Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Weather Alert for All of Western New York:
NWS posts Flood Watch for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening

Flows on area creeks and rivers are already running high from recent rainfall and snow melt. Additional rainfall and snow melt today and tonight will cause flows to increase and may result in flooding.

All of Western New York should be cautious and keeping an eye out for flood conditions including the counties of Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Northern Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston,  Chautau-qua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Southern Erie, and including the cities of Orchard Park, Rochester, Geneseo, Niagara Falls, Batavia, Medina, Olean, Wellsville, Springville, Jamestown, Buffalo, and Warsaw.

Between a half inch and an inch of rain is expected this afternoon through tonight. This combined with warm weather will result in snow melt, with a primed snow pack in place across the headwaters for most creeks and rivers in the watch area. This will result in rises on larger creeks and rivers, and potentially will cause flooding at some flood prone areas.

Residents should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take acti-on should flooding develop.

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