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Special Statement

Statement as of 3:23 PM EDT on July 28, 2015

Expires 4:15 PM EDT on July 28, 2015


... Strong thunderstorm developing in southeast Massachusetts...

At 323 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a
strong thunderstorm over Mansfield... moving southeast at 35 mph.

Hail up to the size of peas and wind gusts up to 40 mph can be
expected with this storm as it heads toward Dighton... Freetown and
Lakeville by 4 PM.

Locations impacted include...
Taunton... Attleboro... Mansfield... Easton... Norton... Somerset...
Swansea... Raynham... Rehoboth... Lakeville... Freetown... Dighton and
Berkley.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Get indoors when this storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to
produce minor damage... such as downed branches. Minor urban and poor
drainage flooding is also possible.


Lat... Lon 4202 7126 4206 7117 4182 7088 4177 7107
      4176 7112 4177 7111 4179 7112 4176 7113
      4175 7116
time... Mot... loc 1923z 332deg 30kt 4202 7120


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323 PM EDT Tue Jul 28 2015

... Strong thunderstorm developing in southeast Massachusetts...

At 323 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a
strong thunderstorm over Mansfield... moving southeast at 35 mph.

Hail up to the size of peas and wind gusts up to 40 mph can be
expected with this storm as it heads toward Dighton... Freetown and
Lakeville by 4 PM.

Locations impacted include...
Taunton... Attleboro... Mansfield... Easton... Norton... Somerset...
Swansea... Raynham... Rehoboth... Lakeville... Freetown... Dighton and
Berkley.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Get indoors when this storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to
produce minor damage... such as downed branches. Minor urban and poor
drainage flooding is also possible.


Lat... Lon 4202 7126 4206 7117 4182 7088 4177 7107
      4176 7112 4177 7111 4179 7112 4176 7113
      4175 7116
time... Mot... loc 1923z 332deg 30kt 4202 7120


Jwd

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:03 PM EDT on July 28, 2015


Service change notice

To: subscribers

-family of services
-NOAA weather wire service
-emergency managers weather information network
-other NWS partners... users and employees

From: Robert M. Thompson, meteorologist-in-charge
weather forecast office Taunton MA

Subject: change in flood category for the river gage at
Bridgewater on the Taunton river /bdgm3/

Effective 1600 coordinated Universal time on Tuesday September 1
2015... the National Weather Service will change the flood stage
/minor flood category/ for the river gage at Bridgewater on the
Taunton river.

Starting Tuesday September 1 at 1600 coordinated Universal time...
flood warnings and flood statements will reference this updated
category level. This change is part of a recent re-evaluation of
the flood plain with input from local officials in the town of
Middleborough MA.

The new flood stage will be as follows:

New flood stage is 8 feet above gage zero. The previous flood
stage was 10.5 feet above gage zero.

Moderate flood stage remains 12.0 feet above gage zero. This is
unchanged.

Major flood stage remains 14.0 feet above gage zero. This is
unchanged.

If you have any questions or comments on this change... please
contact:

Nicole Belk
senior service hydrologist
National Weather Service forecast office
445 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton, MA 02780

E-mail: Nicole.Belk@noaa.Gov


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