Friday, June 07, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea # 2

Good afternoon

This is an update to yesterday's information:

Most areas of Ulster County received about 1/2" of rain during the overnight period (associated with the first storm system).

The effects of TS Andrea have been light to this point. Some areas of the County didn't see rain from this storm until late morning.

We are still forecast to receive an additional 2-4" of rain in the next 12-18 hours (higher amounts in southern Ulster).

At this point most streams have only seen minimal within-bank rises. This trend will continue and accelerate overnight as heavier rain moves into the area. The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service does not forecast any of the main Ulster County streams and rivers to reach flood stage. However, there is a flood watch in effect until 8PM Saturday night and prolonged periods of heavy rain in certain areas can lead to rapid rises. Greatest chances for flooding will be during the overnight period into Saturday. Flooding is our primary concern with this storm and this should be monitored closely.

Highest wind gusts are still only expected to be less than 30 MPH.

Please don't hesitate to call with any problems or questions.