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WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
806 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017  
   
..THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL IS NEAR NORMAL
 
 
THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND IS NEAR NORMAL.  
THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE HAS A MAP DEPICTING THE FLOOD POTENTIAL  
OUTLOOK...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NERFC/SPRINGFLOODPOTENTIAL  
 
THIS IS THE TENTH AND FINAL SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK OF THE  
2017 SEASON. THIS OUTLOOK IS BASED ON CURRENT AND FORECAST  
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. THIS INCLUDES SNOW COVER AND SNOW  
WATER EQUIVALENT, STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS AND THE AMOUNT OF ICE  
COVERAGE, RECENT PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURES, AND EXPECTED  
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.  
   
..RECENT PRECIPITATION
 
 
APRIL PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION TOTALS  
WITHIN EASTERN MA AND RI RANGED FROM 5.5 TO OVER 8 INCHES. THIS WAS  
1.5 TO OVER 3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. ACROSS INTERIOR MASSACHUSETTS AND  
NORTH CENTRAL TO NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT, PRECIPITATION TOTALS  
MAINLY RANGED BETWEEN 4.5 AND 7 INCHES. THIS WAS NORMAL TO 2  
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  
   
..OBSERVED SNOW DEPTHS AND WATER EQUIVALENTS
 
 
 
AS OF APRIL 28, NO SNOW REMAINED ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.  
   
..RIVER AND ICE CONDITIONS
 
 
 
AS OF APRIL 28, RIVERS AND STREAMS IN THE AREA WERE RUNNING AT  
NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS. LAST NIGHT THE PAWCATUCK RIVER AT  
WESTERLY CRESTED JUST BELOW FLOOD STAGE, DUE TO RECENT RAINS AND A  
BOOST BY THE OVERNIGHT HIGH TIDE. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO  
GRADUALLY RECEDE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  
   
..SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS
 
 
 
SOIL MOISTURE WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.  
   
..TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK
 
 
OVER THE NEXT 7 DAYS THERE ARE CHANCES FOR ADDITIONAL RAINFALL.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CROSS SOUTHERN NEW  
ENGLAND THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS  
ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD  
FRONT. ADDITIONAL UNSETTLED WEATHER MAY OCCUR DURING SUNDAY INTO  
EARLY NEXT WEEK, ASSOCIATED WITH AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE EMERGING  
FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION. THE  
NEXT CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD SOAKING RAINFALL APPEARS TO BE  
TOWARDS THE END OF THE NEXT WORKWEEK.  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
BASED ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME, THE SPRING FLOOD  
POTENTIAL IS NEAR NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.  
 
RIVERS AND STREAMS WERE MAINLY AT NORMAL OR ABOVE NORMAL FLOWS,  
AND SOIL MOISTURE IS NEAR NORMAL. A LACK OF SNOW PACK WITHIN  
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND IS TYPICAL FOR LATE-APRIL. THERE WILL BE  
CHANCES FOR SHOWERS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT WEEK, WITH THE  
POTENTIAL FOR A MORE WIDESPREAD SOAKING RAINFALL TOWARDS THE END OF  
THE NEXT WORKWEEK.  
 
KEEP IN MIND THAT HEAVY RAIN CAN CAUSE FLOODING ANY TIME OF THE  
YEAR. THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS SHOULD CHECK THE  
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK, WHICH HIGHLIGHTS ANY POTENTIAL FLOOD  
EVENTS OVER THE NEXT 7 DAYS. GO TO HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND  
CLICK ON THE OPTION HAZARDS, THEN CLICK ON LOCAL OUTLOOK.  
 
THIS IS THE FINAL OUTLOOK FOR THE 2017 SPRING SEASON.  
 

 
 
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