Skip to comments.MAJOR FLOODING INTHE NORTHEAST
Posted on 04/02/2005 1:03:13 PM PST by capecodderathome
From Joe Bastardi, Accuweather's top forecaster: THIS STORM HAS POTENTIAL TO LEAD TO FLOODING OF HISTORICAL PROPORTIONS IN SOME PLACES., THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF SUCH THINGS IS THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DEVELOPING SITUATION ON THE SUSQUEHANNA. He's talking of floods equal or worse than the historic floods of 1936. PA,NY.MA,CT, VT, NH... If you're in the areas above, check your local river forecasts, or if you have friends or family in these areas, let them know.
There was a ton of snow this winter. I'm thinking of taking a ride to the White Mountains In NH soon. The mountain Streams must be raging.
Ummm, Joe, I think we kinda figured that out :)
48 hours of rain today and tomorrow here in Vermont, and the ground still hasn't really thawed out. I had to run down and buy a sump pump for the basement this afternoon. Ice dams around the house are channeling water into it.
You know you are a FReepaholic when you keep on FReepin' as the floodwaters rise around you ankles...
Dontcha know HE took some crap in grade school...
I live, literally, right down the street from the East River here in Manhattan....where does one get a 'local river forecast'?
He and Ron Insana must have been close.
The ground freezes 2-3 feet down in the winter.
When rain and warmer weather hit, the snow and top layer melts, but down deep it's still frozen. That means there's no place for the water to go.
So it makes a sort of soup up top.
90% of the snow has already melted in the last week, though. It's been raining all day, but it's a light rain.
FYI, stay alert Sweetie
Worse than '72? I think not.
Yup. The creek behind my house is real close to flooding. I expect them to close the road soon. I'm glad we're 100 feet up, looking down on it.
THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR AREAS OF PISCATAQUIS.PENOBSCOT & HANCOCK COUNTIES.
A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT SLOWLY NORTH.ACROSS NEW ENGLAND & IN TO THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER VALLEY.SATURDAY & SUNDAY. THIS STORM WILL BRING RAIN TO THE ENTIRE REGION.WITH POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAINS OVER THE CNTL ME HIGHLANDS SAT EVENING THROUGH EARLY SUN MORNING.& ACROSS THE DOWNEAST HANCOCK COUNTY SUN MORNING.
THE FORECAST IS FOR ONE & ONE-HALF TO TWO & ONE-QUARTER INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF THREE INCHES OVER TERRAIN ENHANCED LOCATIONS.THE EASTERN SLOPES OF CNTL & DOWNEAST ME.FROM TUNK & CADILLAC MTNS IN HANCOCK COUNTY.TO BAXTER STATE PARK IN N. PISCATAQUIS COUNTY. ADDITIONALLY.ANY SNOW MELT WILL ADD TO RUNOFF IN AREA WATERWAYS.
THE SMALLEST WATERWAYS.URBAN DRAINAGES.WILL BE THE THE FIRST TO RESPOND AS LOW AREAS IN ROADWAYS & STORM DRAINS BECOME OVERWHELMED BY THE RUNOFF. NEXT.THE SMALLER STREAMS & BROOKS WILL BEGIN TO RUN FAST.& SPILL OVER THEIR BANKS. FINALLY.THE RUNOFF WILL REACH THE LARGER AREA RIVERS.WHICH REMAIN HIGH FROM A PREVIOUS STORM.& COULD RISE QUICKLY TO NEAR BANKFULL UNDER THE PRESSURE OF ANY ADDITIONAL RAIN & SNOW MELT.
THE AREAS OF HIGHEST CONCERN ARE THE ICE COVERED STRETCHES OF THE PISCATAQUIS & PENOBSCOT RIVERS.WHERE THERE IS STILL THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ICE JAM.& THE SWOLLEN DOWNEAST COASTAL BASINS AND BOGS.FROM THE SEBASTICOOK TO THE UNION RIVER BASIN & THE UPPER NARRAGUAGUS. RESIDENTS OF DOWNEAST & CNTL ME.ESPECIALLY THOSE LIVING & WORKING NEAR AREA RIVERS & STREAMS.SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR RISING WATERS THIS WEEKEND.
THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL EXIST FROM THE TIME THE FIRST HEAVY RAINFALL SAT EVENING.INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.AS WATERWAYS RESPOND TO ANY RUNOFF.
AN UPDATE TO THIS WARNING WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CARIBOU NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM EDT SUNDAY.MARCH 3RD.
This is from the National Weather Service. When you get to the page, click on whatever area you live in and then find the river on that page. It has good current and forecast forecast info and is pretty accurate. It came in very handy here in Southern Indiana this winter when we had the floods.
ROTFLOL - or when the earthquakes are rockin' the house .. LOL.
Sounds like it came out of "Johnny Dangerously".
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