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More Rain, Melting Snow Triggers Flood Watch For Erie & Wyoming Counties



 The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH beginning Thursday morning and lasting until Friday evening, with melting snows and heavy rains making it possible for Cazenovia, Buffalo and Cattaraugus Creeks to overflow their banks at some point.



FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...NORTHERN ERIE...SOUTHERN ERIE AND WYOMING.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* ABNORMALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES AND A PROLONGED PERIOD OF RAIN WILL
MELT MUCH OF THE EXISTING SNOWPACK ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK...
RESULTING IN A SUBSTANTIAL RISE IN AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS.
ADDITIONALLY...ICE COVER ON THE WATERWAYS WILL LIFT AND FLOW
WITH THE RISING WATERS AND WILL EXHIBIT A RISK OF ICE JAMMING AT
ANY POINT ALONG THE CREEKS AND STREAMS. THE ICE JAMS WILL
PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING DANGER DURING THIS
PERIOD.

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

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