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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1132 AM EDT MON APR 14 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING THROUGH AT LEAST MID WEEK...

WARM WEATHER TODAY WILL RAPIDLY MELT A SNOWPACK IN THE TUG HILL
AND WESTERN ADIRONDACKS THAT CONTAINS A LARGE QUANTITY OF STORED
WATER. RUNOFF FROM THE MELTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP WATER
LEVELS ON CREEKS AND STREAMS NEAR BANKFULL TODAY.

RAIN WILL ARRIVE LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY BEFORE ENDING AS SNOW. THIS WILL PRODUCE
ADDITIONAL RUNOFF AND LEAD TO A HIGHER RISK OF FLOODING.

PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ALONG
LARGER MAIN STEM RIVERS...SHOULD TAKE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE
POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING INTO MID WEEK AND LISTEN FOR
POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SLOWER RESPONDING RIVERS MAY REMAIN ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE FOR SOME TIME...POSSIBLY LASTING UNTIL LATE WEEK.

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OSWEGO-JEFFERSON-LEWIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OSWEGO...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE
1132 AM EDT MON APR 14 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* EASTERN LAKE ONTARIO REGION.

* THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW MELT FOLLOWED BY RAIN WILL BRING AN ENHANCED RISK FOR 
  FLOODING. THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL BE ALONG 
  STREAMS AND RIVERS WHICH HAVE SOURCE REGIONS ACROSS THE TUG 
  HILL PLATEAU AND WESTERN ADIRONDACKS. 

* THE INITIAL FLOOD RISK FROM EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL BE ALONG 
  SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS. EVENTUALLY THAT FLOOD RISK WILL 
  SPREAD TO THE LARGER STEM RIVERS. 

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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