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WGUS61 KBUF 150105
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
905 PM EDT SAT MAR 14 2015

...ICE JAM FLOODING POSSIBLE TONIGHT...

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY DROP BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT...WITH
LITTLE ADDITIONAL RUN OFF EXPECTED. HOWEVER...GAUGES SHOW THAT
ICE HAS STARTED TO BREAK UP ON SOME CREEKS AND THERE STILL IS A
CHANCE THAT ICE JAMS WILL FORM OVERNIGHT.

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.

NYZ001>004-011-013-014-021-150215-
/O.CAN.KBUF.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150315T1200Z/
/00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-WAYNE-GENESEE-LIVINGSTON-ONTARIO-ALLEGANY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...MEDINA...ROCHESTER...
NEWARK...BATAVIA...GENESEO...CANANDAIGUA...WELLSVILLE
905 PM EDT SAT MAR 14 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GENESEE RIVER VALLEY AND FINGER LAKES
REGION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING
OVERNIGHT...WITH LITTLE ADDITIONAL SNOW MELT AND RUN OFF EXPECTED.
AS A RESULT...THERE IS A DIMINISHING RISK FOR FLOODING IN THESE
AREAS.

$$

NYZ010-012-019-020-085-151000-
/O.CON.KBUF.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150315T1200Z/
/00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHERN ERIE-WYOMING-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...WARSAW...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN...
ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
905 PM EDT SAT MAR 14 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SUNDAY...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ERIE...WYOMING...CATTARAUGUS AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES.

* UNTIL 8 AM EDT SUNDAY.

* THERE CONTINUES TO BE A RISK FOR ICE JAM FLOODING IN THE WATCH
  AREA. ALTHOUGH LITTLE ADDITIONAL RUN-OFF IS EXPECTED...ICE HAS
  BROKEN UP ON SOME AREA CREEKS. THESE ICE FLOWS MAY DEVELOP INTO
  ICE JAMS AND CAUSE FLOODING OVERNIGHT. FLOWS SHOULD LEVEL OFF
  OVERNIGHT...AND IT IS UNCERTAIN IF ANY ADDITIONAL FLOODING WILL
  OCCUR. THOSE LOCATED IN AREAS TYPICALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ICE JAMS
  SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF FLOODING DOES DEVELOP.

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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