Thursday, July 26, 2012
Severe thunderstorms expected to bring torrential rainfall later today and tonight.
The National Weather Service is predicting a rough day for residents of Massachusetts, including Westwood, and said earlier today they plan to release weather watches as the day progresses. The first watch has just been issued for flash flooding. The flash flood watch will go into effect at 4 p.m. The region can expect thunderstorms later today, with some being severe. These storms may produce heavy downpours, with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in these storms. The NWS says this could result in flooding. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Other hazards expected from any severe thunderstorms today include damaging wind and large hail. The NWS says isolated tornadoes are also possible today. The …
The National Weather Service says it can't rule out an isolated tornado on Thursday.
Residents in eastern Massachusetts who have plans for outdoor activities Thursday will want to be wary of the latest forecast by the National Weather Service. There is a possibility of severe thunderstorms both Thursday and Friday, with the best chance of stronger storms in the western part of the state. Some of the stronger storms may be accompanied by heavy rain which could lead to flooding. Residents can also expect to large hail and strong damaging wind, and an isolated tornado can't be ruled out, the NWS says. Highs today will be in the mid 80s. On Friday, the NWS says the best chance for any strong storms to develop will be in the afternoon and evening south of the Mass Pike.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Large hail, heavy downpours and frequent lightning are possible.
Severe thunderstorms are threatening to wash out the afternoon and evening for much of New England, including Westwood. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. today, July 24, according to the National Weather Service, storms are developing in northern New England and threatening to slide to the southeast later today. According to a special weather statement from the NWS, indications are that storms “may become most numerous” between 5 and 8 p.m. this evening. Severe weather associated with the storms include the possibility of strong to damaging winds, large hail, heavy downpours and frequent lightning. The latest forecast for Westwood calls for a daytime high of 89 to drop down below 60 overnight as a scattered showers …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for mid- to late-day Wednesday.
Days of sweltering heat could come to a head in the Westwood area Wednesday afternoon, when the National Weather Service expects severe storms to move into the region. With temperatures hovering in the low 90s for most of the day, storms could bring dangerous winds and possibly hail into the area this afternoon. "Thunderstorms will begin to develop across Southern New England between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then become more numerous as the afternoon progresses," the NWS stated in a Hazardous Weather Outlook Wednesday. "Some storms will likely contain damaging winds; large hail along with torrential downpours."
Friday, June 22, 2012
Strong winds and thunderstorms could swing into town after 2 p.m. today.
After three days of consecutive hot temperatures soaring into the 90s, the National Weather Service has forecasted that strong to severe thunderstorms will hit much of the Commonwealth, including Westwood, after 2 p.m. today and into tonight. "The main threat will be isolated strong to damaging wind gusts," a NWS hazardous weather outlook stated Friday morning. "Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rains that may result in localized flooding." Temperatures in Westwood peaked in the low-90s on Wednesday, and reached near 100 degrees Thursday. Additionally, the National Weather Service implemented a Heat Advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The National Weather Service released a special weather statement for late this afternoon and tonight.
Conditions are favorable for strong thunderstorms in Westwood and southern New England tonight, the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement. "The best chance for strong thunderstorms in Southern New England will occur after 5 p.m., with the greatest confidence coming after 8 p.m.," the statement said. According to the National Weather Service showers and thunderstorms are likely before 3 a.m. Some of the thunderstorms may be severe, resulting in large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall. Residents are advised to stay indoors and off of the roads as much as possible during a storm.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A tornado watch and a tornado warning both affected Norfolk County on Wednesday.
There's no question that Wednesday's weather was far from the norm, what with a series of tornadoes touching down in the Western and Central Massachsuetts. While there were no immediate reports of tornadoes touching down in Norfolk County or Westwood, a tornado watch that was in effect from 1 to 8 p.m. yesterday was extended until 11 p.m., and was upgraded to a tornado warning for a short period of time. The area also experienced quite a bit of lightning, rain, wind, and possibly even some hail. So, today's question is: What do you think was the craziest part of the storm in Westwood on Wednesday?
A few power outages were reported Thursday as a result of Wednesday's storm.
Despite nearly a 12 hour-long tornado watch and an added tornado warning from the National Weather Service, area storms on Wednesday caused little, if any, damage in Westwood. While a handful of damaging tornadoes touched down in various areas of Western Massachusetts as a result of the storms, the biggest threat in Westwood were various power outages. "We were watching (the storm) carefully, and watching the path," said Vicki Quiram, Director of the Westwood Department of Public Works, which was relying on a back-up generator for power as of early Thursday morning. "We still have a power outage on this side of town." Quiram said that sewer crews were working to ensure that generators and pumps were working to ensure there were no sewer …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The warning is in effect until 6:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has upgraded a Tornado Watch that was issued Wednesday afternoon to a Tornado Warning for parts of Norfolk County. A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado may have touched down or is expected to develop due to severe weather. Officials advise people in these areas to be on the lookout for “threatening weather conditions” and to listen for additional announcements and possible warnings during this time period. The warning states, "The National Weather Service Doppler Radar was tracking a tornado near Brimfield (at about 5:09 p.m.), or 19 miles northwest of Putnam, moving east at 40 miles per hour. This is an extremely dangerous tornado with a history of major damage in the Springfield area." The Tornado …
Possible 2-inch hail, strong winds and isolated tornadoes predicted in Norfolk and Suffolk counties from 1:00-8:00 p.m. today.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Westwood and other areas of Massachusetts effective from 1 to 8 p.m. today. A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and near the watch area. Officials advise people in these areas to be on the lookout for “threatening weather conditions” and to listen for additional announcements and possible warnings during this time period. The watch area stretches from about 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia to 35 miles northwest of Augusta, Maine and includes the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk in Massachusetts, along with a few other counties across the commonwealth, and parts of Connecticut, New Hampshire, western Maine, New Jersey, …