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Ulster County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday January 29th, 2013 :: 06:41 p.m. EST


Flood Watch issued January 29 at 3:43PM EST until January 31 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Albany Activation Time: 01/29/13 3:43 PM

Flood Watch issued January 29 at 3:43PM EST until January 31 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Albany

Activation Time: 01/29/13 3:43 PM

Expiration Time: 01/30/13 5:00 AM

Issued By: NWS Albany (Eastern New York and Western New England)

Affected Jurisdictions: Albany County (All)
Columbia County (All)
Dutchess County (All)
Fulton County (All)
Greene County (All)
Hamilton County (All)
Herkimer County (All)
Montgomery County (All)
Rensselaer County (All)
Saratoga County (All)
Schenectady County (All)
Schoharie County (All)
Ulster County (All)
Warren County (All)
Washington County (All)

Description: ...Flood Watch In Effect From Wednesday Afternoon Through Thursday Afternoon... The National Weather Service In Albany Has Issued A * Flood Watch For All Eastern New York And Adjacent Western New England. * From Wednesday Afternoon Through Thursday Afternoon. * A Strong Storm System Will Bring 1 To 3 Inches Of Rainfall To The Albany Forecast Area From Tonight Into Thursday Morning. This Is Expected To Be Accompanied By Above Freezing Temperatures And Some Snow Melt. In Addition...The Ground Is Frozen Across Most Of The Area. * The Combination Of Moderate To Heavy Rain And Snow Melt On Frozen Ground Will Likely Cause Localized Small Stream Flooding. With Some Road Culverts Clogged With Ice...A Few Rural Road Washouts Are Also Likely. Past History Says That Events Like This Also Produce A Couple Of Hillside Slips Or Mud Slides In Steep Terrain. Basement Flooding Is Also Possible. * Short Lived River Ice Jams Are Also Possible. Ice Is Not Yet Thick Enough For Long Lived Ice Jams That Would Cause Serious Flooding. Some Minor Flooding Is Possible From Ice Jams. * There Is A Low Chance For Larger River Flooding At This Time. No Larger River Flooding Is Forecast By The River Forecast Center. However...Later Forecasts Should Be Monitored. * Timing...Best Chance For Flooding Looks To Be Wednesday Night And Thursday.


Instructions: 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.

Ulster County Sheriff's Office
380 Boulevard
Kingston, NY 12401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 845-340-3802

Undersheriff Frank P. Faluotico, Jr

Alert Details

Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Unknown - Urgency not known
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Watch

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