  96 CALM      30.06F                  
PORTSMOUTH NH  CLOUDY    74  63  67 E8        30.05F                  
JAFFREY NH     CLOUDY    69  65  86 CALM      30.09S                  
KEENE NH       CLOUDY    69  66  90 NE5       30.06S                  
BURLINGTON VT  LGT RAIN  67  64  90 SE8       30.00F                  
MT. WASHINGTON LGT RAIN  52  52 100 SW31G40     N/A  VSB 1/16         
$$

NYZ052-076-041400-
EASTERN NEW YORK
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ALBANY         LGT RAIN  67  67 100 CALM      30.00F FOG              
NEW YORK CITY  CLOUDY    82  75  79 SE15      29.92                   
$$
 
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MARINE OBSERVATIONS
  
STATION/POSITION TIME  TEMP    WIND        PRES    VSBY  WAVE
                       AIR SEA DIR/SP/G                  HT/PER
                 (UTC) (F)     (DEG/KT/KT) (MB)    (MI)  (FT/S)
BOSTON BUOY      1250   71 71  100/  6/  8 1016.3F         1/ 9
BUZZARDS BAY     1200          130/ 12/ 13 1018.3F
NANTUCKET SOUND  1240      76  160/ 12/ 14 1017.3F
MASS BAY-STELLWA 1204   71     200/  8/ 10 1015.9   1 1/2  2/11
ISLE OF SHOALS   1200   73     110/ 10/ 10 1017.5R
S OF BLOCK IS    1226      75                N/A           3/ 8
$$

......................KEY.........................
  SKY/WX - SKY CONDITION/PRESENT WEATHER
  TMP    - TEMPERATURE IN FAHRENHEIT
  DWPT   - DEWPOINT IN FAHRENHEIT
  RH     - RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT
  WIND   - DIRECTION AND SPEED IN MPH
  PRES   - MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IN INCHES OF HG
  WCI    - WIND CHILL INDEX
  VSB    - VISIBILITY IN MILES
  HX     - HEAT INDEX
  TC     - TEMPERATURE IN CELSIUS
  VRB    - VARIABLE WIND DIRECTION