Southern Berkshire Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:42 PM EDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
late Tuesday night...

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions northwestern Connecticut,
western Massachusetts, and southern Vermont, including the
following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, northern
Litchfield and southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts,
northern Berkshire and southern Berkshire. In southern Vermont,
Bennington, eastern Windham, and western Windham.

* From Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night.

* Heavy rainfall is expected to develop along and immediately
ahead of a slow moving cold front. A band of showers and
thunderstorms containing very heavy rainfall will slowly move
across the watch area Tuesday afternoon and evening. Rainfall
rates may approach or exceed one inch per hour. There is a
possibility that the band slows down over the watch area,
resulting in some flash flooding of urban and poor drainage
areas, especially where leaves clog storm drains.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:36 PM EDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM EDT
Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM EDT
Tuesday.

* Locations... southwest Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley region, eastern
Catskills, Schoharie valley and helderbergs, the capital and
Saratoga region, Taconics, northern Litchfield Hills, Berkshires
and southern greens.

* Winds... south to southeast at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50
mph.

* Timing... late tonight into late Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong winds may blow down tree limbs, trees, and
power lines. Scattered power outages are possible. Driving may
be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:42 PM EDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
late Tuesday night...

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions northwestern Connecticut,
western Massachusetts, and southern Vermont, including the
following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, northern
Litchfield and southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts,
northern Berkshire and southern Berkshire. In southern Vermont,
Bennington, eastern Windham, and western Windham.

* From Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night.

* Heavy rainfall is expected to develop along and immediately
ahead of a slow moving cold front. A band of showers and
thunderstorms containing very heavy rainfall will slowly move
across the watch area Tuesday afternoon and evening. Rainfall
rates may approach or exceed one inch per hour. There is a
possibility that the band slows down over the watch area,
resulting in some flash flooding of urban and poor drainage
areas, especially where leaves clog storm drains.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.