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Colder Than Normal Stretch Ahead

November 4th, 2014 at 2:17 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

It has always amazed me how a storm system on one side of the Earth can impact the weather on the other side.  This will be the case during the next 10 days.

First, here’s the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for the next 6-10days.   The blue and red represent the amount of confidence the forecaster has in whether it will be cooler or warmer than normal.   Notice the higher confidence in cooler-than-normal temperatures in the eastern half of the country during the period November 9-13.

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Part of the reason why is on the other side of the world.

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Season’s First Snow

November 2nd, 2014 at 11:40 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Most communities in Southern New England saw snow on Sunday.  Most saw just snow flakes mixing with rain while others saw some accumulations.   The accumulating snow was mainly limited to Southeastern Massachusetts, and mainly on the grass and decks.

Courtesy Derek Adesso:  East Freetown Snow

Courtesy Derek Adesso: East Freetown Snow

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Here are some snow totals from across the area on Sunday.

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Storm Not Quite Done: Sunday Update

November 2nd, 2014 at 9:55 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

It’s been a windy and wild past 24 hours and we still have to get through more wind and rain before we are completely done with this storm.  In fact, some snow flakes have been mixing with the rain this morning…we have received reports in Warren, Coventry,  and Greenville.  I also noticed some very light flakes mixing with the rain from our City Cam in Providence when we were on the air this morning.

Here is a look at some of the strongest wind gusts which occurred overnight:

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As for what to expect for the rest of the day, here is a timeline:

Morning Until 1pM:

Showers (heavy at times will continue through about noon).  The showers will tend to be a bit heavier south and east of I-95.  Some snow will mix with the rain at times, although little to no accumulation is expected.  We will have to keep an eye on eastern Bristol County Mass and Plymouth County Mass into the early afternoon (Fall River, New Bedford, and points east)….these locations have a chance of getting a coating to an inch or 2 of snow.

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Winds will continue to be strong, gusting between 30 and 45 mph.  Some additional isolated wind damage and power outages are possible.

 

1PM Until 7PM:

The showers (and snow mix) will start to move out from west to east.  Providence and points west should be done with the precipitation by early afternoon, areas east of Providence could hang onto it until 2 or 3 PM.

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The gusts will continue to be busy with 30-40 mph gusts, although we will start to get on the low end of this range by 7PM.

It should be a dry kickoff for the Pats/Broncos, but dress in layers because the wind will make it FEEL like it’s in the 30s even though actual temperatures will be in the 40s around kickoff.  Winds will likely be gusting 30-40 mph at kickoff, and then 20-30 mph by the then of the game.  Therefore, the 2nd half may not be QUITE as affected (passing and kicking game) by the wind as the first half.

 After 7PM:

Although it will still be breezy, the rain/snow will be over and the wind will drop below advisory levels.  Into Monday morning, temperatures will drop to around freezing….bundle up Monday morning! -Pete Mangione

 

 


Saturday Evening Storm Update

November 1st, 2014 at 6:58 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

We’ve seen some rain and gusty winds today and this evening, but the worst of the storm is yet to come.  I’m thinking the strongest of the winds will be between 2am and noon on Sunday.  The worst of the rain will be this evening until about 7am.  Here’s what to expect from the storm in a nutshell…

  • Rain, heavy at times
  • 1-1.5″ of rain possible.
  • Bit of snow possible inland early Sunday (no accumulation).
  • Wind gusts to 45mph possible in our area through Sunday.
  • Wind gusts to 60mph possible for E’rn MA through Sunday

Here’s how the storm will play out…

As of 6:30pm on Saturday, the storm was a broad and complex area of low pressure with multiple low centers off the coastlines of the Mid-Atlantic and New England.  The central pressure was approximately 997mb.  The storm will intensify through the night and develop into one main area of low pressure by morning.   We’re anticipating the pressure to drop to approximately 984mb by tomorrow afternoon.  A typical Category 1 Hurricane has a central pressure of 980mb.   This low central pressure combined with a strong area of high pressure to our west will create very strong winds in Southern New England through Sunday.

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Again, the strongest of the winds will be early on Sunday as the storm is strengthening and making its closest apporach to Southern New England.   During this time, the rain will continue and may change to a little wet snow as cold air moves into the area late tonight.

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Weekend Wind/Rain Machine, Saturday Update

November 1st, 2014 at 8:52 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Data coming in this morning continues to show wind will be the biggest impact from this coastal storm.  However, rain will play a role as well.  Here is a timeline of what to expect:

Morning Through Noon:

Some showers will be moving through, but there will be plenty of time when it’s not coming down heavy (or not at all).  Bring the jacket if you are out doing errands: Temperatures will be in the 40s, but stiff breezes will make it FEEL like it’s in the upper 30s to around 40.  Here is a look at the wind gusts by noon.  They will be strong enough to blow your car door around a little bit in the parking lot, but not strong enough for any wind damage.

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Noon Through 8PM: 

Showers will become more frequent and heavier at times.  Some localized street flooding is possible (especially in eastern Massachusetts), but we are not expecting a widespread flooding event.  The wind also increase from during this time.  Here is a look at winds gusts by 8PM.

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Notice the wind gust range is now between 30-40 mph…with the strongest gusts from Newport to points east.  You will want 2 hands on the steering wheel if you are driving around tonight.  In addition, a few small tree limbs and loose Halloween decorations may be out there on the roads with you.

 

8PM Tonight to 8AM Sunday:

Showers will continue, heavy at times. By early Sunday morning, rainfall totals should range from 05. to 2.0 inches.

The strongest of the wind will also arrive.  Note gusts of over 50 mph are possible form the southeastern RI coast out towards Cape Cod.  If you are sleeping, don’t be surprised is some rattling windows wake you up!

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Plymouth County and Cape Cod may see widespread power outages; our viewing are is more likely to get isolated pockets of wind damage and power outages.

Early Sunday morning, some snow flakes may mix with lingering rain showers, but at this point, we are not expecting accumulations.

 

Rest of Sunday:

Winds will continue to be gusty (3o to 40 mph).  Dress warmly if you are headed to the Pats game.  Temperatures will be in the low 40s at kickoff…but the wind will make it FEEL like it’s in the upper 20s to 30s!


Coastal Storm Update…Rain, Strong Wind Gusts

November 1st, 2014 at 12:16 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Morning From Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca..

Yes its early in the morning, still in weather office as of 12:35am.  Latest data still points to a strong ocean storm passing  just east of Cape Cod later Saturday into Sunday….the storm is represented by the red “L” on map below just off Cape Cod Sunday morning.  Latest forecast track will bring cold rain Saturday along with strong winds thru Sunday Morning..

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Confidence is growing that the strongest winds (up to 60 mph) will be on Cape Cod.  This means power outage likely there.  The rest of our area will see gusts in the 30-50 mph range. Winds of that magnitude will produce a low to moderate risk of power outages ( see yellow shaded area on our forecast gust map below…)

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As far as storm impacts…the biggest concern would be wind.  An inch or two of rain may produce minor street flooding, since some low lying streets may have leaf clogged storm drains..It looks like northern Maine and New Hampshire will get several inches of snow. However it is possible for some wet snow to mix in with rain by Sunday morning here in southern New England. This is something that will need to be monitored

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Weekend Coastal Storm Update

October 31st, 2014 at 8:33 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Here we go again… another potent coastal storm will be impacting southern New England this weekend…. in fact, our computer models this morning have shifted to a track CLOSER to the coast, which means more rainfall and strong winds for Saturday and Sunday.  Here’s the 06z GFS model showing heavy rain over southeastern New England Saturday afternoon and evening with part 1 of the coastal storm sitting east of Cape Cod.

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Rain will be heaviest between noon Saturday and 12am Sunday, with as much as 1-2″ possible in Rhode Island and southeastern MA.  We’re still thinking that Cape Cod and Nantucket see the heaviest rain and highest winds from this evening.

Far eastern MA is also likely to see the strongest winds from this storm… 50mph+ for a few hours on the outer Cape and Nantucket…. further west into RI, wind gusts 35-50mph are possible.  That could lead to some wind damage–including downed limbs and branches and possibly some isolated power outages.  temp 1

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This is a potentially dangerous situation for mariners–along with 50kt+ wind gusts in the open waters east of MA, seas of 15-20ft are possible.  In Narragansett Bay, a Gale Watch has been issued for Saturday morning through late Sunday night, with waves building to 2-3ft and gusts up to 35kt.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the first snowflakes of the season.  While a few wet flakes are possible by late Saturday Night or early Sunday morning,  it looks like the best shot at snow will be in Maine, where several inches are possible.  Around here, the ground will stay bare.

 


Sandy: 2 Years Later

October 29th, 2014 at 1:08 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

We didn’t take a direct hit from Sandy, but it was reminder (as was Irene the year before) of what hurricanes and tropical storms can do.  Sandy side-swiped Rhode Island, after it came up the East Coast and made an unusual left turn into New Jersey.  We were spared the worst, New Jersey and New York were not.

Parts of Rhode Island were still devastated.  Hurricane-force wind gusts battered the south coast.  A 3-5 foot storm surge inundated coastal communities and large waves eroded our fragile shoreline.

Hurricane Sandy off the East Coast
Hurricane Sandy off the East Coast

Here’s Sandy by the numbers:

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Cold Windy Weekend. Storm “Potential” Saturday?

October 28th, 2014 at 8:47 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening From Chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca….

One more mild day Wednesday before much colder air moves in for Weekend.  A storm will form offshore Saturday, but exact location and track is still uncertain….a track well offshore means cold windy and dry…….A track closer to shore means cold and windy with rain Saturday, mixing with wet snow across inland areas Saturday Night…stay tuned thru out the week.. Sunday looks dry, but very windy and chilly.

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Double Show in Our Skies Monday Evening

October 27th, 2014 at 11:50 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:  The launch of the Antares rocket was scrubbed Monday evening due to a vessel within the launch zone.  The new launch time is set for 6:22pm Tuesday evening.  It will be visible in Rhode Island skies at 6:25pm, low in the southern sky (about 5° above the horizon).  The weather in Rhode Island won’t be as pristine as Monday evening’s weather.  There are lots of clouds out there, but if you have a good view of the southern sky, it’s worth a look.  Unfortunately, the International Space Station will not be visible in our skies this evening.

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For once, the weather should cooperate with something cool in the sky Monday evening — actually two things within minutes of each other.  We’ll have the opportunity to see a rocket launch and the International Space Station.

Courtesy:  NASA/Patrick Black.  Antares rocket on the launch pad.

Courtesy: NASA/Patrick Black. Antares rocket on the launch pad.

At 6:45pm, an Antares rocket is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Wallop Flight Facility in Virginia.  Approximately 3 1/2 minutes after launch, the launch will be visible in our skies.   It will be low in our sky, so you will need to go to a place with a clear view of the southern horizon.  The rocket will be visible only about 5° above the horizon.   Places where there will be a good view include

  • Misquamicut Beach in Westerly
  • Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown
  • Point Judith in Narragansett
  • Beavertail State Park in Jamestown
  • Brenton Point State Park in Newport

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Temperature Roller Coaster Ride This Week

October 26th, 2014 at 11:03 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

The week ahead will feature significant ups and even more significant downs.  We are going on a temperature roller coaster ride during the next 7days.  And if you don’t get dizzy from that, the remnants of a tropical system, which was near Hawaii last week, could affect our weather this week!

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The first half of the week will feature a nice warm up.   The average high temperature for this time of year is 60°F and that’s where the work week will start.  A warm front will be approaching on Tuesday.  As the warm air edges closer, we’ll see some extra clouds, and temperatures will begin to rise.  After the warm front passes, Wednesday will be a little milder and a tad more humid, too.

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Also on Wednesday, a cold front will approach the area, and with it we’ll get some showers.   Behind the front, temperatures will fall below normal for Thursday…into the 50s.

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Rain Check!

October 24th, 2014 at 10:03 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

The Nor’easter which has been plaguing us with rain, wind, clouds and chilly temperatures is slowly pulling away from New England this morning.

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The low will be up in Nova Scotia, Canada this afternoon.  In its wake, drier air will return to Southern New England.  Today (Friday) will be a transition day as we will still have lots of clouds in our skies this afternoon.  The skies will clear tonight, and we’ll get a beautiful weekend.

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Offshore Storm Lingers Thru Friday Morning…

October 23rd, 2014 at 7:28 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca..

Coastal storm continues to influence our weather Tonight with rain and wind. However the wind gusts should not be as strong as last Night. Damaging winds are not expected. Gusts Tonight will range from 25-35 mph at times.  A light to moderate rain Tonight with an occasional heavier downpour. Showers linger early Friday, then drier air by afternoon and evening.  Some clearing Friday Night will set the stage for brighter weather this weekend..

Storm Damage Reports From Last Night..Click Here

Rainfall Amounts Since Yesterday..Click Here

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Location of coastal storm as of 7pm

 RPM High Resolution Computer Model Shows Strongest Winds In Yellow (35-40 mph) along east coastal Massachusetts and just offshore this evening

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Not as wild as Wednesday Night, but more wind/rain

October 23rd, 2014 at 6:37 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Last night was a wild night for weather! Strong wind gusts and thunderstorms brought down many branches; power was knocked out in several areas across RI and southeast Massachusetts.  There were also numerous reports of street flooding in Providence and across the rest of the state.  I have posted storm reports at the bottom of this blog.

For the rest of the day, expect strong winds to continue (gusts 30-40 mph).  For the most part, this won’t be strong  enough to create additional damage.  However, occasional downpours or thunderstorms are possible; and stronger wind gusts are possible underneath any of these storms.  Other then the occasional downpour, most of the rain will be light to moderate so I am not expecting widespread street flooding. -Pete Mangione

Courtesy of the SKYWARN network, here are some storm reports from last night:

Measured Wind Gust Reports:

Hull, MA: 60 MPH wind gust at 917 PM

Scituate, MA (Humarock Beach): 59 MPH wind gust at 924 PM/51 MPH gust at 724 PM/50 MPH Gust at 644 PM Winthrop, MA: 56 MPH Gust at 954 PM/52 MPH Gust at 939 PM/51 MPH gust at 737 PM Rockport, MA: 53 MPH Gust at 710 PM/51 MPH Gust at 625 PM Beverly, MA: 52 MPH Gust at 942 PM Bristol, RI: 51 MPH Gust at 820 PM Fall River, MA: 50 MPH Gust at 806 PM Marblehead, MA: 48 MPH gust at 809 PM/47 MPH Gust at 714 PM Charlestown, RI: 47 MPH Gust at 600 PM Fairhaven, MA (West Island South Point): 52 MPH Gust at 758 PM/50 MPH Gust at 743 PM/44 MPH gust at 713 PM Cohasset, MA: 46 MPH gust at 1055 PM Cambridge, MA: 46 MPH Gust at 602 PM Providence, RI: 46 MPH Gust at 848 PM Medford, MA: 42 MPH gust at 356 PM Sharon, MA: 42 MPH Gust at 830 PM North Grosvenor Dale, CT: 42 MPH Gust at 911 PM Barnstable (Marstons Mills), MA: 41 MPH Gust at 635 PM Newburyport, MA: 41 MPH Gust at 636 PM Wrentham, MA: 41 MPH Gust at 753 PM Middletown, RI: 40 MPH gust at 634 PM Hanover, MA: 40 MPH Gust at 810 PM

 

Wind Damage/Flood/Hail Reports:

555 PM: Beverly, MA: Large Tree down on Wires on Hale Street at Endicott College

600 PM: East Greenwich, RI: Tree down blocking road – Division Road

604 PM: Taunton, MA: Tree and Wires down on house on Danforth Street

612 PM: Salem, MA: medium sized Tree limb down on English Street

627 PM: Williamsburg, MA: Tree and Wires Down on Nash Hill Road

631 PM: West Peabody, MA: Large Branches down on Lake Street at Puritan Lawn Cemetary

633 PM: Brockton, MA: Tree down on North Quincy Street

644 PM: Lynnfield, MA: Large limb down blocking one road. Tree down on Brook and Salem Streets and Tree down on Chestnut Street

650 PM: Peabody, MA: Large limb down on car Route 114 west at Gardner Street

656 PM: 2 miles off Point Judith, RI: 53 foot tug Karen Jean had a distress call with 4 people rescued, barge sunk with undisclosed contents

658 PM: Haverhill, MA: Tree down on West Road

658 PM: Haverhill, MA: Tree and wires down on East Broadway

700 PM: Gloucester, MA: Tree and Power Pole down on Mount Pleasant Street

701 PM: Quincy, MA: Trees and Wires Down

709 PM: Ipswich, MA: Tree down on High Street and Tree down on Wires on Agrilla Road

715 PM: Boston, MA: Large Tree down on Washington Street

716 PM: Cambridge, MA: Large tree down blocking Memorial Drive. Tree down on Alewife Brook Parkway at Mass Avenue

718 PM: Marblehead, MA: Large Tree down on Auburndale at Humphrey street

720 PM: Lynn, MA: Large Limb Down on Ocean Street

725 PM: Beverly, MA: Large Limb down on wires on Madison Avenue

731 PM: Beverly, MA: Wires Down on Overland Road

732 PM: Lynnfield, MA: Large Limb down on Hutchins Circle

733 PM: Brookline, MA: Lancaster Terrace – Tree and Power lines down

736 PM: Fall River, MA: Several trees and limbs down

737 PM: Billerica, MA: Tree down on Treble Cove Road and Tree down on Middlesex Turnpike

737 PM: Peabody, MA: Tree down in the Bartholomew Street area

746 PM: Wenham, MA: Numerous trees and wires down

750 PM: Holbrook, MA: Tree limbs and power lines down on Juniper Road

757 PM: Wakefield, MA: Tree down on Aborn Avenue

757 PM: Roxbury, MA: Shirley Street – Tree down

757 PM: Lowell, MA: Tree down on Railroad tracks

804 PM: Beverly, MA: Wires down causing a tree fire on Nelson Avenue

805 PM: Belmont, MA: Tree and wires down on School Street at Bow Road

808 PM: Weymouth, MA: Whitman Pond area of Middle Street – Tree and Wires down

810 PM: Waltham, MA: 2 large trees down on waverly oaks road at shirley road

812 PM: Beverly, MA: Trees down on Cabot street, Columbus and Elliot Street, power outages on ellsworth avenue

814 PM: Dorchester, MA: Power lines down on Allston Street at Moultrie Street

814 PM: Ashland, MA: Tree down on 4 cars (all unoccupied) on Butterfield Drive

820 PM: Bristol, RI: Tree limbs down on Hope Street (Rte 114)

826 PM: Lynn, MA: Tree down on Maple Street into house and blocking road

829 PM: Fall River, MA: Wires sparking causing pole fire near Jerry Remy’s on Davol Street

830 PM: Natick, MA: Tree down blocking woodland road, Limb down on Boden and Oxbow

835 PM: Sharon, MA: Tree down blocking Aspen Road and tree down on Billings Street

836 PM: Norwood, MA: Tree down on Winter Street

836 PM: Westwood, MA: Trees and wires down scattered across town

836 PM: Sharon, MA: Tree down on Glendale Road

839 PM: West Peabody, MA: Telephone Pole down on Birch Street

843 PM: Manchester, MA: Multiple trees down scattered in town

844 PM: Foxboro, MA: Tree down on house puncturing the roof on Central Street

847 PM: Danvers, MA: Tree down blocking the road

850 PM: Carver, MA: Silva Street – Tree and wires down blocking road

854 PM: Natick, MA: Large Tree Limb down off West Central Street

854 PM: Peabody, MA: Large tree down against a house on Ruth Avenue

855 PM: Acushnet, MA: Limb down on wires on Peckham Road, large tree down on main street (rte 105) at the acushnet/rochester line blocking north bound side of road

857 PM: Dorchester, MA: 30 foot sailboat washed up on Morrisey Boulevard boat ramp with many small and large limbs down

903 PM: Ipswich, MA: power outages reported across a portion of town

906 PM: Warwick, RI: Multiple reports of pea sized hail including on Bald Hill Road by the Home Depot

907 PM: East Boston, MA: Wires down on Moore Street

909 PM: Chelsea, MA: Tree down on house Summit Avenue

915 PM: West Warwick, RI: Tree down on Natick Avenue

920 PM: New Bedford, MA: Tree down on a car on Acushnet Avenue

920 PM: Blackstone, MA: Tree down on house – no injuries

921 PM: Plymouth, MA: Tree down on Route 3a in Manomet Section, other reports of trees and wires down in town

921 PM: Plainville, MA: I-495 Northbound – Large tree down blocking breakdown lane and covering part of the right lane milemarker 35.2

921 PM: Westerly, RI: Tree down and power outage – Boombridge Road at Harwood

925 PM: Attleboro, MA: tree down on steer street blocking road, tree removed, Tree and wires on Car on Park Street at Wilmarth Street

925 PM: Duxbury, MA: Tree, pole and power lines down south street

929 PM: Foxboro, MA: Power lines down causing a transfromer fire on Spring Street

931 PM: Mansfield, MA: Tree down in backyard off Elm Street

938 PM: Coventry, RI: Perry Hill Road – Tree down blocking Road, Yale Drive – Power lines down

940 PM: Beverly, MA: Tree and wires into a house on lake shore drive

941 PM: Peabody, MA: Tree down blocking Surry Lane

941 PM: West Newbury, MA: Tree down on Wires on Moulton Street

942 PM: Boston, MA: Tree down on VFW Parkway and Centre Street

943 PM: Beverly, MA: Tree down on eliot at Cabot Street

944 PM: Brookline, MA: Tree down on wires on Simon Street

948 PM: Marshfield, MA: Tree down on School Street and power outage on Plain Street

950 PM: North Brookline, MA: Tree down with wires on stedman and beals street

951 PM: Medway, MA: Tree down on power lines

951 PM: Boston, MA: Tree down on fence on Paris Street. Wires down on parker hill by parker street

952 PM: Foxboro, MA: Large tree down on County Street

956 PM: Needham, MA: Tree down on High Gate Street and Hill crest

957 PM: Sherborn, MA; Tree down across road in the golding street area

959 PM: Providence, RI: Charles and Orms street by the Mariott Hotel, car stuck in flood waters

1000 PM: Quincy, MA: Hancock Terrace – Tree on house. Billings Street – Tree on car

1003 PM: Foxboro, MA: Tree down on house on Prospect Street

1004 PM: Stoneham, MA: Wires down on Pleasant and Gould Streets

1005 PM: Malden, MA: Tree and power lines down samett Street, malden mill road, tree down, mountain ave tree and power lines down, canopy blown over on Gilbert Street

1009 PM: West Greenwich, RI: Frye Pond road – Large tree and wires down

1012 PM: Coventry, RI: Laurel Avenue and Washington Street closed due to flooding

1012 PM: Jamaica Plain, MA: Tree down on Forest Hills Street

1014 PM: Charlestown, MA: Large branch down in Main Street

1016 PM: Hanson, MA: Tree down across East Washington Street

1023 PM: Billerica, MA: Tree down on Duncan Drive

1024 PM: Duxbury, MA: Trees and Wires down on Bow Street

1024 PM: Beverly, MA; Rantoul and Federal Streets – Tree down blocking street

1026 PM: Salem, MA: Large (12-18″) diameter limb down on Harmony Street

1027 PM: Wellesley, MA: Tree into a house possibly due to a lightning strike

1028 PM: Beverly, MA: Medium to large size tree down on Eliot Street

1027 PM: Brockton, MA: Tree down on 11 Irvington Street

1028 PM: Seekonk, MA: Tree down on Wires

1028 PM: Boston, MA: Tree down on multiple cars on Navoss Street, alocott street – tree down, willis street, tree down

1028 PM: Cambridge, MA: Tree down on Cambridge Street and Cardinal Medeiros avenue

1035 PM: Roslindale, MA: Tree down on multiple cars on Navarre Street off Canterbury

1035 PM: Braintree, MA: Tree into a house on the extended porche and broke the sky light – Oak Hill Road

1035 PM: Wellesley, MA: Tree blocking Route 16 near wellesley College

1041 PM: Westwood, MA: Tree into wires andhouse on Benvenu Street

1043 PM: Charlestown, MA: Tree fell on 2 cars – henley and main street

1043 PM: Bridgewater, MA; Windmere Way – Tree limbs down on power lines

1045 PM: Malden, MA: Preston Street – tree down, power outage in the area

1046 PM: Weymouth, MA: Harding Avenue – tree and wires down – road closed

1050 PM: South Boston, MA: Tree down on L Street

1051 PM: Providence, RI: Whipple Street – car stuck flood waters. Charles at Admiral Street flooded knee deep water

1053 PM: Cambridge, MA: Tree down on Irving Street

1059 PM: Milton, MA: Large tree down blocking blue hill avenue inbound at the mattapan line

1106 PM: Natick, MA: car stuck in flood waters on route 9 westbound

1106 PM: Natick, MA: Tree down on Grove Street

1110 PM: Scituate, MA: Haverly and Grove Street – trees and wires down

1110 PM: Canton, MA: Tree down across train tracks between canton junction and route 128.

1110 PM: Holbrook, MA: South Franklin Street (Route 37) – flooded out

1110 PM: Plymouth, MA: Warren Avenue at Plymouth Beach closed due to coastal flooding

1112 PM: Pembroke, MA: Trees down on Old washington Street and Elmer Street at Route 27

1114 PM: Hanover, MA: Winter Street – power outage in the area

1114 PM: Hull, MA: Standish Avenue between beacon hill and bluff road – tree down

1114 PM: Hull, MA: Atlantic Avenue – coastal flooding closing road

1114 PM: Marshfield, MA: Tree down on Ocean Street by the Duxbury line

1117 PM: Natick, MA: Car stuck in flood waters on north main street

1121 PM: Hingham, MA: Cushing Street just before Ward Street – Tree down

1128 PM: Hanover, MA: Large branch down on Pleasant Street

1129 PM: Dorchester, MA: Mellen Street/Ashmont Hill – One tree down damaging a car

1134 PM: Rockport, MA: Large tree down on house

1143 PM: Brookline, MA: Tree down by the Pierce School

1146 PM: Georgetown, MA: Tree down on Baldpate Road in area of the hospital

1147 PM: Scituate, MA; Small Tree Branch down on Indian Trail

1151 PM: Scituate, MA: Oceanside drive – water from the ocean into the house into the back door

1151 PM: Wellesley, MA: River Street – tree down

1159 PM: Plympton, MA: Primary Wires down with a pole fire on Main Street

1212 AM: Waltham, MA: Tree down on roof of a house – Colonial Avenue, Large Tree and Wires down on Beal and Main Street

1212 AM: Brockton, MA: Tree and Wires down on Cross Street

1213 AM: Plymouth, MA: Large tree down across River Street at Bramhalls Corner

1219 AM: Scituate, MA: Irving at Norwell – Tree down

1220 AM: Dorchester, MA: Mallet Street – blocked with a tree down

1220 AM: Natick, MA: Route 9 at Route 27 closed due to flooding, route 27 at washington street, car stranded by flood waters with water halfway up the hub caps

1229 AM: Raynham, MA: Route 138 near Carver Street – flooded slowing traffic. Center street to stoneybrook road flooded and slowing traffic

1232 AM: Marblehead, MA: Tree down on house on Dodge Road – boat has broken loose off its mooring in the water near the crestwood Road area

1239 AM: Marshfield, MA: 2 Trees and wires down blocking one lane of a road way on Union Street

1239 AM: Boston, MA: Tree down on John Alden Road

1240 AM: Hingham, MA: Tree down

1243 AM: Hanover, MA: Trees and Wires down

1247 AM: Middleboro, MA: Wareham Street at the Herring Run closed due to flooding – reopened at 200 AM

1250 AM: Raynham, MA: Darrington Road flooded over the sidewalk near Campbell Court

1256 AM: Peabody, MA: Roland Road impassable due to a tree down

105 AM: Marblehead, MA: intersection of Harbor and Nanepashemet streets has tree down blocking the road

135 AM: Brockton, MA: North Montello Street at Howard Street – car stuck in flood waters

137 AM: Winchester, MA: Large Branches down on Wildwood Street

 

 


Coastal Storm Brings Rain And Strong Wind Gusts…

October 22nd, 2014 at 7:15 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca..

Continue to monitor intensifying coastal storm south of Block Island. Bands of rain, heavy at times will move thru this evening and overnight…some embedded thunderstorms too.  Winds are picking up right now with gusts to 35 mph inland, but up to 45 mph along the coastline. Winds that gust to 45 mph have the potential to bring isolated damage to trees and powerlines. Rainfall totals Tonight thru Thursday will range from 1-2 inches across Rhode Island,  with 2-3 inches for southeastern Massachusetts where a “Flood Watch” is in effect.  A “High Wind Warning” has just been issued for Plymouth County Mass.

 

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Wednesday Afternoon Rainy Update

October 22nd, 2014 at 1:19 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Bristol County Massachusetts only.  This starts at 5PM and goes into Thursday morning.  This means that there is a potential for some street flooding, but there is no immediate threat.  Because of the position of the offshore storm, it looks like eastern areas will get the most rainfall.  That’s why at this point, Rhode Island is NOT included in this watch.

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Even though Rhode Island is not included in this watch, ALL areas may get periods of moderate to heavy rain tonight into tomorrow morning.  When we have a lot of leaves on the ground, they can clog the drains and exacerbate any kind of flooding situation.  Therefore, please take it slow if you are on the road, especially later on tonight into the Thursday morning commute.  -Pete Mangione


Storm Will Stall Offshore This Week.

October 20th, 2014 at 6:59 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca..

It still looks like various “elements”  in the atmosphere will come together  to produce a storm off the New England coast. Storm will stall for roughly a 2-3 day period, bringing a long stretch of rain and some gusty winds.  Right now I’m tracking a weak storm moving  across the upper Great Lakes.  As it moves  into Upstate New York,  a new storm will form off the coast and become the primary weather system next several days. (See Map Below). 

 

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RAIN FALL AMOUNTS:  1-3 INCHES  EXPECTED OVER THE TUESDAY-THURSDAY TIME FRAME

WINDS:  GUSTY BY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY UP TO 30-35 MPH ALONG THE SHORE

IMPROVEMENTS:  GRADUAL IMPROVEMENTS  BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MUCH NICER THIS WEEKEND.

 

5 Day Rainfall Totals Now Thru Friday Shows 1-3 Inches Southern New England, Much Higher New Hampshire/Maine.

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Stalled Storm to Bring Stretch of Unsettled Weather

October 20th, 2014 at 11:55 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

It was the coldest morning since last April for much of southern New England with overnight lows falling into the uppers 20s and 30s.  Here’s a look at the low temperatures:

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The cold dry air that’s in place now, will give way to increasing clouds and moisture as an area of low pressure over the Great Lakes redevelops into an ocean storm that will hug the New England coast as it stalls just off-shore for the next three to four days.  Periods of rain will combine with some gusty winds to make for a gray, damp and dreary stretch of weather.  Based on the latest information, rainfall totals could reach 1-2″ in Rhode Island by the time the storm pulls away on Friday.  temp 1At this point, the storm does not look too severe for our area…. with the heaviest rain, strongest winds and potential coastal flooding hitting further north, but we’ll have to carefully watch as the storm takes shape these next few days.  A shift in the position of the storm could mean more rain and wind here.

The first rain showers are slated to move in late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

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And the steadiest of the rain could be late Wednesday into Thursday.  Some slow improvements are possible on Friday as the storm drifts further away.


Frost Advisory and Freeze Warning Tonight

October 19th, 2014 at 9:03 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

As TJ mentioned in his previous blog post, some spots may see a hard freeze tonight.  The watches he mentioned have now turned into advisories and warnings; this means that we are becoming confident in these cold conditions actually occurring.

This will likely be the coolest night of the season with temperatures near or below freezing in some areas.  Here are the low temperatures expected overnight:

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Notice the upper 20s in eastern Connecticut; I would not be surprised if some spots in Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts also sneak into the upper 20s.

A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for Providence, the East Bay, the West Bay, and Newport County RI.  For all inland areas away from Narragansett Bay, a FREEZE WARNING is in effect.   Basically, if you are still trying to grow something, you are going to want to bring it inside or protect it.

Have a great Sunday and bring the jacket; this afternoon it will be windy with temperatures only in the mid 50s! -Pete Mangione

 


Freeze Watch Sunday Night – Monday Morning

October 18th, 2014 at 11:01 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

What will likely be the coldest air of the season, so far, will move into Southern New England Sunday into Monday.

Strong northwest winds will usher in this cold beginning Sunday morning.  Temperatures on Sunday will be 15-20° colder than on Saturday when highs were around 71.  We’ll probably see more in the way of sunshine Sunday afternoon, but it will be ineffective sun as temperatures won’t budge much.

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Northwest winds will be gusting as high as 30mph in the afternoon, and wind chills will be dipping into the 40s.  Those winds are expected to quiet down on Sunday night, and the temperatures will be begin to nose dive into the low to mid 30s by dawn on Monday….even in Providence!

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Three Questions about the Thursday Forecast

October 16th, 2014 at 3:05 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Rain has moved through with varying intensities this morning and early this afternoon.  As of mid-afternoon, TF Green has picked up about 0.50″ of rain and Smithfield is at 0.77″.   Eastern Connecticut was hit with a lot of rain this morning with total of around 2.30″ (Willimantic, CT).  Although we are under a Flash Flood Watch through this evening, it appears we have been able to avoid major flooding so far.

Here are three questions that you may have about the rest of the day and night:

How Much Total Rain?

Taking into account what has already hit the ground, I would expect most of us to end up close to the 1 inch mark.   Some areas may not quite make it to 1″, and other areas could get a little more.  In western RI, it’s possible there are some isolated areas that get closer to 2″.

What is the Evening Commute going to be like?

A lot of the rain may be pulling out around this time, but I would still expect a slow commute as the rain may not be completely turned off yet.  Areas west of I-95 may be left with just light off/on rain so the commute may not be as slow.  However, areas east of I-95 may still be dealing with showers and downpours which could slow things down. I think our Futurecast map showing the 5PM forecast does a pretty good job.

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What about the Pats/Jets game?

Bring the raincoat or poncho if you are going to the game.  There will likely be rain (some of it heavy) for tailgating, but most of the rain should be over by kickoff.  That being said, some occasional showers are possible through out the game.  At least it won’t be that cold as temperatures should stay in the low to mid 60s for most of the game.

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I would say the main hazard for the rest of the day will be hydroplaning….so drive with caution.  Have a great day and enjoy the game! -Pete Mangione

 

 

 

 


Rainy Day Underway

October 16th, 2014 at 9:10 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

A slow moving cold front is combining with unusually muggy air to create some downpours and isolated thunderstorms for today.  Rain has be filling in this morning and additional periods of rain will be likely into the evening.  Our computer models continue to hint at 1″ of rain or more for most of our area, with amounts to 2″ possible for some, especially in any thunderstorms.  temp 2

While severe weather is not expected, isolated wind gusts over 30mph could bring down a few tree limbs or branches. It looks like the main issue, will be trying to drive through the downpours as localized street and poor drainage flooding is possible. It will be a “warm” rain for October standards with temperatures 68-73 through the day.

Rain continues through at least early evening, so if you are headed to the Patriots game at Gillette tonight, plan on wet conditions for tailgating with temperatures in the 60s.  There may still be some leftover showers at the start of the game, but latest data now shows the bulk of the rain falling BEFORE 8pm.  temp 3

 


Gonzola Now A Major Storm. Hurricane Watch For Bermuda.

October 14th, 2014 at 11:41 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening From Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca..

Hurricane Gonzola continues to intensify rapidy with winds as of 11pm Tuesday at 125 mph. While the storm is not expected to make landfall on the US mainland, surf, swells and rip currents will increase along the coast by Thursday and Friday this week…

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM
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LOCATION…22.2N 66.6W
ABOUT 705 MI…1135 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…125 MPH…205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…954 MB…28.17 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH FOR
BERMUDA.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…THE EYE OF HURRICANE GONZALO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 66.6 WEST. GONZALO IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH…20 KM/H. A TURN TOWARD
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND NORTH WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO…FOLLOWED BY A NORTH-
NORTHEASTWARD ACCELERATION BY LATE THURSDAY.

DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE
THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 125 MPH…205
KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GONZALO IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO…FOLLOWED BY
SOME WEAKENING AFTER THAT.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES…35 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES…185 KM.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM A RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 954 MB…28.17 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF…SWELLS GENERATED BY GONZALO WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS…THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE NORTHERN COAST
OF PUERTO RICO THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  THESE SWELLS WILL REACH THE
BAHAMAS ON WEDNESDAY AND MOST OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES BY THURSDAY.  SWELLS GENERATED BY THE HURRICANE ARE LIKELY TO
CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS.  PLEASE
CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

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Forecast Track …

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New Hurricane Forms In The Atlantic

October 13th, 2014 at 6:14 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca

GONZALO BECOMES A HURRICANE WHILE MOVING THROUGH THE
NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING LIKELY…

SUMMARY 5 PM
LOCATION…17.9N 62.9W
ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM SE OF ST. MARTIN
ABOUT 140 MI…230 KM ESE OF ST. THOMAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…984 MB…29.06 INCHES

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* ST. MAARTIN
* ST. MARTIN
* ANGUILLA

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* PUERTO RICO
* VIEQUES AND CULEBRA
* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* ST. BARTHELEMY
* SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS
* BARBUDA
* ANTIGUA
* ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
* MONTSERRAT
* PUERTO RICO
* VIEQUES AND CULEBRA
* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Damp start to weekend, but it gets better

October 11th, 2014 at 8:41 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Take the umbrella if you have plans to be out this morning or early afternoon.  Here is a timeline of what to expect:

9AM to 1PM: This is when the steadiest of the rain should be moving through.  The rain will fall at light to moderate rates which should make driving slow but passable.  A few heavy batches of rain are possible.  Although some puddles will be out there on the roads, we are not anticipating widespread street flooding.

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1PM to 5PM: For areas north and west of I-95, the rain will be wrapping up.  For areas south and east of I-95, the rain may linger until the later part of this time period.  For Providence, you should be somewhere in the middle with the steadiest of the rain wrapping up by 2PM or 3PM.

5PM to 8PM:  Some lingering light rain or drizzle is still possible, but plenty of rain free time too.  Bring your jacket if you are heading to the Flames of Hope WaterFire; temperatures will be around 50° at 6PM (around the time of the lighting), but then drop into the mid 40s by 11PM.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the 60s.  If you are heading to the Columbus Day Parade on Federal Hill or the Scituate Arts Festival, bring the jacket or sweatshirt.  You will want this for times when you are hanging out in the shade or during the times where a cloud happens to be blocking out the sun.

Enjoy the weekend! -Pete Mangione

 


Sub-Tropical Storm Fay Forms In Atlantic

October 10th, 2014 at 6:59 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening From Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca:

RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT FINDS SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS
STRENGTHENED INTO SUBTROPICAL STORM FAY…

SUMMARY OF 6 PM EST
LOCATION…24.7N 64.2W
ABOUT 525 MI…845 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE

 Satellite Photo Of  Fay

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Fay’s Forecast Track Keeps Storm Away From US Mainland

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Storm Damage This Morning In Western Mass. From A Microburst.

October 8th, 2014 at 6:45 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca…

Numerous showers and thunderstorms this morning between 4am and 8am. Fortunately not severe in Rhode Island, but some were powerful in western Massachusetts. The small town of Easthampton, Mass. had a violent storm pass thru around 4:43am…the damage looked like a tornado, but it was a confirmed “Microburst”.  Unlike the twisting winds of a tornado, a microburst produces straight, linear winds, which can be as strong as a tornado. Wind speed were estimated to be 100 mph in Easthampton, creating widespread tree and powerline damage, A few homes had damage too. Storms in Rhode Island and Southeast Mass. stayed just below severe criteria.

 

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Damage photo from early this morning…winds estimated at 100 miles..just 45 miles from Rhode Island border.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
434 PM EDT WED OCT 8 2014  
 
…MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR  
EASTHAMPTON IN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY MA…  
 
LOCATION…EASTHAMPTON IN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY MA  
DATE…OCTOBER 8 2014  
ESTIMATED TIME…453 AM EDT  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…100 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…0.25 MILE  
PATH LENGTH…1 MILE  
BEGINNING LAT/LON…42.25N / 72.65W  
ENDING LAT/LON…42.25N / 72.65W  
* FATALITIES…0  
* INJURIES…0  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
   
..SUMMARY
 

 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MA HAS CONFIRMED A  
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ IN EASTHAMPTON IN  
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY MA ON OCTOBER 8 2014.  
 
A THUNDERSTORM THAT PUSHED ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE COUNTY  
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING DROPPED A STRONG MICROBURST IN EASTHAMPTON  
NEAR THE HOLYOKE LINE. THE MICROBURST BEGAN AT ABOUT 453 AM ON THE  
WEST SIDE OF MOUNT TOM…AND MOVED FROM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST TO NORTH-  
NORTHEAST ALONG THE EDGE OF THE RANGE. DUE TO ITS LOCATION ALONG  
THE RANGE…WIND SPEEDS WERE INCREASED WHICH CAUSED A LARGE SWATH  
OF TREES TO EITHER BE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. A LARGE AMOUNT OF TREES  
COVERED ROUTE 141/MOUNTAIN ROAD…TRAPPING A FEW CARS ON THE   
ROADWAY.   
 
MOUNTAIN ROAD REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO THE NUMBER OF TREES DOWN ON THE  
ROADWAY. THE MAYOR OF EASTHAMPTON DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR  
THE CITY.  
 
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED THIS EVENING IF MORE INFORMATION  
BECOMES AVAILABLE.  
 
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/BOX.  
 
FOR REFERENCE…A MICROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN  
AFFECTED OUTFLOW AREA OF LESS THAN 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK  
WINDS LASTING LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. MICROBURSTS MAY INDUCE  
DANGEROUS HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL WIND SHEARS…WHICH CAN ADVERSELY  
AFFECT AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. STRAIGHT-  
LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH  
ROTATION…USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS.  
  


Storms End this Morning

October 8th, 2014 at 7:29 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

It’s been a busy morning tracking some scattered strong storms over southern New England this morning.  They’ve had a history of heavy rain and frequent lightning along with gusty winds.  In our area, the most intense storm moved across New Bedford and Plymouth around 6:30am this morning, and even had some weak rotation noted on radar.

Radar from 6:25am Wed, 10/8

Radar from 6:25am Wed, 10/8

There was a line of severe thunderstorms that moved through parts of western MA and northern CT causing numerous reports of wind damage, including downed trees and power outages.  Winds greater than 50mph reported.  temp 3

Luckily though, there were no “severe” storms in our area.  And the threat of additional severe storms is quickly winding down.  Additional scattered showers, isolated thunder is possible through 9am before skies becoming sunny and dry across the area.  Plan on a warm afternoon with temperatures in the low and mid 70s.  temp 2

 


Update #3: Strong Thunderstorms Early Wednesday Morning…

October 7th, 2014 at 7:16 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca.

Still looks like all the ingrediants coming together for a heavy showers and strong thunderstorms early Wednesday morning.  The maps below are generated by high resolution, very detailed computer models called HRRR and RPM.  Both still show narrow lines of  orange and deep red colors, indicating thin lines of strong thunderstorms.  The concern is for “some” storms to bring damaging wind gusts.  The other concern (though chances are very small) is for a brief weak tornado or water spout.  The time table still looks like 5am to 9am before the sun comes out by noon. Even if there are no damaging winds, brief downpours will reduce travel times significantly. Also a coastal flood advisory is in effect at the time of high tide Weds. Morning (8am).  The combination of astronomical higher tides and gusty onshore winds will produce minor water rise on south shore and inside Narragansett Bay

HRRR Model

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RPM Computer Projection Of Future Radar For Early Weds Morning (5am-8am)

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Update #2: Storm Potential Early Wednesday Morning.

October 7th, 2014 at 3:43 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Afternoon from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca

I am looking at lastest data and coordination discusssions from National Weather Service Taunton Mass

Here are some quick bullet points…A more detailed update coming up this evening. Please refer to Michelle’s previous blog post

Primary concerns:

  • Strong wind gusts (40-60 mph), which could occur even with no thunder.
    • o Down branches and perhaps some down powerlines are possible as trees are still fully leaved.
  • Heavy rainfall (over an inch is possible), with the possibility of typical urban/nuisance flooding.
  • A brief tornado or offshore waterspout is possible.
  • Heavy rainfall/storms will affect the AM commute.

Timing:

  • Mainly between 2 am til 10 am.
  • Particular focus from about 4 AM in the west – 8 AM in the east.

Area of greatest concern:

  • Heavy rain and wind threat is for all of Southern New England.
  • Best chance for tornado: across CT/RI and eastern MA. However still a possibility elsewhere.
  • South Coastal waters have best chance for waterspout.

Minor Coastal Flood Threat:

Strong south winds and building seas will lead to a surge up to a foot around the time of high tide Wednesday morning, which is an astronomically high spring tide.  Therefore, pockets of minor coastal flooding are expected.  A coastal flood advisory has been issued with location along Narragansett Bay being the greatest concern. The time of the high tide in Providence is 8:21 AM.

Despite st0rmy weather early Wednesday morning…It will turn sunny warm and dry by Wednesday Afternoon