Flash Flood Watch – 8/13/2009

8/13/2009 Update:

Hoboken was lucky yesterday – and wasn’t victimized by the downpours that plagued much of the tri-state area. With that being said, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for today as well. Maybe we’ll luck out once again.

Conditions are ripe…

A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE… COMBINED WITH A MOIST UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY AGAIN TODAY. PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA RECEIVED 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL YESTERDAY… AND SATURATED SOILS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE. THE MOVEMENT OF THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO BE SLOW AND SOME COULD BE HEAVY RAIN PRODUCERS… THEREFORE FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AGAIN TODAY. THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE OUT LATER TONIGHT… AND PRECIPITATION SHOULD BEGIN TO DISSIPATE AFTER SUNSET.

See yesterdays “didn’t happen” warning after the jump…

8/12/2009:

Just an FYI – not a warning yet – but just an advisory… I think the majority of this system is affecting the areas south of us – but be on the lookout just in case…

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Wet weather, possible flooding

POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN THIS AFTERNOON…

A VERY HUMID AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THIS AFTERNOON. WITH WEAK WINDS ALOFT… ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE. THEREFORE… THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN OVER A SMALL AREA. THIS MAY LEAD TO FLOODING OF ROADWAYS AND LOW LYING AREAS… AND AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE.

TRAVELERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF WATER COVERING ROADWAYS… AND NOT DRIVE THROUGH THESE AREAS.

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2 Comments on "Flash Flood Watch – 8/13/2009"

TPain
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TPain

Wow, a flood watch. I’m shocked. It’s been such a dry summer thus far….

mooshu
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mooshu

Only a little rain around three, yesterday. The skies appeared more menacing than they actually were…

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