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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
516 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014


...ARTHUR HAS LEFT THE AREA AND ALL TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS HAVE ENDED...


.NEW INFORMATION... WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.


.AREAS AFFECTED... THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.


.WATCHES/WARNINGS... TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT ANYWHERE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AS WELL AS THE MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT ANY ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.


.STORM INFORMATION... AT 4 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 43.1N...LONGITUDE 66.9W. THIS WAS ABOUT 210 MILES NORTHEAST OF NANTUCKET MA. STORM MOTION WAS NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 22 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 70 MPH.


.SITUATION OVERVIEW... AT 4 AM ARTHUR WAS HEADING INTO THE EASTERN GULF OF MAINE. WINDS HAVE DROPPED BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE ACROSS NANTUCKET...CAPE COD AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.


.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MANY CASUALTIES OCCUR AFTER A STORM HAS PASSED. BE SMART AND USE CAUTION. PAY ATTENTION FOR POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES AND STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES.

MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST COASTAL WATERS FORECAST BEFORE VENTURING BACK OUT.

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.NEXT UPDATE... THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON REGARDING ARTHUR.

MAZ007-015-016-019-020-023-RIZ006>008-051030- /O.CAN.KBOX.HU.S.1001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA- EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-DUKES MA-WASHINGTON RI- NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI- 516 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014


...COASTAL HAZARDS... SWIMMERS ARE ADVISED TO BE VIGILANT FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES UNTIL THE SWELL PRODUCED BY ARTHUR HAS HAD TIME TO SUBSIDE.

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MAZ022-024-051030- /O.CAN.KBOX.TR.W.1001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA- 516 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014


...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...


...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE...CHECK IN WITH YOUR POINTS OF CONTACT AMONG FAMILY AND FRIENDS. INFORM THEM OF YOUR STATUS AND CONDITION. BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND CHECK IN ON YOUR NEIGHBORS.

IF YOU ARE USING A PORTABLE GENERATOR...OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING...ELECTROCUTION... OR FIRES. PORTABLE GENERATORS SHOULD BE OPERATED OUTDOORS...IN A DRY AND WELL VENTILATED PLACE. DO NOT STORE FUEL INSIDE YOUR HOME OR GARAGE.

IF OPERATING CHAIN SAWS AND PORTABLE GENERATORS...REVIEW THE OPERATORS MANUAL AND OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT OR SAFE HARBOR UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS HAVE FULLY SUBSIDED. FOR ANY SMALL CRAFT WHO ARE IN DISTRESS...OR IF YOU SEE SOMEONE ELSE IN DISTRESS...RADIO YOUR SITUATION ACCORDING TO MARITIME PROTOCOL. IF APPROPRIATE...DEPLOY YOUR EMERGENCY DISTRESS BEACON.

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...COASTAL HAZARDS... SWIMMERS SHOULD BE EXTRA VIGILANT FOR RIP CURRENT ACTIVITY...WHICH COULD BE ELEVATED DUE TO THE SWELLS PRODUCED BY ARTHUR.

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ANZ254-051030- /O.CAN.KBOX.HU.W.1001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA OUT 20 NM- 516 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014


...HURRICANE WARNING IS CANCELLED...


...WINDS AND SEAS... WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED BUT IT WILL TAKE LONGER FOR SEAS TO SUBSIDE. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST FOR INFORMATION ON WIND AND SEAS.

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ANZ231-232-051030- /O.CAN.KBOX.TR.W.1001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND- 516 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014


...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...


...WINDS AND SEAS... WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED BUT IT WILL TAKE LONGER FOR SEAS TO FULLY SUBSIDE. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST FOR WIND INFORMATION.

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