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MEMA Urges Residents to Begin Preparations for Tropical Storm Henri

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MEMA Urges Residents to Begin Preparations for Tropical Storm Henri

All residents should begin preparations for Tropical Storm Henri now, by taking the following steps: Stay Informed: This is an evolving weather situation. Residents should monitor the forecast through local media, and messages from emergency officials. Sign up for your local reverse 911 system if your community has one. Also check to make sure your […]

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[10:00 AM] Update on Tropical Storm Henri and Potential Impact on Cape Cod & Islands

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[10:00 AM] Update on Tropical Storm Henri and Potential Impact on Cape Cod & Islands

Discussion and Forecast Tropical Storm Henri continues to experience strong shear near 20-25kts. This has held down any intensification stage thus far, but shear is forecast to slacken down to near 10kts by tonight.  This will allow the cyclone to take advantage of the 29C (84F) sea surface temperatures it will be traversing during the […]

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Friday Morning Tropical Storm Henri Update

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Friday Morning Tropical Storm Henri Update

Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane as it heads north toward southern New England this weekend. Hurricane Watches and Storm Surge Watches are in effect on the south coast. A watch means conditions are possible. There remains a great deal of uncertainty with regard to Henri’s track which will have a […]

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[5:00 AM] August 19, 2021 | Update: Tropical Storm Henri Potential Impacts to Cape & Islands

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[5:00 AM] August 19, 2021 | Update: Tropical Storm Henri Potential Impacts to Cape & Islands

Tropical Storm Henri UPDATED 1130z 08-19-21 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…29.5N 69.5W ABOUT 525 MI…845 KM SE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 810 MI…1300 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 260 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…995 MB…29.39 INCHES Discussion and forecast […]

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[5:00 AM] August 18, 2021 | Forecast of Tropical Storm Henri Impacts to Region

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[5:00 AM] August 18, 2021 | Forecast of Tropical Storm Henri Impacts to Region

Overview Tropical storm Henri is forecast to pass well offshore this weekend but may bring high surf, rip currents, and rough seas. There is also a low chance of tropical storm force winds on Cape Cod and the Islands. Timing: Most likely late Saturday into Sunday Hazards and Impacts: ▪ High surf and rip currents […]

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August 12, 2021 | Forecast of Oppressive Heat in Barnstable County 8/11 – 8/13

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August 12, 2021 | Forecast of Oppressive Heat in Barnstable County 8/11 – 8/13

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of prolonged oppressive heat, Wednesday (8/11) to Friday (8/13) throughout most of the Commonwealth. During this three-day period, daytime temperature highs will be up to 95 degrees today and 95-99 degrees Thursday and Friday. Heat index (Apparent Temperature) values will be up to 105-109 Today (8/12) and […]

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August 10, 2021 – Hot temperatures expected next several days

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August 10, 2021 – Hot temperatures expected next several days

August 10, 2021 • Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle   • Recognize & respond to heat-related illnesses   • Stay hydrated   • Check on neighbors, older adults & those at risk   Heat Safety Tips: http://mass.gov/mema/heat

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[4:45 AM] July 29 , 2021 | Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Late Thursday Into Early Friday

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[4:45 AM] July 29 , 2021 | Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Late Thursday Into Early Friday

There is currently a low risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms tonight into the early hours of Friday in our region. While showers and even a few thunderstorms could develop by the late afternoon hours, those are expected to remain below severe criteria. In addition, there is a low risk of flooding should […]

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Preparing For Atlantic Hurricane Season on Cape Cod: What You Need to Know

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Preparing For Atlantic Hurricane Season on Cape Cod: What You Need to Know

July 11, 2021 – It is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Massachusetts.  How prepared are you?  Do you know if you are in a flood zone? Do you have an evacuation plan? Do you know where emergency shelters are activated on Cape Cod? Below find information on ways to be prepared and what to do in […]

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[8:00 AM] July 9, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Activates Multi-Agency Coordination Center

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[8:00 AM] July 9, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Activates Multi-Agency Coordination Center

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Activates Multi-Agency Coordination Center   Public is reminded to take safeguards as Tropical Storm Elsa passes over Cape Cod & the Islands today July 9, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – Members of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call on Friday morning, July 9, to review […]

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