Saturday, September 03, 2011

Weather update

Special attention for those involved in Irene restoration efforts

I've just concluded a National Weather Service conference call. Here is the latest information on the next few days:
Two areas of concern - flash flooding resulting from thunderstorms and downpours (with current conditions only 1-2" in an hour necessary to cause this) and river flooding
The best chances for thunderstorm activity is north and west of the Albany area. A flash flood watch is in place for Sunday 2 PM to 8 AM Tuesday for those areas - NOT Ulster.
Some models show the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee may be felt as early as Monday night into Tuesday. Those indicate a possible 3-5" event potentially impacting our area over a 24 hour period. Other models either move the system south of our area or don't bring in Lee moisture until Wednesday.