Floods of April 2-4, 2005

 

Heavy rain at the end of March set the stage for the flooding rain storm of April 2-4, 2005. A slow moving storm moved up through the Appalachians and into the Northeast, producing an extended period. Rain developed during the pre-dawn hours Saturday and picked up during the morning. The heaviest rain occurred Saturday afternoon and evening. Lighter rain and even some snow persisted Sunday and Monday. The heaviest rain and worst flooding occurred in Ulster and Greene Counties. West Shokan reported 6.15 inches of rain with 5.54 inches at East Jewett and 5.50 at Tannersville.

3 day event rain totals.


Flood Photos (click on image for larger picture) Thanks to Eric Hawkins, Vic Albright and Cliff Jewett.
Flood waters in East Jewett flood photo flooding in Kerhonkson
Truck in river against bridge (Kerhonkson) Accord (Roundout Creek) Danger sign in flood waters



 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1140 AM EDT MON APR 4 2005

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 72 
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION 
IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN 
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO 
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/ALBANY

********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************
THREE DAY TOTAL RAINFALL
FROM 7 AM EST FRIDAY APR 1 TO 7 AM EDT MONDAY APR 4 2005

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     RAINFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


CONNECTICUT

...LITCHFIELD COUNTY...
   NEW HARTFORD          2.60  1010 AM   4/3
   NEW MILFORD           1.69   749 PM   4/3  
   WINSTED               1.25   630 AM   4/3  

MASSACHUSETTS

...BERKSHIRE COUNTY...
   SANDISFIELD           1.75   805 AM   4/3  
   NORTH ADAMS           1.68   930 AM   4/4  
   LANESBOROUGH          1.25   628 AM   4/3   
   LENOX DALE            1.10   937 AM   4/3  
   PITTSFIELD            1.28   930 AM   4/4  
   ALFORD                1.00   747 AM   4/3   

NEW YORK

...ALBANY COUNTY...
   SOUTH BERNE           4.75   538 AM   4/4
   KNOX                  1.70   823 AM   4/3  
   EAST BERNE            1.78   537 AM   4/4   
   ALTAMONT              1.12   641 AM   4/3   
   GUILDERLAND           1.10   845 AM   4/3  NWS MET
   COLONIE               1.28   930 AM   4/4   
   MENANDS               1.05   744 AM   4/3   
   ALBANY NWS OFFICE     1.20   930 AM   4/4  ALY 
   ALBANY                0.89   930 AM   4/4  ALB   
   ALCOVE DAM            1.62   930 AM   4/4  
                                                               
           
...COLUMBIA COUNTY...
   TAGHKANIC             1.71   542 AM   4/4
   STUYVESANT            1.67   930 AM   4/4
   KINDERHOOK            1.25   252 PM   4/3
   ANCRAMDALE            1.07   624 AM   4/4
 
...DUTCHESS COUNTY...
   POUGHKEEPSIE AP       2.33   960 AM   4/4  
   BARRYTOWN             2.05  1203 PM   4/3  
   TIVOLI                2.38   700 AM   4/4  

...FULTON COUNTY...
   GLOVERSVILLE          1.26   617 AM   4/4   
   PECK LAKE             1.12   930 AM   4/4

...GREENE COUNTY...
   EAST JEWETT           5.54   930 AM   4/4                         
   HIGH FALLS            4.10  1118 AM   4/3  
   LEXINGTON             3.46  1120 AM   4/3   
   TANNERSVILLE          5.50   930 AM   4/4 
   ASHLAND               2.80   647 AM   4/3   
   CATSKILL              2.68   930 AM   4/4  
   NEW BALTIMORE         1.50   827 AM   4/3  
   WINDHAM               3.03   800 AM   4/3

...HAMILTON COUNTY...
   PIESCO                2.14   930 AM   4/4


...HERKIMER COUNTY...
   FAIRFIELD             1.67  1143 AM   4/3  
   DOLGEVILLE            1.35  1145 AM   4/3 
   OLD FORGE             1.13   930 AM   4/4 

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   SPROUT BROOK          1.93   939 AM   4/3   
   AMSTERDAM             1.80   744 AM   4/3   
   AMES                  1.75   514 AM   4/4   
   PALATINE BRIDGE       1.51  1224 PM   4/3   

...RENSSELAER COUNTY...
   BRUNSWICK             0.81   931 AM   4/3  NWS MET  

...SARATOGA COUNTY...
   GALWAY                1.72   654 AM   4/4   
   CLIFTON PARK          1.48  1236 AM   4/3  NWS MET    
   SARATOGA SPRINGS      0.95   700 AM   4/4  
   HADLEY                1.45   800 AM   4/3   

...SCHENECTADY COUNTY...
   SCOTIA                1.30   603 AM   4/4
   DELANSON              1.86   930 AM   4/4   
   NISKAYUNA             1.44   930 AM   4/4  
   SCHENECTADY           1.45   930 AM   4/4    

...SCHOHARIE COUNTY...
   JEFFERSON             2.50   817 AM   4/3   
   MIDDLEBURGH           2.00   945 AM   4/3  
   WEST CONESVILLE       2.00  1038 AM   4/3   
   CHARLOTTEVILLE        1.82   930 AM   4/4
   COBLESKILL            1.97   930 AM   4/4
   LANSING MANOR         1.42   930 AM   4/4
 
...ULSTER COUNTY...
   WEST SHOKAN           6.15   700 AM   4/4   
   PHOENICIA             5.12   700 AM   4/4
   SLIDE MOUNTAIN        5.12   930 AM   4/4  
   KERHONKSON            4.10   926 AM   4/3 
   BLUE MOUNTAIN         3.82   700 AM   4/4
   TILLSON               3.63   700 AM   4/4 
   WITTENBERG            3.40   640 AM   4/3  
   NEW PALTZ             3.60   930 AM   4/4  
   KINGSTON              3.26   117 PM   4/3   
   BEARSVILLE            3.47   700 AM   4/4  
   EAST KINGSTON         2.72   931 AM   4/3  
   SAUGERTIES            2.67   700 AM   4/4  
   CLARYVILLE            3.70   930 AM   4/4 

...WARREN COUNTY...
   GLENS FALLS           1.45   106 PM   4/3   
   NORTH CREEK           2.10   930 AM   4/4   
   WARRENSBURG           2.05   930 AM   4/4

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   COSSAYUNA             0.73   143 PM   4/3   
   WHITEHALL             0.94   930 AM   4/4
   GRANVILLE             1.60   604 AM   4/4

VERMONT

...BENNINGTON COUNTY...
   BENNINGTON AIRPORT    0.90   930 AM   4/4     
   SEARSBUG              1.43   800 AM   4/3
   SUNDERLAND            1.23   930 AM   4/4

...WINDHAM COUNTY...
   MARLBORO              2.10   930 AM   4/4
   MOUNT SNOW            1.96   930 AM   4/4
   TOWNSHEND LAKE        0.75   930 AM   4/4 

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