Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1021 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

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CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-
1021 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM EST MONDAY FOR
ERIE...NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA...WYOMING...SOUTHERN GENESEE AND
NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES...

AT 1020 PM EST...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA WERE WELL ABOVE
FREEZING AND WILL REMAIN THERE THROUGH MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL
STEADILY CLIMB INTO THE LOWER 50S ON SUNDAY...BEFORE REACHING 60 ON
MONDAY. WHILE RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE A QUARTER INCH OR LESS
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SIGNIFICANT SNOWMELT HAS BEGUN AND WILL NOW
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 AS MUCH AS 5 TO 6 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.

&&

LAT...LON 4242 7946 4250 7935 4256 7916 4271 7904
      4271 7899 4276 7889 4279 7886 4290 7891
      4301 7849 4302 7795 4253 7807 4253 7848
      4244 7877 4230 7968

$$

RSH






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