Jefferson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Lakeshore Flood Warning
Statement as of 3:41 PM EST on December 24, 2014

...Lakeshore Flood Warning remains in effect from 1 am to 4 PM EST Thursday...

* locations...Jefferson County shore of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River.

* Lake Shore flooding...strong southwest winds will result in water levels rising several feet at the northeast end of Lake Ontario. This has the potential to result in Lakeshore flooding.

* Timing...overnight tonight through late Thursday afternoon.

* Impacts...high water levels combined with significant wave action may produce flooding along portions of the Lake Ontario and Saint Lawrence River shores. Flooding is most likely in bays and inlets...especially in Chaumont Bay. Flooding is also possible along the Saint Lawrence River from Cape Vincent downstream through the Thousand Islands region...especially on the low lying islands.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Lakeshore Flood Warning means Lakeshore flooding is occurring... is imminent... or is expected to occur. People in the warning area should take immediate action to protect life and property. Listen to local radio...television...or NOAA Weather Radio for further information.

High Wind Warning
Statement as of 7:23 PM EST on December 24, 2014

...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am to 7 PM EST Thursday...

* locations...Jefferson County.

* Timing...overnight tonight through early Thursday evening. The greatest risk for damaging winds will be from the pre dawn hours through Christmas morning.

* Winds...southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts...winds of this magnitude will bring down some trees and power lines resulting in scattered power outages. These winds will also make travel difficult for high profile vehicles. In addition...Holiday decorations will be damaged if they are not securely tied down.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour...with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees...power lines...and property are possible with wind of this magnitude. If you have a high profile vehicles be extra careful until the wind subsides. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and TV stations for further details or updates.