Friday, January 10, 2014

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch

January  10, 2014

Event:Flood Watch
Alert:
...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT... 
 
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE 
SATURDAY NIGHT... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A 
 
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW 
JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING 
AREAS...IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHERN FAIRFIELD... NORTHERN 
MIDDLESEX...NORTHERN NEW HAVEN...NORTHERN NEW LONDON...SOUTHERN 
FAIRFIELD...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX...SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN AND SOUTHERN 
NEW LONDON. IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY... EASTERN BERGEN...EASTERN 
ESSEX...EASTERN PASSAIC...EASTERN UNION...HUDSON...WESTERN 
BERGEN...WESTERN ESSEX...WESTERN PASSAIC AND WESTERN UNION. IN 
SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...BRONX... KINGS (BROOKLYN)...NEW YORK 
(MANHATTAN)...NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK...NORTHERN NASSAU...NORTHERN 
QUEENS...NORTHERN WESTCHESTER...NORTHWESTERN 
SUFFOLK...ORANGE...PUTNAM... RICHMOND (STATEN 
ISLAND)...ROCKLAND...SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK... SOUTHERN 
NASSAU...SOUTHERN QUEENS...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER AND SOUTHWESTERN 
SUFFOLK. 
 
* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. 
 
* LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE MIDWEST INTO EASTERN CANADA WILL 
DRAG A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY AND SATURDAY 
NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL TAP INTO THE GULF AND ATLANTIC MOISTURE 
TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT. 
 
* RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 1 1/2 TO 2 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER 
AMOUNTS UP TO 2 1/2 INCHES IN AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN NORTH 
AND WEST OF NEW YORK CITY...IS LIKELY TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT 
URBAN...LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING EARLY THIS WEEKEND. 
IN ADDITION TO URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING...FLASHY SMALL 
STREAM AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS ARE ALSO 
FAVORABLE FOR ICE JAM FLOODING.

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