Headline: Flood Watch issued February 14 at 2:52PM EST by NWS Buffalo
Activation Time: 02/14/18 2:52 PM
Expiration Time: 02/16/18 4:00 PM
Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)
Affected Jurisdictions: Allegany County (All)
Cattaraugus County (All)
Chautauqua County (All)
Erie County (All)
Genesee County (All)
Wyoming County (All)
Description: ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAYAFTERNOON...The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a* Flood Watch for a portion of western New York...including thefollowing counties...Allegany...Cattaraugus...Chautauqua...Genesee...Erie and Wyoming.* From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.* The combination of snow melt from warm temperatures on Thursdayand rainfall on Thursday night may result in flooding on somearea creeks and rivers.* There is a risk for ice jam flooding starting Thursdayafternoon, followed by a risk of general flooding Thursday nightthrough Friday afternoon. There is considerable uncertainty inrainfall amounts with totals most likely to be between aquarter and a half inch, but may approach an inch in somelocations.
Instructions: A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based oncurrent forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and bealert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone toflooding should be prepared to take action should floodingdevelop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tvstations for further details or updates