Monday, August 10, 2015

NWS issues a Flash Flood Watch for our area



Event:Flash Flood Watch
Alert:
...HEAVY RAIN ON TUESDAY COULD CAUSE URBAN FLOODING... 
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY 
AFTERNOON... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A 
 
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... 
NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE 
FOLLOWING IN SOUTHERN ...CONNECTICUT...SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD. 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...RICHMOND 
(STATEN ISLAND)...SOUTHERN NASSAU...SOUTHERN QUEENS AND 
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER. 
 
* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON 
 
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A WARM FRONTAL PASSAGE COULD 
PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF CAUSING URBAN FLASH 
FLOODING IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA. 
 
* RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS AS HIGH AS 3 
INCHES AND HOURLY RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER 
HOUR...ARE EXPECTED. WHILE THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED TO 
BE WIDESPREAD...URBAN AREAS THAT RECEIVE THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS 
COULD EXPERIENCE DISRUPTIVE IMPACTS. 
 
* DESPITE DRY CONDITIONS...SOME FAST-RESPONDING SMALL STREAMS IN 
NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY COULD APPROACH BANK FULL IF DIRECTLY 
IMPACTED. LARGER STREAMS AND MAIN STEM RIVERS SHOULD NOT 
EXPERIENCE FLOODING.
Instructions:A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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