982  
WGUS61 KBOX 190303  
FFABOX  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
1103 PM EDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-  
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-  
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-  
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HARTFORD, WINDSOR LOCKS, UNION, VERNON,  
PUTNAM, WILLIMANTIC, CHARLEMONT, GREENFIELD, ORANGE, BARRE,  
FITCHBURG, CHESTERFIELD, BLANDFORD, AMHERST, NORTHAMPTON,  
SPRINGFIELD, MILFORD, AND WORCESTER  
1103 PM EDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
SATURDAY EVENING...  
 
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS, INCLUDING  
THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT, HARTFORD,  
TOLLAND, AND WINDHAM. IN MASSACHUSETTS, FRANKLIN, HAMPDEN,  
HAMPSHIRE, AND WORCESTER.  
 
* FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING  
 
* WIDESPREAD RAIN WITH EMBEDDED HEAVIER SHOWERS IS EXPECTED TO  
DEVELOP LATE FRIDAY NIGHT CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.  
 
* THE LONGEVITY OF THE RAINFALL, POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES, WITH  
AMOUNTS FORECAST AROUND 1 TO 2 INCHES POSES THE THREAT FOR  
URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING.  
 
* IN ADDITION, FORECAST RAINFALL WILL ALSO EXACERBATE MAINSTEM  
RIVER FLOODING ALONG THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. IT MAY ALSO  
CONTRIBUTE TO A FEW SMALLER STREAMS THROUGHOUT THE WATCH AREA TO  
REACH MINOR FLOODING.  
 
* THOSE WITH INTERESTS IN LOW LYING OR FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD  
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON  
CURRENT FORECASTS.  
 
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE  
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE  
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.  
 

 
 

 
 
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