Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
840 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

Including the cities of Oswego, Watertown, and Lowville
840 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central New York...including the following
  counties...Jefferson...Lewis and Oswego.

* Through Sunday evening.

* A deep low pressure system moving through the Great Lakes will
  produce several periods of rain, with total rainfall from
  Friday through Saturday of 1 to 1.5 inches. Much warmer
  temperatures will also result in very rapid snowmelt across
  the Tug Hill Plateau and western Adirondacks. Excessive runoff
  from snowmelt and rain will result in significant rises on
  area creeks and rivers.

* Flood potential will initially impact smaller streams which
  drain the Tug Hill Plateau and western foothills of the
  Adirondacks, with flooding possible in low lying areas and near
  streams Friday night through Saturday. The larger rivers will
  then see significant rises later Saturday and Sunday with
  flooding expected along the entire reach of the Black River and
  tributaries in Lewis and Jefferson Counties. Please see specific
  river warnings for the Black River and Moose River. Other rivers
  may reach flood stage later this weekend, including the Beaver
and possibly the Salmon River and other smaller rivers in
northern Oswego County.


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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