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Flash Flood and High Wind Warnings

Written By Editor on 10/29/17 | 10/29/17

From the National Weather Service. Make sure to stay informed on our always updated Weather Page.

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts,
  New York, and southern Vermont, including the following areas,
  in northwestern Connecticut, northern Litchfield and southern
  Litchfield. In western Massachusetts, northern Berkshire and
  southern Berkshire. In New York, eastern Albany, eastern
  Columbia, eastern Dutchess, eastern Greene, eastern
  Rensselaer, eastern Schenectady, eastern Ulster, Hamilton,
  Montgomery, northern Fulton, northern Herkimer, northern
  Saratoga, northern Warren, northern Washington, Schoharie,
  southeast Warren, southern Fulton, southern Herkimer, southern
  Saratoga, southern Washington, western Albany, western
  Columbia, western Dutchess, western Greene, western
  Rensselaer, western Schenectady, and western Ulster. In
  southern Vermont, Bennington, eastern Windham, and western
  Windham.

* Through Monday morning

* a widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur across the
  region from today into early Monday. Forecast rainfall amounts
  of 1.5 to 4 inches are expected, with the highest amounts
  forecast for areas mainly south and west of Albany. Locally
  higher amounts are possible over the higher terrain of the
  eastern Catskills and southern Adirondacks.

* Excessive rainfall with rates of around one half to one inch
  per hour at times, will result in flash flooding of urban,
  poor drainage, and low lying areas, as well as small streams.
  Leaves clogging storm drains is another concern that could
  lead to flash flooding in urban areas. Isolated thunderstorms
  are also expected, which will locally enhance rainfall rates.
  Some main Stem river flooding will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


... High Wind Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to
6 PM EDT Monday...

* locations... the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys, western and
  southern Adirondacks and eastern Catskills.

* Winds... south to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph
  switching to the west on Monday 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60
  mph.

* Timing... midnight through Monday.

* Impacts... strong winds may lead to downed trees, tree limbs
  and power lines, especially where trees are still fully
  leafed. This may also result in scattered to numerous power
  outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


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