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Flood Warning This Evening



The National Weather Service has issued a  FLOOD WATCH  for all of Western New York into Friday evening,and a FLOOD WARNING for Erie County until 10:30pm. A similar warning is up for Niagara County until 9pm.

More widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region for the next several hours. Road and poor drainage flooding will still be possible.

It now appears the greatest potential for heavy rain will be spotty in nature associated with slow moving storms.

Spotty heavy rainfall is possible today through this evening. An upper level low will slowly move across Western New York and provide a focus for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms at times. These thunderstorms will be slow moving, and may produce localized areas of very heavy rainfall and flooding.

READ THE FLOOD WATCH & WARNING HERE  


"... Because it is going to be hanging around for a while. It doesn''t look like we will get a heavy burst of rain at any one time, but it's going to be a slow steady rain that's going to be lasting right through Friday night and even with some scattered showers on Saturday. " 
    -Meterologist Tom Paone


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Here's the latest:


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

.. FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SALAMANCA...OLEAN...

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...DUNKIRK...JAMESTOWN...FREDONIA...

.. UNTIL 315 PM EDT

.. AT 1112 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DISPLAYED

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE REGION...WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS THE REGION OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

SOME AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF RAINFALL THIS MORNING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF LOCALIZED 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

.. FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...

NIAGARA COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NORTH TONAWANDA...NIAGARA FALLS...LOCKPORT...

ORLEANS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MEDINA...ALBION..... UNTIL 600 PM EDT

.. AT 154 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DISPLAYED SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE REGION. ADDITIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.

HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.


.FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING COUNTIES...IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...NORTHERN CAYUGA. IN
  WESTERN NEW YORK...ALLEGANY...CATTARAUGUS...CHAUTAUQUA...
  GENESEE...LIVINGSTON...MONROE...NIAGARA...NORTHERN ERIE...
  ONTARIO...ORLEANS...SOUTHERN ERIE...WAYNE AND WYOMING.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* VERY SLOW MOVING SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION THIS
  MORNING...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS AND LOCALIZED HEAVY
  RAINFALL. SLOW MOVING STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE 1 TO
  3 INCHES OF RAIN IN SOME LOCATIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SPOTTY AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN FLOODING OF LOW LYING
  AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS SMALL CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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