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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1121 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
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A COLD FRONT ENTERED NORTHERN NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND OVERNIGHT
AND THIS SYSTEM BROUGHT SCATTERED SHOWERS TO THESE AREAS. BASIN
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION TOTALS DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING 8AM
THURSDAY RANGED FROM A TRACE TO 0.20 INCH IN NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND WITH NIL AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE. SOME LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 0.40 INCH WERE NOTED ACROSS FAR NORTHERN
MAINE.
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WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE...PRIMARILY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN NEW YORK
AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY. BASIN AVERAGE AMOUNTS DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM NIL TO 0.05 INCH.
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COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE SOUTH FROM CANADA LATE TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY AND THIS SYSTEM WILL IS EXPECTED TO BRING DRY CONDITIONS
THE FIRST WIDESPREAD FROST AND FREEZE TO NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BEGIN TO DRIFT OFFSHORE
ON SATURDAY ALLOWING FOR A MILDER SOUTHERLY FLOW TO DEVELOP.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
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RIVER LEVELS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST REGION ARE GENERALLY IN
RECESSION OR HOLDING AT STEADY LEVELS.  THE RAIN THAT FELL ALONG
THE NORTHERN BOARDER OF THE NERFC DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS CAUSED
LITTLE MORE THAN A FLUCTUATION ALONG AREA RIVERS.
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ACCORDING TO THE USGS WATER WATCH WEBPAGE, 7-DAY AVERAGE
STREAMFLOWS ACROSS MOST OF THE NORTHEAST REGION ARE RUNNING AT
NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS FOR MID-SEPTEMBER.  HOWEVER
, ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK, RIVER FLOWS
ARE MOSTLY BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL.
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FLOOD OUTLOOK DISCUSSION:
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THE NERFC FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK GRAPHIC INDICATES SIGNIFICANT
RIVER FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
DURING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS.
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THE FLOOD OUTLOOK GRAPHIC IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT:
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HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NERFC/FOP
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ADDITIONAL WATER AND WEATHER RELATED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON
THE NWS/NERFC HOME PAGE AT http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/nerfc
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:       NEAL STRAUSS
HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:                NORM BINGHAM




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