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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
246 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

Bradford-Susquehanna-Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Pike-Southern Wayne-
Including the cities of Elmira, Cortland, Norwich, Oneonta,
Owego, Waverly, Binghamton, Delhi, Walton, Monticello, Sayre,
Towanda, Hallstead, Montrose, Damascus, Equinunk, Tunkhannock,
Scranton, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Milford, and Honesdale
246 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019


The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central New York and
  northeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in
  central New York, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland,
  Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan, and Tioga. In northeast
  Pennsylvania, Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northern Wayne,
  Pike, Southern Wayne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming.

* From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning

* A period of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms is expected
  to impact the area late Friday afternoon into Friday night.
  Rainfall rates could locally approach or exceed one half inch
  per hour at times. Storm total rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with
  locally higher amounts are forecast in the watch area.

* The wet soil conditions and this amount of rainfall could result
  in minor flooding along creeks and the headwater points in the
  local river basins. Flooding could also occur on area roadways,
  urban and poor drainage areas.


A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.



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