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Area Under Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Watch

Written By Editor on 6/19/17 | 6/19/17

Below is from the National Weather Service. Keep up to date at our always updated Weather Page.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 354 remains in effect until 800 PM EDT

.    New York counties included are

Albany               Bronx               Columbia          
Delaware             Dutchess            Fulton            
Greene               Kings               Montgomery        
Nassau               New York            Orange            
Otsego               Putnam              Queens            
Rensselaer           Richmond            Rockland          
Saratoga             Schenectady         Schoharie          
Sullivan             Ulster              Warren            
Washington           Westchester        

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:55 AM EDT Jun. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from noon EDT today
through late tonight...

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, Montgomery,
  northern Fulton, 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.

* From noon EDT today through late tonight

* widespread showers and thunderstorms with areas of torrential
  rainfall are expected to overspread the region this afternoon
  and evening. The threat for heavy rainfall could continue well
  into the overnight hours.

* A widespread 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is likely with localized
  amounts of 2 to 4 inches. Localized rainfall rates in excess of
  2 inches an hour are possible where persistent heavy rainfall
  occurs or where thunderstorms repeatedly move over the same
  areas. This will result in the potential for flash flooding,
  especially in urban and poor drainage areas.

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.

Special Statement
Issued: 2:42 PM EDT Jun. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Schenectady... Albany...
southern Saratoga... southeastern Fulton... central Schoharie and
southeastern Montgomery counties...

At 241 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from Hagaman to North Blenheim. Movement was
northeast at 35 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park, Rotterdam, Saratoga Springs,
Amsterdam, Cohoes, Gloversville, Watervliet, Rensselaer, Johnstown,
Colonie, Scotia, Mechanicville, Cobleskill, Fonda, Delmar, Latham and

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 88 near Exit 23.
 Interstate 90 between exits 3-4 and 1s, and between exits 2 and
 Interstate 890 near Exit 7.
 Interstate 87 between exits 1 and 8a , near Exit 13, and between
exits 8-9 and 9.
 Interstate 787 between exits 2 and 8-7.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded

Lat... Lon 4307 7436 4306 7424 4306 7360 4295 7363
      4291 7368 4281 7366 4279 7367 4270 7370
      4262 7376 4255 7376 4243 7460
time... Mot... loc 1841z 217deg 29kt 4296 7415 4246 7446


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