Friday, June 19, 2015

NWS issues Flood Watch for our area



Event:Flood Watch
Alert:
...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE FROM THE REMNANTS OF BILL SATURDAY NIGHT 
AND SUNDAY... 
 
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY 
EVENING... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A 
 
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST 
NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...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)...NORTHERN 
NASSAU...NORTHERN QUEENS...NORTHERN WESTCHESTER...RICHMOND 
(STATEN ISLAND)...ROCKLAND...SOUTHERN NASSAU...SOUTHERN QUEENS 
AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER. 
 
* FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING 
 
* HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THE REMNANTS OF BILL IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT 
THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS 
EXPECTED TO OCCUR DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS SATURDAY NIGHT AND 
COULD LEAD TO WIDESPREAD URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING. STORM 
TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 1 TO 2 
INCHES...ALTHOUGH AMOUNTS OF UP TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN 
THUNDERSTORMS. THE HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY NIGHT COULD FALL 
WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME...LEADING TO SHARP RISES ON SMALL 
STREAMS AND CREEKS IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SIGNIFICANT POOR 
DRAINAGE FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS.

Instructions:A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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