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Type FLOOD WARNING

Flood Warning

Issued By NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
Issuing Time Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:54:00 PST
Broadcast Time Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:54:00 PST
Valid Until Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:00 PST
Brief Description FLOOD WARNING
Detailed Description CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY- 454 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY...INCLUDING THE LAKE SHORE...IN WESTERN NEW YORK...THIS INCLUDES DUNKIRK...FREDONIA AND WESTFIELD... ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... THIS INCLUDES WEST SENECA...LANCASTER...LACKAWANNA...HAMBURG...EAST AURORA...DEPEW...CHEEKTOWAGA...ALDEN...AND SOUTH BUFFALO... THE SOUTHERN HALF OF GENESEE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... THIS INCLUDES BATAVIA...CORFU AND ALEXANDER... WYOMING COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING WARSAW AND ARCADE. UNTIL 415 PM EST MONDAY AT 430 PM EST...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA HAVE CLIMBED ABOVE FREEZING AND WILL REMAIN THERE THROUGH MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL THEN STEADILY CLIMB INTO THE LOWER 50S ON SUNDAY...BEFORE REACHING 60 ON MONDAY. WHILE RAINFALL GENERALLY A QUARTER INCH OR LESS IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND...SIGNIFICANT SNOWMELT WILL NOW BEGIN AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND. IT IS THIS SNOWMELT THAT WILL ULTIMATELY CAUSE THE FLOODING CONCERNS. CORE SAMPLES OF THE DEEP SNOWPACK AT THE START OF THE WEEKEND INDICATED THAT OVER 5 INCHES OF WATER WAS LOCKED IN PLACE...BUT AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO CLIMB...THIS WATER WILL BE RELEASED...AND IN SOME CASES FAIRLY RAPIDLY. SINCE MANY STORM DRAINS ARE SNOW CLOGGED...MANY URBAN AREAS WILL LIKELY BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING WITH SEVERAL FEET OF WATER POSSIBLY ACCUMULATING ON SOME STRETCHES OF ROAD. RESIDENTIAL BASEMENTS WILL START TO FLOOD DURING THIS TIME AS WELL. AREA TRIBUTARIES...PARTICULARLY BUFFALO CREEK...CAZENOVIA CREEK... CAYUGA CREEK AND ELLICOTT CREEK...WILL TAKE A BIT LONGER TO EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT RISES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO REACH AT LEAST MINOR FLOOD STAGE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. [IMMEDIATE BROADCAST]
       
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Alabama,Florida Coastal Flood Warning, Watch, or Statement
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Maryland,Ohio,Pennsylvania,West Virginia Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement (2)
California Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement
New York Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement (2)
Iowa Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement
Wyoming Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement
Massachusetts,Rhode Island Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement
Wisconsin Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement (3)
Connecticut,Massachusetts,New York,Vermont Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement
Texas Non Precipitation Warning, Watch, or Statement
       
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