Heavy rains bring flooding to Valley

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 The town of Vestal is under a state of emergency, with roads closed and many homes still evacuated due to flooding.

Overnight, the Choconut Creek crested its banks, pushing floodwaters up to the streets.

38 homes had to be evacuated, one of those families needed to be rescued.

Emergency responders also had issues out on the roads.  They say crews had to help 13 people who got stuck trying to drive through standing water.  Despite all of this, there were no injuries to report.

The town supervisor says this was the third time the creek has flooded in recent memory, but to date, the DEC has refused to let his team go in and fix the water flow.

“There’s trees across there, we cannot go in and pick them up.  The owner can maybe go in and cut them and let them float down the stream.  But we can get them out of there.  We have the manpower to do it; we have the resources to do it.  We’re not asking for anything, we just want to be able to do it,” said Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer.

Overall 50 to 75 people were impacted by the flooding in Vestal.  The Red Cross is helping about a dozen of those displaced.

Volunteers will also be bringing in cleanup kits throughout affected area Monday.

The following roads are closed in Tioga County:

  • RT 17 East & West from Exit 64 to Exit 61

Town of Tioga:

  • Winters Road
  • West Whitcomb Hill
  • Neiger Hollow Rd

Town of Owego:

  • Fox Rd

 

METEOROLOGIST MIKE SCOTT

DoubleDownWeatherServices.

 

 

Here are some advisories and warnings.

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
204 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

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/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Schuyler NY-Chemung NY-Tioga NY-Tompkins NY-
204 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Southeastern Schuyler County in central New York…
Northern Chemung County in central New York…
West central Tioga County in central New York…
Southwestern Tompkins County in central New York…

* Until 500 PM EDT

* At 203 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Horseheads, Newfield, Danby, Erin, Catharine, Spencer, Odessa,
Cayuta, Van Etten and Millport.


Flash Flood Warning
NYC023-109-242030-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FF.W.0032.170724T1734Z-170724T2030Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
134 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Southwestern Cortland County in central New York…
Northeastern Tompkins County in central New York…

* Until 430 PM EDT

* At 134 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Ithaca, Cortland, Cayuga Heights, Lansing, Homer, Virgil, Groton,
Dryden, McGraw and Harford.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

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LAT…LON 4263 7646 4262 7646 4262 7627 4266 7626
4266 7609 4241 7610 4241 7651 4263 7652

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1030 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

NYZ009-015>018-022>025-036-037-044>046-057-062-PAZ040-043-044-047-
048-072-251430-
Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-
Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan-Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Pike-Southern Wayne-
1030 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central New York and
northeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms with brief heavy rainfall are possible this afternoon
and evening. The thunderstorms could also produce locally strong
winds and large hail.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

The probability of hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.


 

Last Night, I couldn’t too….

Sleep?  Nah,  not sleep.  More like downed trees and a very long outage.  Got hot with Lows about 75 or so.

 

 

So now the power is on and the skies are partly cloudy.  That fair weather may be our undoing.   With high RH and plenty of lift that HAS triggered Thunderstorms.  The ones on the Leeside of course, will experience some weakening.

Even now, some of these showers are increasing with some severe.  Hope for no outages for Garden Variety weather.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
655 PM EDT Fri Jul 14 2017

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Orange-Durham-Franklin-Nash-Edgecombe-Davidson-Randolph-Chatham-Wake-
Johnston-Wilson-Stanly-Montgomery-Moore-Lee-Harnett-Wayne-Anson-
Richmond-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along and
ahead of a cold front approaching from the north Saturday afternoon
and evening. Isolated storms could become severe, with a primary
threat of damaging winds

As we approach 9 and 10PM,  it appears the line is increasing across the SE USA.

Near North Central,  North Carolina is widely spred.  The more active are the mountain areas in Western,  North Carolina.

Our Temp right now is 82

Meteorologist Mike Scott,                                                                                                             Larry Olson, Meteorologist

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The Abandoned "White Hall" at Chanute Air Force base in Rantoul, IL.

The Abandoned “White Hall” at Chanute Air Force base in Rantoul, IL.

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Watch South Florida – Tropcial System?

The art of Forecasting is a sort existential nihilism,  in the minds of stage scientists.   They can’t expound on the tropics,  because many don’t know where the tropics are.   And even if they do,  it is a dog and pony show.

Secretly they pine for the drama.  Standing in the middle of a windy,  flooding town, they declare what some weather computer model might suggest.  With over 70 different nodes of information,  it is like finding needle in a haystack.

The strength and movement of a storm is so important because FEMA needs to be on the alert and Home Depot is readying for the onset of bad weather.

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Catastrophic events that will last a lifetime.   The tears of families and the heartbreak of where they can go now.  But let’s forget about stagecraft.  Right now there is circulation over and near Ft Myers and up to Tampa.    The circulation means nothing by itself. And should this system gather steam and move into the Gulf of Mexico,  then that might be  that big story.  Like Clark Kent and Lois Lane,  the first to take notice gets the big lead.

At this time,  there is not much to take note of.  Careful scrutiny and the imagination that is required in forecasting.   Not some Bill Nye the Science Guy, opining on what he thinks can add.   Anyhow,  keep abreast of what comes next…

The land is a very hard environment for storms to begin not alone becoming a Hurricane.   We’ll see…

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Here We Go Again. Tropical Weather

      The meat and potatoes of forecasting, during the Spring and Summer.  HEAT!!! Yes, those thunderstorms,  rainshowers and flooding are terrifying!  However an astonishing number of vulnerable people die in situations where family members leave the aged,  kids and pets to die.  Image you that guilt and to know, you did it.   You did it 

Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles

719 children left in vehicles have died of heatstroke since 1998. 
All of these deaths could have been prevented. 
Updated July 10, 2017

http://noheatstroke.org/

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It ain't the heat, it's the humility. - Yogi Berra

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. - Harry S Truman

It is a criminal act.  It is selfish,  short-sighted and sad.   How could you rationalize it?  Tell that to the couple who can’t have kids.  Tell that to the elderly,  whose time is expedited by foolish idiots and their carelessness.  No amount of tears justify it.   Imagine you dying a painful death, the same way, your family or pets.

Pets are like family.  You did it.  Can you live with the heart-break? You can’t take back lives. It is done!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSbqm7ZK_9s

 

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
308 PM CDT Tue Jul 11 2017

Atchison KS-Miami-Doniphan-Leavenworth-Wyandotte-Johnson KS-
Atchison MO-Nodaway-Worth-Gentry-Harrison-Mercer-Holt-Andrew-
De Kalb-Daviess-Grundy-Sullivan-Adair-Buchanan-Clinton-Caldwell-
Livingston-Linn MO-Macon-Platte-Clay-Ray-Carroll-Chariton-Jackson-
Lafayette-Saline-Cass-Johnson MO-
Including the cities of Atchison, Paola, Osawatomie, Louisburg,
Wathena, Elwood, Troy, Highland, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth,
Lansing, Kansas City Kansas, Overland Park, Stanley, Olathe,
Shawnee, Lenexa, Tarkio, Rockport, Fairfax, Maryville,
Grant City, Albany, Stanberry, King City, Bethany, Princeton,
Mercer, Mound City, Oregon, Maitland, Forest City, Craig,
Savannah, Country Club Villa, Maysville, Stewartsville, Osborn,
Union Star, Clarksdale, Gallatin, Jamesport, Trenton, Milan,
Green City, Kirksville, St. Joseph Airport, St. Joseph, Cameron,
Plattsburg, Lathrop, Hamilton, Braymer, Polo, Breckenridge,
Chillicothe, Brookfield, Marceline, Macon, La Plata, Parkville,
Platte City, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Weston, Gladstone,
Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Richmond, Lawson, Carrollton,
Salisbury, Brunswick, Keytesville, Kansas City, Independence,
Odessa, Higginsville, Lexington, Concordia, Marshall, Belton,
Raymore, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, and Warrensburg


…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the middle 90s through Wednesday.

* HEAT INDEX…104 to 107 each afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to
heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high
humidity is anticipated, which will combine to create a situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Wear light weight and loose
fitting clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun,
and check up on relatives and neighbors. If you work or spend
time outside, take extra precautions and reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening when possible.

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the middle 90s through Wednesday.

* HEAT INDEX…104 to 107 each afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to
heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high
humidity is anticipated, which will combine to create a situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Wear light weight and loose
fitting clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun,
and check up on relatives and neighbors. If you work or spend
time outside, take extra precautions and reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening when possible.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
502 AM CDT Tue Jul 11 2017
Atchison KS-Miami-Linn KS-Doniphan-Leavenworth-Wyandotte-Johnson KS-
Atchison MO-Nodaway-Worth-Gentry-Harrison-Mercer-Putnam-Schuyler-
Holt-Andrew-De Kalb-Daviess-Grundy-Sullivan-Adair-Buchanan-Clinton-
Caldwell-Livingston-Linn MO-Macon-Platte-Clay-Ray-Carroll-Chariton-
Randolph-Jackson-Lafayette-Saline-Howard-Cass-Johnson MO-Pettis-
Cooper-Bates-Henry-

This hazardous weather outlook is for northwest…north central and
west central Missouri…as well as extreme eastern Kansas.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

High temperatures will reach into the mid 90s this afternoon with
heat index values between 102 and 107 degrees…a heat advisory is in
effect today through Wednesday at 7pm.

More detailed information can be accessed at…
https://www.weather.gov/eax/hwo

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Heat index values between 100 and 107 degrees will remain in the
area Wednesday afternoon before a slight cool down on Thursday.
Clouds and precipitation are expected to return to the area Thursday
through Friday. These storms are not expected to be severe but heavy
rain could cause some localized flooding. The weather will improve
over the weekend with no precipitation expected and temperatures in
the lower 90s.

More detailed information can be accessed at…
https://www.weather.gov/eax/hwo