SKYWARN Busy as Thunderstorms, Large Hail, Flash Flooding Hit New England

Flooding on Walnut St., Peabody. Photo courtesy KB1KQWThe ARRL Headquarters web site carried a news story about SKYWARN activities during Tuesday afternoon’s severe weather in Eastern MA and other portions of New England.

“An outbreak of severe weather in New England July 11 kept SKYWARN nets in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire busy fielding reports of high winds, large hail, flooding and even possible tornadoes. Amateur Radio SKYWARN coordinators assisted with damage assessment well into the evening. More severe weather is forecast for today.

“‘We haven’t had a severe weather outbreak like this in quite some time,’ said ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY.” [Full story]

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