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  • Flood Watch for Chautauqua County, New York
  • Flood Watch issued February 21 at 4:41PM EST until February 22 at 1:00AM EST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 a.m.
  • ...ICE JAMS NEAR SUNSET BAY...
    .HEAVY RAIN AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAUSED FLOWS IN CATTARAUGUS
    CREEK TO RAPIDLY RISE. THIS BROKE UP ICE...WHICH HAS JAMMED NEAR
    SUNSET BAY WHERE THE CREEK FLOWS INTO A PRIMARILY FROZEN LAKE
    ERIE. DEPENDING ON CREEK FLOWS AND SHIFTS IN THE ICE...THERE IS A
    RISK OF FLOODING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. THE THREAT OF
    FLOODING WILL DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT...AS CREEK FLOWS GRADUALLY
    SUBSIDE.
    ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A
    * FLOOD WATCH FOR NORTHEASTERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NEAR SUNSET BAY.
    * UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY.
    * COUNTY OFFICIALS REPORTED AN ICE JAM AT SUNSET BAY NEAR THE
    MOUTH OF CATTARAUGUS CREEK. AT THIS TIME...THERE IS NO FLOODING
    OCCURRING. HOWEVER...CHANGES IN THE CREEK FLOW AND ICE POSITION
    ARE LIKELY...AND THESE COULD RESULT IN FLOODING IN THE VICINITY
    OF SUNSET BAY.
    * RESIDENTS OF SUNSET BAY...AND THOSE ALONG CATTARAUGUS CREEK NEAR
    SUNSET BAY SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
    ACTION IF FLOODING OCCURS.