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July Drought Ends With Flooding Storms

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Gail Ferr sent us this photo from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Rhode Island Saturday evening July 28,2012. The Pawsox game was rained out. Yes, that is someone in the car.

    An upper level low pressure system crossed southern New England dropping as much as 4.7" of Rainfall (Longmeadow MA) in just a few hours.

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    Here is a list of Skywarn Observations supplied by observers in Southern New England.

    Rainfall Reports (2" or more):
    Middletown, RI: 2.87"
    Woonsocket, RI: 2.83"
    Sharon, Mass: 2.06"
    Wellesley, Mass: 2.18"
    Shrewsbury, Mass: 2.60"
    Hadley, Mass: 2.64"
    Brookfield, Mass: 3.17"
    Newington, CT: 2.67"
    North Providence, RI: 2.28"
    Narragansett, RI: 2.37"
    Wakefield, RI: 2.00"
    Blackstone, Mass: 2.25"
    Leicester, Mass: 3.60"
    Vineyard Haven, Mass: 2.00"
    Chilmark, Mass: 2.28"
    Stafford Springs, CT: 2.16"
    Canton, CT: 2.31"
    Newington, CT 2.75"

    Rainfall Reports (1" or More):
    Providence, RI: 1.58"
    Glocester, RI: 1.98"
    Glendale, RI: 1.69"
    Cranston, RI: 1.08"
    Westerly, RI: 1.49"
    Charlestown, RI: 1.78"
    Tolland, CT: 1.50"
    Avon, CT: 1.28"
    Granby, CT: 1.72"
    Southington (Plantsville), CT: 1.20"
    West Hartford, CT: 1.39"
    East Hartford, CT: 1.79"
    Thompson, CT: 1.51"
    Danielson, CT: 1.49"
    Hebron, CT: 1.11"
    Shutesbury, Mass: 1.26"
    Boylston, Mass: 1.14"
    Holden, Mass: 1.10"
    Weston, Mass: 1.29"
    Milford, Mass: 1.42"
    Auburn, Mass: 1.87"
    Northboro, Mass: 1.69"
    Webster, Mass: 1.63"
    Sturbridge, Mass: 1.16"
    Walpole, Mass: 1.69"
    Medway, Mass: 1.23"
    Millis, Mass: 1.16"
    Wrentham, Mass: 1.60"
    Waltham, Mass: 1.15"
    Arlington, Mass: 1.00"
    Watertown, Mass: 1.47"
    Cambridge, Mass: 1.65"
    Milton, Mass: 1.19"
    Attleboro, Mass: 1.22"
    West Bridgewater, Mass: 1.08"
    Monson, Mass: 1.59"
    Natick, Mass: 1.27"
    Newton, Mass: 1.68"
    New Bedord, Mass: 1.31"
    Framingham, Mass: 1.43"

    Flood and Damage Reports:
    1250 PM: Chicopee, Mass: Nash Stret -> 2-3" of street flooding across the road
    158 PM: Palmer, Mass: Water coming up out of manhole covers with 3-4" of water in the road on Rte 20 near Rte 181.
    210 PM: Westfield, Mass: one tree limb down granville road
    222 PM: Pleasant Valley, CT: New Hartford Road - Flooded basement
    237 PM: Winsted, CT: Wires down - car trapped
    312 PM: West Springfield, Mass: one lane of Boulevard Road closed due to flooding
    327 PM: Longmeadow, Mass: Williams steet flooded - impassable
    334 PM: New Britain, CT: West Main Street from Norton to Cobin Road to Walnut Hill Park -> 4-8" of street flooding.
    341 PM: New Britain, CT: Farmington Avenue to Barube street flooded with 2 feet of water -> several cars stuck in flood waters
    357 PM: Longmeadow, Mass: Converse street -> cars stuck in flood waters
    400 PM: Longmeadow, Mass: partial road washout and sinkhole on side of road - avondale road
    400 PM: East Longmeadow, Mass: Section of mill brook drive flooded with 2 feet of water
    402 PM: Manchester, CT: 6" of street flooding at the intersection of green road and woodbridge street
    410 PM: Belchertown, Mass: Rte 202 near granby mass line -> 6-8" of street flooding
    418 PM: Stafford, Springs, CT: Route 190 and West Stafford Road - car stuck in 2 feet of flood waters
    530 PM: Newton, Mass: 1900 Block of Washington Street -> Car stuck in flood waters
    540 PM: Worcester, Mass: Car stuck in flood waters under the Providence-Worcester Railroad bridge on cambridge street, park ave at salisbury street -> 3-4" of street flooding
    628 PM: Burillville, RI: Pascoag section -> grove street - cars stuck in flood waters and closed due to flooding and several side streets in the area closed due to flooding
    638 PM: Pawtucket, RI: central avenue -> 6" of street flooding
    700 PM: Providence, RI: cars stuck in flood waters near the Dunkin Donuts Center
    711 PM: Cumberland, RI: Abbot Street closed due to flooding, several flooded basements in town
    714 PM: North Providence, RI: flooded basement on sherwood avenue - car stuck in flood waters on brown street
    715 PM: Providence, RI: Roger Williams hospital entrance closed due to flooding and reopened at 815 PM
    727 PM: South Kingstown, RI: main entrance to south county hospital closed due to flooding for approximately 20-30 minutes
    736 PM: Woonsocket, RI: portion of diamond hill road closed due to flooding
    819 PM: Middletown, RI: Car stuck in flood waters on east main road. East Main Road to Valley Road near the Shaws plaza closed due to flooding
    820 PM: Newport, RI: several streets closed due to flooding in the northern part of newport
    855 PM: New Bedford, Mass: Portions of West Rodney French Boulevard flooded with 6-7" of street flooding and cove street in the area of Roosevelt street flooded with a foot of water on the southern side of the roadway
    916 PM: New Bedford, Mass: COve Road at the hurricane barrier - 6-8" of street flooding
    921 PM: New Bedford, Ma: Rockdale Avenue at Dartmouth Street and at Allen Street - intersections flooded and impassable
    925 PM: Fairhaven, Ma: Washington Street at Adams Street - flooded and impassable
    930 PM: New Bedford, Ma: Belleville Avenue between Hatch and Covell Street flooded with 3 feet of water, orchard and fair street intersection impassable due to flooding, rte 18 and weld street off ramp - cars backing up on to rte 18 due to flooding on the ramp, several flooded basements on different streets in the city acushnet ave - manhole cover blown off due to flooding, dartmouth street by perry funeral home car stuck in 2 feet of flood waters, purchase street from weld to penniman street flooded and impassable

    PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
    1134 PM EDT SAT JUL 28 2012

    ..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
    ..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
                ..REMARKS..

    1243 PM     FLOOD            CHICOPEE                42.18N  72.57W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   BROADCAST MEDIA

                2 TO 3 INCHES OF WATER ON NASH STREET

    0130 PM     FLOOD            1 S SPRINGFIELD         42.10N  72.54W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   EMERGENCY MNGR

                STORM SEWER OVERFLOW CAUSING TEMPORARY STREET FLOODING
                FROM 130 PM TO 5 PM. ALL COVERS HAVE BEEN RELACED AND
                FLOODING HAS SUBSIDED.

    0158 PM     FLOOD            PALMER                  42.16N  72.32W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                WATER COMING UP THROUGH MANHOLE COVERS. ROUTE 20 NEAR
                ROUTE 181 HAS 3 TO 4 INCHES OF WATER ACROSS ROAD.

    0305 PM     FLOOD            LEICESTER               42.25N  71.90W
    07/28/2012                   WORCESTER          MA   TRAINED SPOTTER

                3 TO 4 INCHES OF WATER ON PETER SALEM RD.

    0327 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LONGMEADOW              42.05N  72.57W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                WILLIAMS ST FLOODED OUT AND IMPASSABLE

    0334 PM     FLOOD            NEW BRITAIN             41.68N  72.79W
    07/28/2012                   HARTFORD           CT   AMATEUR RADIO

                4 TO 8 INCHES OF WATER ON WEST MAIN ST NEAR THE CROSS
                STREETS OF NORTON AND CORBIN AND WALNUT HILL PARK.

    0341 PM     FLASH FLOOD      NEW BRITAIN             41.68N  72.79W
    07/28/2012                   HARTFORD           CT   AMATEUR RADIO

                FARMINGTON AVE AND BARUBE ST FLOODED - MANY CARS STUCK

    0342 PM     FLOOD            WEST SPRINGFIELD        42.12N  72.65W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                ONE LANE OF BOULEVARD ST CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

    0357 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LONGMEADOW              42.05N  72.57W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                CONVERSE ST FLOODED WITH MANY CARS STUCK

    0400 PM     FLASH FLOOD      EAST LONGMEADOW         42.07N  72.52W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                SECTION OF MILL BROOK DRIVE FLOODED WITH 2 FEET OF
                WATER.

    0400 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LONGMEADOW              42.05N  72.57W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                AVONDALE ROAD IS PARTIALLY WASHED OUT WITH A SINKHOLE
                ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

    0400 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LONGMEADOW              42.05N  72.57W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                BLISS ROAD FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE...AS WELL AS BIG Y
                DEPT STORE PARKING LOT. CARS WERE STUCK IN THE FLOOD
                WATERS.

    0402 PM     FLOOD            MANCHESTER              41.78N  72.52W
    07/28/2012                   HARTFORD           CT   AMATEUR RADIO

                6 INCHES OF WATER AT THE INTERSECTION OF GREEN ROAD AND
                WOODBRIDGE ST.

    0410 PM     FLOOD            BELCHERTOWN             42.27N  72.40W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPSHIRE          MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                ROUTE 202 NEAR GRANBY LINE HAS 6 TO 8 INCHES OF WATER
                IN ROAD.

    0418 PM     FLASH FLOOD      STAFFORD                41.98N  72.28W
    07/28/2012                   TOLLAND            CT   AMATEUR RADIO

                ROUTE 190 AND STAFFORD RD WITH 2 FEET OF WATER - CARS
                STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS

    0418 PM     FLOOD            STAFFORD SPRINGS        41.95N  72.31W
    07/28/2012                   TOLLAND            CT   AMATEUR RADIO

                PARKING LOT FLOODED WITH 1 FOOT OF WATER IN FRONT OF
                STAFFORD SPRINGS SAVINGS BANK.

    0427 PM     FLOOD            AGAWAM                  42.07N  72.62W
    07/28/2012                   HAMPDEN            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                PINE VIEW CIRCLE WITH SEVERAL FLOODED BASEMENTS.

    0530 PM     FLOOD            NEWTON                  42.33N  71.21W
    07/28/2012                   MIDDLESEX          MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                CAR STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF
                WASHINGTON STREET

    0540 PM     FLOOD            WORCESTER               42.27N  71.81W
    07/28/2012                   WORCESTER          MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                CAR STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS UNDER THE
                PROVIDENCE-WORCESTER RAILROAD BRIDGE ON CAMBRIDGE
                STREET. 3-4 INCHES OF STREET FLOODING ON PARK AVENUE AT
                SALISBURY STREET.

    0628 PM     FLASH FLOOD      BURRILLVILLE            41.95N  71.72W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                IN THE PASCOAG SECTION ON GROVE STREET CARS STUCK IN
                FLOOD WATERS AND ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

    0638 PM     FLOOD            PAWTUCKET               41.87N  71.37W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                6 INCHES OF STREET FLOODING ON CENTRAL AVENUE.

    0700 PM     FLASH FLOOD      PROVIDENCE              41.82N  71.42W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                CARS STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS NEAR THE DUNKIN DONUTS
                CENTER IN LA SALLE SQUARE

    0711 PM     FLOOD            CUMBERLAND              41.97N  71.46W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                ABBOT STREET CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING...ALSO SEVERAL
                BASEMENTS WERE FLOODED

    0714 PM     FLOOD            NORTH PROVIDENCE        41.86N  71.46W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                FLOODED BASEMENT ON SHERWOOD AVENUE...ALSO A CAR STUCK
                IN FLOOD WATERS ON BROWN STREET.

    0715 PM     FLASH FLOOD      PROVIDENCE              41.82N  71.42W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                ROGER WILLIAMS HOSPITAL ENTRANCE CLOSED DUE TO
                FLOODING...WAS REOPENED AT 815 PM.

    0727 PM     FLASH FLOOD      SOUTH KINGSTOWN         41.43N  71.55W
    07/28/2012                   WASHINGTON         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                MAIN ENTRANCE TO SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL CLOSED DUE TO
                FLOODING...REOPENED ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER.

    0736 PM     FLOOD            WOONSOCKET              42.00N  71.50W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                PART OF DIAMOND HILL ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

    0800 PM     FLOOD            CRANSTON                41.77N  71.48W
    07/28/2012                   PROVIDENCE         RI   TRAINED SPOTTER

                RESERVOIR AVENUE IS CLOSED AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH
                PARK AVENUE DUE TO FLOODING.

    0819 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MIDDLETOWN              41.55N  71.29W
    07/28/2012                   NEWPORT            RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                CAR STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS ON EAST MAIN ROAD. EAST MAIN
                ROAD TO VALLEY ROAD NEAR THE SHAWS PLAZA CLOSED DUE TO
                FLOODING.

    0820 PM     FLOOD            NEWPORT                 41.49N  71.32W
    07/28/2012                   NEWPORT            RI   AMATEUR RADIO

                SEVERAL STREETS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING IN THE NORTHERN
                PART OF NEWPORT.

    0855 PM     FLOOD            NEW BEDFORD             41.66N  70.94W
    07/28/2012                   BRISTOL            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                PORTIONS OF WEST RODNEY FRENCH BLVD FLOODED WITH 6 TO 7
                INCHES OF WATER AND COVE STREET NEAR ROOSEVELT STREET
                FLOODED WITH A FOOT OF WATER ON THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE
                ROAD.

    0916 PM     FLOOD            NEW BEDFORD             41.66N  70.94W
    07/28/2012                   BRISTOL            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                6 TO 8 INCHES OF STANDING WATER ON COVE ROAD AT THE
                HURRICANE BARRIER

    0921 PM     FLOOD            NEW BEDFORD             41.66N  70.94W
    07/28/2012                   BRISTOL            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                ROCKDALE AVENUE AT DARTMOUTH STREET AND AT ALLEN STREET
                INTERSECTIONS WERE FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE.

    0925 PM     FLOOD            FAIRHAVEN               41.65N  70.82W
    07/28/2012                   BRISTOL            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                INTERSECTION OF WASHINGTON AND ADAMS STREETS WAS
                FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE.

    0930 PM     FLASH FLOOD      NEW BEDFORD             41.66N  70.94W
    07/28/2012                   BRISTOL            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                BELLEVILLE AVENUE BETWEEN HATCH AND COVELL STREETS WAS
                FLOODED WITH 3 FEET OF WATER...THE INTERSECTION OF
                ORCHARD AND FAIR STREETS WAS IMPASSABLE...CARS BACKED UP
                ON ROUTE 18 AT THE WELD STREET OFF RAMP DUE TO FLOODING
                ON THE RAMP...SEVERAL FLOODED BASEMENTS ON SEVERAL
                DIFFERENT STREETS...MANHOLE COVER BLOWN OFF DUE TO
                FLOODING ON ACUSHNET AVENUE...AT DARTMOUTH STREET A
                FUNERAL HOME CAR WAS STUCK IN 2 FEET OF FLOOD
                WATERS...PURCHASE STREET WAS FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE FROM
                WELD TO PENNIMAN STREET.

    0933 PM     FLOOD            MARION                  41.70N  70.76W
    07/28/2012                   PLYMOUTH           MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                ROUTE 6 WESTBOUND BY LOCKHEED MARTIN FLOODED

    0951 PM     FLOOD            NEW BEDFORD             41.66N  70.94W
    07/28/2012                   BRISTOL            MA   AMATEUR RADIO

                COGGESHALL STREET ONRAMP TO I-195 WESTBOUND FLOODED AND
                IMPASSABLE.

    1007 PM     FLOOD            NEWPORT                 41.49N  71.32W
    07/28/2012                   NEWPORT            RI   TRAINED SPOTTER

                DALEYS BROOK OVERRUNNING ONTO FOREST ROAD...6 TO 10
                INCHES OF WATER OVER THE ROAD.

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