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  • Flash Flood Warning for Essex County, New York
  • Flash Flood Warning issued January 06 at 4:22PM EST until January 06 at 10:15PM EST by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A
    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
    NORTH CENTRAL ESSEX COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK...
    SOUTH CENTRAL CLINTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK...
    * UNTIL 1015 PM EST.
    * AT 417 PM EST...ICE JAMS WERE CAUSING EXTREMELY RAPID RISES IN
    WATER LEVELS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING. ICE JAMS ARE
    VERY UNPREDICTABLE AND CAN BREAK UP...MOVE...AND JAM AGAIN VERY
    QUICKLY. WATER BACKING UP BEHIND THE JAM IS THE MAIN FLOOD
    THREAT...AND CAN FLOOD AREAS UNDER DEEP WATER WITH SURPRISING
    SPEED. FAVORED ICE JAM LOCATIONS ARE WHERE A RIVER BENDS OR
    SLOWS...AT BRIDGE ABUTMENTS...OR NEAR ISLANDS...SAND BARS...AND
    OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS TO RIVER FLOW.
    * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO RURAL AREAS
    OF NORTH CENTRAL ESSEX AND SOUTH CENTRAL CLINTON COUNTIES.
    * THE RIVER GAGE ON THE EAST BRANCH OF THE AUSABLE RIVER HAS QUICKLY
    JUMPED ABOVE FLOOD STAGE OF 7 FEET WITH A CURRENT READING OF 7.6
    FEET. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR LOW LYING FLOODING ALONG ROUTE 9N AND
    NEAR THE TOWN OF AUSABLE FORKS.
    IF YOU ENCOUNTER FLOODING...SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. WHEN YOU
    CAN DO SO SAFELY PLEASE REPORT ANY FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
    SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1 800 8 6 3 4 2 7 9...OR BY SUBMITTING
    A STORM REPORT AT WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON.