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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER...TAUNTON...MA
1150 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION:
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT HEAVY RAINS ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN
NEW ENGLAND AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEW YORK, NEAR ROCHESTER, OVER
THE 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 12Z TUESDAY MORNING.  DAILY TOTALS
WERE GREATEST IN THE AREA NEAR ROCHESTER, WITH AVON AND
CANANDAIGUA BOTH REPORTING AMOUNTS ABOVE 3.5 INCHES.  AMOUNTS FROM
2.5 TO 3.0 INCHES FELL ACROSS CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE TO WESTERN
MAINE.
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AS THIS SYSTEM LIFTS NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF MAINE, A BRIEF RESPITE
WILL BE FELT ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
WHEN A WEAK SHORTWAVE WILL BRING ADDITIONAL SHOWERS FROM WESTERN
NEW YORK TO THE ADIRONDACKS.  THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO
WILL SEE AN ADDITIONAL 0.33 TO 0.5 INCHES THROUGH 12Z THURSDAY.
PRECIPITATION TOTALS EAST OF AN AXIS FROM NORTHERN VERMONT TO
BINGHAMTON, NY WILL BE 0.1 INCHES OR LESS.
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HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:
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WITH HIGH PRESSURE AND DRIER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT
COUPLE DAYS ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION, RIVER LEVELS WILL CREST
TODAY AND BEGIN TO RECEDE  OR CONTINUE TO RECEDE AT LEAST INTO
THURSDAY MORNING.
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SHOWERS AND STORMS WITH AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL RESULTED IN RISING
RIVER RESPONSES ANYWHERE FROM MINOR TO NEAR BANK-FULL YESTERDAY.
THE WILLIAMS RIVER NEAR ROCKINGHAM VT RESPONDED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH
A VERY RAPID RISE OF NEAR 4 FT IN AN HOUR AND EXCEEDED MINOR
FLOOD LEVEL DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON YESTERDAY.
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ACCORDING TO THE USGS WATERWATCH WEBPAGE, 7-DAY AVERAGE
STREAMFLOWS RELATIVE TO HISTORICALLY RECORDED FLOWS FOR YESTERDAY,
7/28 GENERALLY RANGE FROM WELL ABOVE NORMAL TO WELL BELOW NORMAL
ACROSS NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK STATE. ABOVE NORMAL FLOW
CONDITIONS ARE SITUATED ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK STATE INTO
WESTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND CENTRAL TO
SOUTHWESTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE. BELOW NORMAL FLOW CONDITIONS ARE
DOMINANT IN EASTERN-CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, EASTERN CONNECTICUT,
MOST OF RHODE ISLAND AND EXTREME NORTHERN MAINE. ELSEWHERE, 7-DAY
AVERAGE FLOW CONDITIONS ARE THE NORMAL RANGE.
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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:
:
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:       BILL SAUNDERS
HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION:                ERICK BOEHMLER




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