September 30th - October 1st, 2010
Very Heavy Rainfall & Flooding

The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole moved northward along a nearly stationary boundary along the east coast bringing abundant tropical moisture into the region. A very strong low level jet help fuel the heavy rainfall and produced strong gusty southerly winds. Rainfall reports ranged from just over 3 inches up to 9 inches . At the Albany International Airport daily rainfall records were broken for September 30th and October 1st. Widespread urban and small stream flooding was reported. Major flooding occurred on the Esopus Creek at Cold Brook and on the Schoharie Creek at Prattsville with widespread minor river flooding occurring along portions of the Esopus Creek, Rondout Creek, Schoharie Creek, Mohawk River, West Canada Creek, Hudson River, Sacandaga River and Still River. Refer to the hydrographs below.

Prior to this event rainfall deficits were running around 6 to 9 inches across east central New York and western New England. There were moderate drought conditions across southern Vermont, the Berkshires and northwestern Connecticut into the Taconics of New York with abnormally dry conditions across much of east central New York. Drought conditions eased after the event.

24-hour Precipitation ending at 8 am September 30th & October 1st, 2010
24-hr Pcpn ending 8 am Sep 30, 2010
24-hr Pcpn ending 8 am Oct 1, 2010

Hydrographs
Cold Brook - Esopus Creek
Cold Brook - Esopus Creek
Mount Marion - Esopus Creek
Mount Marion - Esopus Creek
Rosendale - Rondout Creek
Rosendale - Rondout Creek
Prattsville - Schoharie Creek
Prattsville - Schoharie Creek
Gilboa Dam - Schoharie Creek
Gilboa Dam - Schoharie Creek
Burtonsville - Schoharie Creek
Burtonsville - Schoharie Creek
Delta Dam - Mohawk River
Delta Dam - Mohawk River
Utica - Mohawk River
Utica - Mohawk River
Little Falls - Mohawk River
Little Falls - Mohawk River
Hinckley - West Canada Creek
Hinckley - West Canada Creek
Kast Bridge - West Canada Creek
Kast Bridge - W. Canada Creek
Hope - Sacandaga River
Hope - Sacandaga River
Troy - Hudson River
Troy - Hudson River
Brookfield - Still River
Brookfield - Still River
Yellow = Action Stage

Orange = Flood Stage

Red = Moderate Flooding

Magenta = Major Flooding

Albany, NY - Upper Air Soundings
8 am Sep 30, 2010
8 am September 30th
8 pm Sep 30, 2010
8 pm September 30th
8 am Oct 1, 2010
8 am October 1st
8 pm Oct 1, 2010
8 pm October 1st

Surface Maps 500 mb Charts
Surface Map Sep 30, 2010
8 am EDT September 30, 2010
500 mb Map Sep 30, 2010
8 am EDT September 30, 2010
Surface Map Oct 1, 2010
8 am EDT October 1, 2010
500 mb Map Oct 1, 2010
8 am EDT October 1, 2010