NOAA/NWS Binghamton, NY

Ice Jam Potential Briefing #2
January 10th, 2014 5:30 AM

This Briefing applies to the NWS Binghamton Service Area only: FOR CENTRAL NY This area includes but is not limited to cities such as Syracuse, Utica, Ithaca, Elmira, Binghamton, and Oneonta.

FOR NORTHEAST PA This area includes but is not limited to cities such as Towanda, Montrose, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre.

Flood Watch
Saturday aftn to late Sunday (dark green on map)

Executive Summary
• Significant warm-up expected this weekend with a widespread rain.
– Any remaining snow will likely melt.

• Highest threat will be localized ice jam flooding Saturday afternoon into Sunday.
– Many streams and rivers have a lot of ice from the recent cold. – On-going ice jams will worsen. – The rain and mild temperatures could lead to additional ice jam flood problems.

• Not expecting any flooding along the main stem rivers. • Headwater rivers in the Delaware River basin could possibly reach minor flood.

Current Water in the Snowpack

< 1” Liquid Most Places (light grey)

Official Rainfall Forecast
Through Sunday Morning

• Around ½ an inch most of central NY • ¾ inch to 1½ inches in northeast PA/Catskills.

State of the Rivers
• C NY
– Slightly above average flow.

• NE PA
– Mostly above average flow.

Flood Outlook
• Significant River or Lake Flooding not expected in central NY or northeast PA. (< 30%)

Central NY and Northeast Pennsylvania Fri Fri Night Sat Sat Night Sun Sun Mon Night

Timing

On-going Ice Jams could get worse Localized Additional Ice Jam Flooding possible
Rapid Snow melt

River Crests (mostly below flood stage)

Snow

Light wintry mix Heaviest changes to Rainfall Rain

Scattered Snow and Rain Showers

Fri

Fri Night

Sat

Sat Night

Sun

Sun Night

Mon

Biggest Threat: Ice Jam Flooding
• On-going ice jams could get worse. • Additional ice jams could occur. • Everyone should monitor known historical ice jam areas along our rivers and streams. • Please report any new ice jams and the status of existing ice jams to us. • One-on-one briefings with emergency management and/or local officials will be done as an needed basis. • Contact us.

Monitor Conditions!
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