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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1128 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...FLOODING POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK...

TWO SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENTS THIS WEEK HAVE BROUGHT A
VERY DEEP SNOWPACK ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEW YORK. THIS
SNOWPACK NOW STORES A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER. AFTER THE LAKE
EFFECT SNOW ENDS...A WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED TO START EARLY
THIS WEEKEND. BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AIR TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN
ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. DAYTIME HIGHS WILL RISE TO
NEAR 50 F DEGREES ON SUNDAY...AND NEAR 60 F DEGREES ON MONDAY. IN
ADDITION TO THE WARMING AIR TEMPERATURES...A SOUTHERLY BREEZE AND
RISING DEW POINTS WILL MAKE FOR A MORE EFFICIENT MELTING OF THE
SNOWPACK.

AT FIRST THE SNOWPACK WILL ABSORB MUCH OF THE WATER FROM THE SNOW
MELT. HOWEVER AS THE SNOWPACK RIPENS...AND WITH THE ADDITION OF A
HALF INCH OR SO OF RAINFALL SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...THE
POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE.

PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING...AND WHERE SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNTS OF SNOW FELL SHOULD TAKE TIME IN ADVANCE OF THE WARMING
TO PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING EARLY NEXT
WEEK. IN ADDITION TO CREEKS AND SMALL STREAMS FLOODING THEIR
BANKS...WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS TOWNS WHERE
SEVERAL FEET OF SNOW FELL.

NYZ010>012-085-211230-
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NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW...
ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
1128 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING 
  COUNTIES...GENESEE...NORTHERN ERIE...SOUTHERN ERIE AND 
  WYOMING. 

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW MELT FROM THE RECENT SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENTS 
  COMBINED WITH RAINFALL EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL BRING THE 
  POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING. 

* SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL BE PRONE TO FLOODING FROM SNOW 
  MELT. THIS WILL INCLUDE THE CREEKS THAT FLOW THROUGH THE 
  BUFFALO METRO AREA. TOWNS THAT RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF 
  SNOW WILL ALSO HAVE POTENTIAL FOR URBAN FLOODING FROM THE SNOW 
  MELT. 

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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RSH





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