Hoboken Weather Watch 8/15/2008

8/15/2008:

It may not be raining at the present moment, but through tonight, the threat will persist for some soaking storms. As a few readers noticed while listening in on the Live Hoboken Police and Fire Scanner lately, it seems as if any 10-minute downpour causes multiple manhole covers to fly off on 14th Street, so don’t say 411 didn’t warn ya if you drive uptown.

Will Hoboken get lucky again?

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Flash Flooding threat for Hoboken

Unsettled weather will continue to impact the Northeast today as thunderstorms rumble from Washington, D.C. to Boston. The threat of thunderstorms will extend into western Pennsylvania and western New York; however, the area of most concern today will be near the Interstate 95 Corridor. Severe thunderstorms are possible in these areas, and these storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and hail. Besides the severe weather, another noticeable aspect of the day will be persistent cool temperatures with most locations struggling to reach 80 degrees.

A nearly stationary weak front and sea breezes will cause numerous showers and thunderstorms across the region from late morning through this evening.

Rainfall rates can range from 1 to 2 inches per hour in the strongest thunderstorms. Areas that experience slow-moving thunderstorms or multiple thunderstorms could receive over 3 inches of rain in a short time. This will result in flash flooding of highly urbanized and poor drainage areas, including flood prone basements.

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