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Hurricane Statement
MAZ022>024-RIZ008-212315-

Tropical Storm Jose Local Statement Advisory Number 65
National Weather Service Taunton MA AL122017
1114 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

This product covers Southern New England

**Jose Continues To Bring Strong Winds and Coastal Impacts To The
Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island Coasts**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barnstable MA, Block
Island RI, Dukes MA, and Nantucket MA

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 150 miles southeast of Nantucket MA
- 39.6N 68.2W
- Storm Intensity 60 mph
- Movement Stationary

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Jose is not expected to move too much over the next
few days. It will remain generally to the southeast of Nantucket into
the weekend, but is expected to gradually weaken with time. The
strongest winds associated with Jose are expected today and tonight,
but some gusty winds will linger into the weekend. Severe beach
erosion is also expected over the next several tide cycles across
southeastern New England, especially Cape Cod and Nantucket.

The strongest winds will occur through tonight with gusts to 60 mph
on Nantucket and 45 to 55 on Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard. Minor
coastal flooding is possible through the Friday high tide cycle,
with pockets of moderate flooding possible on Nantucket. The marine
community will continue to feel the highest impacts with life-
threatening conditions continuing on the coastal waters southeast of
New England through tomorrow, with seas up to 20 feet and tropical
storm force wind gusts.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts, especially on Nantucket through the Friday high tide.

Potential impacts in these areas include:
- Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots.
- Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
with surge water. Driving conditions may be dangerous in places
where surge water covers the road.
- Severe beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in
usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across Southern New England, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
With Jose expected to remain nearly stationary over the next few days
high surf will continue to impact area beaches and coastlines. Severe
beach erosion is expected with protective dunes at risk for being
overtopped or washed away. Dangerous rip currents can be expected along
with high surf which could catch unsuspecting wave watchers off guard.
The threat for beach erosion, high surf and dangerous rip currents is
expected to linger into the weekend, with a chance for it to last until
early next week.

* WIND:
The strongest winds from Jose will continue this afternoon and
overnight. While winds are expected to weaken somewhat, some stronger
gusts could continue into Saturday. The strongest winds are expected
over Cape Cod and the Islands, especially Nantucket.

Potential impacts in these areas include:
- Some tree limbs or even whole trees snapped or uprooted.
- Some roads impassable from large debris especially in heavily
wooded places.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
Evacuations are unlikely with this event. However, you should be
prepared to follow any local instructions from emergency management
officials.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Taunton MA around 5 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

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Tropical Storm Warning
MAZ022>024-RIZ008-212245-
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1037 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

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Tropical Storm Warning
MAZ023-212300-
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Dukes MA-
1049 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Vineyard Haven

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 55 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant wind impacts. Remaining efforts to secure
properties should now be brought to completion.
- Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in injury. Move to safe shelter before the wind
becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
and access routes impassable.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more
prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

* STORM SURGE
- No storm surge inundation forecast

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Surf conditions may still be rough with some beach erosion.
Stronger than normal rip currents may also be present.
- Exercise due safety.
- Review your seasonal plan and ensure readiness for the next
storm surge event.

- REALIZED IMPACTS: Being Assessed
- Little to no additional surge impacts expected. Community
officials are now assessing the extent of actual surge
impacts accordingly.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans need not include a threat for rainfall
flooding. Locally heavy rain and nuisance flooding may
still occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against excessive
tropical rainfall.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical rainfall event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans need not include a threat for tornadoes.
Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still
occur.
- Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
tornadoes.
- Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- http://weather.gov/box

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