Wareham slammed by possible microburst

By Melissa M. Werthmann, Globe Correspondent The National Weather Service is dispatching a survey team to Wareham to investigate reports of a possible microburst that slammed parts of the town with violent winds and heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night. “We’re sending a crew down now and then we’ll know more,� said Bill Simpson, meteorologist with the [...]





Weather service says clash of air masses produced Arlington microburst, but no …

By Melissa M. Werthmann, Globe Correspondent A clash between two air masses Wednesday in Massachusetts generated the violent thunderstorms that pounded Eastern Massachusetts and produced a microburst in Arlington. But the storms did not spawn a tornado, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Thursday. Charlie Foley said the service issued a tornado warning at 2:04 [...]