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Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1037 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

  CAZENOVIA CREEK NEAR EBENEZER
  BUFFALO CREEK NEAR GARDENVILLE
  CAYUGA CREEK NEAR LANCASTER
  ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...NEVER DRIVE YOUR CAR THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS.  TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER
DETAILS AND UPDATES.

&&

NYC029-037-240937-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0004.141124T1032Z-141126T0636Z/
/WILN6.1.ER.141124T1032Z.141124T1200Z.141126T0036Z.NO/
1037 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
* AT 10 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 3.1 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY
  MONDAY MORNING AND CREST NEAR 9.0 FEET MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD, EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN
  ELLICOTT CREEK PARK AND MINOR FLOODING IN SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS
  IN TONAWANDA. UB BIKE PATH FLOODED AND CLOSED. AERO DRIVE, HOLTZ TO
  TRANSIT ROADS IN CHEEKTOWAGA CLOSED. FLOODING AROUND BOWMANSVILLE
  FIRE HALL. AREAS EAST OF NORTH FOREST FROM MAPLE TO FRENCH ROADS
  SUBJECT TO SEWER BACKUPS.

&&

LAT...LON 4293 7875 4301 7889 4304 7889 4304 7875
      4295 7865 4293 7865

$$




Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1020 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

NYC009-013-029-037-121-242115-
/O.CON.KBUF.FA.W.0021.000000T0000Z-141124T2115Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-
1020 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

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

AT 1010 PM EST...TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 50S WILL SLOWLY RISE
DURING THE REMAINING OVERNIGHT HOURS...REACHING CLOSE TO 60 BY
MIDDAY MONDAY.

WHILE RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE A THIRD OF AN INCH OR LESS THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...THE RATE OF SNOW MELT WILL INTENSIFY WITH THE
RISING TEMPERATURES SO THAT SIGNIFICANT MELTING OF THE WATER LADEN
SNOW PACK WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF FLOODING. MEANWHILE THE POTENTIAL
FOR ICE JAM FLOODING HAS LESSENED...BUT THIS IS A RISK THAT WILL
STILL HAVE TO WATCHED INTO MONDAY MORNING.

RESIDENTS NEAR CREEKS ARE URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR
POSSIBLE FLOODING NOW...INCLUDING MOVING ITEMS FROM BASEMENTS.
RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE IF ICE JAMS FORCE WATER
OVER RIVER BANKS AS MOVING WATER IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.

SINCE MANY STORM DRAINS ARE SNOW CLOGGED...MANY URBAN AREAS WILL
LIKELY EXPERIENCE FLOODING WITH SEVERAL FEET OF WATER POSSIBLY
ACCUMULATING ON SOME STRETCHES OF ROAD. SOME RESIDENTIAL BASEMENTS
WILL START TO FLOOD AT THIS TIME AS WELL.

IN ADDITION...VERY STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT. THESE WINDS WILL BRING DOWN SOME TREES AND POWER LINES...
POSSIBLY CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. THIS WILL ALSO CAUSE SUMP
PUMPS TO FAIL.

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






High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1005 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

NYZ001>003-010>012-241115-
/O.CON.KBUF.HW.W.0004.141124T1800Z-141125T0900Z/
NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...MEDINA...ROCHESTER...
BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW
1005 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 4 AM
EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NIAGARA...ORLEANS...GENESEE...MONROE...WYOMING AND
  NORTHERN ERIE COUNTIES.

* TIMING...EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE COULD BRING DOWN SOME TREES
  AND POWER LINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. DUE TO THE
  RECENT MELTING OF THE PAST WEEKS HEAVY SNOW...AN UNFROZEN...
  SATURATED GROUND WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR SOME TREES TO BE
  TOPPLED...ESPECIALLY SHALLOW ROOTED PINES. THESE WINDS WILL ALSO
  MAKE DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. IN ADDITION...
  HOLIDAY DECORATIONS COULD BE DAMAGED AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR
  ITEMS SUCH AS TRASH CANS COULD BE BLOWN AWAY.

 POWER OUTAGES COULD ALSO EXACERBATE FLOODING CONCERNS FOR THOSE
 WITH FLOODED BASEMENTS AS SUMP PUMPS WOULD NOT WORK WITHOUT AN
EMERGENCY...GENERATOR POWER SUPPLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER
AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY ARE
POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES BE EXTRA CAREFUL UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDES. STAY TUNED TO
WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS
OR UPDATES.

&&

$$



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