Northern Erie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:31 AM EST Jan. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from Monday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of western New York... including the following
counties... Cattaraugus... Chautauqua... northern Erie and
southern Erie.

* From Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Warming temperatures, snowmelt and rainfall will enhance the
risk for ice jam flooding. Rainfall during the watch period will
average between a quarter and a half inch.

* The exact location and timing of ice jams is difficult to
predict. Buffalo, Cayuga, Cazenovia and Cattaraugus creeks are
typically most prone to ice jam flooding. Other creeks can
also occasionally experience ice jam flooding in the watch
area.

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. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and TV
stations for further details or updates



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:31 AM EST Jan. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from Monday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of western New York... including the following
counties... Cattaraugus... Chautauqua... northern Erie and
southern Erie.

* From Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Warming temperatures, snowmelt and rainfall will enhance the
risk for ice jam flooding. Rainfall during the watch period will
average between a quarter and a half inch.

* The exact location and timing of ice jams is difficult to
predict. Buffalo, Cayuga, Cazenovia and Cattaraugus creeks are
typically most prone to ice jam flooding. Other creeks can
also occasionally experience ice jam flooding in the watch
area.

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. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and TV
stations for further details or updates



Tma