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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1131 AM EST Sun Jan 21 2018

...ICE JAM FLOODING POSSIBLE ON AREA CREEKS MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO
TUESDAY EVENING...

A warm front will lift across the region on Monday, boosting
temperatures into the 40s. Temperatures will then remain in the
40s Monday night into Tuesday.

Area creeks and rivers still have ice in place. Rises in water
level can break up this ice, which can then become jammed where
there are constrictions in the river or creek channel, such as
curves or other restrictions. Localized flooding will be possible
in the vicinity of any ice jams. People living in areas that are
prone to ice jam flooding should take the time in advance to
prepare for the potential for flooding.

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Northern Erie-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Jamestown, Olean, Orchard Park,
and Springville
1131 AM EST Sun Jan 21 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of western New York...including the following
  counties...Cattaraugus...Chautauqua...Northern Erie and
  Southern Erie.

* From Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Warming temperatures, snowmelt and rainfall will enhance the
  risk for ice jam flooding. Rainfall during the watch period will
  average between a quarter and a half inch.

* The exact location and timing of ice jams is difficult to
  predict. Buffalo, Cayuga, Cazenovia and Cattaraugus Creeks are
  typically most prone to ice jam flooding. Other creeks can
  also occasionally experience ice jam flooding in the watch
  area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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TMA




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