Storms and heavy rain caused localised flooding in parts of Massachusetts on 17 July, 2018. Some areas recorded 4.52 inches (114.8 mm) of rain in less than 24 hours.
Severe flash flooding was reported in Oxford, Framingham, Worcester and Westfield, with streets under flood water up to 1 metre (3 feet) deep in some areas. Roads around Boston saw some surface flooding.
Overall National Weather Service (NWS) Boston figures showed a total of 79 incidents of flooding across parts of Massachusetts. NWS Boston also reported a small tornado in the town of Ashford, Connecticut.
NWS said that, in a 22 hour period between 17 and 18 July, Belchertown recorded 4.52 inches (114.8 mm) of rain, Worcester 4.15 inches (105.41mm), North Grafton 3.80 inches (96.52mm), Westfield 3.79 inches (96.26mm) and Oxford 2.20 inches (55.88 mm).
From 3.28" in Hebron to 0.35" near Barkhamsted, big variations of rainfall in the small state of CT. Well done by these @CoCoRaHS observers. #ctwx A full listing for reports here @bobmaxon https://t.co/ujRXfVgjq8 pic.twitter.com/4sC6H7NcYl
— CT CoCoRaHS (@CT_CoCoRaHS) July 18, 2018
— Emu ✨ (@wxemu) July 17, 2018
Flash flooding -Sutton Ave Find alternate route! Please retweet pic.twitter.com/HVdD1GkpT1
— Oxford MA Police (@OxfordPD_MA) July 17, 2018
— Mike Fahey (@michaelefahey) July 17, 2018
#BREAKING New video of serious flash flooding also happening right now on Route 9 in Framingham. Very dangerous conditions out there. Be careful if you have to be on the roads. Video from Kiat Cormier #7News pic.twitter.com/Wl9iSnGxLs
— Boston Sports News (@BostonSprtsNews) July 18, 2018
— Michael McCormack (@IPTimelapse) July 18, 2018