Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
245 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

NYZ019-085-240345-
/O.NEW.KBUF.LS.A.0001.141124T2100Z-141126T0600Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-SOUTHERN ERIE-
245 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKESHORE
FLOOD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS...LAKE ERIE SHORE OF CHAUTAUQUA AND ERIE COUNTIES.

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE LAKE
  ERIE WATER LEVELS TO RISE SHARPLY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  TUESDAY NIGHT. WATER LEVELS MAY RISE TO NEAR THE FLOOD STAGE OF
  8 FEET ABOVE LOW WATER DATUM.

* TIMING...LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH OVERNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SHARP WATER LEVEL RISES MAY RESULT IN FLOODING ALONG
  THE LAKESHORE...MAINLY IN LOWER AREAS ALONG THE SHORE AND IN
  BAYS AND HARBORS. WATER MAY WASH ACROSS ROUTE 5 IN ATHOL
  SPRINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
LAKESHORE FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. RESIDENTS ON OR NEAR
THE SHORE SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY...AND LISTEN FOR
LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS.

&&

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RSH/TMA/JJR




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