Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hampshire County, MA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... HARTFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... WINDSOR LOCKS... WEST HARTFORD... NEWINGTON... NEW BRITAIN... HARTFORD... HARTLAND... BRISTOL... WESTERN HAMPDEN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 549 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THE LINE OF STORMS STRETCHED FROM NEAR PITTSFIELD IN CENTRAL BERKSHIRE COUNTY SOUTHWEST TO THE BORDER OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT AND DUTCHESS COUNTY NEW YORK AND FARTHER TO THE SOUTH. THE LINE WAS MOVING TO THE EAST AT 45 MPH.

NUMEROUS TREES HAVE BEEN REPORTED DOWN WITH THIS LINE.

* SOME LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE... HUNTINGTON... GRANVILLE... BURLINGTON... CANTON... SOUTHAMPTON... WESTFIELD... SOUTHWICK... FARMINGTON... HOLYOKE... WEST SPRINGFIELD... WINDSOR LOCKS... WETHERSFIELD... ROCKY HILL... BERLIN AND SUFFIELD.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL... AS WELL AS DEADLY LIGHTNING AND TORRENTIAL RAIN. GET TO SAFE SHELTER NOW... INSIDE A STURDY BUILDING OR IN A VEHICLE. DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER... YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR PONDING OF WATER AND AVOID FLOODED ROADS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND.

 

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