NOAA/NWS Binghamton, NY

Weather Hazards Tuesday/Tuesday night
Prepared: Monday 3:00 PM 4/14/2014
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Dave Nicosia
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.

Summary
• Potential for locally heavy rains
– Heaviest rain Tuesday. – Flooding possible on smaller streams, creeks, low-lying, urban and poor drainage areas especially in the Upper Mohawk/Tug Hill Plateau region. – Flood Watch in effect for much of northern NY state including Oneida County, NY.

• Rain changes to snow Tuesday afternoon with a rapid temperature drop.
– Few inches of snow possible, mostly in higher terrain. – Roads could ice up very quickly Tuesday afternoon/evening.

• Potential for gusty winds of 40 to 45 mph Tuesday afternoon/night.
– Sporadic power outages possible.

Expected Time of Heaviest Rain Tuesday.
Boonville

7- 11 AM
Geneva Penn Yan Bath

Syracuse

Utica Cooperstown Oneonta Delhi

9 AM- 1 PM
Elmira Binghamton Montrose

Cortland Ithaca

Noon- 4 PM
Monticello

Towanda

Scranton Wilkes-Barre

Expected time of rain changing to snow. Noon 2 PM 10 am Boonville 4 PM
Syracuse Geneva Penn Yan Bath Cortland Ithaca Binghamton Montrose Monticello Scranton Wilkes-Barre Cooperstown Oneonta Delhi Utica

6PM 8 PM

10 am

Elmira

Towanda

Noon 2 PM

4 PM 6 PM 8 PM

Expected Time of Highest Winds Tuesday.
Boonville

Syracuse Geneva 2 Penn Yan Bath

Utica Cooperstown Oneonta Delhi

- 10 PM
Cortland Ithaca Binghamton Montrose

Elmira

Towanda

7 PM- 3 AM
Monticello

Scranton Wilkes-Barre

Rainfall Forecast
1.5”

1.25” 1.0” 1.5”

Snowfall Forecast

Peak Wind Forecast
• Strongest wind gusts occur Tuesday afternoon and night. • Gusts 40 to 45 MPH. • Highest winds over the higher terrain.

Impacts
• Some flooding expected in upper Mohawk/ Tug Hill Plateau areas.
– Poor drainage, low-lying areas, small streams and smaller rivers have the highest flood potential. – Uncertainties exist as to how bad the flooding will be. – Current indications are that most areas see just minor flooding. – Persons in flood prone areas in the Upper Mohawk/Tug Hill region should continue to monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take action in case more rain falls than is currently expected.

• Winds could be strong enough to knock down trees and power lines in scattered localities leading to sporadic power outages. • Rapidly falling temperatures and a changeover to snow could make for icy road surfaces leading to very hazardous travel.

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