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Jefferson NY-Lewis NY-Oswego NY-
635 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017
...A FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 600 AM EST SUNDAY FOR SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON...LEWIS AND
NORTHEASTERN OSWEGO COUNTIES...
Rain from thunderstorms which moved across the area earlier this
afternoon, along with a steady moderate rain which has lasted into
this evening, has produced as much as an inch of rain. Meanwhile,
very warm temperatures last night and this morning has resulted in
rapid snow melt. The combination of the rainfall and snow melt will
result in flooding of small streams and in areas with poor drainage.
Flooding will continue or start on smaller streams this evening.
Waterways which drain from the Tug Hill Plateau and the Western
Adirondacks will be the most vulnerable to flooding. Flooding is
also possible on slower responding rivers and creeks later tonight
and into Sunday.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
LAT...LON 4342 7553 4348 7581 4338 7586 4355 7622
4376 7622 4418 7536 4410 7517 4361 7511
Including the cities of Oswego, Watertown, and Lowville
1113 PM EST Sat Feb 25 2017
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of central New York...including the following
counties...Jefferson...Lewis and Oswego.
* Through Sunday evening.
* Around an inch of rain fell with the passage of a cold front on
Saturday. Meanwhile warm temperatures over several days
resulted in rapid snowmelt across the Tug Hill Plateau and
western Adirondacks. Excessive runoff from snowmelt and rain
will result in significant rises on area creeks and rivers.
* Flooding is already expected for portions of the watch area.
Please see specific river warnings for the Black River and Moose
River. Other rivers may reach flood stage later this weekend,
including the Beaver River and possibly the Salmon River and
other smaller rivers in northern Oswego County. Many small
streams which drain the Tug Hill and western Adirondacks may
also experience flooding.
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.