Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hudson County Alert: Flash Flood Watch

Official release:

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Tuesday July 17, 2018

Hudson County Office of Emergency Management

Advisory: FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM NOON THROUGH THIS EVENING RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE

Dear Horsey & MSV readers,

Flash Flood Watch for Hudson County, New Jersey
From 12:00pm EDT, Tue Jul 17 until 10:00pm EDT, Tue Jul 17

Action Recommended: Avoid the subject event as per the instructions
Issued by: New York City - NY, US, National Weather Service,

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT, NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY, AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT, NORTHERN FAIRFIELD, NORTHERN MIDDLESEX, NORTHERN NEW HAVEN, SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD, AND SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN. IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY, EASTERN BERGEN, EASTERN ESSEX, EASTERN PASSAIC, EASTERN UNION, HUDSON, WESTERN BERGEN, WESTERN ESSEX, WESTERN PASSAIC, AND WESTERN UNION. IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK, BRONX, KINGS (BROOKLYN), NEW YORK (MANHATTAN), NORTHERN NASSAU, NORTHERN QUEENS, NORTHERN WESTCHESTER, RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND), ROC KLAND, SOUTHERN NASSAU, SOUTHERN QUEENS, AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER. * FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING * A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. * ANY THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. THESE TYPES OF RAINFALL RATES WILL CAUSE URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING, WITH POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE SUCCESSIVE THUNDERSTORMS. Additionally, RAPID WATER LEVEL RISES CAN OCCUR ON FLASHY SMALL RIVERS AND STREAMS IN BASINS AFFECTED BY THIS ACTIVITY. 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.