Western Columbia Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 8:00 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 11 PM EST this
evening...

* what... periods of rain and freezing rain. A light coating to one
tenth of an inch of ice on untreated surfaces can be expected
in some areas.

* Where... greater capital district, southern Washington County,
the northern and central Taconics, the Berkshires and southern
Vermont.

* When... until 11 PM EST this evening.

* Additional details... plan on slippery Road conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 8:16 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 am EST Thursday
through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Massachusetts and east central New York,
including the following areas, in western Massachusetts,
northern Berkshire and southern Berkshire. In east central New
York, eastern Columbia, eastern Dutchess, eastern Ulster,
western Columbia, and western Dutchess.

* From 6 am EST Thursday through Thursday afternoon

* steady rain and milder temperatures are expected across the
region on Thursday. A period of heavy rain may occur from mid-
morning into the early afternoon. The combination of about one
to two inches of rainfall, along with melting snow will allow
for rises on rivers and streams. Some rivers, including the
Housatonic and hoosic rivers, may reach minor flood stage. In
addition, the high rainfall rates may allow for minor flooding
of urban, poor drainage and low lying areas. With the ground
being frozen, flash flooding will be possible. In addition,
isolated ice jams cannot be ruled out on rivers as well, which
may also result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Special Statement
Issued: 7:32 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Freezing rain resulting in icy roads and hazardous travel
conditions...

Temperatures remain below freezing in many locations this evening.
This is resulting in many ice covered roadways as well as any
untreated surfaces such as walkways and driveways. Please use
caution if traveling and allow extra time to reach your
destination.



732 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

... Freezing rain resulting in icy roads and hazardous travel
conditions...

Temperatures remain below freezing in many locations this evening.
This is resulting in many ice covered roadways as well as any
untreated surfaces such as walkways and driveways. Please use
caution if traveling and allow extra time to reach your
destination.


Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 8:16 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 am EST Thursday
through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Massachusetts and east central New York,
including the following areas, in western Massachusetts,
northern Berkshire and southern Berkshire. In east central New
York, eastern Columbia, eastern Dutchess, eastern Ulster,
western Columbia, and western Dutchess.

* From 6 am EST Thursday through Thursday afternoon

* steady rain and milder temperatures are expected across the
region on Thursday. A period of heavy rain may occur from mid-
morning into the early afternoon. The combination of about one
to two inches of rainfall, along with melting snow will allow
for rises on rivers and streams. Some rivers, including the
Housatonic and hoosic rivers, may reach minor flood stage. In
addition, the high rainfall rates may allow for minor flooding
of urban, poor drainage and low lying areas. With the ground
being frozen, flash flooding will be possible. In addition,
isolated ice jams cannot be ruled out on rivers as well, which
may also result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.