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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
454 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

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CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-
454 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY...INCLUDING THE LAKE SHORE...IN WESTERN
  NEW YORK...THIS INCLUDES DUNKIRK...FREDONIA AND WESTFIELD...
  ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES WEST SENECA...LANCASTER...LACKAWANNA...HAMBURG...EAST
  AURORA...DEPEW...CHEEKTOWAGA...ALDEN...AND SOUTH BUFFALO...
  THE SOUTHERN HALF OF GENESEE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES BATAVIA...CORFU AND ALEXANDER...
  WYOMING COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...INCLUDING WARSAW AND ARCADE. 

* UNTIL 415 PM EST MONDAY

* AT 430 PM EST...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA HAVE CLIMBED 
ABOVE FREEZING AND WILL REMAIN THERE THROUGH MONDAY. TEMPERATURES 
WILL THEN STEADILY CLIMB INTO THE LOWER 50S ON SUNDAY...BEFORE 
REACHING 60 ON MONDAY. WHILE RAINFALL GENERALLY A QUARTER INCH OR 
LESS IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND...SIGNIFICANT SNOWMELT WILL NOW 
BEGIN AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND. IT IS THIS 
SNOWMELT THAT WILL ULTIMATELY CAUSE THE FLOODING CONCERNS.

CORE SAMPLES OF THE DEEP SNOWPACK AT THE START OF THE WEEKEND 
INDICATED THAT OVER 5 INCHES OF WATER WAS LOCKED IN PLACE...BUT AS 
TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO CLIMB...THIS WATER WILL BE RELEASED...AND 
IN SOME CASES FAIRLY RAPIDLY. SINCE MANY STORM DRAINS ARE SNOW 
CLOGGED...MANY URBAN AREAS WILL LIKELY BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE 
FLOODING WITH SEVERAL FEET OF WATER POSSIBLY ACCUMULATING ON SOME 
STRETCHES OF ROAD. RESIDENTIAL BASEMENTS WILL START TO FLOOD DURING 
THIS TIME AS WELL. 

AREA TRIBUTARIES...PARTICULARLY BUFFALO CREEK...CAZENOVIA CREEK... 
CAYUGA CREEK AND ELLICOTT CREEK...WILL TAKE A BIT LONGER TO 
EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT RISES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO REACH AT LEAST 
MINOR FLOOD STAGE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.  

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4242 7946 4250 7935 4256 7916 4271 7904
      4271 7899 4276 7889 4279 7886 4290 7891
      4301 7849 4302 7795 4253 7807 4253 7848
      4244 7877 4230 7968

$$

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