|Hurricane Joaquin forecast track as of 2PM, Sep 30, 2015 (map courtesy of the NHC)|
Link to some additional related information regarding the storm and related birds can be found at a Birdcast post here: http://birdcast.info/forecast/special-alert-upper-midwest-and-northeast-tropical-storm-joaquin/
A link to tropical system related birds in western Massachusetts as well as various of useful links related to tropical weather can be found at this link from an earlier post:
Below is the projected storm location and strength for the next five days.
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 30/1500Z 24.7N 72.6W 70 KT 80 MPH 12H 01/0000Z 24.3N 73.2W 80 KT 90 MPH 24H 01/1200Z 24.1N 74.0W 85 KT 100 MPH 36H 02/0000Z 24.4N 74.4W 90 KT 105 MPH 48H 02/1200Z 25.3N 74.5W 95 KT 110 MPH 72H 03/1200Z 28.5N 73.5W 100 KT 115 MPH 96H 04/1200Z 34.0N 73.0W 90 KT 105 MPH 120H 05/1200Z 38.5N 74.0W 75 KT 85 MPH
Last night and today we have dealt with heavy rain associated with a variety of weather features and the rains produced 5"+ of rain leading to some local flooding. Beyond a few species of waterfowl likely being forced down I have not seen nor heard of anything way out of the ordinary associated with the heavy rain of yesterday and today.