Weather Alerts for Northern Cayuga County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Monroe - Niagara - Northern Cayuga - Orleans - Wayne
Effective: Fri 8:51 am Updated: Sun 7:03 pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Mon 10:00 am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...ICE JAM FLOODING POSSIBLE ON AREA CREEKS MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO
TUESDAY EVENING...
A warm front will lift across the region on Monday, boosting
temperatures into the 40s. Temperatures will then remain in the
40s Monday night into Tuesday.
Area creeks and rivers still have ice in place. Rises in water
level can break up this ice, which can then become jammed where
there are constrictions in the river or creek channel, such as
curves or other restrictions. Localized flooding will be possible
in the vicinity of any ice jams. People living in areas that are
prone to ice jam flooding should take the time in advance to
prepare for the potential for flooding.
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has expanded the
* Flood Watch to include portions of central and western New
York...including the following counties...in central New
York...Northern Cayuga. In western New York...Allegany...
Genesee...Livingston...Monroe...Niagara...Ontario...Orleans...
Wayne and Wyoming.
* From Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
* Warming temperatures, snowmelt and rainfall will enhance the
risk for ice jam flooding. Rainfall during the watch period will
average between a quarter and a half inch.

Information:
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