Northern Erie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 4:30 PM EST on November 24, 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Wednesday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for the Ellicott creek near Williamsville * from late tonight to Wednesday morning. * At 4 PM Monday the stage was 4.3 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 8.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river is expected to rise above flood stage early Tuesday morning and crest near 9.3 feet early Tuesday afternoon. * Impact...at 10.0 feet...moderate flood, extensive flooding in Ellicott Creek Park and minor flooding in surrounding neighborhoods in Tonawanda. Ub bike path flooded and closed. Aero drive, Holtz to transit roads in Cheektowaga closed. Flooding around Bowmansville fire Hall. Areas east of North Forest from Maple to French roads subject to sewer backups.

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430 PM EST Mon Nov 24 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for the Cayuga creek near Lancaster * until Tuesday morning. * At 4 PM Monday the stage was 8.9 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 8.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue to rise and crest near 9.6 feet this evening. * Impact...at 10.0 feet...moderate flood, flooding of backyards, basements and streets in Village of Lancaster. Some flooding of low lying areas in Alden, Marilla, and Cheektowaga, especially near Bowen Road and transit Road. Some flooding possible near Union Road too.

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430 PM EST Mon Nov 24 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for the Buffalo Creek near Gardenville * until Tuesday morning. * At 3 PM Monday the stage was 6.9 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 7.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river is expected to rise above flood stage late this afternoon and crest near 7.5 feet this evening. * Impact...at 8.0 feet...moderate flood, flooding is likely along low lying areas near the Buffalo Creek, especially near Collins Avenue, Elma Town Park, and in some sections of Elma Village North of the Bowen Road bridge.

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430 PM EST Mon Nov 24 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Cazenovia creek near Ebenezer * until Tuesday morning. * At 4 PM Monday the stage was 10.7 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 10.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue to rise and crest near 11.2 feet this evening. * Impact...at 12.0 feet...moderate flood, localized flooding possible in vicinity of Southgate Plaza in west seneca; considerable flooding in the Cazenovia Park area of South Buffalo and West Seneca.

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343 PM EST Mon Nov 24 2014

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has extended the

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in... northwestern Cattaraugus County in western New York... northern Chautauqua County in western New York... this includes Dunkirk...Fredonia... Erie County in western New York... this includes West Seneca...Lancaster...Lackawanna...Hamburg...East Aurora...Depew...Cheektowaga...Buffalo... southern Genesee County in western New York... this includes Batavia... Wyoming County in western New York...

* until 415 PM EST Tuesday

* at 333 PM EST...very warm temperatures continue to promote rapid snowmelt in areas hard hit by lake effect snow last week. The rapid snowmelt will continue into this evening before cooling temperatures overnight slow the melting process. Excessive runoff from snowmelt and some limited rainfall will continue to support high water on small streams and creeks through tonight and Tuesday.

* High water in small streams and creeks will continue to produce a risk for minor flooding tonight through Tuesday. Minor urban flooding is also likely in low lying and poor drainage areas especially where snow and leaves have clogged storm drains.

Residents near creeks are urged to take precautions to prepare for possible flooding now...including moving items from basements. In addition...strong winds expected tonight may result in scattered power outages which will turn off sump pumps that do not have backup systems.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected. However...all interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams...and ponding of water in urban areas... highways...streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams...and ponding of water on country roads and farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.

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Lakeshore Flood Advisory
Statement as of 3:24 PM EST on November 24, 2014

...Lakeshore Flood Advisory in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lakeshore Flood Advisory...which is in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday. The Lakeshore Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations...Lake Erie shore of Chautauqua and Erie counties.

* Lake Shore flooding...strong southwest winds will cause Lake Erie water levels to rise sharply. Water levels are expected to rise to near 6 feet above low water datum.

* Timing...late this afternoon through overnight tonight.

* Impacts...minor Lakeshore flooding is possible...mainly in lower areas along the shore and in bays and harbors.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will generate flooding of low areas along the Lakeshore.

High Wind Warning
Statement as of 5:34 PM EST on November 24, 2014

...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 am EST Tuesday...

* locations...Niagara...Orleans...Genesee...Monroe...Wyoming and northern Erie counties.

* Timing...through late tonight.

* Winds...southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts...winds of this magnitude could bring down some trees and power lines resulting in scattered power outages. Due to the recent melting of the past weeks heavy snow...an unfrozen... saturated ground will make it easier for some trees to be toppled...especially shallow rooted pines. These winds will also make difficult travel for high profile vehicles. In addition... Holiday decorations could be damaged and other loose outdoor items such as trash cans could be blown away.

Power outages could also exacerbate flooding concerns for those with flooded basements as sump pumps would not work without an emergency...generator power supply.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour...with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees...power lines...and property are possible with wind of this magnitude. If you have a high profile vehicles be extra careful until the wind subsides. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and TV stations for further details or updates.

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:53 PM EST on November 24, 2014

...Strong winds about to begin in western New York...

A rapid increase in wind speeds is expected to spread across western New York from west to east between 5 PM and 8 PM. Winds have gusted to over 60 mph over the past few hours across Northern Ohio and southern Ontario...and these strong winds are expected to reach western New York shortly. High wind warnings are in effect for the region.

As winds increase the potential for damage will also increase... with some trees and powerlines likely coming down. Power outages may result in slow travel through this evening as traffic signals are knocked out. Remember...if you come to a traffic signal which is not functioning...by law you must treat it as a 4 way stop.