Locally heavy rainfall near Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA will lead to flash flooding of small streams and urban areas through mid-afternoon on Friday, August 9, 2013. The Flash Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Boston, MA is in effect until 2:15 pm.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1121 AM EDT FRI AUG 9 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... HARTFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... WESTERN TOLLAND COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... HAMPDEN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... SOUTHERN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... * UNTIL 215 PM EDT * AT 1116 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THERE WERE LOCALLY TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE FORECAST ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FROM NEAR NORTHAMPTON TO HARTFORD BY 215 PM. FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND ALSO IN URBAN AREAS IS LIKELY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.