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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Allegany County under flood threat

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1031 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...FLOODING POSSIBLE THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY...

A MOISTURE RICH AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY BRINGING A PERIOD OF WIDESPREAD RAIN.
THE RAIN COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE...BRINGING AN ELEVATED FLOODING RISK TO THE UPPER GENESEE RIVER BASIN...BUFFALO AREA CREEKS AND THE ALLEGHENY RIVER BASIN.

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LIVINGSTON-ALLEGANY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GENESEO...WELLSVILLE
1031 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF WESTERN NEW YORK...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...ALLEGANY AND LIVINGSTON.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* ABNORMALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES AND A PROLONGED PERIOD OF RAIN WILL   MELT MUCH OF THE EXISTING SNOWPACK IN THE UPPER GENESEE RIVER   BASIN...RESULTING IN A SUBSTANTIAL RISE IN AREA RIVERS...CREEKS AND STREAMS. ADDITIONALLY...ICE COVER ON THE WATERWAYS WILL LIFT AND FLOW WITH THE RISING WATERS AND WILL EXHIBIT A RISK OF ICE  JAMMING AT ANY POINT ALONG THE CREEKS AND STREAMS. THE ICE JAMS  WILL PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING DANGER DURING THIS PERIOD.