Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a flash flood watch for Thursday night and Friday morning.
A flash flood watch has been issued through Thursday night for the possibility of flooding along with any strong rain showers that could move through the area overnight. The National Weather Service said the flood watch – which means conditions are favorable for flood conditions – started at 4 p.m. on Thursday and runs through Friday morning. It covers Essex County, including Danvers, plus most other counties in central and eastern Massachusetts plus a portion of Rhode Island. "Sudden heavy downpours will occur with any thunderstorms late (Thursday) afternoon and tonight,” the weather service said in issuing its watch. “Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches are possible within a short period of time.” The heavy rain “may result in significant urban …
The National Weather Service says it can't rule out an isolated tornado on Thursday.
Residents in Danvers who have plans for outdoor activities 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, some of which could be severe. 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 will be in the mid 80s. On Friday, the NWS says the best chance for any strong storms to develope will be in the afternoon and evening south of the Mass Pike. If you take pictures during a storm, add them to our Thunderstorm Gallery.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
There's a possibility for a strong to severe thunderstorm in Danvers through 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Danvers through 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Taunton issued the watch at 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of a severe thunderstorm, including heavy rain, strong wind gusts, dangerous lightening and small hail. The watch covers 13 of the state’s 14 counties. In a special weather statement issued 16 minutes after the watch was issued, the weather service said that a “line of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms will move across much of Southern New England this afternoon.” Concern was centered on a line of storms that stretched from the Vermont-Massachusetts border across to Manchester and Portsmouth, N.H. …
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
A severe storm warning has been issued for Northern Essex County.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Danvers and the northern portion of Essex County Saturday evening. The warning is in effect through 5:15 p.m. "At 4:27 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH," the statement said. These storms, located along a line from Newbury to North Andover, were moving east at 20 MPH. Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds, large hail, deadly lightening and torrential rain, the statement said. "Get to safe shelter, inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightening," NWS said.
Friday, June 22, 2012
An alert has been issued for Essex County.
The National Weather Service has issued a warning that severe thunderstorms may creep up on Danvers and the rest of Essex County Friday afternoon and evening. "A few thunderstorms may become severe with the primary threat being damaging wind gusts," the warning says. "Heavy rainfall will also be a concern which could lead to isolated flooding if storms move over the same areas." The storms are expected to start between 2 and 3 p.m. and move toward the coast this evening. If you're planning to be outdoors, use caution and watch for gathering storm clouds.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Are you going to the Danvers Kiwanis' annual 5k road race tonight?
With the heat index potentially reaching 103 degrees today, Danvers Kiwanis is doing its part to make sure runners in tonight's annual 5K road race stay safe. "Danvers Kiwanis are asking anyone on the route that may be home tonight between 6:30 and 8pm to think about putting an extra water stop in front of their house or ever have a hose handy that they can spray runners who want a cool off spray," Cheryl Marshall, Danvers Recreation program manager said. The race route runs from Danvers High School right up Cabot Rd., left on Locust Street, right at the lights onto Maple Street, right on Summer Street, to the end. Right on North Street to right on Locust Street left on Donegal, under the underpass to left on Cabot back to DHS. Runners …
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m.
With heat indexes potentially reaching 103 degrees today, the National Weather Service has placed a heat advisory on much of New England, including Danvers, through 7 p.m. The high predicted for Danvers is 95. "Heat indexes up to 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outside," the NWS said in a statement. The NWS listed the following precautions: If you're a dog owner, click here for tips to keep your pet safe.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The National Weather Service released a special weather statement for late this afternoon and tonight for Danvers.
Conditions are favorable for strong thunderstorms in Danvers 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. 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 possibly during a storm.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Urban areas are expected to have some flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
After an unusually dry start to spring, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Danvers and surrounding areas through Monday morning. Two to four inches of rainfall is expected Sunday evening into Monday morning. "Flooding of poor drainage and urban areas is anticipated," according to NWS. Temperatures Sunday afternoon and evening are expected to hold steady at 46 degrees. Wind gusts could reach 37 mph Sunday night. The high Monday is expected to be 62 degrees.