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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
855 PM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

...ADDITIONAL ICE JAM FLOODING POSSIBLE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR OR JUST BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT
WHICH WILL LIMIT SNOWBELT OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WILL
RISE INTO THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S ON MONDAY AND WILL REMAIN WELL
ABOVE FREEZING MONDAY EVENING. THIS WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL SNOWMELT
AND CAUSE CREEKS AND RIVERS TO RISE LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY NIGHT. ICE HAS ALREADY STARTED TO BREAK UP ON MANY
CREEKS...AND THIS INCREASED FLOW MAY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL ICE
JAMS.

ICE JAMS MOST COMMONLY FORM WHERE THERE ARE CONSTRICTIONS
IN THE RIVER OR CREEK CHANNEL...SUCH AS SHARP CURVES...BRIDGES...OR
OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS. ICE JAMS ALSO TEND TO OCCUR IN THE SAME
LOCATIONS YEAR AFTER YEAR.

PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS THAT ARE PRONE TO ICE JAM FLOODING SHOULD
REMAIN ALERT AND BE PREPARED IF FLOODING DOES OCCUR.

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NORTHERN ERIE-WYOMING-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...WARSAW...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN...
ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
855 PM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  COUNTIES...CATTARAUGUS...CHAUTAUQUA...ERIE...AND WYOMING.

* THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* THERE CONTINUES TO BE A RISK FOR ICE JAM FLOODING IN THE WATCH
  AREA. THE GREATEST RISK IS LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
  NIGHT WHEN CREEKS AND RIVERS RESPOND TO SNOW MELT FROM THE WARM
  TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY. INCREASED FLOWS CAN CAUSE ICE TO BREAK
  UP WHICH MAY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL ICE JAMS AND ICE JAM
  FLOODING. THERE ARE ALREADY ICE JAMS IN PLACE ON SEVERAL
  CREEKS...AND A GREATER VOLUME OF WATER MAY CAUSE WATER TO RISE
  BEHIND EXISTING ICE JAMS. THOSE LOCATED IN AREAS TYPICALLY
  SUSCEPTIBLE TO ICE JAMS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF
  FLOODING DOES DEVELOP. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION LATE
  MONDAY NIGHT WHICH WILL LOWER TEMPERATURES AND REDUCE SNOWMELT
  AND RUN-OFF.

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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